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From collaboration tools, and OpenProtokols, to Manuscript Repositories and to publishing.

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We are excited to announce that Engineering Archive has completed its migration to our new home on Public Knowledge Project's Open Preprint Systems with hosting provided by PKP Publishing Services.

#OpenScience #OpenEngineering #preprints #OA


Open Science Community manager for the Software Heritage Foundation (, a very very sweet nonprofit that holds an archive of public code (

Job submissions to

While I love the org, I can't answer questions about this job (sorry!)

#openscience #opensci #jobad #jobopp

More fun publisher surveillance:
Elsevier embeds a hash in the PDF metadata that is *unique for each time a PDF is downloaded*, this is a diff between metadata from two of the same paper. Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs.

Question for the .

I would like to translate an old meteorological book as a test case together with @xldrkp to see how the tools, starting with , perform.

A terrible case 🤡: a German book with long citations in French and Italian, many, many footnotes, figures, tables. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.

The publisher kindly send me a scan of the book. So I need good Software. What is your favorite OCR Tool?

Publishing group FORCE11 makes a "Deep dive into ethics of Contributor Roles" (CRediT, DataCite, ...). There are still roles missing, roles do not always fit to any discipline, the accountability of non-authors is not clear.

The Sci-Hub Injector browser extension was taken down by its author, so I forked it and submitted it to Firefox addons.

The original:

My fork:

Let's see if it even gets approved.

#Firefox #addons #amo

" Reaches a Milestone and a Reckoning". We already reported on ArXiv reaching 2 million preprints. The Scientific American uses this as hook for a well-written history of the archive.

Four perspective changes on scholarly publishing inspired by James Tumwine, Daniela Saderi, Leslie Chan and Reggie Raju. Four considerations for a modern research communication system.

A pre-pandemic study: "Scientific journals still matter in the era of academic search engines and preprint archives." But "higher-quality preprints ... are now less likely to be published in journals."

"Sci-Hub Founder: Academic Publishers Are the Real Threat to Science, Not Sci-Hub." Hard to argue against that. Monopolistic publishers burn science funding, waste time, provide bad service and block innovation.

Is there an alternative to Google Scholar that respects software freedom and privacy?

Sharing is very appreciated.

It should be a scholar search engine that collects papers and journals from Arxiv, Doaj, PLOS, universities' repositories etc. in one. I see that we need this alternative for academic, education and scientific purposes.

Thank you in advance.

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