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Submissions/Open Scholarship Tools - a whirlwind tour.

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

This session will take place at 09:30am on Sunday, August 10, in Frobisher 456.

Submission no. 6014
Title of the submission

Open Scholarship Tools - a whirlwind tour.

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


A live version of this presentation can be found here: http://mulvany.net/presentations/WikimaniaOpenScholarshipTalk.slides.html

The iPython notebook of this presentation can be found at https://github.com/IanMulvany/wikimania-open-scholarship-tools.

The nbviewer version of this talk can be found at http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/IanMulvany/wikimania-open-scholarship-tools/blob/master/WikimaniaOpenScholarshipTalk.ipynb

Author of the submission

Ian Mulvany (IMulvany (talk) 13:35, 31 March 2014 (UTC)), Martin Fenner[reply]

E-mail address



IMulvany (talk) 13:35, 31 March 2014 (UTC),[reply]

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

eLife sciences publications ltd, PLOS

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

This presentation will give a broad overview of tools and standards that are helping with Open Scholarship today.

You will learn to get a high level overview of all of the most important tools in use, with pointers on where to go to get started with them, or how to level up your knowledge of them so that you can master them. For bonus points within a 30 minute talk, we will also outline how better connections might be made between these tools, and wikipedia and wiki community.

Independently of Wikipedia, the Open Access movement and Open Scholarship have been gaining momentum within mainstream academia for over a decade. Many tools, and data standards, have emerged over that time. These tools range from data standards that are central to academic communication, through to newer ad-hoc tools that are gaining a lot of adoption within academic circle.

Specifically we will aim to cover (and do please add to this list!!)

  • DOIs and crossref tools
  • ORCIDs and anonymity
  • A quick flyby of the main “subject specific” repositories - PubMedCentral & it’s european cousin, the ArXiV, Repec, SSRN.
  • Places to get your data - DataCite, Dryad, FigShare
  • An overview of cool tools for open science - sciencetoolbox.org
  • document wrangling, and how to escape the shadow of Gutenberg (eLife lens, http://oa-sandbox.org, …)
  • measure, measure, measure - altmetrics and finding most cited items on wikipedia (http://articlemetrics.github.io/examples/2014/02/25/most-cited-2014-articles-on-wikipedia/).
  • Getting involved - the Open Access Toolset Alliance

About your presenters Ian Mulvany has been involved in building Connotea, Nature Network and Mendeley and he is currently head of technology of eLife - a not for profit Open Access Publisher.

Martin Fenner develops altmetrics tools for PLOS, and the wider scholarly community, and writes extensively on Open Access tools, and trends.

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30 minutes
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