Introducing Direct to Open – YouTube

“Direct to Open (D2O) is a sustainable framework for open access monographs and edited collections from the MIT Press. D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. Instead of purchasing a title once for a single collection, libraries now have the opportunity to fund them one time for the world through participant fees. See how it works….”

Europeana Digital Spring Programme: Not in Public Ownership, but Available for Public Use | Europeana Pro

“In this session, Bernadine Brocker Wieder holds a roundtable discussion on how to keep digital public access to works removed from museum collections. Bernadine proposes two methods for discussion on how digital technology can ensure that works are publicly available even after the gavel comes down at an auction. …”

What are preprints? [Originally published in DADOS’ blog in May/2021] | SciELO in Perspective

“In 2020, DADOS began accepting the submission of manuscripts from preprint servers. However, there are still many concerns from the academic community, especially in the Social Sciences, about what preprints are and what changes they bring to the traditional framework of scientific assessment and publication. Our goal here is to answer these questions briefly, in addition to explaining in a simple way how to submit a preprint to DADOS. To this end, we have prepared a schematic of how manuscripts are evaluated in the traditional double-blind review system and how it has been modified in the preprint model. Next, we have a video and a podcast episode (both available in Portuguese only) about how DADOS will incorporate preprints, followed by a text summarizing this material….”

Czech Open Science Day – Czech National Library of Technology

“In the European context the Open Science is one of the key priorities in the new R&I framework programme, Horizon Europe, but it is getting a growing attention also at the global level. Therefore, we see a great opportunity in bringing together the top-notch European Open Science representatives and the highest level of key Czech R&D&I decision-makers. The aim of this event is to present the current development in this area and EU Policy on Open Science. We believe that thanks to induced discussion we can jointly progress towards the implementation of European Open Science standards in the Czech Republic.

Key questions which should be addressed
– What is Open Science, why is it important and who benefits from it?
– How does Horizon Europe support Open Science?
– What is Plan S, who is behind and how does Plan S stand today?
– What is Open Research Europe, who can publish there and how?
– What is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), what are the FAIR principes?…”

Panel discussion on „Open Science in a Time of Global Crises“ – YouTube

“Moderation: Klaus Tochtermann,

Panelists: Dr Paola Masuzzo, Dr Tobias Opialla, Ana Persic, Dr Jessica Polka Open Science Conference 2021: 17-19 February 2021 The Open Science Conference 2021 is the 8th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science. The annual conference is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science. #osc2021 …”

Prinzipien und Barrieren von Knowledge Equity in der Wissenschaft – Lernraum Freies Wissen

From Google’s English:  “This learning unit dares to try to approach different questions concerning the principles and barriers of knowledge equity in (open) science and in the broadest sense free knowledge. Depending on the frame of reference, they can be applied and discussed from a variety of perspectives – e.g. gender, level of education, origin, global north / global south. The aim is to initiate an examination of one’s own knowledge culture in order to create awareness of what can be understood by knowledge and equity and to reflect one’s own role in enabling and restricting knowledge equity….”

May 2021 update on open access and academic journal contracts: a presentation to the UC Board of Regents’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee – Office of Scholarly Communication

“On May 12, 2021, Provost and Executive Vice President Michael T. Brown, University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director Günter Waibel, and Associate Executive Director & Director of Collection Development Ivy Anderson briefed the UC Board of Regents’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee on transformative open access and academic journal contracts.

The video archive of the presentation is available on YouTube and below. A copy of the presentation script is also available for download….”

How does it work? Open access books in 6 steps – YouTube

“If you want to publish your scholarly book open access, watch this video to find out how it works at Springer Nature. Learn about the 6 steps to getting more impact for your research including peer review, copyright and licencing, and dissemination. German and English subtitles are available. Want to learn more about the benefits of publishing an OA book? Watch our first video ‘Why publish an open access book?’ then head over to our website: ”

WordPress Saves Creative Commons Search Engine From Shutting Down

“Creative Commons Search is joining, which will help keep the search engine of free-to-use images running for the foreseeable future.

Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress parent company Automattic, says he decided to bring CC Search on board after hearing it was in danger of shutting down….”

Webinar: How Can We Successfully Collaborate to Advance National Capacity for OER in Canada? – YouTube

“In this webinar, held April 22, 2021, panelists discuss strategies and opportunities for advancing Canada’s national OER capacity, whether through funding, training, infrastructure, or advocacy. SPARC’s experience with obtaining funding commitments at the federal level and with a variety of state-level policy strategies in the US is also be presented to help inform the discussion.”