29 مارس 2015

Improving Access to Development Research

Improving access to development research from IDS and beyond

IDS is celebrating the milestone achievement of one million downloads from its new open access digital library of development research – IDS OpenDocs.

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IDS OpenDocs is an open access repository of development research from the IDS research community and the digital arm of the British Library for Development Studies’ (BLDS) based at IDS. OpenDocs enables anyone with an internet connection to search and read full-text publications from its collection of developing country research. It is free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

http://www.ids.ac.uk/news/improving-access-to-development-research-from-ids-and-beyond

26 مارس 2015

11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, & Scientometrics (WIS)

11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 16th COLLNET Meeting 2015

November 26-28, 2015 New Delhi, India 


The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative theme: 

A. Emerging Issues in Scientometrics
  • Science Policy and Collaboration
  • Informatics law and distributions
  • Mathematical Models of Communication and Collaboration
  • Quantitative Analysis of S&T Innovations
  • Evaluation Indicators
  • Collaboration in Science and Technology - Quantitative and Qualitative Points of View
  • Bibliometric Research Tools
B. Data Management 
  • Data Analysis and Data Mining
  • Open Access Management and its Impact

Call for papers

Papers are invited for COLLNET 2015. Please submit extended abstract (3 pages) latest by 5th April 2015 to collnet2015@gmail.com and a copy to Prof. Hildrun Kretschmer at kretschmer.h@onlinehome.de. 

Fo more details about the Conference visit the conference page.



23 مارس 2015

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online


“Building inclusive Knowledge Societies through information and communication” is one of the key objectives for UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy. By adopting this objective, UNESCO Member States have recognized that knowledge plays a key role in economic growth, social development, cultural enrichment and democratic empowerment. This decision of the Members States has influenced UNESCO‘s Open Access program, through which the organization received a unique mandate to work on OA policy issues; bridge knowledge pools on OA across the world and build capacities to better understand Open Access.




19 مارس 2015

Ireland: The Transition to Open Access

Ireland: The Transition to Open Access

Open Knowledge are a partner in the PASTEU4OA project, reinforcing open access strategies and policies at a national level and facilitating their coordination among EU Member States. As part of the project activities a series of country case studies are being published. Open Knowledge have delivered a case study looking at Ireland’s transition to Open Access. It includes a brief description of Ireland’s higher education and research infrastructure, and an overview of the scholarly communication systems including publisher output. This is followed by a short history of the development of Open Access policies in the country, including all aspects of implementation and supported infrastructures. The case study concludes with a look at challenges and on-going issues such as measuring the socio-economic impact of Open Access across Irish society and the economy, and capacity building. 




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This case study of Ireland the transition to open access can be access at

http://www.pasteur4oa.eu/sites/pasteur4oa/files/resource/Ireland%20Case%20Study.pdf

18 مارس 2015

Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America

Open access indicators and scholarly communications in Latin America (Book)



This is the book which is result of a joint research and development project supported by UNESCO and undertaken in 2013 by UNESCO in partnership with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), the Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (RedALyC), Africa Journals Online (AJOL), the Latin America Social Sciences SchoolBrazil (FLACSO-Brazil), and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). This book aims to contribute to the understanding of scholarly production, use and reach through measures that are open and inclusive.




This book can be accessed by this link




12 مارس 2015

The Online Bibliography of Ottoman -Turkish Literature

The Online Bibliography of Ottoman-Turkish Literature - Osmanlı Edebiyatı Bibliyografyası Veritabanı

The Online Bibliography of Ottoman-Turkish Literature is a free and extensive database of references to theses, books, articles, papers and projects relating to research into Ottoman-Turkish culture. 

The bibliography aims to serve as the principal reference for scholars working on Turkey and the Middle East, and for specialists studying other medieval and early/modern literature. It is open also to record-submissions from visitors, and we invite all relevant scholars and researchers to post entries relating to their works. Such submissions become available publicly following review.


08 مارس 2015

Directory of Open Access Journals Introduces New Standards With SPARC

Directory of Open Access Journals Introduces New Standards With SPARC

The Directory of Open Access Journal DOAJ has introduces its new standards to help community and to address quality concern. These standards have been published by SPARC.

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To explore the DOAJ standards follow the link

http://sparc.arl.org/blog/doaj-introduces-new-standards