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….”

University of Alberta OER Cookbook wins Gourmand Award! — news.library.ualberta.ca

“The Gourmand Awards, often compared to the ‘Oscars’ for the culinary industry, honours the world’s best food and wine books, print and digital, and food television. This year, a Canadian book titled, The High Protein Cookbook for Muscle Health During Cancer Treatment by Hillary Wilson, Anissa Armet, and Professor Carla Prado has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2022 for the University Press – Free PDF category. …”

Labbers win MIT Prize for Open Data 2022 — MIT Media Lab

“The MIT School of Science and the MIT Libraries co-sponsored the inaugural MIT Prize for Open Data to highlight the value of open data at MIT and to encourage the next generation of researchers. The following winners and honorable mentions include members of the Media Lab community, and were selected from more than 70 nominees representing all five schools and several research centers across MIT….”

Internet Archive to Honor Carl Malamud with 2022 Hero Award – Internet Archive Blogs

“Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.Org and a champion for making government information accessible to all, will receive the 2022 Internet Archive Hero Award. He will be presented the award at next week’s evening celebration, “Building Democracy’s Library.”

The Internet Archive Hero Award is an annual award that recognizes those who have exhibited leadership in making information available for digital learners all over the world. Previous recipients have included librarians Kanta Kapoor and Lisa Radha Vohra, copyright expert Michelle Wu, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and the Grateful Dead.

This year, the Internet Archive is honoring Carl as a tireless advocate for free access to government information. Some highlights of his work include:  …”

Taking steps to address inequities in open-access publishing through an early career publication honor

Abstract:  Access to resources—whether human, financial, or social—is a key indicator of research output and, in turn, academic career progression. However, resources are not equally distributed among scientists and disparities often stem from external factors. This reality is particularly impactful for early career researchers (ECRs) who have limited control over the resources available to them to advance their careers. The resources needed to fund open-access (OA) publishing are a well-known source of academic inequity (Ross-Hellauer 2022). Despite this, wide support for OA publishing exists across the scientific community, largely because OA articles increase access to the scientific literature by removing costly paywalls (Piwowar et al. 2018). Benefits of OA publishing also exist for individual researchers; OA studies are read and cited more, so much so that an “open access citation advantage” has been described (McCabe and Snyder 2014). Depending on the methods and journals studied, this advantage ranges from an 8 to 40% increase in citation rate (Piwowar et al. 2018). The OA publishing model is set to expand further, with influential groups seeking to mandate OA publishing (e.g., Plan S; Else 2021) including recent guidance from the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy (The White House 2022). However, OA publishing remains expensive, often prohibitively so, and OA fees deter ECRs broadly (Sarabipour et al. 2019), and particularly those from the Global South (Kwon 2022; Santidrián Tomillo et al. 2022).


Individual Award 2021 – Paul Ginsparg – Einstein Foundation Berlin

“Preprints have been shared in the physics community since the early 1950s but mostly among well established professors. Physicist Paul Ginsparg, who receives the Einstein Foundation’s Individual Award, set out to democratize access to scientific results. Today, his preprint server arXiv has spread to many other fields—and made science progress more efficient and fairer….”

Paul Courant [Receives the 2022 Paul Evan Peters Award]

“The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE are pleased to announce that economist Paul Courant, who has served in multiple roles at the University of Michigan, including provost and dean of libraries, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. Courant, a founder of HathiTrust, is the Edward M. Gramlich Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Policy and the Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Public Policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is also a professor emeritus of economics and of information, and he holds the distinction of Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Named for CNI’s founding director, the award will be presented during the CNI Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, to be held December 12-13, 2022, where Courant will deliver the Paul Evan Peters Memorial Lecture. Previous award recipients include Francine Berman (2020), Herbert Van de Sompel (2017), Donald A.B. Lindberg (2014), Christine L. Borgman (2011), Daniel Atkins (2008), Paul Ginsparg (2006), Brewster Kahle (2004), Vinton Cerf (2002), and Tim Berners-Lee (2000).”

MIT Prize for Open Data | MIT Libraries News

“Have you worked with or created open data? Have you built tools that advance the use or distribution of open data? Have you theorized in novel ways about open data, especially with respect to ethical or social responsibility? And you’re conducting research at MIT?!?!?

Well, we have a prize opportunity for you!

Welcome to the MIT Prize for Open Data. This prize opportunity, presented by the MIT Libraries and MIT School of Science, is meant to “highlight the value of open data at MIT, and to encourage the next generation of researchers.” 

Submit nominations for yourself or others by Friday, September 16, 2022, 5pm at libraries.mit.edu/opendata. We look forward to seeing what you’ve done and to awarding $2,500 and an invitation to present your project at an “Open Data at MIT” event during Open Access Week in October to the winning projects….”

Centre for Digital Humanities | Open Science grant awarded to Digital Humanities Lab

“The scientific developers of the Utrecht Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) have been awarded a grant from the Open Science Fund. The main objective of the rewarded project is to make the past and future research software of DHLab as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) as possible.

The Open Science Fund is an opportunity for Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht employees to access small grants with which they can apply Open Science principles into their research….”

Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour 2022 awarded to Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE | GÉANT CONNECT Online

“The TNC22 stage also hosted the ceremony for the 2022 Medal of Honour by the Vietsch Foundation. The award was presented to Natalia Manola, CEO of OpenAIRE, by Antoinette Vietsch, treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation and sister of the late Karel Vietsch.

“The Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation chose to award the 2022 Medal of Honour to Natalia, as a recognition of her continuous and successful dedication to management of OpenAIRE across many years of project activity, making it now an independent, stable, and sustainable legal entity,” said Valentino Cavalli, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation, explaining the rationale for the choice….”

DataWorks! Prize – Incentives for building a culture of data sharing and reuse – NIH Extramural Nexus

“A $500,000 prize purse, rewarding data sharing and reuse in biomedical research, is a new, innovative strategy for supporting the research community. The DataWorks! Prize highlights the role of data sharing and reuse in scientific discovery while recognizing and rewarding researchers who engage in these practices. This prize, which launched on May 11, 2022, is a partnership between the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)….”

JBJS OA Awards: Recognizing Excellence Among Open Access Man… : JBJS Open Access

“To acknowledge and celebrate the impactful work of our authors, we have created 2 annual awards for JBJS OA, 1 for the best scientific and 1 for the best education manuscript published each year, starting with 2021. The selection of the winning manuscripts is based on the following criteria:

Broad interest across the spectrum of bone and joint surgery
Rigorous methodology, a strong message, and useful images or illustrations
The potential to change practice and/or improve orthopaedic education
Findings of international relevance…”

DataWorks! Challenge | HeroX

“Share your story of how you reused or shared data to further your biological and/or biomedical research effort and get recognized!…

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are championing a bold vision of data sharing and reuse. The DataWorks! Prize fuels this vision with an annual challenge that showcases the benefits of research data management while recognizing and rewarding teams whose research demonstrates the power of data sharing or reuse practices to advance scientific discovery and human health. We are seeking new and innovative approaches to data sharing and reuse in the fields of biological and biomedical research. 

To incentivize effective practices and increase community engagement around data sharing and reuse, the 2022 DataWorks! Prize will distribute up to 12 monetary team awards. Submissions will undergo a two-stage review process, with final awards selected by a judging panel of NIH officials. The NIH will recognize winning teams with a cash prize, and winners will share their stories in a DataWorks! Prize symposium.”

DORA Community Engagement Grants: Supporting Academic Assessment Reform | DORA

“DORA sought to fund ideas to advance assessment reform at academic institutions at any stage of readiness. Projects could be targeted to any level within an academic institution, including (but not limited to) reform efforts at the graduate program, department, library, or institution level, and should address one or more key aspects of education, planning, implementing, training, iteratively improving, and scaling policies and practices. More than 55 ideas were submitted from individuals and teams in 29 countries! After careful review, members of the Steering Committee selected 10 proposals to support….”