Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where we explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month, Joshua Allen Holm will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities... Read more
Imagine a world where scientists and inventors had no access to the accomplishments of the generations which came before us. The wheel would, quite literally, need to be reinvented by everyone who came along and wanted to move forward.
Thirty-eight new genera or species of dinosaur were announced in 2014, spanning everything from sauropods to tyrannosaurs to horned dinosaurs. Seventeen of these, or about 45%, were published in open access or free-to-read journals.
In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are... Read more
The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the... Read more
These 5 applications are examples of the kind of apps, visualizations, and analyses that are created from working with developers, educators, and businesses on a specific challenge at events that pull the community together, like data jams, meetups, and conferences.
Three things learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival on the state of open data and open access.
Peter Murray-Rust of the informal community Blue Obelisk gives an exclusive look to Opensource.com on his life in science and academic research, and his journey into open access and open data to help bring a better life to everyone through scientific discoveries.
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly... Read more
Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this year.