The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has published the report, Incentives, Integration, and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories with a variety of successful practices for populating repositories collected from around the world.
Science ministers from the G8 group of the world’s richest countries have jointly endorsed the need to increase access to publicly-funded research.
They have approved a statement which proposes to the G8 for consideration new areas for collaboration and agreement on global challenges, global research infrastructure, open scientific research data, and increasing access to the peer-reviewed, published results of scientific research.
The document follows the first-ever joint meeting of G8 science ministers, held at the Royal Society in London on 12 June, and precedes next week’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
3. Open Scientific Research Data
A special post conference event will be included with IAALD conference registration Opening Access to Knowledge in Agriculture, sponsored by IICA, FAO, GFAR, IAALD, and CTA will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 8:30-1:00pm. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you're planning to attend.
Linked Data for the resources in WorldCat.org is now available as RDF/XML, JSON-LD, Turtle, and Triples via content-negotiation.
You can learn more about it at Content-Negotiation for WorldCat.
The re3data.org registry allows the easy identification of appropriate research data repositories, both for data producers and users. The registry covers research data repositories from all academic disciplines. Information icons display the principal attributes of a repository, allowing users to identify the functionalities and qualities of a data repository. These attributes can be used for multi-faceted searches, for instance to find a repository for geoscience data using a Creative Commons licence.
By April 2013, 338 research data repositories were indexed in re3data.org. 171 of these are described by a comprehensive vocabulary, which was developed by involving the data repository community (http://doi.org/kv3).
e-LIS, international open repository for Library and Information Science (LIS), is looking for new volunteers to collaborate in the editorial team during mid-2013 and for a two-year period. Established in 2003, e-LIS is as the largest international open repository in the field of library and information science.
e-LIS is looking for new team members with academic strength and institutional support. The new collaborators will be part of the editorial board which makes possible the ingestion of new documents according to the e-LIS policies and widely used standards. Members of the Library and Information Science community are invited to submit applications to join the current team composed of 60 volunteers from 30 countries.
The G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture will take place from 29-30 April in Washington, D.C. You can now participate virtually by going to one of the following websites:
Download the program
Submit your paper to the "Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures"Fri, 26/04/2013 — imma.subirats
MTSR 2013: 7th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference
November 19-22, 2013
Aim and Scope
This might be of interest to the AIMS community members interested in exploiring new forms of scholarly communication.
Some days ago it was announced the launch of the W3C Research Object for Scholarly Communication (ROSC) Community Group (#rosc). The primary goal of the Community Group is to provide a platform for scholars, librarians, publishers, archivists and policy makers to exchange requirements and expectations for supporting a new form of scholarly communication, i.e. making the actual research assets available as first-class objects to enable better reuse and reproduce of research results and knowledge.
The group aims to discuss and produce various documents on use cases, requirements, survey of related work, and best practice guidelines to facilitate the realisation of the new form of scholarly communication.
The Community Group aims to produce the following types of deliverables:
Digital Green is an interesting ongoing knowledge exchange project in India. With the objective of improving the food and nutrition security of small and marginal farmers Digital Green produces videos by farmers, of farmers, and for farmers. Videos showing sustainable agricultural practices and technologies with both short-term and long-term rewards that increase motivation.
Farmers learn about innovation through sharing with community members
Surveys found that farmers learn about innovation most effectively through sharing with community members who face the same constraints, and are often less inclined to adopt innovations when an external actor was demonstrating the improved practice or technology.