This study was commissioned by Universities UK’s Open Access Co-ordination Group in response to a recommendation of the Finch Group in its second report in 2013 that reliable indicators should be gathered on key features of the transition to open access (OA) in the UK. Read full post here.

From the report: It’s rare to see in-depth historical and critical review of important programs within our community, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Fellowships have certainly been an extremely important innovation, so I’m delighted to share the announcement of this recent study (reproduced below). The CLIR fellows have been ongoing guests…

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From the press release: There is an urgent need for policies, technologies, and expertise in digital curation, said the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report. It recommends that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy lead policy development in digital curation and prioritize strategic resource investments for the field. Research…

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Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to attend a session offered by the Authors Alliance that was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. As part of this session the Alliance announced the availability of a new guide that covers issues around rights reversion for authors who have published books. The presentation placed this…

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From the report: We are posting here a high-level summary of the outcome of a series of conversations regarding the CFI Cyberinfrastructure Initiative among Canadian Digital Humanists. The conversations emerged from CSDH/SCHN consultations that began in the Spring of 2014. The document tries to reflect the priorities and areas of emphasis that have emerged from these…

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In our follow-up series about Open Data Day 2015, which took place on February 21 across the world, we will now highlight some of the great events that took place across the European continent. Read the full post here.

From the post: There was a conversation on Twitter about the current state of Mallet. My goal for Mallet is that it should do a few things very well. Future development will focus on making the process of using machine learning easier and more informative. Also, be sure to use the current GitHub version. Before discussing…

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