Category Archives: Science Gateways

Worries about “Lock Ins” and “Lock Outs”: Recent Mergers Highlight Library and Smaller Publisher Concerns

My colleague Alena, as promised, attended the recent Anywhere Access (AA) webinar. AA aims to become “as fast as Sci-Hub” and to streamline the search-to-PDF workflow for researchers. Marketing heavily to researchers directly, AA aims to lock libraries in to … Continue reading

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Another One-Click to PDF Player

Digital Science is now actively promoting Anywhere Access in quest to provide researchers with easier access to content: Press Release I will have someone on staff attend one of the upcoming webinars about the service and report more here in … Continue reading

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Open Science on Both Sides of the Atlantic

A helpful Open Science MOOC (core partners: Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation and the German National Library of Science and Technology): https://opensciencemooc.github.io/site/Resources/ 2. …& a brand new resource from the US National Academies: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25116/open-science-by-design-realizing-a-vision-for-21st-century

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Who Owns Digital Science (Makers of Overleaf)?

…and the answer is: Holtzbrinck. Holtzbrinck also holds a majority share in SpringerNature, as Roger Schonfeld detailed for The Scholarly Kitchen in October 2017 together with an analysis of a possible scholarly publishing “duoply”: Any kind of acquisition of Digital … Continue reading

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Springer Nature IPO Withdrawn

Why Was Springer Nature’s IPO Withdrawn?

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What is Blockchain?

There’s a new buzzword on the block, blockchain. Discussion has emerged regarding blockchain and its possible applicability to the next-generation of persistent document identifiers (PIDs; like ORCIDs, DOIs): Blockchain is a technology for decentralized, self-regulating data which can be managed … Continue reading

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School of Information: Two Sample Science Gateway Projects

Via John Leslie King via the University of Michigan School of Information mailing list: Science gateways allow science & engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines. Sample projects: … Continue reading

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