Prism

Prism is a tool for collective interpretation, an experiment in crowd-sourcing and visualizing many readings of a set of common texts. As part of our project to make crowd-sourcing more meaningful and less mechanical, users interact subjectively with a text, highlighting it in accordance with certain interpretive categories, such as sound, sense, and modernism, to produce an aggregate visualization of all other users’ markings that shows points of analytical agreement or disagreement.

The basic workflow is simple:

  1. Play in the sandbox on our introductory text to practice using the highlighting functionality.
  2. After creating an account, choose a text to highlight.
  3. The highlighting page automatically starts with the first category selected. Simply click and drag over the desired text to change its color. To switch categories, simple click on the desired category. Click on the eraser tool and then click and drag over text to undo any unwanted highlights.
  4. When done, click the submit button to see a visualization.
  5. To switch to the visualization for a different category, simply click on a different category.

Prism is an ideal tool for research and pedagogy alike; students can highlight a text and discuss their markings in class, and scholars can see how the world at large views these texts.

http://prism.scholarslab.org/

Scholars’ Lab

Scholars’ Lab is the UVA Library’s community lab for the practice of experimental scholarship in all disciplines, informed by digital humanities, spatial technologies, and cultural heritage approaches.

We offer mentoring, collaboration, and a safe and supportive community experience for anyone curious about learning to push disciplinary and methodological boundaries through new approaches. We’re foremost a space for learning together—about anything—by trying stuff. Think of us as friends and colleagues who can help you teach yourself new ways of approaching your interests.

We are an internationally recognized scholarly team, with strengths including:

  • the digital humanities (as a founding member of Centernet, an international network of digital humanities centers)
  • GIS, mapping, & other spatial technologies
  • cultural heritage informatics (including photogrammetry, scanning, and modeling of artifacts and historic architecture; and exploring virtual reality and augmented reality approaches to this data)
  • pedagogy, training, & mentorship in the digital humanities and spatial technologies, practiced with our ~60 formally supported students each year (plus additional, informal support of students via consultation & public programming)
  • research & development (e.g. programming and design)
  • makerspaces and making as scholarship
  • librarianship (e.g. expert consultation for experimental scholarly projects)

https://scholarslab.lib.virginia.edu

Shareyourpaper

Make your research visible and see 30% more citations.

Share your paper is designed by libraries to make your paper open access, for free, wherever you publish. Legally, for free, in minutes. Join millions of researchers sharing their papers freely with colleagues and the public.

https://shareyourpaper.org/

Pluto

A group of highly talented engineers and researchers who are passionate about scholarly communication.
We’re here to break down barriers in academia.

Not only do we enjoy solving problems surrounding the academia world, but we also plan to open a new era of research and academia through new forms of exchanging information and knowledge. By supporting universities and scholars through technology, we believe scholarly communication can fully be powered by researchers.
We provide a SaaS solution that includes both a discovery and academic search engine customized for your institution.
It also comes with a consultancy-based solution, in which we provide real feedback on how you can cut back on your subscriptions based on what your researchers need and don’t need, as well as how to provide the most resourceful environment for your scholars and researchers.

We help walk through your subscriptions and bundles, and visually compare search results to identify what improvements and reductions can be made for your university.

https://pluto.network/

Hindawi

Open Access publishing for the scientific community.
Hindawi believe in openness, in scholarly publishing and research communication.
Mission
By placing the research community at the heart of everything we do, we strive for a future where researchers are motivated to work together, empowered with the tools and services they need to do so, and freed from any barriers that stand in their way. We aim to maximize the impact of scientific research through openness and global collaboration as we truly believe that science works best when research is open.

https://www.hindawi.com

Flockademic

Flockademic
A free platform, started in the Netherlands by software engineer Vincent Tunru, enables academics to start their own preprint journal. Academics can use the platform to share early research findings, as well as lab notes, conference posters, data and other work.

https://flockademic.com/

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

Authorea

Authorea is the leading collaborative platform to read, write, and publish research.

Authorea is founded in late 2012 with the mission of accelerating scientific discovery.
We were frustrated that other writing tools didn’t fully understand the needs of researchers — especially researchers in a web-first world — and we wondered why the internet age hadn’t yet delivered a modern toolset for scientific collaboration.

Authorea is the document editor we always wanted.

https://www.authorea.com