Job: Community Manager – OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust (End of play: Sept 02, 2022)  | OPERAS

This position is responsible for facilitating community consultation and engagement for the international Open Access eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust effort, funded initially through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project, “OAeBU Data Trust: Advancing to Launch by Developing IDS Governance Building Blocks.” This project is a collaboration led by the University of North Texas, with co-PIs from OPERAS, OpenAIRE, and Educopia Institute. This position will work under the supervision of the Canadian-American Executive Director of the OAeBU Data Trust effort to develop and manage mechanisms to engage community partners and solicit community input for the work-packages and projects related to the global OAeBU Data Trust effort. Based in Europe to provide the Data Trust with increased staff capacity to attend meetings within the Eastern Hemisphere, the position will be staffed through the OPERAS international not-for-profit association (AISBL). 

As the second of two full-time positions working for the Data Trust, this individual will be responsible for developing and managing engagement strategies for OA book usage metrics stakeholder constituencies. This position is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope; the manager must have a positive record of communicating and engaging professionally with commercial, academic, and non-profit audiences worldwide. The individual recruited for this position must also have professional experience in scholarly communication and must be a reliable, independent worker that appreciates the importance of open access policies to global knowledge distribution.

 

Job: Open Science Project Officer (DIAMAS & Skills4EOSC) | OPERAS

The mission requires a sound knowledge of and a strong interest for the open science and open access European landscape, and the ability to correctly assess the needs and challenges in terms of training, skills, best practices, standardisation, sustainability in these areas.

The Open science project officer should be able to collaboratively build a global overview of such needs and challenges that takes into account the specificities of the research communities and their different actors.

The Open science project officer will contribute to the following projects:

DIAMAS
In the transition towards Open Access (OA), institutional publishing is challenged by fragmentation and varying service quality, visibility, and sustainability. To address this issue, DIAMAS gathers 23 organisations from 12 European countries, well-versed in OA academic publishing and scholarly communication. The DIAMAS project will map the current landscape of Institutional Publishing Service Providers (IPSPs) in 25 countries of the ERA with special attention for IPSPs that do not charge fees for publishing or reading. It will coordinate and improve the efficiency and quality of IPSPs by developing a European Quality Standard for Institutional Publishing (EQSIP). Lastly it will formulate community-led, actionable recommendations and strategies for institutional leaders, funders/sponsors/donors, and policymakers in the European Research Area (ERA). Workshops and targeted networking actions will reach and engage institutional decision-makers.

In 36 months, DIAMAS will deliver an aligned, high-quality, and sustainable institutional OA scholarly publication ecosystem for the ERA, setting a new standard for OA publishing, shared and co-designed with all stakeholders.

Skills4EOSC
Skills4EOSC brings together leading experiences of national, regional, institutional and thematic Open Science (OS) and Data Competence Centres from 18 European countries with the goal of unifying the current training landscape into a common and trusted pan-European ecosystem, in order to accelerate the upskilling of European researchers and data professionals in the field of FAIR and Open Data, intensive-data science and Scientific Data Management. Competence Centres (CC) are seen as centres of gravity of OS and EOSC activities in their countries. These entities can either be established national initiatives (as is the case of ICDI in Italy) or initiatives under establishment (e.g. Austria, Greece and the Nordic countries) or organisations which have the leading or mandated contribution to the OS activities nationally. CCs pool the expertise available within research institutions, universities and thematic and cross-discipline research infrastructures. They offer training and support, empowerment, lifelong learning, professionalisation and resources to a variety of stakeholders, including not only researchers and data stewards, but also funders, decision makers, civil servants, and industry. Thanks to their position at the heart of the above described multi-stakeholder landscape, the CCs represented by the Skills4EOSC partners play a pivotal role in national plans for Open Science and in the interaction with scientific communities. They also have close access to policy makers and the related funding streams. The Skills4EOSC project will leverage this reference role to establish a pan-European network of CCs on OS and data, coordinating the work done at the national level to upskill professionals in this field. The Skills4EOSC CC network will drive the co-creation of harmonised trainer accreditation pathways, academic and professional curricula and skills quality assurance, recognition frameworks, and learning material creation methodologies.

Both projects will start the 1st of September 2022 with a duration of 36 months.

 

Key Responsibilities

Participate in landscaping and mapping activities in both projects
Lead the coordination of collaborative work in various tasks and work packages in both projects where OPERAS is WP/task leader
Lead and participate in the design of capacity/competence centres in both projects
Supervise, write, finalise, and review key deliverables in both projects
Communicate in coordination with OPERAS and project communication managers on the activities and outputs of the projects
Manage the reporting activity for OPERAS in both projects
For DIAMAS project: organise and manage the community network of diamond publishing stakeholders beyond the project consortium

Relationships

Daily with OPERAS contact points in DIAMAS and Skills4EOSC projects
With projects PIs, WP Leaders and tasks leaders in both projects
With other partners in both projects
With OPERAS Coordination Team and in particular with

OPERAS FAIR data officer
OPERAS Community Manager
OPERAS Community Coordinator

OPERAS’ Assembly of the Commons

In classical governance schemes, there is a separation of powers that leads funders and policy-making authorities to discuss and make decisions on their side with no or just indirect consultation of the community. We, at OPERAS, did not want that. The OPERAS AISBL governance scheme traverses the different layers of the organization, such as management, strategy, policy, and support. Furthermore, it establishes the levels of engagement of the different types of stakeholders in the development of the OPERAS Research Infrastructure. 

The Assembly of the Commons (AoC) is one of OPERAS’ governance bodies and it gathers all Ordinary Members of the infrastructure. It is convened at least once a year and the OPERAS’ second Assembly of the Commons took place virtually on May 11th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CET. It had a double objective of discussing the work completed in the Special Interest Groups over the course of the previous year and electing the two representatives of the OPERAS community: Vanessa Proudman and Mark Huskisson.

You can find more information about the meeting, the vision and the representatives below.

Participants of the Assembly of the Commons (May 11, 2022)

Pierre Mounier, OPERAS’ coordinator, opened the Assembly of the Commons by giving a short overview of the meaning of the AoC and its place in the governance of OPERAS.

As a multi-stakeholder organization, OPERAS is governed through several assemblies that represent the diversity of stakeholders engaged in their development. The Executive Assembly (EA) gathers the core members of OPERAS. These are the organizations that are more committed than others to the development of the infrastructure, and they are responsible for (1) organizing their national communities, (2) leading the Special Interest Groups, and (3) taking the decisions related to OPERAS on a monthly basis. The General Assembly (GA) gathers the national authorities such as the ministries and research communities and the supporting members. It convenes once a year and approves the budget and global strategy of the infrastructure. The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) advises us on scientific matters. The Coordination Team (OCT) manages the infrastructure on a daily basis.

The Assembly of the Commons (AoC) represents the community in its entirety and gathers all Ordinary Members. At the same time, the AoC is the addition of all the Special Interest Groups and their participants. We named the AoC as such in reference to the theory of Elinor Oström. According to her, goods are better governed collectively by a community than individually as private property. Those goods that are better governed as commons are some material goods such as forests, fisheries, and grazing lands, but also immaterial goods such as knowledge and its infrastructure. Therefore, we see the AoC as the assembly of all those people who take care of the tools, services, and platforms, and have the know-how that enables product sharing and knowledge dissemination.

After this highlight on the importance of the Commons for the infrastructure, the participants of the meeting had the opportunity to choose their delegates. The two candidates, Vanessa Proudman and Mark Huskisson, introduced themselves and engaged in a debate with the participants.

Vanessa Proudman is Director of SPARC Europe with 20 years of program management experience in facilitating access to knowledge in Europe and advocating for change to increase more equitable access to knowledge. 

Over the years her focus has been on Open Access, Open Science, Open Culture, and Open Education working with many leading universities and libraries worldwide. Research and knowledge exchange are her vehicles to inform, connect and advocate for change in these areas. Her focus has been to increase Open international, national and regional policy-making and practice in Higher Education in Europe. She has extensive experience in setting policy with a view to put this into action whilst connecting the specificities of policymaking with OS practitioners and vice versa to ensure effective OS implementation. Creating a more level-playing field in Europe to enable more equal opportunities to engage in Open Science and Open Education is also key to her work. By gaining an understanding of the needs of the research and OS support community through research activities and knowledge exchange, Vanessa Proudman will seek to ensure that an evidence-based approach is used to support the SSH community on its road to making open the default. 

Mark Huskisson is responsible for Business Development at the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), the developer and stewards of OJS, OMP, and OPS. PKP develops open-source software systems that manage the complete scholarly publishing workflow for journals, monographs, and preprints, and conducting scholarly communication research on questions of open access and open science.

Having worked in academic and scholarly publishing for thirty years, Mark Huskisson has developed and nurtured a collaborative and supportive network in commercial publishing houses, libraries, learned societies, and the rapidly growing scholarly communication technology ecosystem. Working at the nexus of the huge PKP community gives insight into the challenges and huge opportunities available to the open community if successful collaboration and sustainable pathways can be identified and secured. This new post offers a strategic benefit for learning and knowledge exchange between the OPERAS network and global OJS community.

During the debate, the candidates answered some questions from the community:

How do you see OPERAS in the open access landscape? (Pierre Mounier, OPERAS)

What is really unique about OPERAS is that it is a comprehensive and interconnected infrastructure community for the SSH, which does not exist in such a form for other subject domains. This is a great strength. OPERAS can and needs to inform the broader OA community and its decision-makers about the importance of the SSH domain so that we don’t dance to the tune of STEM and larger commercial publishers. There’s a lot of diversity and innovation in scholarly communications going on in this domain. And OPERAS can concretely demonstrate this to the whole community by presenting the work done by its various Special Interest Groups.

Vanessa Proudman

How do you see the European landscape? (Pierre Mounier, OPERAS)

There are a number of challenges across the continent and one is that there is not a single Europe in terms of access and ability to participate in academic publishing due to a number of barriers that the OPERAS Interest Groups are tackling. With large publishers dictating the narrative toward profit and focusing primarily on the wealthier, more powerful economies, the commercial STM sector has often defined models and development within the community despite the needs and demands – and often to the detriment – of SSH researchers and longform research outputs. So, to identify sustainable pathways in SSH across Europe, we need a more coordinated response to the OA challenge that is specific and tailored to research and publishing in the humanities and social sciences. And whilst there has been a huge development of open access and open science initiatives across the continent, they are often undertaken in national, regional, or commercial contexts. OPERAS offers a way to connect and coalesce the energy and drive of these initiatives, continually informed by the working groups (SIGs) to potential enormous effect.

Mark Huskisson

Regarding the multilingual dimensions of SSH, how might we defend and promote this dimension in OPERAS? (Olivier Bouin, RFIEA)

I have an international background and personally do not value any language over another. I believe that it is important to ensure that we share our knowledge in different languages particularly to embrace and respect the wide cultural and multilingual offering in Europe . In SPARC Europe, we created a tool that was translated into 16 languages by the community. Within OPERAS, perhaps we could create such multilingual resources, too.

Vanessa Proudman

What’s your vision about OA books in the global landscape? (Agata Morka, Sparc Europe)

I spent many years working with monographs in publishing and with leading libraries around the world and – as we transitioned from print to electronic media – the expereinces learned with Journals transitioning more easily and rapidly to digital influenced and determined the conversation around books. Even though the cases and contexts were not entirely analogous. And this has slowed the ability to foster and nurture a succesful and flourishing OA book ecosystem. One core challenge, which OPERAS members are solving and improving, is discovery and it is important for SSH in Europe and beyond that we share learning and solutions for the community and society as a whole. To bring a cohesive solution for different organizations that deal with OA books.

Mark Huskisson

The election counted with the participation of 23 organizations-member. Each organization voted once and anonymously. They could vote for both candidates, for one of them or for neither. With 83.33% and 54.17% of votes, respectively, Vanessa Proudman and Mark Huskisson became co-chairs of OPERAS’ Assembly of the Commons. Besides chairing the AoC during their 2-year mandate, the representatives shall also participate in the General Assembly once a year to represent the voice of the community. Otherwise, the General Assembly is composed of representatives of national councils and ministries of the European Countries and supporting members.

During the second part of the AoC, the leaders of the different Special Interest Groups presented the work done and some perspectives for the future.

  • Advocacy

Sona Arasteh (MWS), leader of this SIG, explained the meaning of advocacy, focusing on how it is a broader concept than lobbying. This SIG works as a kind of mediator, advocating for other SIGs. Currently, the group is advocating for the Tools and Platforms SIG.

  • Best Practices

The Best Practices SIG, led by Jadranka Stojanovski Zadar University), is currently working on a White Paper that will focus on the following topics: diamond journals, repositories altering scholarly publishing (preprints), research data in SSH, editorial and publishing policies, peer review, metadata quality, rights and licensing, research assessment, accessibility, and usability.

  • Common Standards and FAIR Principles

Iraklis Katsaloulisfocus (EKT), leader of this SIG along with Haris Georgiadis (EKT), explained that focusing on Common Standards & FAIR Principles is important as it offers a framework for collaboration, convergence, and integration towards enabling interoperability in SSH. Regarding future perspectives, this SIG intends to act as a bridge between the technical and procedural aspects of open science.

  • Multilingualism  

Delfim Leão (University of Coimbra), leader of the Multilingualism SIG, focused on some challenges regarding this topic: perceive multilingualism as a strong manifestation of bibliodiversity in SSH; avoid the risk of turning English, broadly used as a lingua franca, into lingua unica in terms of scientific and scholarly communication; enhance balanced multilingualism in innovative solutions. On the horizon, this SIG plans to achieve a full design and feasibility study to support the development of a translation service for OPERAS.

  • Open Access books Network

OABN is a new OPERAS SIG coordinated by Agata Morka (Sparc Europe), Lucy Barnes (Open Book Publishers), and Tom Mosterd (OAPEN/DOAB). The SIG advocates for open access book publishing, collates news, views, and developments specifically relevant to OA books, and connects a global community in the form of blogs, events, workshops, and other activities.

  • Open Access Business Models

 Graham Stones (Jisc) and Frank Manista (Jsic) lead this SIG that is currently working on focusing on collaborative models in OA book publishing. The previous White Paper (2021) presented an initial analysis and early observations of the study. The next step is to produce an in-depth analysis (a new version of the White Paper). Future questions to be explored include a better understanding of the publishers who do not take part in collaborative funding models and identifying the recommendations for OPERAS and other stakeholders.

  • Tools and Platforms

Formerly called Tools Research and Development, this SIG is coordinated by Céline Bartonat (CNRS) and Arnauld Gingold (CNRS). The SIG has focused on defining tools according to their functions, users, and nature. It deals with challenging issues such as a variety of functions and usage, the diversity of contexts and users, and its dynamic and chaotic environment.

Following this presentation, the participants joined breakout sessions for each of the Special Interest Groups.


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Job: OPERAS Community Manager – OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust

Offer:

The position will be offered for a period of 3 years, contingent on receipt of grant award funding.
This is a full-time position based in Brussels.
Remote working opportunities in Europe can be considered.
Salary depends upon the experience of the successful candidate. Full package may vary depending on the country of living, if working from a different country than Belgium.
Displaced qualified Ukrainian people are strongly encouraged to apply

This position is responsible for facilitating community consultation and engagement for the international Open Access eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust effort, funded initially through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project, “OAeBU Data Trust: Advancing to Launch by Developing IDS Governance Building Blocks.” This project is a collaboration led by the University of North Texas, with co-PIs from OPERAS, OpenAIRE, and Educopia Institute.

This position will work under the supervision of the Canadian-American Executive Director of the OAeBU Data Trust effort to develop and manage mechanisms to engage community partners and solicit community input for the work-packages and projects related to the global OAeBU Data Trust effort. Based in Europe to provide the Data Trust with increased staff capacity to attend meetings within the Eastern Hemisphere, the position will be staffed through the OPERAS international not-for-profit association (AISBL).

As the second of two full-time positions working for the Data Trust, this individual will be responsible for developing and managing engagement strategies for OA book usage metrics stakeholder constituencies. This position is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope; the manager must have a positive record of communicating and engaging professionally with commercial, academic, and non-profit audiences worldwide. The individual recruited for this position must also have professional experience in scholarly communication and must be a reliable, independent worker that appreciates the importance of open access policies to global knowledge distribution.

Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff: Crowdfunding Campaign

The invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 and the expansion of the war zone across the country have had a significant impact on the country’s scientific activity. Much civilian infrastructure has been destroyed, including higher education and research institutions.

Through a number of programmes, such as Science for Ukraine, support is being provided to Ukrainian researchers, but this support has not been extended to staff working alongside researchers in knowledge generation: the librarians, editors, technicians, and administrative staff at universities, research institutes, and other infrastructures.

Yet preserving the knowledge, expertise, and knowledge-sharing capabilities of these scientific communities is of vital importance.

What can we do to help?

Supporting Ukrainian Editorial Staff (SUES) is an initiative by various European institutions, infrastructures, and organizations (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences [IBL-PAN], OPERAS, Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], Directory of Open Access Books [DOAB], Electronic Information for Libraries [EIFL], Association of European University Presses [AEUP]), as well as a number of French scientific publishers, aimed at supporting scientific communication in Ukraine and helping scholarly journals and academic publishers to continue their publishing activities.

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 academic journals in Ukraine? Over 700 of these are open access journals published via the URAN platform. The publication of academic books is also extensive, with more than 20 Ukrainian university presses currently distributed via the CEEOL portal. These publications, in fields ranging from physics to literature via history, sociology, and biology, are key vehicles for the communication of knowledge generated by Ukrainian researchers. The editors, reviewers, typesetters, proofreaders, translators, and technical and administrative staff working in the various publishing centres need your support to continue their mission: to share and disseminate knowledge.

A questionnaire is being circulated around Ukrainian journals and publishers to help accurately identify their needs in terms of financial and technical support. The requests received so far relate primarily to remuneration for editorial work, to enable them to continue their work and to publish the next issue of their journal or their next book. The purpose of this campaign is to help 10 journals or publishers to keep publishing. In the long term, the project is also aimed at strengthening relationships and exchanging knowledge to ensure the international presence and visibility of Ukrainian academic publishers. Thanks to your contribution, Ukrainian scholarly journals and scientific publishers will be able to continue sharing knowledge.

A crowdfunding campaign is being run from Wednesday, 4 May to Monday, 6 June 2022, to raise money to help Ukrainian journals who have requested assistance from the coalition. Unique compensation will be offered in return for any financial support offered.

Link to the crowdfunding webpage: https://wemakeit.com/projects/support-to-ukrainian-editors

Contacts

Open Access Books Network becomes an OPERAS Special Interest Group | Open Access Books Network

The Open Access Books Network (OABN) is pleased to share that it has become an OPERAS Special Interest Group (SIG), and as such it is now formally supported by OPERAS, the European Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area.

OSC 2022: “Scholarly Communication in the Open Science framework: The Diamond Open Access model” – YouTube

“Presntation by Suzanne Dumouchel // Huma-Num (CNRS), France

The talk will present the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access, developed by Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR). The goal of the Action Plan is to further develop and expand a sustainable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication ecosystem. The Action Plan proposes to align and develop common resources for the entire Diamond OA ecosystem, including journals and platforms, while respecting the cultural, multilingual, and disciplinary diversity that constitutes the strength of the sector. It focuses on four central elements: efficiency, quality standards, capacity building, and sustainability, following up on the recommendations of the ‘Open Access Diamond Journals Study’. ”

Action Plan for Diamond Open Access | Zenodo

“Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) present an Action Plan for Diamond Open Access to further develop and expand a sustainable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication ecosystem. It focuses on efficiency, quality standards, capacity building, and sustainability, and it addresses the alignment and development of common resources for the whole Diamond OA ecosystem, including journals and platforms, while respecting the cultural, multilingual, and disciplinary diversity that constitutes the strength of the sector. The Action Plan intends to create an inclusive worldwide community that has the tools to strengthen existing Diamond OA journals and platforms and increase their visibility.”

Action Plan for Diamond Open Access | Science Europe

Ancion, Zoé, Borrell-Damián, Lidia, Mounier, Pierre, Rooryck, Johan, & Saenen, Bregt. (2022). Action Plan for Diamond Open Access. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6282403

Science Europe, cOAlition S, OPERAS, and the French National Research Agency (ANR) present this Action Plan to further develop and expand a sustainable, community-driven Diamond OA scholarly communication ecosystem.

It proposes to align and develop common resources for the entire Diamond OA ecosystem, including journals and platforms, while respecting the cultural, multilingual, and disciplinary diversity that constitutes the strength of the sector.

OPERAS is looking forward to welcome its new Chief Technology Officer in April

OPERAS is glad to announce that Sy Holsinger will join the OPERAS Research Infrastructure as Chief Technology Officer on April 1st

OPERAS new CTO

The OPERAS Research Infrastructure is building up its scholarly communication services for social sciences and humanities in the European Research Area within different projects and with multiple partners and service providers. Therefore, the position of the Chief Technology officer is a key role to merge together the different services and facilities in a common strategy. His main taks is to define the technical strategy to ensure the delivery, sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness of the first set of OPERAS’ main services. The role will serve as the primary driver and catalyst for the delivery of the technical ambitions of OPERAS. 

Sy Holsinger spent more than ten years at the EGI Foundation as Strategy and Innovation Team Lead and Business Development Manager. He has over fifteen years experience in EU-funded projects providing both management and support roles related to the development and implementation of e-Infrastructures for research and innovation as well leading commercial exploitation such as in the series of EGEE projects, EGI flagship projects, and EOSC-hub and EOSC Future projects. In addition, he is a certified expert, trainer and auditor (ISO 19011) in both FitSM (Service Management) and ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security) standards, and volunteers as Co-chair of ITEMO (IT Education Management Organization) to evolve the FitSM standard. Sy studied Business Communications and Management in the U.S as well as served in the U.S. Air Force.

OPERAS is looking forward to welcoming him in the OPERAS Coordination Team and as the second official staff member of the OPERAS AISBL.

As OPERAS is currently growing and will be recruiting more staff in 2022. Follow our job announcements for new calls and our twitter channel to join our team.


Funding OPERAS complete

Ausschreibung: Referent/in in der EU-geförderten Forschungsinfrastruktur OPERAS (m/w/d) 80%E13, fixed-term until April 2023. Application deadline: Jan 28, 2022.

Die Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (MWS) sucht für ihre Geschäftsstelle in Bonn zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt bis zum April 2023

eine Referentin / einen Referenten (m/w/d) 80% in der EU-geförderten Forschungsinfrastruktur OPERAS.

Die Max Weber Stiftung (www.maxweberstiftung.de) unterhält elf Forschungsinstitute und mehrere Au?ßenstellen in 15 Ländern. Sitz der Stiftung ist Bonn. Weltweit werden über 350 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter beschäftigt und zahlreiche Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten gefördert.
Seit 2017 ist die MWS in führender Position bei der EU-geförderten Forschungsinfrastruktur OPERAS (https://www.operas-eu.org/) engagiert. Damit ist sie am Aufbau einer forschungsgetriebenen Infrastruk?tur für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften im europäischen Forschungsraum beteiligt. Im Rahmen von OPERAS läuft das Projekt TRIPLE (https://project.gotriple.eu/), das die multilinguale Discovery?Plattform GoTriple (https://www.gotriple.eu/) bis zur Nutzungsreife entwickelt und verfügbar macht, damit im europäischer Forschungsraum Literatur, Forschungsdaten, Projekte und Forschende identifiziert und gefunden werden können.
Für dieses innovative Projekt sucht die MWS eine Person, die den gesamten Bereich der Wissenschafts?kommunikation und Vernetzung unter den Projektbeteiligten von TRIPLE selbst, dann innerhalb der For?schungsinfrastruktur OPERAS und schließlich auf europäischer und deutschen Ebene wahrnimmt.

Aufgaben:
• Sie leiten das Arbeitspaket „Communication & Dissemination“ im Projekt TRIPLE und koordi?nieren Arbeitsgruppen zu verschiedenen Themen,
• Sie verantworten die Kommunikationsstrategie im Projekt und sorgen auf diese Weise für eine koordinierte Bereitstellung aller relevanten Informationen innerhalb des Projekts TRIPLE und der Forschungsinfrastruktur OPERAS,
• Sie organisieren die Wissenschaftskommunikation mit ihren verschiedenen Formaten (z.B. Pro?jekt-Website, Twitter, Mailinglisten), über die die Ergebnisse im Projekt TRIPLE in der Wissen?schafts-Community verbreitet werden,
• Sie kümmern sich um die Fortentwicklung und Bereitstellung von Kommunikationsmaterial für TRIPLE (virtuell und im Druck),
• Sie organisieren Konferenzen, Workshops und Webinare,
• Sie sind zuständig für das Projektbudget in Ihrem Aufgabenbereich (gemeinsam mit einer Kol?legin aus der Verwaltung),
• Sie dokumentieren die Arbeit in diesem Projekt und sind verantwortlich für das Berichtswesen. Ihr Profil?

Voraussetzungen:
•ein Abschluss (Master) eines Studiums in einem geistes-, sozial-, bibliotheks- oder informati?onswissenschaftlichen Fach,
• Exzellente Kommunikationsfähigkeit und Organisationsfähigkeit, – 2 –
• Versierter Umgang mit Textverarbeitungs-, Tabellenkalkulations- und Präsentationsprogram?men,
• Kenntnisse in einem geläufigen Webcontentmanagementsystem, vorzugsweise WordPress,
• Erfahrung in der Handhabung sozialer Medien (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn),
• Sichere Englischkenntnisse (Projektsprache) in Wort und Schrift auf Level C1; Französisch?kenntnisse sind von Vorteil.

Wünschenswert:
• Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen in den Methoden und Konzepten der Digital Humanities, beson?ders in Bezug auf das digitale Publizieren,
• Einschlägige IT-Kompetenzen, etwa in den Bereichen Webtechnologien, X-Technologien und Softwarearchitekturen,
• Kenntnisse im Bereich Open Science.

Sie kooperieren intensiv mit den Projektpartnern aus mehreren europäischen Ländern. Dazu gehören auch gelegentliche Reisen. Dementsprechend bringen Sie eine große Offenheit für diese Form des wis?senschaftsorganisatorischen Arbeitens mit und gestalten die Projektprozesse aktiv mit. Dazu gehört auch die Fähigkeit, sowohl mit Vertretern sowohl der IT- und Digital Humanities als auch aus geistes?wissenschaftlichen Fächern zu kooperieren.

Wir bieten bei Vorliegen der Voraussetzungen eine Vergütung bis zur Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD (Bund) mitsamt den tariflichen Nebenleistungen und der Möglichkeit eines Jobtickets. Es besteht die Möglichkeit zur Arbeit im Home Office. Die Stelle ist grundsätzlich teilzeitgeeignet.

Die Max Weber Stiftung ist ein nichtdiskriminierender Arbeitgeber und legt großen Wert auf die Verein?barkeit von Beruf und Familie. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Für weitere Auskünfte steht Ihnen Herr Dr. Michael Kaiser (Tel. 0228-377 86 24) zur Verfügung. Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte bis zum 28. Januar 2022 an folgende Emailadresse: ope?ras_triple(at)maxweberstiftung.de.

Die Vorstellungsgespräche sind für den 8. Februar 2022 in Bonn geplant. Je nach Stand der pandemie?bedingten Einschränkungen behält die MWS sich vor, die Gespräche per Vide

Bring your OA game | Commonplace

by Agata Morka and Rupert Gatti

The end of June 2021 marked the finishing line for the OPERAS-P project, a European Union funded giant, in which multiple institutions came together to carve a path forward for Open Science in Social Sciences and Humanities. As part of the Work Package focused on innovation we investigated innovative business models for Open Access (OA) books. Our goal was ambitious: we aimed to develop, collate, and share knowledge on alternative (non-BPC) approaches to funding and publishing OA books. To fulfill this general goal, we wanted to better understand the perspectives of two crucial stakeholders in the book publishing ecosystem: libraries and publishers. Over the past fifteen months we have been researching, writing, and most importantly listening to the academic librarians and publishers to decipher their needs, hopes, and challenges they encounter when working with OA books. Coming from a publishing background, we felt that we had a relatively good understanding of this stakeholders group, so we started with the one we knew the least about: that of academic libraries. We wanted to know more about how they think, work, and decide for or against innovative projects for OA books.

How to build a more inclusive SSH scholarly landscape | F1000Research

“There are several layers that need to be unpacked. The scholarly communication landscape in the SSH is very diverse,  which is not in itself a bad thing, but more communication and coordination between different institutions and stakeholders is needed. Moreover, the open science policies vary across Europe and there’s no consensus among researchers on how important and prestigious open access is. Similarly, digital innovations are adopted to a varying extent by different disciplines and individual scholars, with some curious and eager to experiment with different forms and others sticking to safer, more traditional solutions (interestingly, it often has nothing to do with the career stage!). 

The evaluation criteria have not caught up with the digital transformation and so many authors end up publishing via more traditional outputs even though they would rather experiment with the former as they know that they need to have the established publications  – for example articles in prestigious journals – on their academic resume.

There is another issue linked to evaluation: often publications in English are recognised as more valuable by funders or institutions which is not the best situation, especially in the case of domestic authors addressing important local issues in their native language.

There are several layers to a successful research infrastructure in the SSH. Firstly -and this really is key -it needs to be inclusive, so open to different stakeholders representing diverse perspectives.

Secondly, the infrastructure has to be dedicated to the specific traits of SSH: for example, research outputs often tend to be more traditional than in the case of hard sciences (‘the monograph is the king,’ claimed one of our interviewees in the OPERAS-P project) and there is often less funding for opening up research. Multilingualism is also an important aspect of the SSH as it is crucial that a topic that is important to smaller, local communities can be presented to them in a way that they can understand.

Thirdly, it needs to be researcher-driven, thus reflecting the actual needs of the scholars and be developed with the collaborators from various academic circles….”