Did you miss the Post-Digital Scholar Conference? No problem, here are the recording of the Session 7 on “Post-Digital Publishing ”. On Stage: Jeroen Sondervan (Amsterdam University Press), Tariq Goddard (Zero Books), Felix Evert (De Gruyter) and Jonathan Landgrebe (Suhrkamp Verlag), Moderation by Mercedes Bunz.

Here you can find all the other recordings and other reviews of the conference.

Today we publish the video recording of the 6th session of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference in Lüneburg. The 6th Session had the title “Scholarly Publishing in the Eye of an Entrepreneur”, with Janneke Adema (Coventry University), Nathaniel Tkacz (University of Warwick), Armin Beverungen (Leuphana University), Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute) and Helge Peters (Oxford University), moderated by Andreas Krichner (Hybrid Publishing Lab).

Here you can find all the other recordings and other reviews of the conference.

The Social Web exerts increasing influence on the daily routines of researchers and offers new opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary collaboration. This includes free access to and exchange of findings and research results. To achieve this opening up of science, obstacles must be removed and barriers overcome. This is reflected in the motto of the Barcamp Science 2.0 “Opening up Science, crossing borders”. The Barcamp will take place on 24 March 2015 in Hamburg, on the eve of this year’s Science 2.0 Conference (25 to 26 March).

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Here you find the video recording of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference-Session 5 on “Piracy and Open Access”. On Stage: Gary Hall (Coventry University), Bodo Balasz (University of Amsterdam) and Henry Warwick (Ryerson University in Toronto), moderated by Michael Dieter.

Here you can find all the other recordings and other reviews of the conference.

Today we publish the video recording of the forth session of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference in Lüneburg. The forth Session had the title “Scholarly Publishing in the Eye of an Entrepreneur”, with Kathryn Eccles (Oxford Internet Institute), René König (Karlsruhe Institue of Technology), Jonas Liepmann (iversity) and Cornelius Puschmann (Humboldt University Berlin):

Here you can find all the other recordings and other reviews of the conference.

The ‘publish or perish’ culture within science skews the research literature towards positive results. But negative findings matter too and new open access publications are helping researchers to give a fuller account of themselves. Stephen Curry writes about the importance of negative findings here.

In February 2015, computer scientist Vint Cerf, known widely for developing the TCP/IP internet protocol standard, gave a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley branch campus in which he spoke of a coming “digital dark age.” The New Inquiry published an article questioning this concept and how to confront the arising problems: How do we talk about the politics of cultural records? If we cannot preserve everything, who defines what is worth saving? read all here.

Although the terminology of Big Data has so far gained little traction in economics, the availability of unprecedentedly rich datasets and the need for new approaches – both epistemological and computational – to deal with them is an emerging issue for the discipline. New research findings on Big Data and Society shed light on questions beyond economics, how Big Data is improving or changing economic models, and the kinds of collaborations arising around Big Data between economists and other disciplines. Read on here.

The big data story is certainly a boon to business. But big data can also play a key role in helping enhance the personal lives of a wide swath of this planet’s humanity. In essence, big data has the capability to help many people around the world work toward alleviating income inequality, as examples of Big Data Strategies for Developing Nations show here.

 

Since December 2014 there is  a new OA joural on MEDIUM: eLife. They had then already published over 700 Research Articles on a broad range of subjects in the life and biomedical sciences—including genetics, neuroscience, stem cells, infectious diseases and ecology. eLife is an open-access journal, so all of these articles are freely available to readers around the world. However, most Research Articles are written for fellow specialists. Therefore, in order to bring the latest research to a wider audience, all eLife articles include a short plain-language summary called an eLife Digest. Check out the new features here.

Today we publish the video recording of the third session of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference in Lüneburg. The third Session had the title “The Philosophy of the Book and its Changes”, starting with short Lightning Talks on the Projects at the Hybrid Publishing Lab and followed by Keynotes for the Session by Kathleen Fitzpatrick (New York University) and Christoph Bläsi (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz):

Here you can find all the other recordings and other reviews of the conference.

A while back we published the infographic „How to Start an Open Access Journal“ on this blog. Drawing on existing research on Open Access journals and the experiences we gained in the Hybrid Publishing Lab we originally assembled the poster for a workshop with a group of scholars interested in starting their own Open Access journal. Recently my colleague Andreas Kirchner and I have been conducting another workshop with doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen on the same topic. We took this occasion as an opportunity to create an “Open Access Journal Canvas” (PDF) which supplements the poster.

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The first issue of the world’s first scientific journal was published on 6 March 1665. Its anniversary gives historians and scientists an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of scientific publishing

Read the full text at theguardian.com

Last year the Hybrid Publishing Lab organized the Post-Digital Scholar Conference in Lüneburg.

For three days, publishers, researchers, programmers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs discussed how research and publishing in the humanities have changed over the past decade. The conference explored new tools for gathering knowledge, examine platforms for multimedia publishing, or collaborative writing experiments.

In the upcoming weeks, we will release two video of the conference sessions per week. Here you find the Video of the second Session “Let Us In! The Central Role of the Library” with Lambert Heller (Leibniz University Hannover), Thomas Stäcker (Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel), Soeren Pold (Universität of Aarhus), Corinna Haas (ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry) und Christian Heise:

Last year the Hybrid Publishing Lab organized the Post-Digital Scholar Conference in Lüneburg. For three days, publishers, researchers, programmers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs discussed how research and publishing in the humanities have changed over the past decade. The conference explored new tools for gathering knowledge, examine platforms for multimedia publishing, or collaborative writing experiments.

In the upcoming weeks, we will release two video of the conference sessions per week. Here you find the Video of the Introduction and the first Session on the “Future of Writing” with Clare Birchall (Kings College), David M. Berry (University of Sussex), Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures Amsterdam) and Mercedes Bunz:

Last weekend the arts and media festival-congress hybrid that is transmediale took place under the ominous motto of “capture all”. The aftermaths of the Snowden revelations still kept the community with their breaths held waiting for the answer to the one big question. What do we do with our data. In light of this conundrum, Jussi Parikka had answered three questions on media criticality posed by the Critical Media Lab in Basel.

After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the time to settle the Net Neutrality question has arrived. Tom Wheeler has outlined the new Open Internet proposal in an op-ed posted on WIRED.

Big Data is still in its early stages of life; to get to the next stage, its integration with core enterprise technologies needs to get better. Chief among the enterprise environments with which Big Data must integrate is the developer ecosystem. Gigaom has presented a panel on why Big Data matters today.

“We are moving towards changes in how ethics has to be perceived: away from individual decisions with specific and knowable outcomes, towards actions by many unaware that they may have taken actions with unintended consequences for anyone”, says Andrej Zwitter in new research on Big Data ethics. Zwitter has published his work OA on the Sage Journal Big Data & Society.

New Report on Monographs and Open Access

The Digital Humanities have established their place in the humanities and are inspiring new research questions, approaches and discoveries. The following film introduces innovative projects from differend Humanities disciplines, shows the role if infrastructure institutions such as libraries and provides an overview of academic options and the active community.

Open Access Ambassadors Conference- Afterthought