Open Access Experts Room

This room seeks to facilitate discussions among Open Access experts.

Weekly Link Highlights, May 23 - May 27, 2022

Started 7 months ago

Making digital collections of scholarly materials, such as rare manuscripts, available in Open Access can advance knowledge in specialized fields, stimulate research projects and reduce the publication costs of academic output https://www.lib.umich.edu/about-us/news/everything-old-new-again

Open Science can also enable local citizen science initiatives, as it makes available qualitative and quantitative research methods for applications that address local issues, empower community stakeholders and promote inclusion https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/igp/news/2022/apr/how-does-citizen-science-change-us

The continued advance of Open Access will likely require reducing the complexity of funding reporting and information management, while rebuilding digital collections around open data, discoverability infrastructures and system interoperability https://news.uchicago.edu/story/uchicago-new-librarian-torsten-reimer-data-research-scholarship-open-access

Open Science models can ensure that library-level provisions for scholarly book access remain sustainable, promote equitability and prevent exclusion https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/3499633-if-publishers-have-their-way-libraries-digital-options-will-see-major-cuts/

Open Science resources, e.g., open-source software, can be expected to increase the reproducibility of scientific research, collaborations among scholars and interoperability between digital systems, while facilitating the verification of research findings https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/436429-making-brain-research-easier-with-open-source-software

La ciencia abierta se define como un constructo inclusivo que combina diversos movimientos y prácticas con el fin de que los conocimientos científicos estén abiertamente disponibles y sean accesibles para todos, así como reutilizables por todos https://www.universidadsi.es/ciencia-abierta-y-sus-implicaciones-en-la-universidad/

Open Access to scholarly journal archives makes seminal articles freely accessible for scholarly and non-specialist communities, while enabling the unrestricted tracing of research field evolution and reactions to groundbreaking events https://associationsnow.com/2022/05/the-way-things-were-why-open-access-to-the-acm-digital-library-matters/

Though no commonly agreed definition of Open Science exists at present, it is not reducible to Open Access, since Open Science as a larger phenomenon comprises other aspects, such as open data, evaluation processes and information sharing http://www.ub.edu/ire/en/open-access-and-open-science-not-one-and-the-same-thing/