PhiloBiblon 2023 n. 3 (May): NEH support for PhiloBiblon and the Wikiworld – UC Berkeley Library Update

“We are delighted to announce that PhiloBiblon has received a two-year implementation grant from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program of the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete the mapping of PhiloBiblon from its almost forty-year-old relational database technology to the Wikibase technology that underlies Wikipedia and Wikidata. The project will start on the first of July and, Dios mediante, will finish successfully by the end of June 2025….”

[White Paper on the Transition to Open Science 2023-2030]

From Google’s English:  “The “White Paper on the Transition to Open Science (2023-2030)” represents the final form of the Strategic Document on the Framework for the Development of Open Science in Romania, developed on the basis of the dialogue support version ” Green Paper on the Transition to Open Science “, subject to public consultation during August 18 – September 30, 2022. The White Paper details the implementation of the principles, challenges and actions contained in the National Strategy for Research, Innovation and Intelligent Specialization 2022-2027 – objective 1.2. “Ensuring the transition to open science and facilitating the path to excellence in scientific research”.

The document was created within the project ” Increasing the capacity of the CDI system to respond to global challenges. ” Strengthening the anticipatory capacity to develop evidence-based public policies ” SIPOCA 592 (MySMIS Code 127557)

The White Book is available online at: .”


From Google’s English:  Document created within the project “Increasing the capacity of the CDI system to respond to global challenges. consolidation the anticipatory capacity to elaborate a public policies based on evidence” SIPOCA 592 (MySMIS code 127557) “White Paper on the Transition to Open Science (2023-2030)” represents the final form of Strategic Document on the Framework Development of Open Science in Romania, developed based on the dialog support version “The Green Paper on the transition to science open”, subject to public consultation in between August 18 and September 30, 2022.

The White Paper details the implementation principles, challenges and actions contained in National Strategy for Research, Innovation and Intelligent Specialization 2022-2027 – the objective 1.2. “Securing the transition to open science and facilitating the path to excellence in scientific research” The White Book is available online at:”

Endangered archives blog: New online – December 2021

“This project digitised photographs from the Kovats Photographic Museum and Studio in Romania. The vast majority of the photos represent the work of several generations of photographers from the Kovats family. A small part of the photographic archive consists of images created by collaborators of the Kovats studio, and of donations of photographic materials from the local population of Odorheiul Secuiesc…”

Addressing Open Science challenges in Romania – OpenAIRE Blog

“OpenAIRE Team has the pleasure of speaking to Alina Irimia, Open Science projects coordinator at UEFISCDI [Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research and Innovation Funding] in Romania. Mrs Irimia, talked about the priority to connect and engage the Romanian community to the open science dynamics through a national dedicated platform that is now under development.  …

UEFISCDI administrates the major part of the public Research, Development and Technology (RDT) competitive funds in Romania but is also actively involved in evidence-based policy making. The institution administrates the major tools that support collaboration and dialogue between Research Development and Innovation (RDI)actors involved in research and innovation: BrainMap and ERRIS. Since 2014, UEFISCDI has been contributing to the actions of the European Commission towards strengthening the policies and practices in support of open science. Through the Open Science Knowledge Hub Romania (OSKH) created in 2019, our institution is connected to the major initiatives dedicated to the development and implementation of the European Open Science Strategy and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): being the Romanian OpenAIRE NOAD, a member in the EOSC Association, a partner in the NI4OS project and the RDA Node Romania. For Open Science policies support we also collaborate with Science Europe, CoNOSC and the UNESCO Chair for Science and Innovation Policies – SNSPA. Currently, OSKH-UEFISCDI contributes significantly to the development of the national strategic framework for Open Science, part of a project financed through structural funds, developed in partnership with the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitisation….

Among the many challenges facing Open Science, three main dimensions impact cultural change and may inhibit or unblock a real transition to OS, and they should be clearly addressed in the near future in the national context: 1) career evaluation, rewards and incentives – career benefits or on the contrary, disadvantages for researchers who promote Open Science; 2) costs – Open Science is a costly process both in terms of OA publications and FAIR data; identifying the specific needs of the national context and engaging in transformative negotiations with major journals are essential, along with creating new mechanisms for collaboration and funding; 3) Open Science literacy – providing long-term opportunities for capacity building to support the systemic change….”