[open-science] Monthly Open Science Sum-Up (german)
peter.suber at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 02:38:51 UTC 2014
OATP runs on TagTeam, an open-source tagging platform we're developing at
Harvard primarily for OATP. When TagTeam version 1.5 comes out (in just a
few days, I hope!) it will have a way to address the problem you identify.
Right now, all the items tagged with "oa.germany" (for example) are in a
single list with no indication of their importance. Like a blog, the most
recent items are at the top of the list. But if a person you trusted were
tagging the German OA developments *important to her*, then you could
easily follow her judgments. She could create a sub-feed of the
"oa.germany" items she had marked as important. And if she didn't, then you
could create one yourself.
Among other things, TagTeam allows users to create feeds based on arbitrary
boolean combinations of keywords or tags. In version 1.5, it will be very
easy to create a feed with the property "has tag TAG *and* was tagged by
USER". Then the trick will be to get people you trust to tag items within
their area of expertise.
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Stian Håklev <shaklev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> 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
> to "open-science"...
> 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 community.
>>>>> 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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