What it means to be an Open Scholar

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Talk given during Open Access Week 2013 at University of Toronto at Scarborough (October 22, 2013)

Talk given during Open Access Week 2013 at University of Toronto at Scarborough (October 22, 2013)

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  • 1. What it means to be an Open Scholar #oaweek Stian Håklev (CC BY) University of Toronto at Scarborough October 22, 2013
  • 2. What? Why? How?
  • 3. Traditional models of publishing
  • 4. Journal publishing process readers journal copy editing layout editor peer-reviewers author(s)
  • 5. Green / Gold
  • 6. OA journals (gold)
  • 7. Mandates/ policies
  • 8. Announced 6 months ago, covers NSF, Ed, EPA, NASA, USDA, HHS, Commerce, Interior, Defense, Energy, Trans, DHS, Ag, State, Smithsonian To develop implementation within 6 months, max 12 months embargo, covers both articles and data
  • 9. Why?
  • 10. Expanded access and lower costs for academics and researchers everywhere
  • 11. Whether at top institutions, or community colleges, whether in Beijing or Varanasi
  • 12. OA makes articles more accessible, even for those who already have access
  • 13. Giving the broader public access to our research
  • 14. Are the public really interested in access? A few examples...
  • 15. Wikipedia is a great academic resource - as a starting point for further research
  • 16. 22,000+ students are accessing OA articles as part of their course
  • 17. Enabling new forms of communicating and organizing scholarly output
  • 18. “The Open Scholar, as I'm defining this person, is not simply someone who agrees to allow free access and reuse of his or her traditional scholarly articles and books; no, the Open Scholar is someone who makes their intellectual projects and processes digitally visible and who invites and encourages ongoing criticism of their work and secondary uses of any or all parts of it--at any stage of its development.” Gideon Burton, www.academicevolution.org
  • 19. Ryan Muller, http://learnstream.org/wiki
  • 20. Niklas Karlsson, http://kollaboration.se/wiki
  • 21. After publication
  • 22. MA thesis
  • 23. Being an Open Scholar Improves the quality of your research Increases your connections, reach, opportunities “Flattens” the world of academia Don’t have to do all, but try some of it!
  • 24. How do people find you? It takes time, but quality content gets recognized Comment on others’ blogs, retweet or answer Tweets Conferences, hashtags Don’t be so afraid of putting out unfinished work Make it possible to “follow” you
  • 25. Current research, projects in progress
  • 26. “One of the main points behind doing threads was to bring the companion papers together with the main papers. To make it work you needed to make all of the papers open access. This could just not be done without the papers being open access.”
  • 27. A paper isn’t necessarily the best “unit of organization”
  • 28. Adding meaning to articles, enabling knowledge to be mapped out
  • 29. slide by Anita de Waard “What is inside our full-text articles, and how do we improve access to it? Or: Stories, that persuade with data.”, Anita de Ward
  • 30. 谢谢!Thank you! s shaklev@gmail.com http://reganmian.net/blog http://reganmian.net/wiki CC BY