#oahack

Affiliated institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Description: OAHack is a hackathon and do-a-thon for projects in open access and open research, hosted by the MIT Libraries on the MIT campus on April 6-7. We welcome projects that increase access to scholarly publications, data, educational materials, computer code and more - by harnessing software, design, data analytics, business models, policy, academic models and other tools!

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International

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Welcome to OAHack! OAHack is a hackathon and do-a-thon dedicated to spreading access to scholarly knowledge, data, educational materials, computer code and more. The barriers to open access present many challenges: Journal paywalls keep scholarly knowledge from many journalists, educators, and scholars in developing countries. The opaque handling of research data contributes to the "reproducibili...

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  • Project: OA Collective Action

    formerly "Combating Author Inertia in Publishing OA" project

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  • Project: FOIA

    Using FOIA to obtain papers published by state colleges

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  • Project: LoreCast

    Using AR and VR to enhance research and open access of data

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  • Project: Metrics of scholarly impact

    Develop metrics of scholarly impact, for use in tenure and promotion committees, that depend less on journal prestige.

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  • Project: OA games

    Create games about OA that appeal to authors

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  • Project: Open Textbook Errors

    Crowdsource errors in textbooks & scientific articles

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  • Project: template for OAHack project

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  • Idea: Research diary

    A personal research diary that weaves together your code, your data, and your text into a coherent whole.

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  • Idea: The impact of OA

    Preparing a controlled experiment on scientific publication licensing terms and resulting citation counts

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  • Idea: Searching source code repos

    Searching source code repos for common code shared in student projects

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  • Idea: Reference accessibility

    A tool to assess the accessibility of a list of references.

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  • Idea: OA journals

    Create open access electronic journals focusing on reviews of fronteirs in specific disciplines

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  • Idea: TagTeam

    Use TagTeam, the open-source tagging platform running the Open Access Tagging Project http://bit.ly/tagteam-harvard

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  • Idea: Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)

    http://bit.ly/o-a-t-p

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  • Idea: Differential journal pricing

    Methods for encouraging differential pricing for libraries based in developing countries

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  • Idea: Replicating studies with blockchain

    Replicating studies with blockchain

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  • Idea: Exploring public policy & OA funding

    Exploring public policy mandates and costs of OA publications in grant funding

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  • Idea: ArXiv organization

    Better ArXiv organization for better access and promote pre-print as a way for open science

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  • Idea: Preprint awareness


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  • Idea: Open peer review


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  • Idea: Journal peer review practices

    Build a database of journal peer review practices in order to monitor transparency

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  • Idea: OER

    open access to educational resources

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  • Idea: Experimentally proving OA impact

    preparing a controlled experiment on scientific publication licensing terms and resulting citation counts

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  • Idea: Create OA review journals


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  • Idea: Has this article been shared


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  • Idea: An OA smart link


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  • Idea: Open Hardware Licenses


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