LA Referencia: Implementing the OpenAIRE guidelines in Latin America

Alberto Cabezas Bullemore , Executive Secretary, LA Referencia  & RedCLARA . Email:  OpenAIRE’s mission is to foster the social and technological links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond . Recognizing that research is increasingly global and that OpenAIRE’s solutions must work within the wider world ecosystem, one of the main goals in this phase of OpenAIRE is to increase interoperability by promoting technological alignment between regions and facilit...
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Infrastructure is Invisible / Infrastructure is Law

As both Geoffrey Bilder and Martin Heidegger tell us, infrastructure is usually invisible and we only notice it when something goes wrong. This is profoundly problematic for scholarly communications, since infrastructure is also law – it shapes thoughts and actions. Luckily, moments of breakdown (like the SSRN sell-off) help illuminate problems with the system and call on us to change what is broken. [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignleft" width="232"] CC BY-SA David Wright "Infrastructu...
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After SSRN: Hallmarks of trust for subject repositories

On Tuesday 17th May, the scholarly communications community on Twitter erupted at the news that publishing giant Elsevier had acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) , a pre-print and publishing community focusing on social sciences and law. The acquisition seems designed to continue Elsevier’s move away from a content-driven business strategy towards one oriented on services and the monetisation of data and analytics, building on their purchase of Mendeley. Elsevier’s press release ...
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Results Held Hostage: Hardware Design Software Licenses Holding Back Open Science

Prof. Francesco Mondada,  Mobile robots architecture & design, Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),   [caption id="attachment_896" align="alignright" width="178"] CC BY-SA 3.0 - Alain Herzog In this extended guest post, Prof. Francesco Mondada describes a dilemma facing many researchers who use proprietary CAD software in their work but want to make their research results open: although education institutions, i...
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COAR Annual Meeting 2016: The Role of Collaboration in Building a Global Knowledge Commons

On April 12 & 13 this year's Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) took place in Vienna/Austria. Through a diverse mix of conference se ssions, round-table discussions and open dialogue, the meeting pushed attendees to examine the future of repositories and the challenges and opportunities for international collaboration. Day one had the theme “Next Generation Repositories” . The first presentation was from Herbert Van der Sompel, who bui...
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Linked Open Data Services for OpenAIRE

Christoph Lange and   Sahar Vahdati , Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), University of Bonn  We’re happy to announce that the OpenAIRE Linked Open Data (LOD) Services are now available as a beta version at  http://beta.lod.openaire.eu/ . OpenAIRE already makes its data freely available for re-use via APIs . In line with its commitment to openness, OpenAIRE has been busy mapping OpenAIRE’s data onto suitable standard vocabularies in order to make OpenAIRE’s data available as Linked Open Data. ...
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"Open Access and research institutions in Poland"

Blogpost b y Michał Starczewski and Lidia Stępińska-Ustasiak   Report by  Wojciech Fenrich, Tomasz Lewandowski, Krzysztof Siewicz, Michał Starczewski, Lidia Stępińska-Ustasiak, and Jakub Szprot (editor) . The Open Science Platform ( ICM, University of Warsaw ) has recently published a report “Open Access and research institutions” . The focus of the report is on the basic issues related to open access from the perspective of research institutions. Some more sophisticated and technical aspec...
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RDA 6th Plenary highlights

The RDA 6th Plenary meeting recently took place in Paris, 23-25 September, with the theme " Enterprise Engagement with a focus on Research Data for Climate Change" . It was a full week for OpenAIRE, with our Advisory Board meeting taking place in Paris on the 21st and a pre-plenary workshop with the theme “ Data and computing infrastructures for open scholarship ” organised by our Director Natalia Manola on the 22 nd  (full report to follow - watch this space!). We here present some highlights o...
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On Deduplication in the OpenAIRE infrastructure

The purpose of this article is to sketch the technical issues behind duplicate identification in the context of the OpenAIRE infrastructure. Duplicate identification, to be followed by merging of duplicates, is the most important phase of the deduplication process. The major challenge in duplicate identification is the trade off between efficacy , i.e. ability to identify all possible groups of duplicates, and efficiency , i.e. time to process. Our intention is to explain the reasons of possible...
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On Deduplication in the OpenAIRE infrastructure

The purpose of this article is to sketch the technical issues behind duplicate identification in the context of the OpenAIRE infrastructure. Duplicate identification, to be followed by merging of duplicates, is the most important phase of the deduplication process. The major challenge in duplicate identification is the trade off between efficacy , i.e. ability to identify all possible groups of duplicates, and efficiency , i.e. time to process. Our intention is to explain the reasons of possible...
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Text Mining Services in OpenAIRE

Recently in Athens there was an impressive kick-off of the OpenAIRE2020 project, during which we presented OpenAIRE’s plans in the area of text and data mining of scholarly publications. Publications contain all kinds of rich information, which, although understandable to a human reader, are not machine-readable and thus cannot be used directly for indexing and recommending purposes. Authors’ affiliations, document classifications, references to biological and chemical databases, acknowledgement...
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