Editors' Choice: People, Communities and Platforms, Digital Cultural Heritage and the Web

By: Trevor Owens

I was privileged to be able to give the opening keynote for the National Digital Forum in New Zealand a few weeks back. It was a really great conference and event and before too much time went past I wanted to post the content of my talk. I was generally blown away by what the digital library, archive and museum…

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Editors' Choice: Criteria for Open Access and Publishing

By: Tom Olijhoek, Lars Bjørnshauge, and Dominic Mitchell

This article gives an overview of the history and current status of the DOAJ. After a brief historical overview, DOAJ policies regarding open access, intellectual property rights and questionable publishers are explained in detail. The larger part of this article is a much requested explanation on how DOAJ uses its new set of criteria for…

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Editors' Choice: The Library as Research Partner

By: Yasmeen Shorish

As I typed the title for this post, I couldn’t help but think “Well, yeah. What else would the library be?” Instead of changing the title, however, I want to actually unpack what we mean when we say “research partner,” especially in the context of research data management support. In the most traditional sense, libraries…

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Editors' Choice: Linked Data Caution

By: Jonathan Rochkind

I have been seeing an enormous amount of momentum in the library industry toward “linked data”, often in the form of a fairly ambitious collective project to rebuild much of our infrastructure around data formats built on linked data. I think linked data technology is interesting and can be useful. But I have some concerns about how it…

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This is the first of a series of blog posts that will address some important updates to the DHNow editorial process. Next semester we will roll out a new system that will streamline our registration process for editors-at-large and allow existing editors to add volunteer dates, create user bios, and update profile information through the…

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