[open-science] Monthly Open Science Sum-Up (german)
shaklev at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 02:13:38 UTC 2014
I used to be a very avid follower of your blog and still read your longer
newsletter (usually by forwarding them to my Kindle). I think it's
interesting to think about the difference between a "human-curated" and
presented summary, and a more automatic approach. I am aware that all the
items added to the OATP are of course tagged by humans, who choose tags
etc. However, even though I know about the project very well, and have on
occasion submitted items, I don't regularly follow any of the tags. I
wonder if part of it is just the interface (and perhaps I just need to add
some of the RSS feeds to my reader). Perhaps some of it is that it's hard
to distinguish importance (I see about 12 items added just today, with no
other information than the title on this page:
http://tagteam.harvard.edu/remix/oatp)... Or maybe the short commentaries
from someone you get to know over time, and whose choices you grow to
trust, are important.
A few examples of such "summaries" that I use a lot are Stephen Downes'
daily summary of open education news, Hacker News, and r/haskell on Reddit
(the two later ones add discussions of course). I would love to know of
more sources like these in other languages, for fields that interest me.
I've several times mentioned to Chinese colleagues that it would be great
if someone set up a blog there which summarized developments in open
access, open education, distance learning etc. There is a lot happening,
and almost nothing is exposed to the outer world. (And by doing so, the
person would automatically become the go to for Western academics and
journalists who want to learn more/collaborate).
Sorry if these musings aren't entirely on topic, but I guess the question
of how we spread ideas and information about research globally is related
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 8:51 PM, Peter Suber <peter.suber at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) does much of what Stian describes.
> It tries to tag OA news and comment in every country and field, and asks
> taggers to post descriptions in English. (Some taggers do and some don't.)
> Here for example, is the feed for OA developments in Germany. This is the
> HTML version of the feed, but it's also available in RSS, Atom, and JSONP,
> and of course the RSS feed can be converted to a Twitter or email feed as
> well. Of course all the feeds are OA.
> Here's the overall OATP feed (all new OA developments regardless of
> country or field).
> For more detail, see the OATP home page
> I'd be happy to say more for those who are interested in creating OATP
> feeds (as taggers) or subscribing to them (as readers).
> Peter Suber
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 8:39 PM, Stian Håklev <shaklev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Absolutely agree, das ist wirklich super! I would love to hear more about
>> what's going on in various countries and linguapheres - many of us can read
>> some additional languages, but do not have the capacity to follow numerous
>> blogs, mailing lists, etc, so such a master list is incredibly useful.
>> (Also content in other languages tends to be excluded from common "hubs").
>> Of course, very brief summaries in English might be useful too.
>> This is perhaps pushing the issue a bit, but I have thought a lot about
>> how to coordinate the spreading of information better within organizations
>> or communities across languages. I really liked what Global Voices do for
>> blog posts for example. I wonder if it could be crowd-sourced somehow - I
>> personally don't know much about what goes on in Open Access in Germany,
>> but given a few blog posts, I'd be willing to volunteer my time to write
>> quick summaries in English (or Norwegian/Chinese etc) if there was a demand
>> for it...
>> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM, Jenny Molloy <jcmcoppice12 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hey Stefan
>>> Just to say that this sounds fantastic - if anyone is interested in
>>> doing something similar in other languages get in touch, whether you're a
>>> member of a local group already or not.
>>> It would be fantastic to make these kind of updates available more
>>> widely across different regions.
>>> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Stefan Kasberger <
>>> mail at stefankasberger.at> wrote:
>>>> we started a few months ago a monthly Open Science Sum Up (+Newsletter)
>>>> where we make a review of the last month and look forward to the next
>>>> events. It's in german, so this mail is meant more for the german speaking
>>>> For everyone, who is interested in the newsletter to get the sum up
>>>> Cheers, Stefan
>>>> *Stefan Kasberger*
>>>> *E* mail at stefankasberger.at
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