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Followup meeting in London to OpenCon2014, on the need for different models of scholarly communication. I explore the history of 20thC academic student-based revolutions, with special relevance to young people and the scope for action today.

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Embrace the Open Revolution

  1. 1. Embrace the Open Revolution Peter Murray-Rust OpenCon, London, 2014-11-26 Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven! Wordsworth on the French Revolution
  2. 2. Young people PANTON ARMS Jenny Molloy Ross Mounce Sophie Kay Sam Moore Peter Kraker Rosie Gray Panton Fellows Sophie: 3rd yr Grad students train 1st year students
  3. 3. OpenCon2014, Washington “The Most Important Meeting of my life” [PMR] “Open Access” has been Openwashed Audrey Watters “Open Access Button is the most important OA development in recent years” [PMR] Open Access + Open Educational Resources + Open Data
  4. 4. http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read … an unprecedented public good. … … completely free and unrestricted access to [peer-reviewed literature] by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. … …Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge. (Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2003)
  5. 5. The Publisher-Academic complex[1] $$, MS review $$ $$ Publishers Academia Glory+? in-kind [1] The Military-Industrial-Academic complex (1961) (Dwight D Eisenhower, US President) Taxpayer Student Researcher
  6. 6. Scientific and Medical publication (STM)[+] • World Citizens pay $400,000,000,000… • … for research in 1,500,000 articles … • … cost $300,000 each to create … • … $7000 each to “publish” [*]… • … $10,000,000,000 from academic libraries … • … to “publishers” who forbid access to 99.9% of citizens of the world … [+] Figures probably +- 50 % [*] arXiV preprint server costs $7 USD per paper
  7. 7. Elsevier wants to control Open Data [asked by Michelle Brook]
  8. 8. Licences destroy Content Mining WE WALKED OUT • Brit Library • JISC • RLUK • OKFN • … • Ross Mounce • PM-R STM Publishers Licence 2012_03_15_Sample_Licence_Text_Data_Mining.pdf (Summary: PMR has NO rights) • [cannot publish to: ] “libraries, repositories, or archives” • [cannot] “Make the results of any TDM Output available on an externally facing server or website” • “Subscriber shall pay a […] fee” Heather Piwowar: “negotiating with publishers [made me physically ill]”
  9. 9. CLOSED ACCESS MEANS PEOPLE DIE CLOSED DATA MEANS PEOPLE DIE
  10. 10. The Free Speech Movement [Wikipedia:] On the steps of Sproul Hall [Student] Mario Savio gave a famous speech ... But we're a bunch of raw materials that don't mean … to end up being bought by some clients of the University, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor, be they anyone! We're human beings! ... There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious — makes you so sick at heart — that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all. [1] Univ California, Berkeley 1964
  11. 11. 1970’s UK, student occupations and sit-ins University of Stirling Used without permission but with thanks and Love Liverpool , Warwick, Emmanuel Coll Camb., UCL, Glasgow, Middlesex, …
  12. 12. Flower Power 1967 Berkeley 2010 “Flowerpoint”
  13. 13. ["How We Stopped SOPA”: Aaron Swartz This bill ... shut down whole websites. Essentially, it stopped Americans from communicating entirely with certain groups.... I called all my friends, and we stayed up all night setting up a website for this new group, Demand Progress, with an online petition opposing this noxious bill.... We [got] ... 300,000 signers.... We met with the staff of members of Congress and pleaded with them.... And then it passed unanimously.... And then, suddenly, the process stopped. Senator Ron Wyden ... put a hold on the bill.[48][49] He added, "We won this fight because everyone made themselves the hero of their own story. Everyone took it as their job to save this crucial freedom.” Robert Swartz: "Aaron was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles."[116]
  14. 14. Take the fight to publishers. Hold them accountable for the near-criminal business models they operate on, and the stranglehold they have had on academia for too long. Extending this, I need your help. I want to know if we initiate a formal investigation into the practices of publishers, in terms of the fact that they operate within an unregulated market and enjoy enormous profits to commit immoral acts (creating knowledge inequality). …. I want to know what we can do, and if such an investigation is even feasible, and whether or not we have a legal case supporting us. Don’t sacrifice your career.. [PMR] said it best, that for any revolution blood will be spilled. If you’re making someone angry, you’re probably doing it right. But when you’re ‘advocating’ for open access, maintain one simple rule: don’t be a dick…. (and lots more) Jon Tennant 2014-11-25 http://blogs.egu.eu/palaeoblog/2014/11/25/open-access-wins-all-of-the- arguments-all-of-the-time/
  15. 15. The Right to Roam Kinder Mass Trespass used without permission but with love and thanks The Right to Read is The Right to Mine
  16. 16. Panton Authors and Fellows Jenny Molloy Ross Mounce Sophie Kay Sam Moore Peter Kraker Rosie Gray Sophie: 3rd yr Grad students train 1st year students
  17. 17. You/we can change the world • Software • Community • Protocols • Evangelism • Materials • TRAINING • Build self-replicating systems Respect and work with your juniors…
  18. 18. Liberation Software Steve Coast developed OpenStreetMap to challenge the monopoly of the UK Ordnance Survey
  19. 19. The Right to Read is the Right to Mine http://contentmine.org
  20. 20. Some Children of the Digital Enlightenment • David Carroll & Joe McArthur: OAButton • Rayna Stamboliyska & Pierre-Carl Langlais • Jon Tennant • Ross Mounce • Jenny Molloy • Erin McKiernan • Jack Andraka • Michelle Brook • Heather Piwowar • TheContentMine Team • Rufus Pollock • Jonathan Gray • Sophie Kay* Jean-Claude Bradley [1] a chemist developed Open notebook science; making the entire primary record of a research project publicly available online as it is recorded. (WP) J-C promoted these ideas with UNDERGRADUATE scientists. [1] Unfortunately J-C died in 2014; we held a memorial meeting in Cambridge Sophie *http://opensciencetraining.com/ Kay
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Followup meeting in London to OpenCon2014, on the need for different models of scholarly communication. I explore the history of 20thC academic student-based revolutions, with special relevance to young people and the scope for action today.

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