This is a good question that does not have a single, definitive or exhaustive answer. Open Access has multiple models with their unique advantages and disadvantages and preconditions that may exist on the level of specific regions and countries, despite the presence of global initiatives seeking to promote universal access to academic knowledge in one form or anoth... Read more »
Generally, depending on one's privacy settings, it is possible to see on the profile of each ORC user who his or her followers are. Given the premium that the ORC places on privacy, there is no single place on this community that can provide information on who its particular users follow, in contrast to who they are followed by, which does provide some information on one's social connectio... Read more »
If an Institution wants a private channel to discuss Open Access, but only among its academic community, is it somehow possible?
At the Open Research Community, channels or their contents, such as posts, documents and videos, cannot be made private. However, institutions can request that a private room be created for their dedicated Open Access communities and their discussion nee... Read more »
If there is a synergy between themes discussed in different rooms, is it possible to create some connection between them?
Posts or materials, such as videos, cannot be assigned to more than one room. Thus, in terms of what they contain, at the Open Research Community (ORC) rooms are autonomous from one another, which is similar to non-virtual roo... Read more »
Generally, the Open Research Community (ORC) seeks to solicit contributions from a wide variety of Open Access experts. The members of the board of the ORC are expected to be making regular contributions to its Channe... Read more »
Are you planning to create Channels that address themes from/for specific regions, such as Latin America?
On the one hand, at the Open Research Community (ORC), Channels aggregate content from all its areas based on their broad thematic relevance in terms of Open Access subject areas. On the other hand, materials related to Open Access in Latin America are presented in the ORC Room Acceso Abierto en América Latina (https://openresearch.community/rooms/872-acceso-abierto-en-america-latina), also because it contains Spanish-language materials and content from across multiple Channels.
Largely, the Open Research Community (ORC) website is accessible via browsers on mobile devices, even though its full functionalities can be expected to be restricted to Firefox and Chrome browsers on desktops and laptops. At present, the Zapnito platform, on which the ORC is based, does not have a mobile app to go with ... Read more »
In brief, not necessarily. The contents of the Open Research Community (ORC) are, in their absolute majority, freely accessible to the general public, based on Creative Commons licensi... Read more »
Basically, every user decides for herself or himself if one would like to contribute, in an author or expert capacity, posts, documents or videos, such as via video panels, to the Open Research Community. One only has to drop a line to email@example.com, in order to change one's user stat... Read more »
This information is not disclosed to post, document or video creators.
The key difference between channels and rooms at the Open Research Community (ORC) is that channels cover broader topics than rooms, while containing posts, documents and videos related to their topics. In contrast to channels, rooms primarily serve the purpose of sustained conversations about subjects that are narrower in scope, enable the exchange of questions, answers and comments among ORC members and can be either publicly accessible or private.
My strong suggestion is to follow the examples from the image credits page (https://openresearch.community/pages/Image%20Credits). The recommended format for this is as follows: Featured Image Credits: [image name], ([optionally, image place],) [image date] | © Courtesy of [user name]/[platform nam... Read more »