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The Future of CMSs is Open

By |April 24th, 2015|News|Comments Off on The Future of CMSs is Open

Content management systems (CMS) have evolved over the years from merely a copy and paste function to a mix of development, design, marketing, information architecture, user experience, and more. Websites are still a core asset of most businesses, which means the CMS has become increasingly important.

And the survey says…

By |March 12th, 2015|News, reference|Comments Off on And the survey says…

The Ancient World Online (AWOL) blog is looking for academics who have used open data in their teaching to share their experiences. By conducting a mini survey to understand which portals, tools or repositories academics use to retrieve open datasets, they can better understand how this information is being used in teaching and learning in higher education. Have you taken the AWOL User Survey?

Opening the Doors

By |January 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Opening the Doors

Facebook has announced that it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project. This could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies.

Collaboration Fosters Quality

By |January 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Collaboration Fosters Quality

2014 was and 2015 appears to be following in suit, the year of mergers and acquisitions. We have shared a few of those, always emphasizing that collaboration almost always results in better anything - products, results, and even people. But in the world of non-profits how does mergers prove beneficial?

Open Access Journals Become Available

By |August 20th, 2014|indexing, News|Comments Off on Open Access Journals Become Available

The publisher Brill has announced a new suite of open access journals covering four major disciplines - Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided in sections that align with the major subject areas in the discipline.

Language Comes into the Future

By |January 27th, 2014|News, reference, Technology|Comments Off on Language Comes into the Future

The Oxford English Dictionary is progressing towards a third edition with over 619,000 words compiled between its binding. To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavor typical of Victorian times. This mammoth-sized task resulted in the first installment emerging in 1884 with its contents “A to Ant.”

Open Access Benefits Many

By |December 11th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Open Access Benefits Many

The Academic Senate of the University of California (UC) recently passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.