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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.

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 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. Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers: This year, 2017, marks the seventh annual release or announcement of this list, which is also continuously updated. The list this year includes 1155 publishers, an increase of 232 over 2016. Guide to academic search. This guide was created by the curator of the JURN search-engine.

Guide to academic search

Below is a short guide to various free search-engines and tools. Specifically, to those tools likely to lead to open material useful for UK students and researchers in the arts and humanities. Last updated: January 2017. Last checked for link-rot: August 2015. * “How can I search globally across all of the world’s academic repositories?” JURN also indexes the full text at the main USA, UK and Commonwealth repositories. A beta academic search tool from JURN. The above tool should be used in conjunction with the OpenDOAR repository search tool, but note that GRAFT’s URL base is larger and also cleaner/fresher than OpenDOAR. 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?

HowOpenIsIt? A Guide for Evaluating Open Access Journals

Open Access Guide standardizes Open Access terminology in an easily understandable, comprehensive resource. HowOpenIsIt? Open Access Spectrum Tool This guide provides a means to identify the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”. Journals have built policies that vary widely across the six fundamental aspects of OA – reader rights, reuse rights, copyrights, author posting rights, automatic posting, and machine readability. 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.

Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials

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. Latest Open Education topics - Open Knowledge Forums. “Is the Open Access discoverability problem solvable? A new Medium article, from the head of Ingenta Connect, “Is the Open Access discoverability problem solvable?

“Is the Open Access discoverability problem solvable?

And whose problem is it?”. It’s a cursory look at the problem, but even then it’s interesting for what it doesn’t say… * For “institutional librarians” the author seems to imply that their future role is only to be in one-to-one “mentoring and facilitation” of researchers. No mention of anything else, like the big publishers working with librarians to craft and adopt universal OA-status tagging code for discoverability. Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016. Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were.

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016

Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets available, ready to be used and analyzed by anyone willing to look for them. Below is a list of 35 of the most globally interesting I’ve come across, but there are many, many more in many different niches. Data.gov The US Government pledged last year to make all government data available freely online.

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About

EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. 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.

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Project organizers - Association INFOBALT. The project was conducted Association of Public Internet Access Points. Our school project participants - 9th grade students. 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.

We listed 1600+ Open Data portals around the world! See how!

When working on building a state-of-the-art Open Data solution, we often hear this question: Where can I find clean and usable data? At the same time, here at OpenDataSoft, we need a lot of data too. We hunt new data to create new possibilities and to entertain you with our Open Data Weekly series. Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice. Javiera Atenas and Leo Havemann This post marks the official publication of the volume: Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice.

Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice

The process of developing this book was a learning experience for us. 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. Educators are creating lessons and sharing them online. Tap into great teaching resources with these 10 sites. (Flickr / Luis Vidal) Years ago, textbooks served a different purpose.

Information was at a premium, and textbooks filled the void. 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. Scientists created a rod for their backs when they allowed the journals in which their work is published to become the arbiters of its scientific merit. A small tier of journals locked behind expensive paywalls became the elite of the elite, rejecting almost all the manuscripts received. That sends scientists on a time-consuming cascade of submission and re-submission to multiple journals.

It delays access to research results and discussion for many months – and costs other scientists millions of hours of often-redundant review time. This editorial peer review hasn’t been shown to reliably improve quality – and high impact factor journals, inevitably, fail to ensure quality. 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. Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen.

Less discussed are the visual representations of Shakespeare in fine art and illustration, but they are multitude. In one small sampling, Richard Altick notes in his extensive study Paintings from Books, that “pictures from Shakespeare accounted for about one fifth—some 2,300—of the total number of literary paintings recorded between 1760 and 1900” among British artists. In the period Altick documents, a rapidly rising middle class drove a market for literary artworks, which were, “in effect, extensions of the books themselves: they were detached forms of book illustration, in which were constantly assimilated the literary and artistic tastes of the time.”

The collection’s enormous archive of 19th century prints is an especial treat. Open access survey June 2014. In the first few months of 2014 Taylor & Francis carried out a worldwide survey, with the aim of exploring journal authors’ views on open access. Having previously conducted a survey on open access in 2013, we have been able to see how authors’ opinions have developed, and whether the discussion and debate on open access has helped to inform and shape views.

With responses to both the 2013 and 2014 survey given side-by-side, you can easily see how attitudes have changed. The Wellcome Library’s Top 10 Open Images. Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images, gives a run down of the Top 10 most downloaded images from the collection of more than 100,000 that the Wellcome Library made available free from restrictions earlier this year. On 20th January this year, over 100,000 images from the historical holdings of the world-renowned Wellcome Library were made freely available through the Wellcome Images website. They were released under the Creative Commons-Attribution only (CC-BY 4.0) licence and they can be downloaded directly from the Wellcome Images website for any personal or commercial use. 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? Scholarly communication change and open access (OA) initiatives in Australia have followed an Odyssean path in the last decade. The stop-start nature of early initiatives demonstrates that institutional leadership is essential for the successful deposit of academic content in an institutional repository. Similarly, OA policies from the two Australian Research Councils were delayed for nearly a decade, partly due to publisher pressure and bureaucratic conservatism.

More successful has been the development of full, or hybrid, open access university e-presses. These presses, usually embedded in the scholarly infrastructure of the university, provide monographic models for wider global consideration. Australian universities are now reflecting, partly through recent Research Council edicts and monitoring global OA developments, greater awareness of the need for action in scholarly communication change. Australian Open Access Support Group. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog.