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XMind – Full Featured Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Too

January 11, 2019

XMind – Full Featured Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tool
https://www.xmind.net/

XMind, a full-featured mind mapping and brainstorming tool, designed to generate ideas, inspire creativity, brings you efficiency both in work and life. Tens of million people love. Mindmap is a visual way to organize your thoughts, we always recommend using the mind map to assist your brainstorming process. On the basis of clarifying your thoughts and ideas, you can develop more creative solutions and inspire great work. Inspiration is always fleeting. The first snapshot of a moment is worth being collected with XMind. We offer a powerful way to capture your thoughts and gather your ideas. Stay creative anytime and anywhere. Mindmap always makes you more productive. By thinking both vertically and horizontally, more thoughts and ideas will be enriched and generated, so that you will be greatly inspired to develop and innovate. By combining outline with mindmap, XMind offers a highly efficient way to manage and structure your thoughts and ideas. Once the information is clearly sorted out and restructured, it will become much easier to remember. They offer Fishbone Chart, Matrix, Timeline, Org Chart, not only visually organizes causal relationships among complex ideas/events, but also makes the in-depth comparative analysis possible, tracks milestones and schedules in chronological order. You may not see such a mind map elsewhere: Each branch is a structure. So allows you to express different minds in one mind map. Creativity is always so full of personality. You can make any graphic you want. All the mind maps are easy to be found both on your laptop and mobile devices, which allows you to access them any time and anywhere. XMind supports these modern formats. Exporting and sharing your mind maps to anyone instantly to facilitate your needs, no matter for meetings or reports. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Public Domain Day 2019

January 09, 2019

Public Domain Day 2019
https://law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2019/


For the first time in over 20 years, on January 1, 2019, published works will enter the US public domain.1 Works from 1923 will be free for all to use and build upon, without permission or fee. Google Books will offer the full text of books from that year, instead of showing only snippet views or authorized previews. The Internet Archive will add books, movies, music, and more to its online library. HathiTrust has made over 50,000 titles from 1923 available in its digital library. Community theaters are planning screenings of the films. Students will be free to adapt and publicly perform the music. Because these works are in the public domain, anyone can make them available, where you can rediscover and enjoy them. (Empirical studies have shown that public domain books are less expensive, available in more editions and formats, and more likely to be in print—see here, here, and here.) In addition, the expiration of copyright means that you’re free to use these materials, for education, for research, or for creative endeavors—whether it’s translating the books, making your own versions of the films, or building new music based on old classics. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Helio – Design Succesful Products by Rapidly Revealing Key User Behaviors

January 08, 2019

Helio – Design Succesful Products by Rapidly Revealing Key User Behaviors
https://helio.app/

Helio makes it easy to get reactions on your designs quickly so your team can focus on solving the right problems, right now. Get feedback throughout the course of your project so you can catch bad decisions before time and resources are wasted. Get the thoughts and perspectives of a global audience of 100,000 panelists and select the exact demographics you need. Make better product and design decisions, faster. Start a Helio test in the morning and get results before you leave for lunch. Surface incredible Design Insights so anyone on your team can confidently make better decisions based on data. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Genius Web Annotator

January 08, 2019

Genius Web Annotator
https://genius.com/web-annotator

Genius lets you add line-by-line annotations to any page on the Internet. Only a handful of people know that the web browser’s big missing feature—the feature that was supposed to be in from the start but didn’t make it—is the ability to annotate any page on the Internet. Since we founded Rap Genius in 2009, we’ve built an amazing community for breaking down the meaning of anything you’re reading line-by-line — whether it’s Yeezus or Shakespeare — but it’s all been confined to our site. Now, with the Genius Web Annotator, it’s possible to add context, commentary, and images directly on top of any web page using only your browser. News Genius is revolutionizing the way people interact with the news. Rather than seeing reporters and news organizations as the gatekeepers to information, we see journalism as an ongoing and evolving discussion between many parties. We’re a community of journalists, news junkies, designers, engineers, students, you name it, annotating new stories every day, along with original texts (like transcripts and speeches). This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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BitCurator Consortium

January 08, 2019

BitCurator Consortium
https://bitcuratorconsortium.org/

he BitCurator Consortium (BCC) supports digital forensics practices in libraries, archives, and museums in order to help ensure the longevity and reliability of the cultural, scientific, and historical record. Their organizational vision is to address the articulated needs of the BCC community—training, collaboration, research, software development, documentation, integration, scripts—while advocating for the expansion of digital forensics practice worldwide. BCC achieves its mission through the following activities: 1) Building a relationship network among archivists, curators, and librarians charged with preserving digital content; 2) Hosting an annual forum; 3) Compiling documentation and scripts; 4) Conducting new research in digital forensics that addresses specific, practical member concerns; 5) Developing advocacy and awareness materials and programs that articulate the unique value of digital forensics; 6) Providing training and learning opportunities for professionals and students to develop needed skills and competencies; 7) Gathering statistics that track trends, needs, and developments in digital forensics and 8) Exploring collective arrangements that allow libraries, archives, and museums to negotiate effectively with key vendors. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Twiddla – Online Whiteboard for the Modern Classroom

January 07, 2019

Twiddla – Online Whiteboard for the Modern Classroom
https://www.twiddla.com/

Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start drawing on a blank canvas. Browse the web with your students or make that remote tutoring session more productive than ever. No plug-ins, downloads, or firewall voodoo – it’s all here, ready to go when you are. Browser-agnostic, user-friendly. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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OpenReview – Openess in Scientific Communications

December 20, 2018

OpenReview – Openess in Scientific Communications
https://openreview.net/

OpenReview aims to promote openness in scientific communication, particularly the peer review process, by providing a flexible cloud-based web interface and underlying database API enabling the following: 1) Open Peer Review: We provide a configurable platform for peer review that generalizes over many subtle gradations of openness, allowing conference organizers, journals, and other “reviewing entities” to configure the specific policy of their choice. We intend to act as a testbed for different policies, to help scientific communities experiment with open scholarship while addressing legitimate concerns regarding confidentiality, attribution, and bias; 2) Open Publishing: Track submissions, coordinate the efforts of editors, reviewers and authors, and host… Sharded and distributed for speed and reliability; 3) Open Access: Free access to papers for all, free paper submissions. No fees; 4) Open Discussion: Hosting of accepted papers, with their reviews, comments. Continued discussion forum associated with the paper post acceptance. Publication venue chairs/editors can control structure of review/comment forms, read/write access, and its timing; 5) Open Directory: Collection of people, with conflict-of-interest information, including institutions and relations, such as co-authors, co-PIs, co-workers, advisors/advisees, and family connections; 6) Open Recommendations: Models of scientific topics and expertise. Directory of people includes scientific expertise. Reviewer-paper matching for conferences with thousands of submissions, incorporating expertise, bidding, constraints, and reviewer balancing of various sorts. Paper recommendation to users; 7) Open API: We provide a simple REST API for accessing and uploading records of people, their groupings, document content, invitations and reviewing assignments, conflict-of-interest designations, and reviewing workflow patterns. You can then write scripts , all with a clear, robust model of read/write permissions. Track submissions, monitor review process, send customized bulk email messages, automate workflow actions; and 8) Open Source: We are committed to open source. Look for our public repo on GitHub soon. This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Enflux – Driving Academic Excellence

December 18, 2018

Enflux – Driving Academic Excellence
https://enflux.com/

Enflux partners with educators to harness the power of their data and promote academic excellence. Educators use Enflux to: a) Activate Strategic Plans – Enflux extracts, transforms, and integrates higher education data to provide dynamic visual analytics; b) Drive Engagement and Accountability – Proprietary Enflux ticketing system helps administrators and faculty share feedback about the strategic plan and set individual data-based goals; and c) Achieve Key Goals and Exceed Accreditation Needs – Enflux arms schools with dynamic, client-driven, comprehensive, and streamlined reports. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far)

December 08, 2018

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far)
https://press.rebus.community/the-rebus-guide-to-publishing-open-textbooks/

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need. Representing two years of collaboration, innumerable conversations and exchanges, and a wide range of collective knowledge and experience, the Guide is a book-in-progress and will evolve and grow over time. Join the project discussion and help shape its development! This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019

November 30, 2018

Updated> Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019
http://www.OERSources.com/

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.” [Wikipedia] Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals. This freely available guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. This will be added to OERSearchEngine.com/. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources 2018 Subject Tracer™. Updated with all links validated and new links added on December 1, 2018 [26 pages, 703KB PDF]

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