ZoteroBib

ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind Zotero, the powerful open-source research tool recommended by thousands of universities worldwide, so you can trust it to help you seamlessly add sources and produce perfect bibliographies. If you need to reuse sources across multiple projects or build a shared research library, we recommend using Zotero instead.

https://zbib.org/

Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN)

Welcome to the Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN)

We’re here to help TAACCCT grantees meet OER, accessibility, and quality requirements for grant deliverables in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) program.

OPEN is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and offers free services aligned with the DOL’s grant requirements, designed to support your project. Our partners’ long-standing experience in beneficial service areas will help you achieve your project goals while maximizing the use of your resources.

https://open4us.org/

LA Referencia

SHARING AND GIVING VISIBILITY TO SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION IN LATIN AMERICA

The Federated Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications, or simply LA Referencia, is a Latin American network of open access repositories. Through its services, it supports national Open Access strategies in Latin America through a platform with interoperability standards, sharing and giving visibility to the scientific production generated in institutions of higher education and scientific research.

From the national nodes, scientific articles, doctoral and master’s theses are integrated, coming from more than a hundred universities and research institutions from the ten countries that now form LA Referencia. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

https://www.lareferencia.info/en/

TIB Open Publishing

TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology’s open-access publishing platform – is a new service. Nevertheless, the first two published conference volumes have been able to benefit from various features of our service: All contributions have been released under CC BY 4.0 and the copyright remains with the authors. The published contributions are archived via the TIB’s long-term archiving system. For this purpose, we have developed a plugin that transfers metadata and files from OJS to Rosetta. We deliver the publications to the German National Library and they are referenced in the Verbundkatalog K10plus and can thus be found in the TIB Portal. We are fond of persistent identifiers and use ISSNs (online), Crossref DOIs, ORCIDs, and RORs for the publications. To enable the latter we developed a ROR Plugin for OJS. For some of the contributions, we are already able to provide full-text XML. In doing so, we converted template-compliant Word submissions to JATS XML within OJS. We then post-processed this JATS XML using the Texture Editor in OJS. Online representation of the XML is created using the LensGalleyBits plugin, which generates a dynamic HTML view. The protection of personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we have modified our OJS so that editors from one publication cannot search user data from another publication, even though both publications run on the same OJS instance. In the future we would like to be able to offer full-text XML also for LaTeX submissions and we would like to generate HTML and PDF directly from the XML files. Besides simplifying the workflow we also want to improve the layout of the output formats. Furthermore, we are aiming to improve the presentation and handling of conference publications with OJS and are in an exchange with PKP on this.

https://www.tib.eu/en/

KOALA project

In the KOALA project, consortial solutions for financing open access are being established. Collaborative funding of open access journals and book series by academic libraries is an alternative to the dominant APC model (article processing charges), where articles are paid for individually by authors or their institutions. During the project period, the TIB will work with the Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) of the University of Konstanz to establish at least one corresponding consortium as a funding partner for open access periodicals. Within this framework, further analyses will be carried out and conversions of periodicals to open access will be accompanied. In addition, a central helpdesk for editors who need help with the transition to open access or with finding sustainable funding will be created. The infrastructure created by KOALA enables fair and sustainable financing of quality-assured open access publications. It contributes to removing financial hurdles for authors and thus facilitates participation in open access publications.

https://projects.tib.eu/koala/en/

Social Science Reproduction Platform (SSRP)

The Social Science Reproduction Platform (SSRP) is an openly licensed platform that facilitates the sourcing, cataloging, and review of attempts to verify and improve the computational reproducibility of social science research. Computational reproducibility is the ability to reproduce the results, tables, and other figures found in research articles using the data, code, and materials made available by the authors. The SSRP is meant to be used in combination with the Guide for Accelerating Computational Reproducibility (ACRe Guide), a protocol that includes detailed steps and criteria for assessing and improving reproducibility.

Assessments of reproducibility often gravitate towards binary judgments that declare entire papers as “reproducible” or “not reproducible”. The SSRP allows for a more nuanced approach to reproducibility, where reproducers analyze individual claims and their associated display items, and take concrete steps to improve their reproducibility. SSRP reproductions are transparent and reproducible in themselves since they are based on the ACRe Guide’s standardized reproduction protocol and publicly document their analyses to allow for collaboration, discussion, and reuse. Sign up for a free account now to get started in improving computational reproducibility—one claim at a time!

SSRP was developed as part of the Accelerating Computational Reproducibility in Economics (ACRE) project led by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS in collaboration with the AEA Data Editor).

https://www.socialsciencereproduction.org/

Library Science Degrees

Library Science Degrees, is an online resource decided solely to library and information science, education, and careers. Library science as a program area is having a resurgence in students with the digitization of documents and resources.

On this website you will be able to research all different types of information and library science degrees online. Our database is based on the American Library Association (ALA) list of accredited schools with a library science degree.

https://www.librarysciencedegrees.org/

Affordable Course Content

Affordable course content describes any free, low-cost, or openly licensed educational resources that can serve as alternatives to high-cost resources. Affordable course content can include textbooks, digital courseware, course modules, videos, journal articles, and any other materials used to support learning.

Most affordable course content still retains traditional copyright licensing, including restrictions on how a resource can be used or shared.  The exception is OER, which are free of cost and most copyright restrictions, allowing them to be freely used, revised, saved, and distributed.