Partizipation durch Open Access — ein nur teilweise eingelöstes Versprechen | Zenodo

Abstract:  This is a talk I gave for the third day at Open Access Tage 2021. It focusses on participation via Open Access. My argument is that participation shouldn’t just mean access to content as that would mean we accept any form of OA, offered by stakeholders with their own agenda. Instead we should identify more as being an epistemic community that can and should bring change. One of the changes should be to bring civic society more into the picture — not just by granting access to scientific results, but instead by turning RPOs more into functions of the civic society.

Edinburgh Open Research

“Open research (a.k.a. “open science” or “open scholarship”) refers to a collection of practices and principles around?transparency, reproducibility and integrity in research. As an active member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and a signatory of DORA, Edinburgh is committed to making open research the new normal by supporting and encouraging the adoption of good open research practice throughout the University. This represents a significant change in the way research will be conducted, and how the next generation of researchers will be trained. That is why we are launching this new conference.

The University’s Library Research Support Team and grassroots organisations Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea/Edinburgh Open Research Initiative?(EORI) joined forces on 27th May 2022 to hold the 1st Edinburgh Open Research Conference. The conference was free to attend and open to those within the University of Edinburgh as well as external attendees, from all disciplines, backgrounds and roles.The 1st issue of this journal contains the presentations and posters from this event. We hope that future issues will showcase Open Research work being done at the University of Edinburgh as well as the outputs of future events and conferences….”

“The Handy IR Manager: A Toolkit for Recruitment, Intake, and Promotion” by Melody Herr, Jessica Kelly et al.

Abstract:  You seek fresh strategies for recruiting new collections for your institutional repository (IR). You strive to improve intake workflows and expedite metadata creation for hosted collections. You wonder how to attract users to repository content. If you see yourself in any – or all – of these scenarios, come to this session for inspiration and practical tools.

The Scholarly Communications team will present successful strategies that we’ve developed at the University of Arkansas for recruitment, intake, and promotion, using examples from our work with research centers and student journals.

Octopus: The New Primary Research Record for Science

“Octopus is a new platform, launching in spring 2022, which is designed to be the new primary research record for science. Instead of being a platform for the publication of papers, it is designed for easy and rapid sharing and assessing of work, in smaller units. Octopus will be where researchers can record every piece of work that they have done, as they do it, to assert their priority and for it to be assessed and critiqued by their peers. Octopus has a unique structure to encourage a collaborative approach to the scientific process, with publications building on each other over time, regardless of authorship. In this talk, its creator will explain more about how it will work, and why it was designed the way it was.”

Evaluating Publisher Open Access Agreements

Abstract: Librarians are highly experienced in analyzing subscription renewal offers. However, more often libraries are receiving offers from publishers for agreements that incorporate fees for “read” access (i.e., traditional subscription access) with open access “publish” payments. In this workshop, we will provide participants with an overview of types of transformative agreements and factors to consider when analyzing offers that include an open access component. These will be applied to scenarios from different types of publishers. If time, there will be a hands-on portion in which participants will learn how to access usage data beyond COUNTER reports. This will include accessing APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) via OpenRefine. The workshop will build on materials created by SPARC’s Data Analysis for Negotiation Working Group ( 

Digital Knowledge Sharing Workshop Keynote with Stephen Curley – YouTube

“The keynote event of the APS’s Library & Museum’s 4th annual Digital Knowledge Sharing workshop was hosted by the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) and the Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI), supported by the Mellon Foundation.

This virtual keynote conversation event featured Stephen Curley, Director of Digital Archives for the National Native American Boarding Schools Healing Coalition, in conversation with Brian Carpenter, Curator of Indigenous Materials at the APS’s Library & Museum. The conversation covered topics such as processes for Tribal and non-Tribal archives to reach out to each other to foster ethical stewardship and curation of Indigenous archival materials, current efforts in the digital curation of Native American boarding school resources, the centrality of honoring and acknowledging relationships versus academic tendencies of individualistic work, and a look back and look forward at developments in the archives field surrounding ethical best practices in culturally responsive care and curation of Indigenous archival collections.”

Open Scholarship Priorities and Next Steps: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief |The National Academies Press

“The Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine brings together stakeholders to discuss the effectiveness of current incentives for adopting open science practices, barriers to adoption, and ways to move forward. According to the 2018 report Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research, open science “aims to ensure the free availability and usability of scholarly publications, the data that result from scholarly research, and the methodologies, including code or algorithms that were used to generate those data.” With the Roundtable coming to the end of its initial phase, a virtual workshop, held December 7, 2021, provided an opportunity to review lessons learned over the past 3 years and discuss next steps for Roundtable members, the National Academies, and others interested in advancing open science and open scholarship. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.”

LYROpen Fair Session 3: Evaluating and Supporting | LYRASIS | Aviary

“How do you decide which open publications to support? Which open publications will most adequately reflect the values of your institution? And once you have made that decision, how do you justify supporting open content to your administration? During this session speakers from different institutions will discuss how they evaluate and advocate for financially supporting open content initiatives.”

Open Access and conference papers in engineering disciplines

“In February 2020, CESAER published a position paper (CESAER, 2020) expressing its support for further strengthening of Open Science and Open Access in Horizon Europe. The importance of Open Access publishing of conference materials was explicitly mentioned due to its importance to universities of science & technology (S&T). As a follow-up to this position, this paper explores the current workflows around making conference papers in the Engineering disciplines openly available at a number of CESAER Member institutions. Recent initiatives aimed to make Open Access the default scholarly communications standard (e.g. the Plan S initiative) have mostly put emphasis on journal research articles, but conference papers and proceedings are also a key research output at the universities of S&T united in CESAER. This papers explores how large the fraction of conference papers is against the total number of research outputs, how often they are being published Open Access and what actions may be envisioned to increase their accessibility and mid- and long-term visibility….”

LYROpen Fair Session 2: Exploring Open Content | LYRASIS @ Aviary


There are myriad models for supporting open publications, and keeping track of all the terminology can feel overwhelming. What is the difference between green, gold and diamond OA? Is Subscribe to Open the same thing as Opening the Future? And what exactly do people mean when they talk about transformative agreements?

No one model can sustainably transition all scholarly content to open, so in this session we will attempt to remove confusion surrounding the various options being offered to libraries. In this introductory webinar the presenters will simply and clearly explain the different revenue models for supporting open content, specifically related to electronic open books and open journals, as well as provide an overview of which models are currently being supported through LYRASIS Open initiatives. Handouts will be distributed during this session as a reference guide for future decision making.