A CHAPTER II(2nd) OF FOCUS ON OPEN SCIENCE addressing:
Research Data Management and Long-tail Data
An event organised by: Electronic Information Service National Programme / Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, CEU Library (Central European University) and Scientific Knowledge Services in collaboration with, LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries).
Scientific Knowledge Services and its partners are introducing an exciting series of Workshops in Central Europe on the theme of Open Science. The purpose of the Workshops is to introduce the concept and values of the Open Science agenda to new communities.
We see the Workshop as an introduction to the ‘disruptive change’ which Open Science brings. The presenters will offer a complete overview of Open Science’s core elements, from the perspective of libraries. It will clearly show how Open Access, Research Data Management, E-Infrastructures and Citizen Science are connected and form a building block that represents a future role for libraries.
Does this road ahead represents a future for your library?
The language of the workshop will be English.
We look forward to seeing you in November, in what promise to be a stimulating event!
* The times are shown in CET.
Is my university ready for the open science challenges?
Open science has become a buzzword in the academic environment but it has many meanings and it brings a lot of challenges to the university that wants to deal with it. The complexity of the multiple faces of open science requires having an institutional plan or roadmap to tackle it and to try to succeed. On one hand, funders and national bodies are advocating for open science to bring research closer to citizens without restrictions; and on the other hand, a new generation of researchers is expecting broad institutional support for their new practices. We will share what has been done at the University of Barcelona and the experiences we have gained, hoping they could serve any other university in the same situation.
Sponsored Talk: Open Research. Make An Impact!
Taylor & Francis is committed to working with institutions and authors to open their research, thereby achieving maximum impact. In this presentation, Nicolo’ Pierini, Open Access Executive, will outline the advantages of Open Research for all stakeholders. Nicolo will present a variety of academic, public and policy-related benefits of open science, including examples of how this has worked at Taylor & Francis. He will also discuss the Conversion Project, highlighting our experience so far of converting journals to full open access.
The Empires of the Future are The Empires of the Mind: Defining the Role of Libraries in Open Science Landscape
Open Science represents a potential revolution in the way that research is undertaken, disseminated and curated. The paper will look at the main elements of the Open Science workflow – conceptualization, data gathering, analysis, publication, review – and the characteristics of that workflow – citizen science, open code, open access, preprints, alternative reputation systems, science blogs, open annotation, open data, open lab books/workflows, data-intensive approaches. Having established the baseline for Open Science approaches, the paper will look at the impact of open science in 4 areas of activity, identify the current role of the Library in each and the potential the Library has to contribute to this agenda going forward. The four areas which the paper will address are open access and new publishing models, research data management, the European Open Science cloud and citizen science. In the area of open access, libraries have customarily engaged in the payment of APCs (article processing charges) and in establishing open access repositories. The paper will look at activity in one of the most active UK open access teams at UCL and then examine future publishing models. In particular, it will show universities might themselves subvert the current monograph model by offering publishing services from university libraries. In research data management, the outputs and outcomes of the EU-funded LEARN project will be analysed. These will dwell on research data management policy, best practice case studies, executive briefings and the findings of a survey looking at the level of preparation for RDM in research organisations across the globe. The paper will look particularly at the future role for libraries in the research data space, which the LEARN project is identifying, and suggest that research data management in the context of open science re-defines the role of the Library in research support and the research workflow. The European open science cloud (EOSC) has the potential to put Europe at the forefront of open science developments. As a member of the high-level EOSC Expert Group, the principal speaker will analyse the main drivers behind the recommendations for the development of the cloud and the future role for libraries in sustaining this revolutionary development. Citizen science is part of citizen engagement in science and research. We observe a growing interest of citizens to contribute to a better society. In conjunction with newly-available technologies, a world of opportunities opens for research institutions. The paper will map existing experiences and recommendations from research intensive organizations and we will then present a blueprint for the roles of the library in this landscape with Guidelines for best practice. The paper will conclude by analysing the challenges which open science presents. Rooted in the research workflow, the paper will identify the impact which open science is having on libraries and identify future roles that they can adopt in their institutions, both to support and also to help lead open science implementation.
Coffee Break sponsored by Taylor and Francis
Moderator: Diane Geraci, Director, CEU Library
Sponsored Talk: Life of An Ebook
In this presentation, I would like to focus on eBooks and their acceptance in libraries and by users. We will have a look on what is an ebook and what librarians like about them, how are they used and perceived. We will summarize recent trends in ebooks vs OA and speak in more detail about the future of monographs.
Lunch Break sponsored by Akademiai Kiado
OA2020: achieving a rapid and scholarly oriented transition to Open Access
Open Access 2020 is a global initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing. OA2020 aims to bring a new approach to the transactional side of the publishing system and the ways in which its cash flow is organized. The goal is to achieve on a larger scale what SCOAP3 has successfully done for some core journals in the field of High-Energy Physics: to convert journals from subscription to open access by re-directing the existing subscription spend into open access funds, and from these to finance the essential services that publishers provide for scholarly communication, i.e. the administration of peer review, editing, and open access article dissemination. The OA2020 initiative is based on the understanding that the subscription system that has underpinned scholarly journals will eventually become obsolete. Subscription belongs to an era when the challenge for the sharing of knowledge was physical distribution; a journal’s hard copies needed to be laid out, printed and shipped, with payment, organized accordingly. While the modernization of the publishing industry has enabled easy distribution in a context of abundant supply, the step that has yet to happen is the cash flow’s shift from the journal level to the article level. Scholarship’s crucial publishing services should be remunerated directly, rather than indirectly through subscriptions. With such a move, the publishing system will be able to engage with the realities and potentials of the 21st century. In considering the financial aspects of this initiative, OA2020 builds on analysis that shows that there is already enough money within journal publishing to allow for a transition to open access that will be – at a minimum – cost-neutral. This analysis is outlined in a widely-read White Paper, published by the Max Planck Digital Library in April 2015. The key to success in the transformation from the current subscription model to Open Access publishing is in the hands of the world’s research organizations, as they decide – in tandem with their libraries – how to allocate their funds. What is required is a broad, global consensus among these organizations to withdraw all spending from journal subscriptions and re-allocate those same resources to publishing services.
Sponsored talk: Current status of Open Access publications
A state of the art assessment of how Open Access publications are represented in a worldwide flagship database. Looking at real and updated data, discover if and how Open Access is improving in Hungary and in other European countries. Go deeper in analysing the real full impact of all types of Open Access publications and find out which are the news we are preparing for you!
The development of consortial approaches to Open Access in the UK
In the five years since the Finch Report Jisc has been at the forefront of consortium negotiations with publishers in the UK to support a rapid transition to open access for UK research outputs. Drawing on institutional data on open access, this talk will reflect on the experience of negotiations in that period covering pure Gold, Hybrid and Green open access as Jisc, working with UK institutions, has steadily developed its approach in response to the available evidence. It will also explore the attitudes of institutions and look at the tensions around the current approach and their impact on negotiations.
Coffee Breaks sponsored by Elsevier’s Clinical Key
Sponsored Talk: Alexander Street Initiatives for Closing the Gap Between Open Access and Subscription Content
With the growth of open access, a schism between open and paid resources has arisen in academic publishing. This division is counter-productive to finding and accessing the most relevant resources for research. To close the gap, publishers, libraries and archives are working together to explore new methods of integrating open access and for-fee content that will enable scholars and students to have a comprehensive view of their disciplines. This presentation will explore two case studies of open access initiatives, Anthropology Commons and the Open Music Library, that are taking innovative approaches to publishing content that will offer integrated research and discovery experiences.
Citizen Science: Involving Citizens in research
Active participation of citizens in research is increasing, due to new IT technology and novel research questions that require the participation of many people, but also due to the trend towards‚ open science strongly advocated by the European Commission. This has led, in fields as varied as astronomy, linguistics or medicine to new insights and to a widening of research areas. I will argue that citizen science is a valid research method and should be part of research agendas and strategies at universities and other public institutions. Citizen science (and more generally open science) opens new ways in how universities interact with the general public. It can be an important element when universities reflect and negotiate their place and role in society; for instance, citizen science results can be relevant in policymaking. The advantages, fields of application and challenges of citizen science are discussed and illustrated; a set of considerations and guidelines for successful projects is formulated and elaborated.
Sponsored Talk: The ‘open’ landscape; a publisher view
How does an open science environment impact the scholarly communications ecosystem? Lucy’s presentation will highlight and examine some of the key challenges and opportunities which publishers are currently engaged with in relation to open initiatives. Lucy will share experiences and examples from Oxford University Press relating to open access and open data, as well as considering the wider ‘open’ landscape and its impact.
LIBER’s new strategy 2018 – 2022
Mr. Wilhelm Widmark will talk about the new LIBER Strategy 2018 – 2022 and the work behind it as well as its implementation and consequences.