The Scholarly Kitchen chefs recently took time to reflect on OSI2016. What were their overall perceptions? What was accomplished? Who or what was missing?
Writes Alison Mudditt, “We, like pretty much all of the delegates, approached this meeting with some degree of trepidation and uncertainly about goals and process, but ended up pleasantly surprised. As Judy [Luther] noted, the end result was a remarkably civil discourse on the topic of open access to advance the thinking of all participants.” Notes Rick Anderson, “The meeting did live up to expectations for me, and actually exceeded them. I was afraid it might devolve into tribal shouting matches, but all of the conversations to which I was privy were constructive and collegial — which is not to say that there was universal agreement on how the issues should be addressed, or even as to what the issues were.”