Call for tenders: Pilot project for the co-creative development of a self-assessment tool “Road2Openness” for the strategy and organisational development in the field of Open Science

[via] innOsci, the Stifterverband’s Forum for Open Innovation Culture, would like to work with interested universities to develop strategies and concepts for strategic opening, organisational development and profile building in the field of Open Science.

To this end, it has launched the Road2Opennes pilot project together with a team of Open Science experts. Road2Openness is an assessment tool that is intended to support universities in determining their own status quo in the field of Open Science by means of an interactive online questionnaire.

Furthermore, it is intended to provide recommendations for improving their own organisational Open Science activities and organisational development.


innOsci, das Forum für Offene Innovationskultur des Stifterverbandes möchte gemeinsam mit interessierten Hochschulen, Strategien und Konzepte für eine strategische Öffnung, Organisationsentwicklung und Profilbildung  im Bereich Open Science entwickeln.

Dafür hat es zusammen mit einem Team von Open Science Expert:innen das Pilotprojekt Road2Opennes ins Leben gerufen. Road2Openness ist ein Assessment Tool, das Hochschulen  dabei  unterstützen  soll,  den  eigenen  Status  Quo im  Bereich Open  Science anhand eines interaktiven online Fragenkatalogs zu erfassen.

Des Weiteren soll es Handlungsempfehlungen zur Verbesserung der eigenen organisationalen Open Science Aktivitäten und Organisationsentwicklung liefern.

Submit your proposal for Europeana 2021 | Europeana Pro

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our call for proposals for Europeana 2021! Like last year, 70% of the conference programme will be open to professionals working in and around the cultural heritage sector to share expertise, knowledge and experience in varied sessions. Read on to find out about our call and how you can take part in one of the leading events of the year for those who work in, with and around digital cultural heritage in Europe….”

2021 Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium – Proposal Submission Form

“The Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) planning committee is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, which will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (time to be determined).

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 3, 2021….”

CFP: Creators in the Academic Library: Scholarly Communication & Intellectual Property | ACRL | deadline: July 19, 2021

“We are excited to invite chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, Creators in the Academic Library, with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2023.  …This edited volume will present chapters informed by the unique information needs of creators across many disciplines. These studies will demonstrate ways that academic librarians can implement services for creative practitioners in areas such as: service design, outreach, library spaces, collection building, and information literacy. By better understanding the creator community, librarians can develop more relevant and meaningful services and more powerfully connect with these students….

Scholarly Communication & Intellectual Property for Creators

Students in practitioner fields must understand how rights and responsibilities change from being a student, once they enter the professional world. In the academic context, plagiarism and citation are the most commonly explored aspects of giving credit, but these practices change in the professional world. As well, practitioner students will have to understand how intellectual property works in creator fields, and will grapple with fair use, copyright patents, trademarks and trade secrets. For those establishing fluency in both the academic and commercial realms, they must make complex decisions around open access and the value of intellectual property in a commercial contex. They may also face questions of the value of often undervalued work. This section will include case studies that introduce intellectual property and concepts to creator students. …”

due July 19, 2021

CfP: Community-based Knowledge Bases and Knowledge Graphs (submissions due Nov 01, 2021) | Journal of Web Semantics

The Journal of Web Semantics invites submissions for a special issue on Community-based Knowledge Bases and Knowledge Graphs, edited by Tim Finin, Sebastian Hellmann, David Martin, and Elena Simperl.

Submissions are due by November 01, 2021.

Community-based knowledge bases (KBs) and knowledge graphs (KGs) are critical to many domains. They contain large amounts of information, used in applications as diverse as search, question-answering systems, and conversational agents. They are the backbone of linked open data, helping connect entities from different datasets. Finally, they create rich knowledge engineering ecosystems, making significant, empirical contributions to our understanding of KB/KG science, engineering, and practices.  From here forward, we use “KB” to include both knowledge bases and knowledge graphs. Also, “KB” and “knowledge” encompass both ontology/schema and data.

Community-based KBs come in many shapes and sizes, but they tend to share a number of commonalities:

They are created through the efforts of a group of contributors, following a set of agreed goals, policies, practices, and quality norms.
They are available under open licenses.
They are central to knowledge-sharing networks bringing together various stakeholders.
They serve the needs of a community of users, including, but not restricted to, their contributor base.
Many draw their content from crowdsourced resources (such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap).

Examples of community-based KBs include Wikidata, DBpedia, ConceptNet, GeoNames, FrameNet, and Yago. This special issue will highlight recent research, challenges, and opportunities in the field of community-based KBs and the interaction and processes between stakeholders and the KBs.


We welcome papers on a wide variety of topics. Papers that focus on the participation of a community of contributors are especially encouraged.

Call for Chapters: Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications | IGI Global

“Call for Chapters


Proposals Submission Deadline: July 21, 2021
Full Chapters Due: October 3, 2021
Submission Date: October 3, 2021




In an information and knowledge society, access to information and knowledge is a basic human right, making equitable and fair access to information and knowledge paramount. Open Access (OA) plays a huge role in addressing inequities as well as broad-based and inclusive scientific progresses. On the surface, it appears the number of publications discussing OA issues from various angles is on the rise. However, what is missing is a comprehensive assessment of the extent of OA implementation and a discussion of how to proceed in integrating OA issues from various possible players and stakeholders’ points of view. In addition, deliberate OA strategies that extend the traditional role of library and information environments and organizations through impact-driven and outcome-based results have not been well-articulated.


This book will aim to fill the needs of clear articulation of OA concepts and issues and demystify the state-of-the-art knowledge domain in the areas of OA and scholarly communications from diverse perspectives as well as implications for the information and knowledge society. The contributors elaborate on and reinforce the claims of educators that OA and Open Educational Resources (OER) will help them offer higher quality curriculum and instruction regardless of socioeconomic status or wherever they are in the world….”

Call for Proposals | Northeast Institutional Repository Day | Lamar Soutter Library | University of Massachusetts Medical School

“The Northeast Institutional Repository Day 2021 (NIRD21) Program Committee is pleased to issue its Call for Proposals for the third annual Northeast Institutional Repository Day, a free event that brings together all in the Northeast (and beyond!) who manage or are interested in institutional repositories, digital collections, and digital preservation. Understanding the current environment and financial challenges faced this year, NIRD21 will be a virtual event….”

Call extended: Special Issue: “Co-creation and Participation Fueled by Open Data” | JeDEM – eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government


In the past decade, a large diversity of policies made open and machine-readable data the new default for government information worldwide. And not only government are openly sharing their data. Companies, researchers and citizens increasingly share the data they have collected with others. 

Governments often justify their efforts to publish open datasets by various arguments ranging from economic effects to broader societal goals, including anecdotal best practice cases. Some countries mainly refer to value creation concerning public participation and co-creation, including Obama’s executive order from 2009. Others stress that opening government datasets is a double-edged sword with rising costs for publishing to be paid by the tax-payer, diminishing public authorities’ possibilities to sell data to generate profits and shift profits to global companies. Companies, researchers and citizens experience various other drivers for sharing their data, although these drivers may also overlap with each other and with those of governments. 

Now, more than ten years after the peak in attention for open data started, the scope of open data research has begun to shift more towards cases of open data use, implementation, and value creation and has slowly shifted towards co-creation and participation. However, much of this co-creation and participation research in the area of open data is anecdotal, and previous research limitedly addresses the topics of co-creation and public participation fueled by open data.  

Special Issue Objectives and Example Topics 

This special issue focuses on selected research that contributes to the theme “co-creation and participation fueled by open data” In this special issue, we consider that more impact can be realized with open data when multiple actors work together to create, provide, and use open data. Especially when the use of open data crosses domains and research disciplines, this might increase the impact of open data. For example, many global societal problems, such as climate change, migration, mobility, and energy transition, require the collaboration of various disciplines to develop appropriate solutions. By combining data derived from multiple thematic areas and combining skills and knowledge from various actors (e.g., researchers, citizens, entrepreneurs, and policymakers), new, innovative insights can be obtained. Examples of this co-creation and participation initiatives fueled by open data are hackathons, innovation contests or joined app development (e.g., Concilio, Molinari, & Morelli, 2017; Juell-Skielse, Hjalmarsson, Johannesson, & Rudmark, 2014; Purwanto, Zuiderwijk, & Janssen, 2019, 2020). 

The special issue will address a broad range of topics that should help readers better understand both the generic and specific aspects of co-creation and participation fueled by open data. It is not merely focused on open government data, but also covers research, business and citizen data. Within this scope, we invite original research papers and theoretical contributions that advance the field of research. We welcome qualitative and quantitative contributions, particularly such that combine rigor and relevance, including critical perspectives. 

Topics may include, but are not limited to: 

Participation and engagement of citizens, companies, and other actors in both open data provision and use; 
Collaborative forms of open data value creation, involving different actors (government, citizens, companies, NGOs, researchers, etc.);  
Governance issues for using open data to address societal problems that cross disciplinary boundaries; 
Quality issues of co-created open data or data collected by citizens; 
Evaluations, models, and frameworks of the political, social, environmental, or economic impact of open data; 
Promising directions and pathways for the improvement of public services utilizing open data through co-creation and participation; 
Evaluations, models, or frameworks addressing the re-usage of open data; 
Assessments of cross-border or cross-domain generic services based on different open data offers;
Best practices, evidence, showcases, and critique of the impact of open data;  
Benefits and challenges of using open data in public services co-creation processes. 

To build an evidence basis for open government data, we invite those interested in the field but unsure whether their work may align with this special issue’s goals to correspond with Anneke Zuiderwijk ( 


August 1, 2021 – extended deadline for submissions  
November 15, 2021 – results from the first round of reviews &  decisions to the authors 
January 15, 2022 – deadline for resubmissions 
February 15, 2022 – edito

CFP: Conference Paper Transformations, NeMLA 2022 | Northeast Modern Language Association | deadline: September 30, 2021

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2022) Graduate Student Caucus

“Conference Paper Transformations (GSC-sponsored Session) (Roundtable)

deadline for submissions:  September 30, 2021 …..

Graduate students who come to NeMLA get professionalization practice at writing and delivering conference papers. After the show is over, what becomes of those rich documents and the feedback you received on your work? This GSC-sponsored roundtable aims to give practical advice to graduate students and others, particularly early career and precariously employed professionals, regarding strategies for developing your recently delivered paper into a publishable manuscript. We particularly encourage proposals that cover a variety of publishing opportunities, including small presses and open access journals. Possible discussion points include:

Choosing the right publication to target
Open access journals…”


CFP DHASA 2021 | Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa | deadline: 22 August

“The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is organizing its third conference with the theme “Digitally Human, Artificially Intelligent”. The field of Digital Humanities is currently still rather underdeveloped in Southern Africa. … By bringing together researchers working on Digital Humanities from Southern Africa or on Southern Africa, we hope to boost collaboration and research in this field….

The DHASA conference is an interdisciplinary platform for researchers working on all areas of Digital Humanities (including, but not limited to language, literature, visual art, performance and theatre studies, media studies, music, history, sociology, psychology, language technologies, library studies, philosophy, methodologies, software and computation, etc.). It aims to create the conditions for the emergence of a scientific Digital Humanities community of practice.

Suggested topics include the following:…

Digital cultural studies, hacker culture, networked communities, digital divides, digital activism, open/libre networks and software, etc.;…

Critical infrastructure studies, critical software studies, media archaeology, eco-criticism, etc., as they intersect with the digital humanities;…

Important dates

Submission deadline: 22 August 2021…

Conference: 29 November 2021 – 3 December 2021…”


News – Call for proposals: Risks and Trust in pursuit of a well functioning Persistent Identifier infrastructure for research – News – Knowledge Exchange

“As part of its work on Open Science, the Knowledge Exchange (KE) are currently exploring the role of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) within modern-day research. To better understand what is needed to build and exploit a well-functioning PID infrastructure for research, we wish to commission a consultant to undertake further investigation, analysis and recommendations, to identify best possible strategic and operational paths to achieve a well-functioning PID infrastructure for Knowledge Exchange (KE) member states and beyond.

We are inviting consultants to submit proposals to undertake work around ‘PIDs: Risk and Trust’. Detailed information around the background and scope of the PIDs: Risk and Trust work is provided below, along with suggested timelines for completion, selection criteria and contact details for key personal….”

Enquêter sur les pratiques numériques au sein des communautés scientifiques: regards sur les outils et les données au prisme de la science ouverte –


The epistemological and ethical issues of observation, analysis, representation and communication on the practices of scientific communities
Methodological issues depending on whether the approaches are quantitative, qualitative or mixed
The challenges of visualizing results
The issues of reproducibility and accessibility of results (data, source code) according to legal constraints
The challenges of recounting collective practices in the context of individual observation
The challenges of receiving these surveys in their evaluative, prescriptive or even performative nature
Prescription issues in the development of applications, or any other classification solution for software or other digital services intended for scientific communities…”

Call for Research Proposals | infojustice

“The Academic Network on the Right to Research in International Copyright is calling for  research relevant to the development of global norms on copyright policy in its application to research. Text and data mining research, for example, is contributing insights to respond to urgent social problems, from combatting COVID to monitoring hate speech and disinformation on social media. Other technologies make it possible to access the materials of libraries, archives and museums from afar – an especially necessary activity during the COVID pandemic. But these and other research activities may require reproduction and sharing of copyright protected works, including across borders. There is a lack of global norms for such activities, which may contribute to uncertainty and apprehension, inhibiting research projects and collaborations. …”

CFP: Contributions to the Scholarly Communication Notebook – OER + ScholComm

“We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for materials to be included in the Scholarly Communication Notebook. Successful proposals will contribute openly-licensed educational materials (OER) about scholarly communication that reflect the broad range of people, institution types, and service models in scholarly communication and specifically fill gaps of representation in the current body of materials. With generous support from IMLS, we are able to offer $2,500 financial awards in recognition of the expertise and labor required to develop these resources. You can see the full application as a Google doc, read more below, and submit here….”