The EUI Library trial of SAGE Research Methods continues until 16 November. The Research Methods platform provides content and tools covering all aspects of social science research methodology – quantitative, qualitative and comparative. This resource can be used by sociologists, economists, political scientists – and other scholars interested in research methodologies. The platform provides access to case studies illustrating research techniques – as well as tutorials on broader academic skills. SAGE Research Methods provides full-text, searchable access to eBooks and manuals, including the premium Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series, the Qualitative Research Methods series and
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.”
DG Research and Innovation (EC) published a strategy for the new European Open Science Cloud on 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.” Open science refers to a culture of collaboration, sharing and openness – made possible by digital innovation, open access to publications, open research data, open source software, open educational resources, and citizen science. The EOSC has six components…