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Abstract / OSI2017 Workgroup Question In their report, delegates of the Who Decides? workgroup of the OSI2016 conference put forth three proposals in which key stakeholders might convene to enact an economically viable and sustainable transformation of the current scholarly communications system to one of open access. The “Global Flip” workgroup of OSI2017 discussed the...
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Abstract / OSI2017 Workgroup Question Following up on a proposal from OSI2016, this workgroup will identify and/or design new funding models for open scholarship, such as a venture fund that can allow more support for joint efforts, or propose ways to improve existing funding by improving the flexibility of library budgets (e.g. by examining the...
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Abstract / OSI2017 Workgroup Question Following a common thread from throughout OSI2016, this workgroup will develop partnership proposals for this community to work together to improve the culture of communication inside academia, particularly inside research. As part of this effort, it may be important to clarify messaging surrounding the benefits and impacts of open access...
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One of the most contested and discussed concept in scholarly communication is about to take center stage in a new documentary film.  Jason Schmitt, an Associate Professor of Communication & Media at Clarkson University, will produce and direct “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.”  One way that he will be capturing the many facets of this debate is...
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 OSI is an effort of convergence; one way to facilitate conversations that can only happen at crossroads that weave through and bind the scholarly communication community together.  It is also an acknowledgement of many differing views and approaches, even when there are shared values. Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University...
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To use Google Groups Discussions, please enable JavaScript in your browser settings, and then refresh this page. In January, a commonly referenced resource for combatting “predatory publishing”, Beall’s List, was removed by creator, Jeffrey Beall.  Predatory publishing most often refers to ostensibly open access journals that charge scholars for article processing (APCs) without providing services...
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The research community begins 2017 with questions. Questions directed at our ability to continue supporting research projects, collaborations, and communities due to potential changes and threats to available funding and opportunities. The role of advocacy in scholarship and the role of scholarship in the public is at least being described in the extremes right now, even...
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Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication at University of Cambridge recaps an annual academically related, publisher oriented conference held in central London early this year.  The take presents an interesting kaleidoscope of issues, comments and conversations charting various aspects of scholarly publication through a 2-day conference that develops important perspectives beyond the faculty lounge and...
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Scientist and former president of the American Society for Cell Biology,  Professor Ron Vale, tracks strategic efforts to move scholarly publishing forward for cell biologists and readers of the society’s monthly newsletter.  He advocates for the further development of preprints in biology.   Source: On Preprints, and Beer and Tacos – ASCB
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The Association of Research Libraries recently published a white paper by Dr. David Shulenberger assessing the potential impact of a systemwide flip to APCs. Did Shulenberger get it right? Some think not. Source: APCs and Competition: What Shulenberger Got Wrong | The Scholarly Kitchen
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