One Small Grain of Moon Dust, One Giant Leap for Lunar Studies
Back in 1972, NASA sent their last team of astronauts to the Moon in the Apollo 17 mission. These astronauts brought some of the Moon back to Earth so scientists could continue to study lunar soil in their labs. Since we haven't returned to the Moon in almost 50 years, every lunar sample is precious. We need to make them count for researchers now and in the future. In a new study in Meteoritics & Planetary Science, scientists found a new way to analyze the chemistry of the Moon's soil using a single grain of dust.
'Recenter Library Systems on the User': An Interview with OhioLINK's Gwen Evans
The major US library consortium OhioLINK has created a vision for the systems that libraries use for acquiring content from publishers, managing collections, and enabling discovery. An interview about this vision with executive director Gwen Evans.
Jess Wade's One-Woman Mission to Diversify Wikipedia's Science Stories
Our largest encyclopedia overwhelmingly recognises the achievements of white men. For physicist Jess Wade, fighting this bias has been an uphill battle to ensure that the scientific contributions made by women and other under-represented communities aren’t lost to posterity.
Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of "outsiders" ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably high salaries that tenured positions entail.
Evaluation of Cancellation of Journal Agreement with Elsevier 2018
For 17 months, the Bibsam Consortium did not have an agreement with the world's largest scholarly publisher, Elsevier. There is now a summary of the consequences for the consortium, the concerned organizations and their researchers.
Open Science Maturity: Universities in Finland in the Leading Position
Finland has already achieved considerable milestones in fostering an open science culture on a national level. A recently published evaluation highlights best practices in Finland, barriers and ideas to remove them.
Brexit: Implications for Swiss Higher Education Institutions
Resources compiled by swissuniversities to address questions that UK researchers and students on mobility programmes within Swiss higher education institutions will be confronted with after the Brexit.
What Researchers Think About the Culture They Work In: Quantitative Dataset
Here we present an anonymized version of the dataset that we collected in the quantitative phase of Wellcome's research on research culture. Additionally, we present a document detailing how the data was transformed to protect anonymity. We also present a flowchart that indicates how participants were guided to answer questions in the survey.