A Frankfurt Masterclass: PLOS, CCC, and How Open Is Open Access?

“The program looks at the nonprofit open-access publisher  Public Library of Science, better known in the acronym-laden world of scholarly publishing as PLOS.

As the program’s promotional descriptive material puts it, the center of PLOS’ approach is its “community action publishing” model, called CAP, which “relies on a flexible, sophisticated workflow that enables authors to publish open access easily, with or without funding under a formal PLOS publishing agreement.” …

“We really need to think about the missing voices,” says [Niamh O’Connor]. “Research is a global, collaborative enterprise. And we really need, as we transition to an open science future, to keep asking ourselves, open for whom? Because openness in itself, while valuable, doesn’t tackle all of the inequality in scholarly communications. It doesn’t increase inclusion, and the need for universal and equitable access to scientific knowledge and education is super-important.” …”

Education Continuity License: Copyright Permissions for Educational Use

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily lives in significant ways. Across the U.S. and in other countries, schools are closed, moving instruction from the classroom to distance learning models. We are aware that you and other educators across the K-12 to post-secondary spectrum are taking steps to address this crisis and modify and deliver instruction to reach and engage learners, many of whom are at home and are online.

Educators in the U.S. are contacting CCC with questions about using copyrighted materials in their student lessons during the pandemic. As CCC is not able to offer advice as to whether a license to use the material is required,  CCC has coordinated with publishers to authorize the use of publishers’ materials in distance learning models and other uses as required by the pandemic, at no cost to the user, during this time of emergency….

CCC, on behalf of the relevant publisher or other copyright rights holder (“Rightsholder”), authorizes you to use the copyrighted materials identified by you in this submission form within the United States in any way necessary to continue home schooling, online education and any other mechanism required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.? This includes uses such as (but not limited to) reproduction and distribution of copies, display (such as through a computer), performance (such as reading aloud) and other copyright-protected rights to the extent the relevant Rightsholder has the rights to grant them.? This authorization is valid through August 1, 2020. No other uses are authorized except as stated herein.

 

In consideration of this authorization, you agree to provide the information requested below. Such information will be used only in accordance with CCC’s privacy policy. For clarity, you will not be charged any fees by CCC or the Rightsholder in connection with this authorization. Click here for a series of FAQs about the Education Continuity License….”

Education Continuity License: Copyright Permissions for Educational Use

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily lives in significant ways. Across the U.S. and in other countries, schools are closed, moving instruction from the classroom to distance learning models. We are aware that you and other educators across the K-12 to post-secondary spectrum are taking steps to address this crisis and modify and deliver instruction to reach and engage learners, many of whom are at home and are online.

Educators in the U.S. are contacting CCC with questions about using copyrighted materials in their student lessons during the pandemic. As CCC is not able to offer advice as to whether a license to use the material is required,  CCC has coordinated with publishers to authorize the use of publishers’ materials in distance learning models and other uses as required by the pandemic, at no cost to the user, during this time of emergency….

CCC, on behalf of the relevant publisher or other copyright rights holder (“Rightsholder”), authorizes you to use the copyrighted materials identified by you in this submission form within the United States in any way necessary to continue home schooling, online education and any other mechanism required in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.? This includes uses such as (but not limited to) reproduction and distribution of copies, display (such as through a computer), performance (such as reading aloud) and other copyright-protected rights to the extent the relevant Rightsholder has the rights to grant them.? This authorization is valid through August 1, 2020. No other uses are authorized except as stated herein.

 

In consideration of this authorization, you agree to provide the information requested below. Such information will be used only in accordance with CCC’s privacy policy. For clarity, you will not be charged any fees by CCC or the Rightsholder in connection with this authorization. Click here for a series of FAQs about the Education Continuity License….”

CCC OA Advisory Group – Application form

“Copyright Clearance Centre (CCC) is seeking research professionals with experience in defining, using or implementing OA publication and science policy to participate in a new, volunteer Advisory Group that will focus on working with CCC staff to identify pragmatic solutions to the pressing and evolving issues facing the research community today. This Advisory Group is one of the many ways CCC is looking to gain input from different stakeholders in the scholarly communications ecosystem.

This application form asks you to answer three questions on your experience with open access and open scholarly communications – each question will require an answer up to a maximum of 500 words. In addition, we would appreciate it if you could share links to online professional profiles….

Some of the work carried out as part of this Group will be confidential. Therefore, you would be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) should you be selected to participate.”

Open Access Success Stories | CCC’s Beyond the Book

“Research goes on as ever in the lab and in the field. But researchers in today’s Open Access environment have a lot more than only science to think about. For help, OA authors turn to publishers for services that enable discoverability and expand public understanding. This support builds lasting relationships with valued contributors. In a recent Copyright Clearance Center webinar, Kudos co-founder Charlie Rapple shared how that award-winning service maximizes the reach and impact of research publications with trackable links that generate higher downloads, citations and altmetrics. She also told CCC’s Chris Kenneally how scholarly publishers and their authors are using new media and creative information tools to create impact. Charlie Rapple is Sales & Marketing Director of Kudos, which helps researchers and their publishers and institutions to increase the reach and impact of published research. Prior to co-founding Kudos, Charlie was Associate Director of TBI Communications, a strategic marketing consultancy to scholarly publishers and societies. She writes regularly for The Scholarly Kitchen blog.”