In our case B!SON doesn’t stand for a wild animal, but for a recommendation service for
quality-assured Open Access Journals.
American Bison, Marco Verch, Creative Commons 2.0
Due to the enormous increase in the number of new publishing offerings, it is difficult for authors to make the most suitable selection. B!SON was developed by TIB Hannover and SLUB Dresden. The tool is open, free of charge and web-based.
Den Beitrag weiterlesen Do you know B!SON? – new tools make Open Science easy
A Persistent Identifier is a kind of number plate that we wear in the web. After all, we use PIDs on a daily basis in our analogue world, such as when we are asked for our identity card number. Only here we are on the web. Fortunately behind a Persistent ID there is an organization that ensures its persistence over time. At this point someone might reply that the address of a website is a persistent ID. Wrong, because behind it there is not always an association to ensure its long-term durability.
A PID is “a code which remains constant as a means of identifying a digital object regardless of changes to its location on the internet”.
Den Beitrag weiterlesen Why your research career needs a Persistent Identifier
This year’s “International Open Access Week” (IOAW), which took place from 19 October to 25 October 2020, was centred around the motto “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”, which emphasised the political and social implications of Open Science and focused on the philosophy behind the term “Openness” as a set of values.
Den Beitrag weiterlesen The International Open Access Week 2020 at Chemnitz University of Technology – a summary