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Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards. The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here. We hope that tenure and promotion committees can also decide for themselves how importantly or not to rate articles published in these journals in the context of their own institutional standards and/or geocultural locus. Last updated December 28, 2015 Appeals: If you are a publisher and would like to appeal your firm’s inclusion on this list, please go here. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  IL

A Good Way to Create and Save Mind Maps to Google Drive October 25, 2014 MindMup is an excellent web tool that allows you to create beautiful mind maps. Mindmup does not require registration and is very simple to use. It is also integrated with Google Drive so you can save your mind maps straight to your Drive account. MindMup also provide a set of good extensions to enhance your mind mapping. Some examples include: Realtime collaboration: This is a good feature to use with students in class. Progress Progress allows you to manage hierarchies of tasks faster by propagating statuses to parent nodes. Straight lines This extension converts funky curve connectors into straight lines, which makes it clearer to see what connects to what on large maps. When you are done working on your mind maps you can then save them to your Dropbox or Google Drive.

Open and Shut? RevEl@Nice : plate-forme pépinière des revues et des actes de colloque électroniques de l'Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis Page d'accueil Special Issue: Community Informatics and Open Government Data | Vol 8, No 2 (2012) In many countries across the world, discussions, policies and developments are actively emerging around open access to government data. It is believed that opening up government data to citizens is critical for enforcing transparency and accountability within the government. Open data is also seen as holding the potential to bring about greater citizens' participation, empowering citizens to ask questions of their governments via not only the data that is made openly available but also through the interpretations that different stakeholders make of the open data. Besides advocacy for open data on grounds of democracy, it is also argued that opening government data can have significant economic potential, generating new industries and innovations. Some open government data initiatives are being led by governments.

SHERPA HSC : All My Own Work :: Home DigitalKoans Nicole C. Eva and Tara A. Wiebe have published "Whose Research Is It Anyway? Academic Social Networks versus Institutional Repositories" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Here's an excerpt: NTRODUCTION Looking for ways to increase deposits into their institutional repository (IR), researchers at one institution started to mine academic social networks (ASNs) (namely, ResearchGate and to discover which researchers might already be predisposed to providing open access to their work. Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 9 | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap : portail de revues en sciences humaines et sociales Harlot | A revealing look at the arts of persuasion Yesterday, my Spanish teacher and I were discussing Martín Fierro (1870s), a culturally significant epic poem in Argentina because of its depiction of gauchos. (If you’re not aware, gauchos are kind of like Argentine cowboys. At the time the poem was written, they were a sort of “sub-class” because they were multi-racial, being a mixture between the colonizing Europeans and the indigenous people. Traditionally, they weren’t land owners themselves, but worked with the cows and horses for other ranchers throughout the Pampas region of Argentina). So, when Martín runs off to Patagonia, the book describes this by saying that he goes to “el desierto.” So, this prompted my teacher to pull out a hundred-peso bill. La Conquista del Desierto The image itself depicts Roca and his men expanding and “uniting” Argentina, which pretty much meant killing or displacing the indigenous people living there and allowing more ancestral-Europeans to settle. Why am I telling you all of this?

Gold Open Access: Are APCs changing the the role of the scholarly library forever? One of the most significant differences between traditional journal publishing and open access publishing is that it turns the way that content is funded on its head. Instead of putting content behind the paywall of a subscription, open access journals make the research they publish available to anyone. Open access publishing itself comes in two flavours. The model of asking authors to pay APCs has been the source of continuing debate within the scholarly publishing industry, but it is widely accepted that while many authors do pay these charges themselves a large proportion of these costs are borne by funders. Our sister company PCG’s Open Access Library Survey covered exactly this topic when it questioned librarians in more than 30 countries about how APCs in their institution were funded, and whether these formed part of their library budgets.

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. More Great Reads From Edutopia In addition to those great guides, there is a lot of useful information right here on Edutopia. OPEN REPOSITORIES 2015 | June 8-11, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Persée : Portail de revues en sciences humaines et sociales

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