Memento Time Travel

Mementos are prior versions of web pages cached by web crawlers and stored in web archives. The post explains how to use the Wayback Machine to get back in time and retrieve prior states of a given web resource.

DORA and Wakelet: Two Badges!

Last week – just before Christmas – I received two badges. One from DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) and the other one from Wakelet. I thought about a little thank-you gift. What I came up with --- killing two birds with one stone --- was a Wakelet collection of DORA's newsletter.

Archiving Quoted Web Resources

Quoting websites is a hassle for several reasons: Firstly, web pages are not available anymore. Secondly, web pages have moved so that the URL is not valid anymore. Thirdly, they change their content so that the cited reference is not correct anymore. This article presents some strategies and tools to bypass the challenges mentioned above.

Open Citations - TOS

This article is the second post of a series of ten contributions about a better understanding of the different aspects of Open Science. I want to collect material to develop a taxonomy of Open Science (TOS). Here I will outline the rationale and significance behind the Open Citation movement. Citations are the links that knit together our scientific and cultural knowledge. They need to be freely accessible, separated from their sources, such as journals, articles or books, machine-readable, and reusable. They have to be open to facilitate research on their structure and relationships.

Toward a Taxonomy of Open Science (TOS)

This post starts a series of ten contributions about a better understanding of the different aspects of Open Science. I want to collect material to develop a taxonomy of Open Science (TOS). The primary goal of this undertaking is not only to build a hierarchical system where every notion is unambiguous but to develop a heuristic tool useful for further research.

Bibliographic Metadata for your web page

With _Web 2.0_, we see a radical change in scholarly communication. This transition period poses problems for the researcher as the challenges have multiplied. On the one hand, there is a growing need to be present on different web channels (blog, twitter, youtube, and much more). On the other hand, the more traditional ways of publications in high ranked peer review channels are still prevalent. I present in this post a workaround to fulfill both requirements at a certain level: Embed bibliographic metadata in your web pages so that they can be cited and count as a web publication.

What is Open Science About?

By discussing different definitions of ‘Open Science’ quoted in the literature, the post develops a particular perspective: We argue that openness must include not only scientific findings but also the process of knowledge creation. The article is the first of a series and contrasts a holistic understanding of Open Science with the concepts of eScience, Cyberscience or Science 2.0, Libre Science and Open respective Libre Knowledge.

ORCID - Researchers uniquely identified and connected

I applied for my ORCID-ID already several years ago, but only yesterday I understood the advantage of yet another web presence: ORCID is a non-profit organization and aims to identify researchers uniquely and to connect their contributions and affiliations across disciplines, borders, and time. With this post, I will tell you some advantages of ORCID to convince you to join.