Interesting Engineering: Internet Archivists Working Hard to Keep a “Pirate Bay of Science” Available Online

Interesting Engineering: Internet Archivists Working Hard to Keep a “Pirate Bay of Science” Available Online. “Scientific material is hard to come by online unless you’re ready to pay a pretty penny to access it. Many scientific papers and books are indeed available in an online format, however, they typically hide behind paywalls, leaving them unread by many. Two sites have been trying to remedy the situation by pirating scientific papers: Library Genesis (LibGen) and Sci-Hub. The issue is that sites like these have real problems staying online for legal and logistical hosting purposes. Now, a new project by data hoarders and freedom of information activists is trying to bring long-term stability to LibGen.”

BC Journal: Voices In Education Expands Access (Bernews)

Bernews: BC Journal: Voices In Education Expands Access. “Bermuda College’s BC Journal: Voices in Education was recently invited to be included in the University of Florida’s Digital Library of the Caribbean. ‘The achievement was made all the more gratifying because the university cited the Journal’s quality, and academic contributions as a factor in its decision to include the scholarly publication,’ the College noted.”

IEEE Spectrum: IEEE’s New Open Access Journals Call for Papers

IEEE Spectrum: IEEE’s New Open Access Journals Call for Papers. “IEEE is seeking article submissions for its new gold fully open access journals. Gold open access refers to articles being made open access through the payment of a fee—called an article processing charge (APC)—by the author.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Digital Journal Apps to Boost Mental Health With a Daily Diary

MakeUseOf: 6 Digital Journal Apps to Boost Mental Health With a Daily Diary . “Each app takes a different approach to digital journaling, so pick the one that suits your style. Some focus on privacy, others target beginners and time-constrained users. And there’s even an app that turns the concept of a diary on its head by making your journal entries public.”

Invitation to participate in a new project: Help open journals’ deep backfiles (Everybody’s Libraries)

Everybody’s Libraries: Invitation to participate in a new project: Help open journals’ deep backfiles. “Thanks to IMLS-supported work we did at Penn, we’ve produced a complete inventory of serials from the first half of the 20th century that still have active copyright renewals associated with them. And I’ve noted that there was far more serial material without active copyright, as late as the 1960s or even later. We’ve also produced a guide to determining whether particular serial content you may be interested in is in the public domain. Now that we’ve spent a lot of time surveying what is still in copyright though, it’s worth turning more focused attention to serial content that isn’t in copyright, but still of interest to researchers. “

Newswise: University of Utah launches first-ever Journal of Dark Sky Studies

Newswise: University of Utah launches first-ever Journal of Dark Sky Studies. “Despite growing evidence that artificial light at night severely impacts wildlife, human health, wasteful spending and a disconnect to our cultural past, there are no formal academic educational programs strictly for dark sky study and protection. The University of Utah is changing that.”