Open Access Experts Room

Open Access Experts Room

This room seeks to facilitate discussions among Open Access experts.

Weekly Link Highlights, June 6 - June 10, 2022

Started over 1 year 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

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

Digital collections in Open Access can make rare, valuable manuscripts and books available to researchers worldwide

Library partnerships play a significant role in transitioning scholarly collections into Open Access

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

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

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

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

Open Access can contribute to unrestricted discussions around global issues, such as climate change

In step with market developments, Open Access has significantly evolved in recent years

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