OASPA Announces Launch of New Supporter Membership Category

Membership expanded to non-publisher organisations and individuals to broaden open scholarship discussion with additional perspectives

Today OASPA launches a new way to advance open scholarship: Supporter Membership. In commitment to its mission goal to convene community stakeholders to share experiences, discuss problems and identify opportunities in the advancement of open access; and in recognition of the diversity of stakeholders invested in open access, OASPA has launched this new membership category.


Policy for open scholarship | Finnish National Open Science and Research Coordination

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23847/tsv.227

The policy for open scholarship brings together the previous policies and recommendations made within the framework of the Open Science and Research Coordination. The policy focuses on the culture of open scholarship of an organisation. In addition, previous policies will be supplemented with perspectives related to services, incentives, and interaction.


Open Scholarship Café: “Open Education: What’s Being Done? What CAN be done?” 8 Mar 2022, 11 am (GMT) | NUI Galway Library | Eventbrite

Two innovative Open Educational Resource projects from Ireland illustrate some of what’s possible in Open Education.

About this event

This Open Scholarship Café showcases two different approaches to creating and making use of Open Educational Resources and give an idea of the diverse possibilities of Open Education.

A Zoom link will be emailed in advance of this virtual session.

Our first speaker of the session will be Odette Gabaudan from Technological University Dublin. Odette will discuss her work with an open resource she has developed for French language learning called French Grammar Resources, an interactive website that makes it easier to work with French tenses and grammar. Odette will describe how students have been asked to use the website as a starting point to create language learning game prototypes. This has allowed material to be remixed in interesting ways in the context of a multidisciplinary student and staff collaboration.

Odette will also mention her work in creating an OER for practicing French in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production). This work is part of a broader institutional initiative, sdgliteracy.ie

In presenting these two OER initiatives, she will share her experience on two very different approaches to creating OER.


Our second speaker will be Dr. Helen Dodson who will be providing an updated on the Open Histology funded project here at NUI Galway.

Co-authored with Shauna McBridge, the project involves the development of an open textbook based on Openstax Anatomy and Physiology, tailored to the needs of students at NUI Galway.

Open Histology is one of ten funded projects as part of the NUI Galway OER Pilot Project.


Speaker profiles:

Odette Gabaudan lectures at Technological University Dublin (TUD) in applied French and is Lead tutor for French. She has been involved in multiple OER projects for French including projects funded by the Institut Français and the National Forum.

Dr Helen Dodson joined the Discipline of Anatomy at NUI Galway as a lecturer in Dec 2011, obtaining a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2003.

2022 Open Scholarship Awards | Electronic Textual Cultures Lab

Sponsored by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute and its partners

For 2022, we are pleased to be able to award 2 Open Scholarship Awards and 2 Emerging Open Scholarship Awards, as well as a number of honourable mentions in each category.

Open Scholarship Awards (2022), for open scholarship carried out by scholars, librarians, citizen scholars, research professionals, and administrators.


Electronic Literature Lab (ELL) Team (Washington State U), The NEXT
Martin Paul Eve (Birkbeck, U London), Open Library of Humanities

Honourable Mentions:

Rebecca Frost Davis (St. Edwards U), Matthew K. Gold (CUNY), and Katherine D. Harris (San Jose State U), Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
Sridhar Gutam (ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research), Open Access India
Mary Chapman, Jean Lee Cole, Joey Takeda, and Sydney Lines (U British Columbia), The Winnifred Eaton Archive

Emerging Open Scholarship Awards (2022), for open scholarship carried out by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage professionals.


Davis McKenzie (Toxw oxw [Becoming Clear] Communications), contribution to As I Remember It: Teachings (??ms t???w) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder
Ananya Pujary, Khushi Gupta, and Muskaan Pal (FLAME U), The Indian Community Cookbook Project

Honourable Mentions:

Yohanna Joseph Waliya (U Calabar) and Alexander Boyd (U Central Florida), Multilingual African Electronic Literature Database & African Diasporic Electronic Literature Database
Ceyda Elgul, Fatih Asan, Eyup Tugay Bahar, Belemir Topcuoglu, Aynur Erzenoglu (Bo?aziçi U), Lives in Turkish
Sylvia Fernández-Quintanilla (U Kansas), Huellas Incómodas / Uncomfortable Footprints

Open scholarship incorporates open access, open data, open education, and other related movements that have the potential to make scholarly work more efficient, more accessible, and more usable by those within and beyond the academy. By engaging with open practices for academic work, open scholarship shares that work more broadly and more publicly.