10/27/09: A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at UC-Irvine will nurture exploration of and build evidence around the impact of digital media on young people’s learning and its potential for transforming education. Funded through a $2.97 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Center was announced today at a national forum at Google headquarters. [Go to: www.dmlcentral.net] (more…)
This article discusses a new Open Access journal for Atmospheric Sciences called OpenSky. The paragraph below is the last paragraph of the article, which sums up some thoughts on Open Access that I thought were relevant:
But such closed journals will probably lose some authors. The two organizations’ journals used to be be the leading publications for authors at the laboratory, Ms. Marlino says, but “when I looked back over the last nine months, it was Copernicus, an open-access journal publisher.” Clearly, she says, “the open-access train has left the station, and it’s not turning back.”
IU press release about the TILE project:
They’ve dubbed the project Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE), and over the next two years they will develop a new Web-based image markup tool that will, among other things, allow symbols, shapes and labels to be displayed as overlays on a base image — like a detail of a Sistine Chapel fresco — that then provide links to extensive annotations stored in a searchable database.
UO’s Mapas Project is a TILE partner.
Via The Chronicle of Higher Educations “The Wired Campus:”
WASHINGTON, D.C. Public access to research is “inevitable,” but it will be a slog to get to it. That was the takeaway message of a panel on the role libraries can play in supporting current and future public-access moves. The panel was part of the program at the membership meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, held here yesterday and today.
“I now believe that having public access to most scholarly communications is inevitable,” said David Shulenburger, vice president for academic affairs at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. “Faculty are coming to understand, finally, that this has to happen if they’re going to have the most scholarly opportunities to get things done.”
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Please join the UO Libraries for Open Access Week, Oct 19-23, 2009.
Here is a detailed program flyer (PDF) to post and share with your colleagues.
For more information about Open Access at the UO, see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/scis/sc/uoopenaccess.html
See you there!
Ran across this on the Academic Commons blog:
It’s in beta testing right now, and is described as follows:
Parallel Archive (PA), developed by Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (www.osaarchivum.org), is at once a personal scholarly workspace, a collaborative research environment, and a digital repository.
The Academic Commons post gives a bit more detail:
Parallel Archive… is a space where scholars and students in the humanities and social sciences can upload, store, study, and share their digitized archival sources. It is designed to facilitate individual scholarly research and publication; cross-border and cross-disciplinary collaboration; and a critical approach to documents.
I’ve not poked around in the PA holdings, but it sounds pretty cool!
NOWCASTING: Design Theory and the Digital Humanities: A Transdisciplinary Seminar
October 16 & 17, 2009 • UCLA
“NOWCASTING is the first conference to apply design theory to emerging issues in the digital humanities. Showcasing digital humanities projects at every level from Google mapping to super computing visualization, the Nowcasting seminar proposes that learning from communication design, interaction design, and
industrial design will be vital to 21st century humanistic inquiry.
The Nowcasting Seminar is organized by Peter Lunenfeld + sponsored by University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), UCLA Design|Media Arts, Digital Humanities + Media Study.”
I’m not sure that this fits here, but it came across my email a bit ago:
October 08, 2009, 04:30 PM ET
New Guide Describes Models for Open-Access Journals
By Jennifer Howard
Want to take your scholarly journal open access but confused about how to pay for it? The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, or Sparc, has just posted a guide to “Income Models for Supporting Open Access.”
Written by publishing consultant Raym Crow, the guide looks at both supply-side and demand-side income models that include article processing fees, internal and external subsidies, and “contextual e-commerce” approaches. It gives examples of journals that fall into each category, and allows users to share their experiences with open-access journal publishing.
“These resources will be a useful tool both for publishers exploring new potential sources of income and for libraries weighing where to direct meager library funds,” Sparc says.
Do you or your department have responsibility for undergraduate or graduate new media education at the UO? If so, please read this , sign up for progress reports, and consider getting involved in the development process.
Since its creation in 1993, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been a recognized leader in the fields of new media and new media arts, with a practitioner-focused approach to the programs and activities it sponsored.
Over the past few months, we have been approached by several of our members encouraging us to consider adding programmatic accreditation for new media and new media arts programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We were further encouraged by a recent study by Edgar Huang of IUPUI that identified more than 170 academic programs in these disciplines in the US alone (see http://www.iupui.edu/~j21099/nmschools.html). (more…)