Open Access Experts Room

This room seeks to facilitate discussions among Open Access experts.

Weekly Link Highlights, June 6 - June 10, 2022

Started 27 days ago

Open Access in Kultureinrichtungen ist das Thema der Stunde. Das gilt nicht nur insgesamt in der Open GLAM-Community, sondern natürlich auch bei Kultureinrichtungen sowohl in Berlin als auch in anderen Städten in Deutschland https://open-access-brandenburg.de/rechtsfragen_forschungsethik_open-access_openglam/

Given that Open Access can enhance scholarly integrity, universities begin including Open Science practices, such as sharing empirical data via repositories and publishing in Open Access journals, into their criteria for faculty promotion https://sparcopen.org/news/2022/the-university-of-maryland-department-of-psychology-leads-the-way-in-aligning-open-science-with-promotion-tenure-guidelines/

Digital collections in Open Access can make rare, valuable manuscripts and books available to researchers worldwide https://college.unc.edu/2022/06/digitize-manuscripts/

Library partnerships play a significant role in transitioning scholarly collections into Open Access https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-05-31/bloomington-library-partners-with-museum-to-open-access-to-local-historical-collections

Open Science practices, such as preprint deposition, can contribute to changing the system of academic publishing, while promoting research visibility, knowledge diversity and data sovereignty https://www.researchinformation.info/feature/pandemic-brings-preprints-spotlight

As new preprint servers continue to be launched, their limited scholarly community uptake and insufficient quality control mechanisms across geographic areas, language groups, and scientific fields, however, do not outweigh their long-term benefits https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01359-x

University textbooks in Open Access facilitate collaborations between scholars and experts, enable the inclusion of different subject-matter perspectives and make rapid curricular responses to new developments possible https://sparcopen.org/news/2022/oer-resources-to-help-equip-growing-field-of-scholcomm-librarianship/

Transitioning scholarly journals into Open Access likely requires sustainable publication support models, external funding sources and ecosystems involving library stakeholders, such as for quality assurance https://www.uu.nl/en/background/glossa-how-a-journal-took-matters-into-their-own-hands-to-make-research-available

Open Access can contribute to unrestricted discussions around global issues, such as climate change https://www.openaccessweek.org/theme/en

In step with market developments, Open Access has significantly evolved in recent years https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2022/06/09/revisiting-when-is-a-publisher-not-a-publisher-cobbling-together-the-pieces-to-build-a-workflow-business/

Open educational resources, such as high school and college textbooks, remove cost-related barriers to in-demand curricular materials both locally and around the world, while contributing to the financial sustainability of the education system https://ncpolicywatch.com/2022/06/08/unc-press-initiative-aims-to-tame-the-soaring-and-burdensome-cost-of-textbooks/