Open-source technology in publishing: Community call, October 28

The recording of October’s community call on open-source technology for publishing is now available.
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Users and developers of emerging technology for publishing and science communication came together for the third open-source community call in October. Once again, it was a lively discussion with seven presenters giving an update on their work in the hour.

The projects presented this month were:

Ginny Pannabecker from Virginia Tech, shared VIVO – a member-supported, open-source software, producing linked open data for the semantic web, which supports creating a connected, integrated record of the scholarly work of participating institutions, ready for reporting, visualisation and analysis.

Aadi Narayana Varma discussed OpenReuse Platform for reporting reuse of research findings.

Anisha Keshavan from the University of Washington presented Appstract – the gaming app to annotate scientific abstracts. She invited researchers to come forward with data labelling needs, and called for interested developers to get in touch if they wish to join the team working on the app.

Victor Venema of the University of Bonn shared Grassroots journals – an open post-publication review organised like a scientific journal.

Vincent Tunru from Flockademic presented Plaudit – a platform-independent widget for public endorsements of open research. Having recently teamed-up with the Center for Open Science, Plaudit creators are looking for new collaborators.

Neil Jefferies of the University of Oxford shared Data2paper, a cloud service reusing data repository metadata to simplify submissions, as well as two other apps his team has been working on.

Timothy Bussey and Sara Memar of the University of Western Ontario discussed MouseBytes: Open Access Cognitive Data Integration and Sharing Platform.

Next time we’re hoping to hear from Matias Piipari on and from Konrad Hinsen about Leibniz.

The next open-source community call will be organised in February 2019. If you’d also like to present in our February 2019 call, please get in touch with us on hello [at] or @eLifeInnovation on Twitter – to give an update on your open-source tool for improving the way science is communicated.

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