There is a way to synchronize a WordPress Blog with an Open Journal System (OJS) through the OJS REST API. Here you can find instructions on how to enable this function and how to import the articles as WordPress posts. In the end you can use your OJS content with some of our favorite WordPress features. Continue Reading…
The Hybrid Publishing Lab is organizing a series of workshop under the theme Philosophy of the Web, on 17th Feb 2014 Dr. Harry Halpin gave a talk titled “Collective Intelligence and the Web”. The audio recording can now be accessed: Harry Halpin: Collective Intelligence and the Web.
Abstract: The Internet and Web, as originally conceived by Licklider and Engelbart, was supposed to be co-evolutionary platform for collective intelligence in order to enable humanity to tackle problems that they could not otherwise tackle with their limited biological cognitive resources. To a large extent, their nearly Hegelian vision for a universal information space has been realized as a global technological system. Yet the outcome of this is not a scientifically enlightened collective intelligence, but the creation of a global secret state apparatus based on mass surveillance, as the NSA/GCHQ revelations have shown. The future of this apparatus of control will be discussed in both in its theological and strategic aspects, as well the alternative posed by the project of Wikileaks.
Bio: Dr. Halpin has been a member of the World Wide Web Consortium where he worked with the inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee. He is currently a Marie Curie visiting researcher at the Institute of Research and Innovation of Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as postdoctoral researcher at MIT.
We are also happy to announce the coming workshop with Greg Elmer on 10th March, 2014: GOING PUBLIC – ACCOUNTING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Today we are starting with a new format for the blog of the Hybrid Publishing Lab. There will be an interview series with our International Tandem Partners giving an insight on their current work, interest and cooperation with HP. First up is our Tandem Partner Dr. Nishant Shah, Research Associate at Common Media Lab and Hybrid Publishing Lab. He is the co-founder and Director-Research at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India.
Julia Rehfeldt: Dr. Shah, can you introduce yourself briefly und tell us what you are currently concerned with in your research?
The Open Science Lab at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover has invited 15 scientists to create a manual on collaborative platforms for science. The “Handbook CoScience” will be produced in a book sprint shortly before and during CeBIT 2014, the world’s No. 1 trade fair for the digital industries.
Authors from the following institutions of the research network Science 2.0 are involved in the project:
- Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
- Hybrid Publishing Lab, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
- Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity (MfN)
- L3S Research Center of Leibniz Universität Hannover
and additional authors from other research institutes, scientific publishers and infrastructure facilities. Continue Reading…
When Ulrich Herb published the numbers about the use of Creative Commons (CC) license, 9,804 Journals were listed in the central Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The good news is that 3,772 of these Journals (almost 38 %) use a Creative Commons license. The bad news: the most of the publications listed in the DOAJ are still not “Open”. Continue Reading…
A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint via print-on-demand services and e-book formats.
A Publication Taxonomy — an initial guide to academic publishing types, inside and beyond Academe
Welcome to the Publication Taxonomy an exploratory listing project by the Hybrid Publishing Consortium. The Hybrid Publishing Consortium is the technology research arm of the Hybrid Publishing Lab and is made up of a team of six interdisciplinary researchers, developing open source software for multi-format publishing. Creating an exploratory taxonomy of publication types plays a role in our software design process helping us understand the boundaries of publishing forms.
When the Consortium started to compile a list of the various types of scholarly publications we had to keep in mind the challenge of a continuously changing technology landscape. This meant moving to a so called post-digital condition (although a contested term)–involving parallel usage of various media types, a new collaborative paradigm, a proliferation of tool sets and open access academic publishing.
To give some limits around what we define as a publication we agreed on three very open parameters–(1) the act of making a document public, (2) the involvement of textuality, and (3) a scholarly/academic orientation.
Acceleration best describes the overall condition for both the development of publishing and the shaping of the emergent post-digital scholar, blurring the distinction between the publishers workflow and the scholars textual creation. The renegotiation of new roles for publisher and scholar is one area where new publishing types emerge, especially where the act of reading becomes a new textual creation. An instability arises in
the scholarly workflow and how the scholar is organizing and adjusting her/his work steps within the post-digital condition. It also means an expansion of the very definition what constitutes a publication.
You are invited to edit and add to the list on GitHub, create an account and edit here
From 26 to 27 March 2014 the first International Science 2.0 Conference in Hamburg brings together the library community, the scientific community and other stakeholder groups affected by the changes in scholarly communication. The conference is dedicated to the latest scientific trends, developments, challenges as well as best practices in the area of Science 2.0. It provides an excellent framework for networking among international researchers from different scientific disciplines and practitioners from libraries. Continue Reading…