From the 1st of January, EUI members have access to SAGE Research Methods providing access to eBooks and tools in support of all aspects of social science methodology. The platform provides full-text, searchable access to the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series; the Qualitative Research Methods series; and other works on social science research. The Methods Map can be used to navigate methods, concepts and techniques. The Project Planner is a step-by-step guide to starting, developing and completing a research project.
The European Open Science Cloud Portal was launched on 23 November 2018. The new EOSC Portal facilitates discovery of data and resources; processing and analysis; research data management; computation; storage; networking; training and security. To mark the launch of the EOSC Portal, the European Commission issued two supporting documents: Prompting EOSC in Practice which explains the governance of the new ecosystem, and; Turning FAIR into Reality which provides an overview of requirements to fulfill the goal of making research data ‘Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.’ EOSC has six components…
Google launched a new search tool for open data on 5 September. Google Dataset Search (beta) helps find open datasets and data series – by searching data repositories worldwide. The new resource searches both open public data repositories (governments; international organisations) and open research data repositories (universities, research institutions). Full details of the new search tool are in the Google Blog and this video. Dataset Search is developed by Google’s AI research division. For access to licensed, statistical datasets at the EUI, visit the Library’s Data Portal.
The EUI Library issued the 9th edition Bibliography of Academia on 5 July 2018. There are ten sections: 1. The young scholar 2. Scientific and research methodology 3. Academic writing and publication 4. Data for research 5. Presenting, teaching and supervising 6. Open science, digital and internet 7. Science, education and society 8. Copyright and legal 9. Academia in Europe, and 10. University strategy and finance. 72 new titles have been added since the last edition. The Library welcomes suggestions for new acquisitions.
The EUI and the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation between the two institutions, and collaborate on the further development of the EconBiz economics research portal. EUI economics outputs are indexed in EconBiz via the RePEc service. The Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Kiel and Hamburg), founded in 1919, is the world’s largest specialist library for economics. The EconBiz union catalogue and full-text portal was launched in 2002. The discovery tool helps locate 10 million publications and..
EC Recommendation on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information, in Support of Open ScienceBy Thomas Bourke on May 9, 2018
The European Commission published a new Recommendation on Access to, and Preservation of, Scientific Information on 25 April, to promote the transition to open science in the European Union. The recommendation provides guidance on incentives for openness; research data management; text and data mining; and technical standards for the re-use of research content. The European Commission published a roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) 14 March 2018. The EOSC is a “pan-European federation of research data infrastructures, with a view to moving from the current fragmentation, to a situation where data is easy to store, find, share and re-use.”