New digital scholarship resources, January 15-21

Welcome to another overview of new digital scholarschip resources added to the Artes Digital Scholarship Community on Zotero (learn more about this group and join with your Zotero account to get the group’s resources right in Zotero on your desktop). It’s a brief one; we’re currently reading a lot of excellent data management plans from new PhD researchers, which will be their own blog post sometime in February.

In this edition: a fantastic new open access resource on data management in linguistics, unfortunate mishaps in publication and data management, more Zotero tips, and a long read for the weekend about the practicalities of supporting open access publishing at KU Leuven.

  • A new open access book on the principles and methods for the management, archiving, sharing, and citing of linguistic research data, especially digital data:The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management. (2022).
  • From Star Trek to ivermectin, (…) look back on some of the most notable about-faces in publishing this year:The Top Retractions of 2021. (n.d.). The Scientist Magazine®. Retrieved December 23, 2021, from
  • A data horror story: Kyoto University in Japan recently suffered a technical error that wiped out a whole lot of valuable information: University Loses Valuable Supercomputer Research After Backup Error Wipes 77 Terabytes of Data. (n.d.). Retrieved January 3, 2022, from
  • A clear intro to using Zotero in combination with LaTeX, part of a longer guide on using Zotero for research: Uth, C. W. (n.d.). LibGuides: Zotero: Using Zotero with LaTeX. Retrieved January 6, 2022, from
  • Finally, our own Laura Mesotten and Demmy Verbeke published a detailed and fascinating look at the ins and outs of supporting open access publishing by KU Leuven authors. Abstract: “As main buyers of scholarly literature, research libraries have always provided essential economic support for sustaining the market of academic publishing. With the switch to open access (OA), libraries are now faced with transitioning this support from the demand (subscriptions) to the supply (publications) side. The way in which this is currently done, in general, risks strengthening the preponderance of the for-profit approach to scholarly communication. We therefore believe that it is essential to apply library budgets to foster a greater diversity. That is exactly the purpose of the Fund for Fair Open Access, set up by KU Leuven Libraries in 2018, which is exclusively devoted to stimulating the development of non-profit and community-led initiatives. This is achieved by library memberships to sustain open scholarship infrastructure, by supporting diamond OA programmes and by subsidizing OA books published by Leuven University Press. In this article, we will demonstrate the accomplished successes of the fund and share some insights we have gathered along the way, such as our decision to cease financing article processing charges, even in a Fair OA business model.” Verbeke, D., & Mesotten, L. (2022). Library funding for open access at KU Leuven. Insights, 35(0), 1.
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