CORE and the Commons: Digital Scholarship, Collaboration, and Open Access in the Humanities | ACRLog

lkfitz's bookmarks 2017-03-03

Summary:

"This week it was reported that Berlin-based ResearchGate, a social networking site designed for scientists to share research, received $52.6m in investment funds from a variety of sources, including BIll Gates (previous investor), Goldman Sachs, and The Wellcome Trust. This news is another development in a continuing saga and conversation surrounding commercial services (i.e., ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Mendeley) and the companies that own them, managing the scholarly profiles and content of researchers. While ResearchGate promotes a mission of connecting “the world of science and make research open to all,” open access advocates and those working in scholarly communications are quick to point out that these platforms are not open access repositories."

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“I spoke with Nicky Agate, Head of Digital Initiatives in the Office of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association to discuss CORE, in light of national attention garnered in a recent Forbes article about the monetization of scholarly writing.”

Link:

http://acrlog.org/2017/03/02/core-and-the-commons-digital-scholarship-collaboration-and-open-access-in-the-humanities/

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Date tagged:

03/03/2017, 14:26

Date published:

03/03/2017, 09:26