“So you’ve created an amazing dataset that you would love for other researchers to have access to. What’s next? Join experts from NeuroImaging Data Model (NIDM) and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics to learn about metadata: what it is, why it is important, and how the OSF and other tools can make it easy for you to include it with your project materials so others can find the data you’ve worked so hard to curate. The STEM Education Hub is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) award DRL-1937698. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within the STEM Education Hub are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF.”
“Carnegie Mellon’s fourth Open Science Symposium was held virtually on November 3, 2023. The full-day program featured talks and panel discussions from researchers, publishers, and thought leaders.”
“This KR21-LIBER webinar held on 14 November 2023 took a deep dive into the prospect of a zero embargo model by:
? exploring initiatives and barriers to harmonise secondary publishing rights (SPR) legislation; ? examining how SPR legislation can go from a national to an international level so that publicly funded research output will be shared openly and without any embargo period; and, ? providing insights on how SPR can enable the immediate access to research findings, the course of action needed to get there, and identify which stakeholders must act….”
“One of the key points coming out of the 16th Berlin Open Access Conference was the crucial need to fully enable author choice and author rights when publishing their research open access:
We strongly support retention of copyright and all rights therein by authors. Open access agreements with publishers should stipulate that authors only grant “limited” or “non-exclusive” licenses to publishers, and liberal Creative Commons (CC) licenses (e.g., CC BY) should be applied as the default choice. (…) author “license to publish” agreements should not limit the author’s rights in any way.
Not rarely authors are misled by the language of “License to Publish” agreements, unwittingly granting an exclusive license to all rights held in copyright to publishers, which is against the spirit of open access publishing and the licenses that support them.
In this webinar, Arjan Schalken of UKB (Netherlands) and Rich Schneider of University of California San Francisco (USA) talked about problems with current license to publish agreements and discussed strategies to prevent publishers from abusing restrictive CC licenses and ensure that authors retain all their rights and can decide how their work is disseminated and used….”
“The second Keynote Address by Chris Bourg at the LIBER Annual Conference 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.”
“International Open Access Week is an opportunity for the global research community to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access, and to inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.
This year’s theme is ‘Community over Commercialisation’ and with this in mind, Jisc and the Open Institutional Publishing Association have joined forces to discuss how libraries can come together as a community and support open access publishing initiatives. Jisc set up the Open Access Community Framework (OACF) in response to community calls to make it simpler for libraries to support open access publishing – and other similar schemes are beginning to emerge too. In this webinar, we will ask ‘what’s stopping us?’ and we will consider the levers that are at our disposal, as a strong and active community, including library and publisher perspectives.”
“If researchers want to publish the results of their work Open Access, they are spoiled for choice between more and more journals – at least in many disciplines. At the same time, they have to comply with many publication requirements. But how do authors find the right Open Access journal for their publication? B!SON is here to help: The recommendation service for Open Access journals supports authors in choosing a suitable journal for the publication of their research results.
In our video, we briefly and concisely explain how B!SON works and what sets it apart….”
“In this webinar we give a short overview of the state of open access in climate science and frame the importance of open access to address the climate crisis followed by presentations from Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Peter Suber, Senior Advisor on Open Access, Harvard Library and Director of the Harvard Open Access Project. Each presented on successful initiatives from their institutions that have catalyzed action around climate change. The event concludes with a brainstorming session.”
PublishOA.ie, co-led by the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, is pleased to share a webinar which gives an introduction to different publishing platforms for books.
The webinar included demos from platform providers Coko Foundation (Ketida), Manifold, and The Public Knowledge Project’s Open Monograph Press (PKP/OMP), and is part of PublishOA.ie’s mission of evaluating the feasibility of establishing a national publishing platform in Ireland.
If you are involved in book publishing or curious about open source systems, this webinar will give you the opportunity to see different platforms in action and put questions directly to the teams involved. Each platform is presented, followed by a Q&A session.
– Ketida is produced by the Coko Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to use to use Open Source to transform how knowledge is created, improved, and shared.
– Manifold is a collaboration between the CUNY Graduate Center, the University of Minnesota Press, and Cast Iron Coding, and each group brings a unique perspective to the project: scholarship, publishing, and technology. It is 100 percent open source and free.
– PKP/OMP produces free, open source software to disseminate research and manage the entire scholarly publishing workflow from submission to indexing.
Academic publishing is facing a fundamental challenge – how do we find a fair, inclusive and sustainable way to open scholarship for all? We’re embarking on a new journey with Subscribe to Open (S2O), a tried and tested model that will help us flip 90% of our journals to open access over the next five years. We’re beyond proud to be the first major scholarly publisher to make S2O our highway to open access transformation. ? Join us in our mission to make academic content more accessible and equitable for all. Read about the DG2O journey here: https://www.degruyter.com/publishing/… S2O Community of Practice: https://subscribetoopencommunity.org/
“In October 2023 Karolinska Institutet University Library met with Björn Brembs, researcher and Professor of Neurogenetics, Institute of Zoology, Universität Regensburg in Germany. The interview is on the subject a future beyond traditional journals – replacing academic journals where Björn Brembs openly talks about his view on publishing and open access….”
“OAPEN and Penn State University Libraries have collaborated on open access metadata. In this video, Jeff Edmunds, Digital Access Coordinator at PSUL, explains how they are helping to improve the quality of MARC records for the OAPEN Library so they can be more easily ingested into library databases.”
“OASPA 2023 Conference on Open Scholarship | Opening Panel Discussion and Q&A | A Progress Check on Scholarly Publishing
Speakers: Moumita Koley, DST Centre for Policy Research – IISc, India Peter Suber, Harvard Library and Harvard Open Access Project, Harvard University, USA Thanos Giannakopoulos, United Nations, USA Sarah Greaves, Sarah Greaves STEM Consulting Ltd, UK ”
“Ensuring the trustworthiness of a journal or publisher is essential for researchers when sharing their work with the world.
It is crucial for researchers to do their due diligence when assessing the trustworthiness of a journal or publisher. It’s not just about getting your research out there; it’s about ensuring it’s published in a venue that upholds high academic and ethical standards. This video outlines some key steps and considerations to help researchers assess whether a journal or publisher is suitable for their research.”
The CrimRxiv Consortium, a network of open criminology’s leading institutions, has announced its newest Member: the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), an association to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS is the first learned-society to join the Consortium, which launched a couple weeks ago with seventeen Members from Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, and United States. To increase the Consortium’s visibility and impact, each Member has its own “Hub” on CrimRxiv, which aggregates and centralizes their authors’ open access publications. The ACJS Hub will spotlight open access articles in the association’s peer-review outlets: Justice Quarterly, The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and Justice Evaluation Journal.
At the Twitter link is an announcement video made with AI, and a link to the press release.