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DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books. Browse OER Materials. Open Library of Humanities. Open Textbook Library. Alan Martin, British Columbia Institute of TechnologyAlex Haas, Emily Carr UniversityKen Jeffery, British Columbia Institute of TechnologyRoberto Medeiros, Ricoh CanadaSteven Tomljanovic, British Columbia Institute of TechnologyWayne Collins, British Columbia Institute of Technology This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis.

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It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Understanding the implications of Open Citations - how far along are we?

The academic discovery space seems to be buzzing again.

Understanding the implications of Open Citations - how far along are we?

This space has become relatively stable after the introduction and maturity of Web Scale Discovery between 2009-2013, but things seem to be hotting up once again. With the recent interest in integrating discovery of open access, as well as linked data (with a dash of machine learning and text mining) we have the beginnings of an interesting situation. A third development which was harder to forsee is the rise in Open Citation movement which I will focus on in this post.

How did this movement begin? EBSCO and BiblioLabs Announce OA Service for Theses, Dissertations. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs will launch, an open access (OA) initiative that will facilitate the discovery of electronic theses and dissertations (ETD), in early 2018.

EBSCO and BiblioLabs Announce OA Service for Theses, Dissertations

Students, researchers, and libraries can submit ETD for free. EBSCO will include metadata for the submitted ETD in EBSCO Discovery Service, as well as exposing it on the website to enhance the discoverability of this OA content both within academia and in open web searches. User traffic will be driven to partnering sites, such as academic institutional repositories (IR), which will host full-text versions of the theses and dissertations. “Universities have long provided theses and dissertations to companies that require libraries to subscribe to their products to gain the added value of aggregated access to this research output,” EBSCO explained in an announcement.

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15 Awesome Open Source Image Resources for Every Visual Project. If your students want to find free images for whatever awesome projects they’re working on, there are plenty of choices. That said, we’ve taken at least some of the guesswork out of that search with this post. Today we’re sharing 15 of the open source image resources that caught our eye recently.

These resources are fairly diverse in their content and have a lot to offer. Some are category-specific, and others are downright unique. No matter what, they can all bring creative visual enhancements to many a student project. How to make open educational resources sustainable. Open Scholarship Initiative Proceedings. Welcome – SocOpen: Home of SocArXiv. SocArXiv, open archive of the social sciences, provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code.

Welcome – SocOpen: Home of SocArXiv

SocArXiv is dedicated to opening up social science, to reach more people more effectively, to improve research, and build the future of scholarly communication. Upload a paper now using the web interface.Browse or search SocArXiv on OSF | PreprintsVisit the FAQ page to find out more.Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates, email to get involved, check out our YouTube videos, or make a contribution through the University of Maryland. is our blog and information center. The site hosts announcements of news and developments related to the archive, as well as essays that reflect the views of the listed authors. SocArXiv is housed at the University of Maryland, and is directed by a steering committee of sociologists and members of the research library community. E-manuscripta. Ingenta Open Home. Beall's list vanishes into the blue… what next? Banerjee A - Med J DY Patil Univ.

Beall's list vanishes into the blue… what next?

Beall's list vanishes into the blue… what next? Banerjee A - Med J DY Patil Univ

Amitav Banerjee Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Open Access Journal Quality Indicators - GVSU Libraries: Scholarly Communications - Grand Valley State University. Open access journals make articles freely available on the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text.

Open Access Journal Quality Indicators - GVSU Libraries: Scholarly Communications - Grand Valley State University

Benefits of publishing in an open access venue may include: Increased visibility, usage, and impact of your research More efficient dissemination compared with traditional publishing models Retention of some or all of your copyrights Contribution to societal good by providing scholarly content to a global audience Rigor of traditional peer-review before publication Ongoing feedback through social media The open access landscape is complex. Quality Open Access Market - Quality Open Access Market. Welcome to OAPEN. Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Edited by Michelle Ferrier & Elizabeth Mays Chapters by Jake Batsell, CJ Cornell, Geoffrey Graybeal, Mike Green, Mark Poepsel, Jessica Pucci, Ingrid Sturgis, Betty Tsakarestou, Foreword by Jan Schaffer, Sidebars from Lori Benjamin, Dana Coester, Chris Dell, John Dille, Dalton Dellsperger, Amy Eisman, Francine Hardaway, Coury Turczyn, Georgann Yara, Interviews with Ebony Reed, Daniel Zayas, Research from Cheryl Cuillier This is the first edition of a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses.

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This book has been undergoing student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. And you can add to it! You can also leave feedback. Download in the following formats: Open pedagogy, Open Educational Practices – You're the Teacher. This post is part of my reflection on an upcoming talk I’m giving at Douglas College about open pedagogy: “What’s Open about Open Pedagogy?”

Open pedagogy, Open Educational Practices – You're the Teacher

In my previous post I started collecting some examples of activities that people have put under the umbrella of open pedagogy. In an earlier post I collated a number of definitions of open pedagogy, and in my next post I plan to dig more deeply into what I think open pedagogy is and what might be “open” about it. Here I’m going to do a short reflection on possible differences between “open pedagogy” and “open educational practices” (OEP). I have used open pedagogy and OEP interchangeably in the past, and I’m now thinking it might be helpful to consider where they might differ.

The following are not in chronological order, but rather an order that makes some logical sense to me as a way to build towards a difference between open pedagogy and OEP. Sonny Bono Memorial Collection : Free Texts : Download & Streaming. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Anthologies Topics: Oxford Group, Christian life "Shorthand plates written by Winifred Kenna Richmond.

Sonny Bono Memorial Collection : Free Texts : Download & Streaming

" Topic: Shorthand. Musings about librarianship : Getting serious about open access discovery - Is open access getting too big to ignore? As any librarian familiar with the situation can tell you, while in theory Discovery services like Summon, Primo allow you to add a lot of open access material from various open access sources, in practice you wouldn’t do so because there were many issues such as inability to reliably identify full text items among non-full text items in open access collections as well as outright broken links.

Musings about librarianship : Getting serious about open access discovery - Is open access getting too big to ignore?

This was particularly bad for institutional repository contents (if they were even included, indexed individually or as part of a aggregator). Things seems to be changing though. First off, Scopus and Web of Science began to tag articles as open access. Still initially this was done crudely based on whether it was in a Open access Gold journal. But this still missed out hybrid articles and even more seriously Green Open access material. More importantly Proquest (which owns the two main library discovery services Primo & Summon) announced their serious intent to improve this aspect of discovery.

25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos. Open Access books on JSTOR. Global Open Access Portal. The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP) funded by the Governments of Colombia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States Department of State, presents a current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information in 158 countries worldwide. For countries that have been more successful in implementing Open Access, the portal highlights critical success factors and aspects of the enabling environment. For countries and regions that are still in the early stages of Open Access development, the portal identifies key players, potential barriers and opportunities.

Home. Open Knowledge Repository. The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources. Subtitle: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning Author: A.W. (Tony) Bates Book Description: On October 10, 2019, Teaching in a Digital Age - Second Edition was published.The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology.

A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015.

Europeana Music. GRAFT : search across all the world's academic repositories. CORE. OpenECO: ecology/nature titles indexed. A-Z List of over 800 eco/nature journals. Titles listed are open access or otherwise free and public, and their full-text can be searched across via the JURN open access search tool.

Predatory journals are excluded. Mapping and surveying titles, and hybrid OA titles, are listed separately at the foot of this A-Z list. A-Z List last updated: 31st August 2017. Directory of Korea Open Access Journals. Australasian Open Access journals – Australasian Open Access Strategy Group. This page is compiled from information sent to AOASG by individual publishers (last updated 08 Nov 2016) – additions and corrections can be sent through the contact form 79 journals are listed as having an Australian publisher in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ); 67 are from New Zealand. The National Library of Australia hosts many Open Access journals through its Open Publish program, which uses the Open Journals System. The OJS website indicates nearly 1000 journals use the open source OJS for publication in the Oceania region.

CSIRO, through CSIRO Publishing, publishes New South Wales Public Health Bulletin and the South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences . Flaky Academic Journals. Books from the Digital Library of India : Free Texts : Download & Streaming. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015.92216 Not Available 2015-07-01T13:29:10Z 2015-07-01T13:29:10Z 2010-12-22 dc.identifier.barcode: 4990010047046 dc.identifier.origpath: /data8/upload/0244/329 dc.identifier.copyno: 1 dc.identifier.uri: dc.description.scanningcentre: C-DAK, Kolkata dc.description.main: 1 dc.description.tagged: 0...

Free eBooks - eLearning Industry. Open Music Library. Open Knowledge Maps - A visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge. Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2017. By Jeffrey Beall, January 3, 2017. Each year at this time I formally announce my updated list of predatory publishers. Because the publisher list is now very large, and because I now publish four, continuously-updated lists, the annual releases do not include the actual lists but instead include statistical and explanatory data about the lists and links to them.

Guide to academic search. This guide was created by the curator of the JURN search-engine. OaDOI. HowOpenIsIt? A Guide for Evaluating Open Access Journals. Created by SPARC in conjunction with PLOS and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), the HowOpenIsIt? Open Education Licensing Project. Ingenta Open Home. Humanities Commons. Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials. Back in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it looks like Amazon is taking those learnings to the next level. The e-commerce giant plans to launch a free platform for schools and other educators to upload, manage and share educational materials. Signs indicate that the platform will be based around open educational resources (OER) and will come with a ratings system and interface that will resemble the commercial many of us already know and use.

Earlier this month, Amazon Education quietly opened an “Amazon Education Wait List,” where educators could sign up to get an alert for when a new, free platform opens for business. “The future of education is open,” the landing page for the wait list reads. Latest Open Education topics - Open Knowledge Forums. “Is the Open Access discoverability problem solvable? Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016. 10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About. About ETR Community. Open Education. Public Kelme Vocational Training Centre in 2014 participated in non-formal education activities "Project Management Academy" in the implementation of the project "Attractive information technology innovation creates the future", which is funded by the European Social Fund and the Lithuanian state budget. Open Educational Resources.

ArcGIS Open Data. We listed 1600+ Open Data portals around the world! See how! Today, the OpenDataSoft team is launching something really special; something for all you Open Data geeks out there. Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice. Open Educational Resources (OER)- A Toolkit for Teachers, Curriculum and eLearning Developers. OER. For Educators - Open Educational Resources - Subject and Course Guides at University of Texas at Arlington. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) 10 sources of free interactive content for your class. Current Titles. Download & Streaming : Moving Image Archive. Open or shut? Open Library of Humanities. How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

Open Access 2014: A Year that Data Cracked Through Secrecy and Myth. Paperity Home. The Public Domain Review. Read Free Books Online. Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound. The directory of scholarly ejournals in the arts & humanities. Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.

Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They're All Free to Use. Open access survey June 2014. The Wellcome Library’s Top 10 Open Images. Intersections - Ethics and Access 2: The So-Called Sting. Intersections - Journals, “Journals” and Wannabes: Investigating The List. Intersections - Ethics and Access 1: The Sad Case of Jeffrey Beall. Google Image Search makes it easier to sort results by licensing rights. Open access in Australia: an odyssey of sorts? Australian Open Access Support Group. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog.