„Applications to view restricted manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate, on parchment, written in medieval Latin. Readers are advised to write clearly, preferably in uncial script. Applications in cursive minuscule will be rejected.“
Working Paper by Alberto Martín-Martín et al.: https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.06161
„This article uses Google Scholar (GS) as a source of data to analyse Open Access (OA) levels across all countries and fields of research. All articles and reviews with a DOI and published in 2009 or 2014 and covered by the three main citation indexes in the Web of Science (2,269,022 documents) were selected for study. The links to freely available versions of these documents displayed in GS were collected. To differentiate between more reliable (sustainable and legal) forms of access and less reliable ones, the data extracted from GS was combined with information available in DOAJ, CrossRef, OpenDOAR, and ROAR. This allowed us to distinguish the percentage of documents in our sample that are made OA by the publisher (23.1%, including Gold, Hybrid, Delayed, and Bronze OA) from those available as Green OA (17.6%), and those available from other sources (40.6%, mainly due to ResearchGate). The data shows an overall free availability of 54.6%, with important differences at the country and subject category levels.“
A non-documented method to search documents by their DOI in Google Scholar:
„RootsFinder is a free family tree that makes research easy with hints to records on multiple websites, including FamilySearch and Findmypast, and a web clipper browser extension that saves data-entry time and increases accuracy by automatically copying web-based records directly into your tree.“
„The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales (OACCT) is a volume of introductory chapters for first-time, university-level readers of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.“
Our current publication system is poorly set up to correct papers. Until this changes, it’s much easier to correct errors *before* submission, because errors are commonly missed by reviewers and editors — even the ‘classic’ papers 🥣 https://t.co/yldJTSC3bz (15/17)
— Dan Quintana (@dsquintana) 10. Februar 2018
„On Saturday and Sunday January 20 and 21 we are giving free access to everyone who wants to try out ArkivDigital All-in-one! „
„Noora, the new main building of the National Archives of Estonia, opened in February 2017. It’s remarkable in many respects. Its walls contain a trove of archived pieces of the past, strung together in a web of storytelling and written records. But the historic records are just one piece of Noora’s appeal.“
„“Archives in Liquid Times” aims to broaden and deepen the thinking about archives in today’s digital environment. It is a book that tries to fuel the debate about archives in different fields of research. It shows that in these liquid times, archives need and deserve to be considered from different angles. “Archives in Liquid Times” is a publication in which archival science is linked to philosophy (of information) and data science. Not only do the contributors try to open windows to new concepts and perspectives, but also to new uses of existing concepts concerning archives.
The articles in this book contain philosophical reflections, speculative essays and presentations of new models and concepts alongside well-known topics in archival theory. Among the contributors are scholars from different fields of research, like Wolfgang Ernst, Geoffrey Yeo, Martijn van Otterlo, Charles Jeurgens, Anne Gilliland and Geert-Jan van Bussel. This book includes interviews with Luciano Floridi and Eric Ketelaar, in which they reflect on key issues arising from the contributions.
The editors are Frans Smit, Arnoud Glaudemans and Rienk Jonker.
The book is published by the Dutch Society for Archival Publications (S@P). It is available as free digital download in PDF and in E-pub format.
Archives in Liquid Times is available on:
the website of the Royal Dutch Association of Archivists: http://kvan.nl/publicaties/s-p (PDF and EPub)
The website of co-editor Rienk Jonker: https://lnkd.in/gnDwbjp (PDF and EPub)
Open Access Library: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=641001;keyword=Archives (PDF)
academia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/35423093/Archives_in_Liquid_Times (PDF)“ (via HW)
„The Milwaukee Journal print editions going back to 1884, Milwaukee Sentinel papers going back to 1910, and the Journal Sentinel dailies from 1995 through 2007 are back online again. The online archives were a part of the Google News Archive project that has now ended.
The archives are available at:
Milwaukee Journal: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=jvrRlaHg2sAC
Milwaukee Sentinel: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=wZJMF1LD7PcC
Journal Sentinel: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=OP2qWFMeUpEC
Details are available in the Journal Sentinel web site at: http://bit.ly/2BXny3A.“ (Eastman)
Big news from the Parker Library on the Web! Help us spread the word that Parker 2.0 is launching in January: no more paywall, fully #IIIF compatible, download your favourite mss as pdfs, and new tools for scholarship and discovery! https://t.co/0Zaedw0P8Q pic.twitter.com/z8GvOzEwVr
— The Parker Library (@ParkerLibCCCC) 20. Dezember 2017
„The oldest surviving illustrated Latin Gospel book, known as the Gospels of St. Augustine (MS 286) can soon be seen by anyone with an internet connection. On the 10th of January, 2018, this codex, along with a further 555 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from the Parker Library will no longer require an institutional site license to access Parker on the Web.“
Richard Poynder: „I have posted a number of responses to my question asking people what they think the stakeholders of scholarly communication should be doing now to fully realise the vision outlined at the 2002 meeting that led to the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
Below are the links to those responses:
Danny Kingsley: Open Access: What should the priorities be today? https://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/open-access-what-should-priorities-be.html
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe: Achieving the BOAI Vision: Possible Actions for Realization https://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/achieving-boai-vision-possible-actions.html
Richard Fisher: Open Access and its Discontents: A British View from Outside the Sciences https://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/open-access-and-its-discontents-british.html
Alison Mudditt: Realising the BOAI vision: The view from PLOS https://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/realising-boai-vision-view-from-plos.html
Dominique Babini: Realising the BOAI vision: A view from the global South https://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/realising-boai-vision-view-from-global.html
Peter Suber: Realising the BOAI vision: Peter Suber’s Advice https://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/realising-boai-vision-peter-suber.html“
„Regarding the recent admission that the Museum plans to consign nearly all of the collections of the Phillips Library, including manuscript and printed materials central and unique to the history of Salem, to a new Collections Center in Rowley, before the December 6, 2017 meeting of the Salem Historic Commission.“
„Please return Salem’s historical archives to Salem.“
Keynote by Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, at the inaugural OCLC Americas Regional Council (ARC) meeting in Baltimore, 31 October 2017.