Tag Archives: Talis

Open Education

Talis Incubator for Open Education finalists

Through the Incubator project, Talis is providing Angel Funding and support for projects that further Open Education.
Finalist shortlist

Peter Suber: Open access, markets and missions

We can admit that artificial scarcity will protect a revenue stream for the existing array of conventional publishers, and serve the research community in that particular way. But it doesn’t follow that it serves the function in the community that should be served by scholarly publishing. On the contrary.
Financial analysts at Credit Suisse First Boston pointed out that second-rate journals with low rejection rates have higher profit margins than first-rate journals with high rejection rates. Higher rejection rates increase the costs per published paper by requiring journals to perform peer review more times per published paper. This creates incentives for profit maximizers to lower their rejection rates, even if that means lowering standards. At the same time, it creates incentives for profit maximizers to bundle journals together and reduce the freedom of libraries to cancel low-quality titles.

Open access, markets, and missions


Open Education

Talis Incubator for Open Education finalists

Through the Incubator project, Talis is providing Angel Funding and support for projects that further Open Education.
Finalist shortlist

Peter Suber: Open access, markets and missions

We can admit that artificial scarcity will protect a revenue stream for the existing array of conventional publishers, and serve the research community in that particular way. But it doesn’t follow that it serves the function in the community that should be served by scholarly publishing. On the contrary.
Financial analysts at Credit Suisse First Boston pointed out that second-rate journals with low rejection rates have higher profit margins than first-rate journals with high rejection rates. Higher rejection rates increase the costs per published paper by requiring journals to perform peer review more times per published paper. This creates incentives for profit maximizers to lower their rejection rates, even if that means lowering standards. At the same time, it creates incentives for profit maximizers to bundle journals together and reduce the freedom of libraries to cancel low-quality titles.

Open access, markets, and missions


October #5

Archive
BFI partners with Blinkbox to broadcast classic British films online New Media Age

JISC Report: Digitisation of special collections: Mapping, assessment, prioritisation

“How are we to know that digitisation is serving the needs of the Higher Education community and is sustainable in the long-term?”
Resource Shelf

Consultations
Digital Engagement is Everyone’s Job Dextrous web
Let’s talk about Government Consultations and Write To Reply. Blog+video Jadu

Google Wave
Google Wave Use Cases: Education RWW
Google Wave and News Jeff Jarvis

Journalism
Are there too many journalism degrees? Discuss. Online Journalism Blog
Homeless but not hopeless: intern for Elle’s advice column gets $150 a month for expenses. Guardian
Court ruling ‘clarifies law on user-generated content’ Hold the Front Page

Local news reporting
Links, post its and tweetdoc for #cabinet discussion on government and #hyperlocal news Talk About Local
Report on the hyperlocal news discussion at Cabinet DCMS meeting
MPs accuse councils of producing ‘propaganda’ newspapers Guardian

Mapping
BBC: Crime, health and environment. Awards offered for map data mash-ups
Ordnance Survey Geovation Awards £10k, £5k competition details

Open Educational Resources
Yale adds ten more open courses via CC BY-NC-SA
JISC Podcast: Open Access – Harvard’s Success Story with Robert Darnton
The value of OERs is the contribution to the Commons. Talis education interview


October #5

Archive
BFI partners with Blinkbox to broadcast classic British films online New Media Age

Consultations
Digital Engagement is Everyone’s Job Dextrous web
Let’s talk about Government Consultations and Write To Reply. Blog+video Jadu

Google Wave
Google Wave Use Cases: Education RWW
Google Wave and News Jeff Jarvis

Journalism
Are there too many journalism degrees? Discuss. Online Journalism Blog
Homeless but not hopeless: intern for Elle’s advice column gets $150 a month for expenses. Guardian
Court ruling ‘clarifies law on user-generated content’ Hold the Front Page

Local news reporting
Links, post its and tweetdoc for #cabinet discussion on government and #hyperlocal news Talk About Local
Report on the hyperlocal news discussion at Cabinet DCMS meeting
MPs accuse councils of producing ‘propaganda’ newspapers Guardian

Mapping
BBC: Crime, health and environment. Awards offered for map data mash-ups
Ordnance Survey Geovation Awards £10k, £5k competition details

Open Educational Resources
Yale adds ten more open courses via CC BY-NC-SA
JISC Podcast: Open Access – Harvard’s Success Story with Robert Darnton
The value of OERs is the contribution to the Commons. Talis education interview


October #2

Copyright
Remix culture: “On the Legal Consequences of Sauces: Should [..]Recipes Be Per Se Copyrightable?” SSRN

Google Book Settlement
Google co-founder Sergey Brin on book settlement NY Times

Journalism
Wikileaks devising a platform for anonymously leaking material to news outlets, others. ComputerWorld

Media Law
Super Injunctions: the Trafigura story
Libel law: Simon Singh wins leave to appeal in BCA libel case Index

Open Education Resources
A chat with Stephen Downes on OER CC Talks

Postcodes
Talis blog on #postcodes #ernestmarples and access to public data Nodalities

Privacy
Privacy policy tool failed because of browser rejection, says W3C lawyer Out-Law

Research
Open Research: The personal, the social, and the political Cameron Neylon

Twitter
US politics & Twitter: 5% of users account for 75% of activity Resource Shelf

WordPress
85 wordpress plugins for blogging journalists Online Journalism Blog