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/

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/

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/

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Journals can be compared or analysed separately. Country rankings may also be compared or analysed separately. Journals can be grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country. Citation data is drawn from over 34,100 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide. The SJCR allows you also to embed significative journal metrics into your web as a clickable image widget

This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator (PDF), developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRank™. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.

SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualisation techniques.

As well as the SJR Portal, SCImago has developed The Shape of Science, the SIR (SCImago Institution Rankings) and the Atlas of Science. The Shape of Science is an information visualization project whose aim is to reveal the structure of science. Its interface has been designed to access the bibliometric indicators database of the SCImago Journal & Country Rank portal.The SIR is a classification of academic and research-related institutions ranked by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation outputs and societal impact measured by their web visibility. The Atlas of Science project proposes the creation of an information system whose major aim is to achieve a graphic representation of IberoAmerican Science Research. Such representation is conceived as a collection of interactive maps, allowing navigation functions throughout the semantic spaces formed by the maps.

https://www.scimagojr.com

Direct to Open (D2O)

A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. 

D2O gives institutions the opportunity to harness collective action to support access to knowledge. Beginning in 2022, all new MIT Press scholarly monographs and edited collections will be openly available on the MIT Press Direct eBook platform. Instead of purchasing a title once for a single collection, libraries now have the opportunity to fund them one time for the world through participant fees.  

https://direct.mit.edu/books/pages/direct-to-open

Paperbuzz

Paperbuzz provides a programmatic API showing how often a scholarly article was mentioned around the web.

The primary source of data is the Crossref Event Data API.

Paperbuzz downloads data from the API often, consolidating events into a database.

An example API call used to gather data is:

https://api.eventdata.crossref.org/v1/events?rows=10000&filter=from-collected-date:1990-01-01,until-collected-date:2099-01-01,obj-id:10.1371/journal.pone.0177707 Metadata comes from oaDOI (Unpaywall) and Crossref, with example metadata calls being:
https://api.oadoi.org/v2/10.1371/journal.pone.0177707https://api.crossref.org/works/10.1371/journal.pone.0177707

You may sometimes see a difference in the amount events between Crossref and Paperbuzz, due to the way Paperbuzz handles Wikipedia events. Paperbuzz handles Wikipedia events differently in two ways.

First, if a source is cited multiple times on a single page, then that is recognized as a single event in Paperbuzz. Crossref would count that as multiple independent events.
Second, is that Paperbuzz does not save events that are on a pages marked as old revisions.

The way Crossref handles wikipedia events can be found here: https://www.eventdata.crossref.org/guide/sources/wikipedia/.

Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science

The Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science is an association of more than 30 research and information infrastructure institutions from the Leibniz Association, university institutes and libraries, non-university-affiliated research institutions, and other partners. We are committed to the research and development of working methods, infrastructures, and tools of Open Science in the following three fields of action: (1) Research & Knowledge Transfer, (2) Infrastructure & Tools and (3) Advocacy & Community Building. The diversity of these institutions and the wide range of science disciplines and competencies make the alliance unique in the German-speaking region and worldwide.

https://www.leibniz-openscience.de