Posts by Category: Education and Academic Resources

Open Book Publishers

November 24, 2020

Open Book Publishers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     https://www.openbookpublishers.com/

They are the leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. All their books are available to read online and download for free, with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs) for authors. They publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, offering the academic excellence of a traditional press combined with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. They also publish bespoke Series for Universities and Research Centers and invite libraries to support Open Access publishing by joining their Membership Programme. OBP is eligible to receive European Commission’s publication grants for research funded within the FP7 and Horizon 2020 frameworks, and their books have been submitted for the UK REF assessment exercise. This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Citationsy – Perhaps the World’s Best Referencing Tool

November 23, 2020

Citationsy – Perhaps the World’s Best Referencing Tool                                                                                                                                                               https://citationsy.com/

Citationsy lives in the cloud and is accessible from anywhere. Use our iPhone and Android apps to cite books on the go with our barcode scanner and add the Chrome or Firefox extensions to cite websites in 2 clicks. Your citation data is saved in the cloud and backed up every 10 minutes. Never worry about file formats, data loss, or updates ever again. Citationsy is a clean, annoyance-free environment to get your work done in. Say goodbye to flashing ads, notification, cookie banners, and downloads. It’s just you and your references. Features include: a) Cite Everything – With Citationsy you can cite websites, books, journals, videos, podcasts, images and more – within a few clicks. Or simply use our scanner app; b) Share Projects – rumor has it Citationsy is the only reference manager that allows collaborative referencing. Invite your co-authors to your Citationsy project and work on the bibliography together; c) Create Bibliography – Create citations and organize your references into different projects and bibliographies; d) Accessibility – They work hard to make Citationsy as accessible as possible. They test extensively on screen readers and take feedback from people who use accessibility tools with our products very seriously; e) Export References – Easily export your bib­liography in one of over 9000 styles — APA citation, Harvard citation, MLA, DIN, Chicago, and 9 000+ more; and f) Any Format! – Get your bibliography in plain text, ready to paste into any application. Export files for Word, Apple Pages, RTF, EndNote, BibTeX, RefWorks, or CSL. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer
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Awareness Watch Newsletter V18N12 December 2020  

November 21, 2020

Awareness Watch Newsletter V18N12 December 2020                                                                                                                                                 http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V18N12.pdf

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The December 2020 V18N12 Awareness Watch Newsletter is a freely available 38 page .pdf document (695KB) from the above URL. This month’s featured report covers Online Research Browsers and Data Visualization Tools 2021 and is a comprehensive listing of world wide wide web and Internet research browsers and data visualization tools, including new economy search engines, directories, subject guides and index resources and sites on the Internet available for the 2021 year. The below list is taken partially from my white paper titled Online Research Browsers and Visualization Tools 2021 and is constantly updated with Subject Tracer™ bots at the following URL: https://www.zillman.us/white-papers/online-research-browsers/ and http://www.WhitePapers.us/. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many new pathways available through the Internet to find the latest new and existing world wide web and Internet online research browser resources, sources, tools and sites. As this site is constantly updated it would be to your benefit to bookmark and return to the above URLs frequently.  The below resources and sources including the deep web will be your pathfinder to all the new research browser resources, tools and alerts!!   The true way to search the Internet and social media for new research browser resources, sources and tools is to use the below listed tools and resources and include the Deep Web. These resources will be your pathfinder to all the important and ever changing New Normal research reference resources, tools and alerts!! Just completely updated with new links and all links validated. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness resources, sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of really neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Crowdfunding During COVID-19: An International Comparison of Online Fundraising by  Greg Elmer, Sabrina Ward-Kimola and Anthony Glyn-Burton  .

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Open Texts – Opening Up  a World of Digitized Texts 

November 09, 2020

Open Texts – Opening Up  a World of Digitized Texts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         https://opentexts.world/

OpenTexts.World is an experimental service that helps you discover free digitised text collections from around the world. Think of it as a search engine for books. Every year, libraries worldwide digitize hundreds of thousands of books. Open Texts brings (some of!) those collections together, allowing you to search across a multitude of different libraries worldwide. OpenTexts.world helps you discover millions of free digitzsed texts from libraries around the world. Currently in beta. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2021.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2021

November 01, 2020

Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2021
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 2021, 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 Subject Tracer™. Complete Update Including All Links Validated on November 1, 2020, [49 pages, 870KB PDF]

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Latino STEM Alliance Online Learning Collection

October 30, 2020

Latino STEM Alliance Online Learning Collection

https://www.latinostem.org

This year marks the Latino STEM Alliance’s (LSA) 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, LSA developed programming centered on their mission to help participants further”development of 21st century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.” For example, check out the Online Learning Series page for access to free lessons and activities. For readers in the Boston area, LSA provides additional curriculum. Details about these offerings are available on the Programs and Services page. Readers should note that some programs have transitioned to online formats, making them accessible to educators outside of Boston. Readers should also stay tuned for LSA’s new Remote Robotics Program (launching October 2020). Designed to last 18 weeks (with hour-long sessions), the program will help students engage with the “STEM industry and engineer solutions to issues that are meaningful to them.” LSA collaborates with a variety of groups (including Boston Public Schools) and receives financial support from “foundations, corporations, academic institutions, and … individual donors. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Code4Lib Journal

October 29, 2020

Code4Lib Journal

journal.code4lib.org

Librarians will delight in the Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ), a resource at the “intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.” Dedicated to information sharing, “C4LJ aims to help engender collective understanding and the necessary support for improving library technology and digital services.” Launched in 2007, the journal now has nearly 50 issues, all available under a Creative Commons license. Articles from the most recent issue (August 2020) are found on the home page. Pieces include “Open Source Tools for Scaling Data Curation at QDR ” and “Using Integrated Library Systems and Open Data to Analyze Library Cardholders.” To browse older articles, explore the Archives page (linked on the right-hand panel as “Older Issues”). Readers with a niche topic in mind can also use the search bar to scout on-point articles across the database. C4LJ is managed by a global editorial committee of 13 members from various institutions and library backgrounds. Readers interested in pitching a piece to this team should check out the Process and Structure page. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Forvo – All the Words in the World – Pronounced

October 26, 2020

Pronunciation dictionary. How to pronounce words. Forvo

Forvo – All the Words in the World – Pronounced
https://forvo.com/

Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world, the place where you’ll find millions of words and phrases pronounced in their original languages. n 2008, Forvo was founded with the mission of improving spoken communication across cultures by creating a platform where users could share pronunciations of words in their native language and listen to words pronounced by other native speakers. Today, Forvo is the largest online reference for pronunciations with a database of nearly 6 million words pronounced in over 390 languages – all created and maintained by native speakers. Forvo continues to work toward its mission as a go-to reference for authentic word pronunciations through over 110 million site visits annually and over 800,000 registered users. In 2013, Forvo was included in Time Magazine’s “50 Best Websites of the Year.” This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference 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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Peer 2 Peer University

October 22, 2020

P2PU logo

Peer 2 Peer University
https://www.p2pu.org/en/

Peer 2 Peer University (we usually just say P2PU) is a grassroots network of individuals who seek to create an equitable, empowering, and liberating alternative to mainstream higher education. We work towards this vision by creating and sustaining learning communities in public spaces around the world. As librarians and community organizers, they bring neighborhoods together to learn with one another. As educators, we train facilitators to organize their own networks and they develop/curate open educational resources. As developers and designers, they build open source software tools that support flourishing learning communities. And as learners, they work together to improve upon and disseminate methods and practices for peer learning to flourish. P2PU is a distributed organization, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the United States. Their network stretches the globe, with their heaviest concentration of work currently happening in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States. They strive to model our educational values in our organizational structure; as such, we set goals and make decisions collectively as a community. They invite you to join our virtual community and view their governance guidelines, annual goals, and policies (as well as all source code) on Github. This will be added to New Economy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™.  This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2020

October 01, 2020

Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2020
http://www.ScholarSearchEngines.com/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation titled “Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2020” is now a 82 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. It is freely available as a .pdf file (971KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. [Completely Updated with all links validated and new URLs added: October 1, 2020]. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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© 2020 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A

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