The EUI Library launched a trial of SAGE Research Methods on 16 October. The Research Methods platform provides content and tools covering all aspects of social science research methodology – quantitative, qualitative and comparative – and related topics. This resource can be used by sociologists, economists, political scientists, and other scholars interested in research methodologies. The platform provides access to cases and datasets, illustrating research techniques – as well as tutorials on broader academic skills. SAGE Research Methods also provides full-text, searchable access to eBooks and manuals, including the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series. Online modules include: How to write a research question; How to conduct a literature review; How to choose a method; and How to gather, analyse and present evidence. View the SAGE introductory video here.
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.
On July 12th, President Dehousse has signed an Agreement on behalf of the EUI Library with Agence Europe’s current director Lorenzo Riccardi to digitise the Agence Europe Bulletin Quotidien from 1953 to 1999. In January, the EUI Library reached out to Agence Europe’s director Riccardi to launch the idea for a collaborative project to digitise […]
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.
ZoteroBib is now available at http://zbib.org What is ZoteroBib ? ZoteroBib is the managing citation open access software by Zotero that works without installing the software. It is a ready to use web page for everybody willing to cite one or more a bibliographic items instantly. It is a new website that allows to create […]
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.”