What it means to be
an Open Scholar
#oaweek

Stian Håklev (CC BY)
University of Toronto at Scarborough
October 22, 2013
What?
Why?
How?
Traditional models of publishing
Journal publishing process

readers
journal
copy editing
layout

editor

peer-reviewers

author(s)
Green / Gold
OA journals (gold)
Mandates/
policies
Announced 6 months ago, covers NSF, Ed, EPA, NASA, USDA,
HHS, Commerce, Interior, Defense, Energy, Trans, DHS, Ag,
State, ...
Why?
Expanded access and lower costs for
academics and researchers everywhere
Whether at top institutions, or
community colleges,
whether in Beijing or Varanasi
OA makes articles more accessible,
even for those who already have access
Giving the broader public
access to our research
Are the public really interested in
access? A few examples...
Wikipedia is a great academic resource
- as a starting point for further research
22,000+ students are accessing OA
articles as part of their course
Enabling new forms of communicating
and organizing scholarly output
“The Open Scholar, as I'm defining this person, is
not simply someone who agrees to allow free
access and reuse of his or ...
Ryan Muller, http://learnstream.org/wiki
Niklas Karlsson, http://kollaboration.se/wiki
After publication
MA thesis
Being an Open Scholar
Improves the quality of your research
Increases your connections, reach, opportunities
“Flattens” th...
How do people find you?
It takes time, but quality content gets recognized
Comment on others’ blogs, retweet or answer Twee...
Current research,
projects in progress
“One of the main points behind doing threads was
to bring the companion papers together with the
main papers. To make it w...
A paper isn’t necessarily the best “unit
of organization”
Adding meaning to articles, enabling
knowledge to be mapped out
slide by Anita de Waard
“What is inside our full-text articles, and how do we improve access to it? Or: Stories, that pers...
谢谢!Thank you!

s

shaklev@gmail.com
http://reganmian.net/blog
http://reganmian.net/wiki
CC BY
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  1. 1. What it means to be an Open Scholar #oaweek Stian Håklev (CC BY) University of Toronto at Scarborough October 22, 2013
  2. 2. What? Why? How?
  3. 3. Traditional models of publishing
  4. 4. Journal publishing process readers journal copy editing layout editor peer-reviewers author(s)
  5. 5. Green / Gold
  6. 6. OA journals (gold)
  7. 7. Mandates/ policies
  8. 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. 9. Why?
  10. 10. Expanded access and lower costs for academics and researchers everywhere
  11. 11. Whether at top institutions, or community colleges, whether in Beijing or Varanasi
  12. 12. OA makes articles more accessible, even for those who already have access
  13. 13. Giving the broader public access to our research
  14. 14. Are the public really interested in access? A few examples...
  15. 15. Wikipedia is a great academic resource - as a starting point for further research
  16. 16. 22,000+ students are accessing OA articles as part of their course
  17. 17. Enabling new forms of communicating and organizing scholarly output
  18. 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. 19. Ryan Muller, http://learnstream.org/wiki
  20. 20. Niklas Karlsson, http://kollaboration.se/wiki
  21. 21. After publication
  22. 22. MA thesis
  23. 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. 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. 25. Current research, projects in progress
  26. 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. 27. A paper isn’t necessarily the best “unit of organization”
  28. 28. Adding meaning to articles, enabling knowledge to be mapped out
  29. 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. 30. 谢谢!Thank you! s shaklev@gmail.com http://reganmian.net/blog http://reganmian.net/wiki CC BY

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