Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing is a SpringerOpen book (using a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license) that will be published in a few weeks. If you can’t wait for the book to be published and/or you want to make comments or suggestions, go to the dynamic book online version at http://book.openingscience.org. I am an author or co-author of three chapters (Reference Management, Altmetrics and Other Novel Measures for Scientific Impact, Unique Identifiers for Researchers) and have helped put the dynamic book together. The book is generated from markdown files hosted in a public Github repo using Jekyll and Pandoc, and we use Prose to enable online editing of the content.
Using markdown, github, jekyll and pandoc is nothing new for blogs, but this is probably one of the first scholarly books using this workflow. The dynamic book is therefore still very much work in progress and feedback is greatly appreciated.
Another great example using a very similar workflow is the upcoming book Advanced R Programming by Hadley Wickham, but he is of course using R and knitr to create most of the markdown. In contrast to Hadley we stored the individual chapters as Jekyll posts rather than pages, as this better integrates with other Jekyll functionality, e.g. tags.
Farewell to DataCite
After six years as DataCite Technical Director, I am both sad and excited to announce that I will be leaving DataCite, beginning a new adventure as an independent developer for the invenioRDM project on August 1st. My focus will remain on research data management, ...
Announcing the DataCite Profiles Service
DataCite Labs today is launching the DataCite Profiles service, a central place for users to sign in with DataCite, using their ORCID credentials.The first version of DataCite Profiles focusses on integration with ORCID via the Search & Link and Auto-Update services, ...
A step forward for software citation: GitHub's enhanced software citation support
On August 19, GitHub announced software citation support in GitHub repositories. Citation information provided by users (using a CITATION.cff YAML file in the root directory of the default branch) is parsed and made available as bibtex file or formatted citation, ...