Amnesia

Amnesia is a flexible data anonymization tool that transforms relational and transactional databases to dataset where formal privacy guaranties hold.

Amnesia implements data anonymization techniques from the field of Privacy Preserving Data Publishing (PPDP). The key idea in anonymization is that identifying information is removed from the published data, so no sensitive information can be attributed to a person. The anonymization procedure is not limited to the removal of direct identifiers that might exist in a dataset, e.g. the name or the Social Security Number of a person; it also includes removing secondary information, e.g. like age, zipcode that might lead indirectly to the true identity of an individual. This secondary information is referred to as quasi-identifiers. To better understand how secondary information can be used to re-identify a person, consider the following example. A publisher that owns medical data of patients wants to publish an anonymized version of the data she owns. The data are superficially anonymized by removing direct identifiers e.g., names and social security numbers, but descriptive information like the zip code of the patient’s residence and her/his age remain. An adversary who wants to identify the patients that are related to the anonymized data, may have access to such descriptive information from other sources, e.g., a voter’s registry. The re-identification can be achieved by matching the descriptive information (Zip code, Age) of the anonymized data to the public registry. If a single match is produced for a given combination, then a patient can be accurately identified. The sparser the data are, the more unique combinations exist, and the easier it is for an adversary to locate unique records that correspond to specific users.

https://amnesia.openaire.eu/

ZBW MediaTalk

ZBW Blog about Open Science, Information Infrastructures, Innovations and more.

Open science has fundamentally changed the research landscape. Scientific workflows are becoming more collaborative, more reproducible and more transparent, and there are also many new possibilities to make a scientific impact. The development is based on two points: While many researchers engage in open access and open research data practices in their daily work routines in a bottom-up movement, European research policies are also shaping the framework conditions in which open science can develop.

ZBW MediaTalk wants to accompany this transition. The blog is run by ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, which is the world’s largest research infrastructure for economic science literature. ZBW is actively involved in shaping the radical change in science and, its dedicated application-oriented research and scientific policy department bringing new momentum to development – be it in-house, in Germany or in Europe.

The blog retraces the path of transformation. With researched articles, guest commentaries, interviews, conference reports and analyses, we address the following topics, among others:

  • The rise of open access and the development of new licencing models
  • Changes in publishing behaviour and new forms of publication
  • Alternative metrics (‘Altmetrics’) and a reward systems for researchers
  • New approaches such as the open peer review of the traditional quality assurance procedure
  • Aspects relating to scientific policy such as the GO-FAIR initiative and European research policy
  • Research data infrastructures such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
  • Modern forms of science communication
  • The application of FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) to research data
  • Transformations of research data management and open data repositories
  • New research methods and protocols
  • The development and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • The use of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, in the scientific environment
  • News from the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science

ZBW MediaTalk is being used as a networking platform for actors and interested parties from the areas of science, information infrastructures and scientific policy at the same time.

https://www.zbw-mediatalk.eu/

EDUCAUSE Review

EDUCAUSE Review® is the association’s open-access digital and quarterly print flagship publication for the higher education IT community. With 22,000 distributed copies, the print magazine (ISSN: 1527-6619) takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society. The online version (ISSN 1945-709X) comprises more comprehensive coverage, including the content of the print magazine plus additional articles, practical advice and guidance, interactive elements, and multimedia about managing and using information resources in higher education.

https://er.educause.edu/

Global Literature in Libraries Initiative

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. We intend to do so by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators, because we believe that these groups in collaboration are uniquely positioned to help libraries provide support and events to engage readers of all ages in a library framework that explores and celebrates literature from around the world.

We want to increase the visibility of international works in English translation so that more readers can enjoy the amazing diversity in these books and the perspectives they present. And we would like to do this by increasing cooperation between literary translators, international literature advocates, and librarians, who are already experts at guiding readers to new titles. Whether you are a children’s librarian or a YA blogger, a rural library director or a teacher at a large urban school with a diverse student population, we would welcome your insights as we explore collaborative opportunities to encourage readers to explore beyond the boundaries of their own culture and language.

https://glli-us.org

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. With our partner organisations worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. Our vision is to realise a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet.

It is a non-profit international union of scientists with about 20,000 members from all over the world. Membership is open to individuals who are professionally engaged in or associated with geosciences and planetary and space sciences and related studies, including students and retired seniors.

The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals, which use an innovative open access format, and organises topical meetings, and education and outreach activities. It also honours scientists with a number of awards and medals. The annual EGU General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting over 16,000 scientists from all over the world in the year 2019. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, as well as energy and resources.

The EGU was established in September 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG), and has headquarters in Munich, Germany.

https://www.egu.eu

UGM Digital Press

As an open-source platform for a series of potentially cutting-edge proceeding papers, the UGM Digital Press is dedicated to build public trust through strong publication ethics and societal commitment to provide an authentic and intellectually stimulating articles. It publishes international conference papers and UGM Press scientific books. All manuscript published on the UGM Digital Press are strictly assessed through a review process and thus, it ensures the quality of the selected articles.

The collection of scientific papers from the international conference can be accessed on the UGM Digital Press Proceeding Series. They are part of the Universitas Gadjah Mada Annual Scientific Conferences (UASC). Its agenda comprises ICST, ICHS, ICTA, ICSEAS, BioMIC, and other international conferences independently organized by faculties or working units within the compound of Universitas Gadjah Mada.

The scientific works of international conference published on the UGM Digital Press will be assigned DOIs and indexed on Google Scholars. All documents published are licensed by Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). To progress further, the UGM Digital Press continues to collaborate with reputable indexing institutions such as Crossref and Dimension and the like.

UGM Digital Press is managed directly by the Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi Universitas Gadjah Mada and is supported by Direktorat Sistem dan Sumber Daya Informasi Universitas Gadjah Mada.

https://digitalpress.ugm.ac.id/

Atlantis Press

Atlantis Press is an open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content which was founded in Paris in 2006. Our mission is to support the advancement of scientific, technical and medical research by contributing to a more efficient and effective dissemination and exchange of knowledge both for the research community and society at large.
Atlantis Press is a member of and/or works with the following organizations/platforms:

  • STM Member
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • ORCID
  • COUNTER
  • Crossref

https://www.atlantis-press.com/

Frontiers

Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform

Our journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over 100,000 top researchers. Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, we are one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world. To date, our freely accessible research articles have received over 500 million views and downloads and 1 million citations.

We strive to continuously empower the academic community with innovative solutions that improve how science is published, evaluated and communicated to researchers, innovators and the public.

Research is the foundation of modern society and it’s thanks to advances in science that we enjoy longer, healthier and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history. We want to build on successful science and make it even more powerful by ensuring it is openly available. This way, society will be able to generate more knowledge and accelerate innovation, health and prosperity for all.

https://www.frontiersin.org/