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Scholarpedia – peer reviewed open access encyclopedia

Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia is inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics.

Scholarpedia and Wikipedia are alike in many respects:

  • both allow anyone to propose revisions to almost any article
  • both are “wikis” and use the familiar MediaWiki software designed for Wikipedia
  • both allow considerable freedom within each article’s “Talk” pages
  • both are committed to the goal of making the world’s knowledge freely available to all

Nonetheless, Scholarpedia is best understood by how it is unlike most wikis, differences arising from Scholarpedia’s academic origins, goals, and audience. The most significant is Scholarpedia’s process of peer-reviewed publication: all articles in Scholarpedia are either in the process of being written by a team of authors, or have already been published and are subject to expert curation.

Prior to publication,

  • all new articles must first receive sponsorship to validate the identity, authority, and ability of the authors who propose to write it
  • each article undergoes scholarly peer-review, requiring public approval from at least two scholarly experts

After publication,

  • articles appear within the Scholarpedia Journal and can be cited like any other scholarly article
  • the visibility of future revisions to an article is controlled by the article’s Curator, usually the article’s (most) established expert at time of publication
  • as soon as any individual’s revision to an article is accepted, the individual joins a community of recognized (non-author) article contributors
  • the team of article contributors may from time to time act in the Curator’s stead
  • when an article curator resigns or is otherwise unable to serve, a new Curator is elected

This hybrid model allows Scholarpedia articles to serve as a bridge between traditional peer-reviewed journals and more dynamic and up-to-date wikis without compromising quality or trustworthiness. It aims to remove the disincentives that discourage academics from participating in online publication and productive discussion on the topics they know best.”

Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessnes

Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Service to People Experiencing Homelessness and A Brief Overview of Services to Youth Experiencing Homelessness Without Parents or Guardians, Julie Ann Winkelstein School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Submitted on: 28.07.2016 (IFLA) “This paper provides an overview of the First Draft of the Guidelines… Continue Reading

PubMed Also-Viewed: Quickly find related articles

NCBI Insights: “PubMed is free, but finding the important articles on a topic can cost a lot of time. To help you keep on top of the literature – with a little help from your fellow PubMed users – we are introducing a new type of link called “Articles frequently viewed together”. For some PubMed… Continue Reading

Announcing Internet Monitor AccessCheck

Berkman Klein Center: “Internet Monitor, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is excited to announce AccessCheck, a tool that lets you check in real time whether users in different countries can access different websites. AccessCheck users can enter URLs to test in countries ranging from Algeria to… Continue Reading

Searching for the Internet of Things on the Web: Where It Is and What It Looks Like

Searching for the Internet of Things on the Web: Where It Is and What It Looks Like. Ali Shemshadi, Quan Z. Sheng, Wei Emma Zhang, Aixin Sun, Yongrui Qin, Lina Yao  (Submitted on 23 Jul 2016). “The Internet of Things (IoT), in general, is a compelling paradigm that aims to connect everyday objects to the… Continue Reading

How Is the Federal Government Using the Internet of Things?

How Is the Federal Government Using the Internet of Things? By Daniel Castro, Joshua New & Alan McQuinn. July 25, 2016: “The Internet of Things (IoT)—a term used to describe the set of physical objects embedded with sensors or actuators and connected to a network—offers numerous opportunities for the federal government to cut costs and… Continue Reading

HHS issues funding opportunities for Info Sharing and Analysis Organization for health and public health sector

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced two cooperative agreement funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for the Healthcare and Public Health sector.  “Establishing robust threat information sharing infrastructure… Continue Reading

Report – Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Mitigating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage – Top Insights and Actions from Cisco Security Advisory Services “Increasingly sophisticated threat campaigns. High-profile data breaches. Determined threat actors. The sophistication of the technology and tactics used by criminals has outpaced the ability of IT and security professionals to address these threats. Security Magazine reports that “most organizations do… Continue Reading

Report by 3 companies – Cyber resiliency in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Cyber resiliency in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – A roadmap for global leaders facing emerging cyber threats “The First Industrial Revolution, in the late 18th century, was driven largely by steam engines. The second, in the late 19th century, introduced mass production and the division of labor. The third, in the late 20th century, involved… Continue Reading

Verizon reported as potential buyer of Yahoo

Via recode: “Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo’s core business for about $5 billion, according to sources familiar with the talks. The telco giant has long been considered the favorite to buy Yahoo’s internet assets, which it wants to combine with AOL, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion. Part… Continue Reading

Vintage Aerial – photos of the places where memories were made

“Vintage Aerial has over 25 million photos, taken in 41 states over the second half of the twentieth century. If you are looking for an aerial photograph of a rural area or small township, we most likely have your picture. Start your search now by selecting your state and county…” Continue Reading

Google announces ways to share street smarts in Google Maps

Via Google Maps Blogs: “Each day, we make million of updates to Google Maps throughout the world. But it’s still not enough to ensure that every single restaurant, shop or landmark worldwide has the most accurate information possible. That’s why we’ve been rolling out new, easy ways for you to help keep the neighborhoods and… Continue Reading