My experiments with being an open scholar Stian Håklev Student Career Evening, OISE, 2012 CC BY
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.com
Benefits <ul><li>article is available as much as a year earlier </li></ul><ul><li>people all around the world, in all professions, have access </li></ul><ul><li>even for people who have legal access, OA versions are usually easier to access </li></ul><ul><li>all of the above lead to greater readership, better name recognition, more citations and opportunities </li></ul>
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!
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
Thanks! Stian Håklev [email_address] http://reganmian. net/blog http://reganmian. n et/wiki