2022 Shulenburger Award | Libraries

“KU Libraries have granted the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication to two recipients: Dr. Shannon O’Lear, director of KU’s Environment Studies Program; and Corey Rayburn Yung, KU School of Law research professor.

The announcement coincides with KU Libraries’ celebration of International Open Access Week, which is Oct. 24-30. The recipients will be honored at a later date….”

ScienceOpen at Berlin Science Week – ScienceOpen Blog

“Berlin Science Week is back with its 7th edition, which will bring together 500+ researchers in over 200 events. We are excited to be a part of this incredible and inspiring network of scientists, researchers, and science enthusiasts, and to have a chance to promote open science through our work and all the innovative services embedded in our network….”

On International Open Access Week, IBEC is launching its virtual Open Science space – Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

“Taking advantage of the renewal of its website, IBEC has created a new virtual space dedicated to Open Science. This space is a public demonstration of IBEC’s commitment to Open Science, in accordance with its own values ??and mission, which has been realized with various initiatives and positions that the new virtual space gathers and makes visible. 

Due to its own conviction and due to the growth of the practical requirements of Open Science in the European, Spanish and Catalan research environments, the IBEC is articulating in recent years its alignment with this movement by including its principles in its own strategic plans, the approval in September 2021 of the research data management policy, the creation of an Open Science pillar with the Strategic Initiatives and Communication departments, and the incorporation of a new Knowledge Manager profile as support staff for researchers. 

These measures have made possible to carry out an internal training plan in aspects of Open Science; the improvement in the support and promotion of the publication in open access; the revision of the own research evaluation processes following the principles established in the DORA declaration; initiate the internal improvement process of research data management and facilitate its open publication, adopting the CSUC Research Data Repository (CORA), as an institutional repository; organize the didactic materials generated in the collaboration programs with the educational world, so that they are Open Educational Resources; development of citizen science projects and days for patients, or the reformulation of the Commission for Research Integrity which explicitly adds among its attributions monitoring the deployment of the Open Science strategy at IBEC; etc. …”

The PDF is not enough: why science needs open formats – University Library

“In the project period from 2019 to 2021 , the project bundled modern publishing as part of the Hamburg Open Science (HOS) initiativeMany years of experience at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and the Hamburg State and University Library (SUB). The goal: The development of a socio-technical system for single source publishing, i.e. for generating different output formats from one source format. It was based on open source solutions such as GitLab and Open Journal Systems (OJS) to enable an open alternative approach to the publication of scientific results compared to commercial and proprietary publishing offers….

Former team members of the project have created the Single Source Publishing Community (SSPC)founded. This focuses on scientific writing and publishing with open tools and formats and is a meeting point for researchers, lecturers, publishers and developers. Under the motto “Collaborate more, compete less”, the active members of the community exchange ideas in their monthly meetingson current developments in their projects and discuss strategies for cultural change in the field of scientific publication….

Numerous open-source tools favor the desired sovereignty: software projects such as Open Journal Systems, Viviliostyle, Paged.js, Swapfire , FidusWriter, HedgeDoc, quartoand last but not least pandocare combined in different ways in the community projects to create alternative open systems.

Many projects use the Markdown format as a source, to generate complementary versions of PDF in the form of HTML, JATS/XMLand create EPUB. The latter offer the advantage that they retain the semantic labeling of the information they contain and thus open up a wide range of possible applications in automated text mining processes. At the same time, the usability and reach of published scientific findings increases….”

How the OA Switchboard fits into the ecosystem (PART 4/THE FUNDER)

“As an intermediary, the OA Switchboard simplifies the sharing of information between publishers, institutions and funders, thereby reducing the transactional cost for stakeholders, and it provides a safe space for publication metadata. With this, OA Switchboard adds to the tools and data sources currently available to funders.


The two use cases the OA Switchboard supports are also (indirectly) relevant for research funders:

Reporting Made Easy

Matching Publication Costs with Publication Funds…


Sometimes research funders engage directly in the dealings with publishers and covering publication charges, sometimes this is an indirect relationship (e.g. via institutionally managed block grants).


The value of the OA Switchboard for a funder can be one or more of the following:

Direct benefits (e.g. information and data on funded research output)

Indirect benefits (e.g. better implementation of OA policies on a publication-level)

Community benefits (e.g. the ecosystem works better for everyone)…”

“I want to make it as easy as possible for the researcher” – News – Utrecht University

“This year, International Open Access Week takes place between 24 and 30 October. During this week all kinds of activities are organised to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. An excellent opportunity to ask Jan de Boer a number of questions. Jan is a member of the Utrecht University Library Publishing Support team, and in this role he is a source of information related to questions in the field of open access and open science. He also works as a subject librarian for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences….”

Micah Vandegrift discusses the future of climate justice and open access research – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“On Oct. 24, open access advocate and researcher Micah Vandegrift provided a keynote speech that focused on climate justice and open knowledge, hosted by the University of Massachusetts.

SPARC, a non-profit education and research advocacy group, organized the virtual address in partnership with the Open Access Week Advisory Committee.

The event commemorated International Open Access Week (Oct. 24-30). The organizers explained that Open Access Week is an “opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship a new norm in scholarship and research.” …”

Statement from Martha Whitehead Celebrating Open Access Week 2022 | Harvard Library

“Harvard Library is proud to celebrate International Open Access Week. Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity for academic and research communities around the globe to “inspire wider participation in helping to make open access the new norm in scholarship and research.”

Our collective commitment to open is central to Harvard Library’s mission to advance the learning, research, and pursuit of the truth that are at the heart of Harvard, and our aspiration to be global leaders in expanding world knowledge and intellectual exploration. This commitment is embedded in our values as we endeavor to lead with curiosity, seek collaboration, embrace diverse perspectives, champion access, and aim for the extraordinary. We do not pursue open as an end in itself—open is only the beginning.

As we come together to celebrate this week, I am reflecting on the varieties of open we create, support, and maintain at Harvard Library. We create and invest in collections, content, and resources that carry open licenses, not only to provide unfettered access to these rich and illuminating materials, but to inspire new and transformative uses among those who seek and discover them. We support our communities of researchers as they leverage open-access policies and data management plans to share their scholarship as openly as possible, as a public good. We support our scholars, too, as they launch their own open-access journals, working together as partners who share a vision for knowledge equity.

Critically, we maintain these services, collections, and infrastructure as a collaborative, global endeavor.  We envision a robust network of open repositories that enables the sharing of research outputs by communities around the world. Indeed, our public commitment to open aligns with recent national initiatives to disseminate federally funded research outputs and data through open repositories so that all may benefit from free and immediate access to breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine, and more. …”

International Open Access Week – Research Consulting

“Between 24 and 30 October, Open Access Week is bringing together members of the academic community around the aim of making openness the default for research. Events throughout the week have focused on equitable knowledge sharing as a key part of the OA endeavour, highlighting the important role that this sharing plays in addressing global inequalities.

Since 2013, Research Consulting has shared this mission as we aim to inform, support and accelerate the transition to open access. Over the years, we’ve also engaged with universities, research funders, publishers, government departments, charities and more as they work to achieve this goal.

Now, as Open Access Week draws to a close, we believe there’s an opportunity to reflect on how we can all keep supporting the transition to open. In this post, we’ve summarised some of our most recent work that can help you – whatever your role in the open community – to do just that….”

Open Access Week Workshop: Open Science and Open for Climate Justice – EELISA

“In the context of the Open Science Week UPB has prepared a Workshop to share Open Science Practices in the framework for Climate Justice. During this event participants will recive an overview of what is Open Science, best pracices, its reproducibility and successful case studies of the use of Open Science research methodologies at UPB. The lecturers will also talk about open sources, Open Science Software and Open Science code….”

ORCID’s 2022 Public Data File Now Available – ORCID

“ORCID was founded on a set of 10 principles, some of which directly mirror the goals of the Open Access initiative. In particular, our 7th founding principle states: All data contributed to ORCID by researchers or claimed by them will be available in standard formats for free download (subject to the researchers’ own privacy settings) that are updated once a year and released under a CC0 waiver. This is why we publish our annual public data file, as we do each year, usually during Open Access Week. 

Our 2021 data file was downloaded 14,299 times and received one citation. In 2020, the data file contributed to the data visualization that showed the digital footprint of Covid-19 research in an astounding map produced by the Research Graph Foundation. 

The file is available in XML format, however, if you prefer JSON, you can use our ORCID Conversion Library available in our Github repository. This Java application enables the generation of JSON from XML in the default version ORCID schema format.

The data is divided into 12 subsets for easier download and use. The first set contains the full record summary for each record. The other 11 contain the activities for each record, including full work data. We also have an article for those who need help working with bulk data.


We look forward to seeing how the research community will take advantage of this free, open source of data that is an asset to the research ecosystem. Do you have plans to use the public data file? Let us know by contacting us at comms@orcid.org or Tweet us @ORCID_org to let us know. ”

Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice | Scholarly Communications – MIT Libraries

“Open Access Week is October 24-30, and this year’s theme is Open for Climate Justice: “Climate justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are ‘not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,’ as the UN notes.” Learn more about climate justice in this explainer on MIT’s Climate Portal.

During OA week, head to the Libraries news site for stories on MIT’s Equitable Resilience Framework, new funds available for open access monographs, news on open from the MIT Press, and more.

Here are some goings-on in and around MIT related to OA and/or climate in the next week: …”

Open Access Week: An Open Knowledge Network for Climate Action

“Ellie Young is founder of Common Action. Common Action builds collective intelligence and communication tools for climate and sustainability innovators, to support dynamic network-based organization towards urgent global priorities. Her expertise includes both community building and software UX design, to support the development of software in “in-between”, ecosystem spaces, that can support multiple dynamic needs across a diverse range of users. Prior to founding Common Action, Ellie served as Head of Community at the Knowledge Graph Conference, launching the KGC Slack and community which continues to grow (~3,000 members). Ellie has co-organized or spoken in workshops at ESIP, NSF Open Knowledge Network design sprint and workshops, KDD, ACM SIGSPATIAL, and KGC, and is a co-author of the “Open Knowledge Network Roadmap” NSF/OSTP publication (2022).”