As I’m a little more than a month out from the semester’s end, I’ve been reflecting on different aspects of the semester: things that worked well, things that didn’t work at all, and things that could be tweaked for the future. In particular, I’ve been musing on how I integrated social media into my classes.
Dear humanities computing folk, I am writing to invite you to participate in the second “Day of Digital Humanities 2010.”
On March 18, 2010 individuals working or studying at the intersection of the humanities and computing or related professions will document the events of their day. We would like to invite you to participate.
See the link for more info. Looks interesting!
This comes from Scott Leslie, an educational technologist who works as a manager of Client Services in Open Education for BCcampus, a province-wide post-secondary agency in British Columbia. I think it is a good summation of this year’s NMC Horizon Report, specifically the emerging technology portion.
This year’s Horizon Report predicts wider academic adoption of the following:
- mobile computing/open content within 1 year;
- electronic books and augmented reality over 2-3 years;
- gesture-based computing and visual data analysis during the next 4-5 years.See a related post on Campus Leaders Advisory Board for NMC (12/8/09).
I don’t know if anyone has heard of this yet, but it appears to be another piece of software along the lines of Zotero or End Note/End Note Web. It’s a free research management tool for the desktop and web. If anyone has heard of it, or tried it, please let us know what you think in the comments. Thanks!
The link above looks interesting at least for perusal if not for checking out some of the online journals that are listed. Some of these journals might be familiar and others less so.
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.”
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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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.