Category: Resources

Resource: Public Access to Scholarly Publications

Public Access to Scholarly Publications: Public Comment | The White House.

On November 3, 2011, OSTP released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public input on long-term preservation of, and public access to, the results of federally funded research, including peer-reviewed scholarly publications as required in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. Below are the public comments received by OSTP during the comment period. You can read the RFI on public access to scholarly publications here. Comments on the questions in the RFI were accepted through January 12, 2012.

OSTP previously conducted a public consultation about policy options for expanding public access to federally funded peer-reviewed scholarly articles (the full set of comments is here).  This RFI takes that process another step, seeking further guidance on access to scientific publications.

OSTP has established an interagency policy group under the National Science and Technology Council—the Task Force on Public Access to Scholarly Publications—to identify the specific objectives and public interests that need to be addressed by any policies in this area. The group will take into account the varying missions, types of data, standards, and dissemination models associated with the range of Federal science agencies and scientific disciplines, and will help OSTP address other public access requirements in the COMPETES Act.

Resource: Zotero 3.0 Is Here!

Today we’re delighted to announce that Zotero 3.0 has officially arrived Zotero 3.0 marks a major departure from previous versions, most notably with the new ability run outside the Firefox browser. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, this standalone version of Zotero contains all the great functionality of the old Firefox-based Zotero but now enables users to integrate Zotero into browsers other than Firefox like Google Chrome and Apple Safari. To all you Firefox lovers out there, no need to worry! Zotero continues to work within Firefox, and even if you choose to run the standalone version, it will talk to Firefox, too.

Resource: OpenStreetMap Beginner’s Guide

Switch to OpenStreetMap and discover how you can build beautiful maps from the world’s best map data. We give you the data for free; you can make any map you like with it. Or benefit from the expertise of those already using OpenStreetMap. Host it on your hardware, or elsewhere. You have control. explains how to make the switch – from first principles to technical how-tos.

Resource: In the pipeline: LEXAN, an advanced Annotation Framework for ELAN

Many users have asked for support for advanced annotation tasks in ELAN, ideally using LEXUS to build, access and expand a lexical database. Making this possible is the objective of TLA’s newest project called LEXAN, a modular annotation support framework coupled to a new interface in ELAN. It will support different “annotyzers”,  i.e. modules that produce annotation suggestions for the researcher, including machine-learning modules.