Peter Kraker

Peter Kraker

Open Knowledge Maps

    Dr. Peter Kraker is the founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a charitable non-profit dedicated to dramatically increasing the visibility of research findings for science and society alike. A long-time open science advocate, he is known for coining the term Open Methodology and for his leading role in creating The Vienna Principles – A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. Peter is a member of the GO FAIR executive board, coordinator of the GO FAIR Implementation Network on Discovery, and a core team member of the Open Science Network Austria (OANA). Prior to founding Open Knowledge Maps, Peter was a senior researcher at Know-Center, Austria’s leading research center for data-driven business and big data analytics, managing the topic of Open Science.

    Open Knowledge Maps - Discovery for an Open Science
    Abstract: With 3 million research papers published each year, discovery becomes increasingly difficult. Open Knowledge Maps is a revolutionary search engine that enables researchers, students, and practitioners to quickly identify relevant resources. Instead of long, unstructured lists of search results, we create visual overviews of research topics, so-called knowledge maps. On users can create knowledge maps based on 150+ million scientific outputs. Our services have been met with a lot of enthusiasm, and so far we have had more than half a million users from all around the world. In addition, we welcomed more than 1,500 participants in training events. Open Knowledge Maps is a charitable non-profit built on the principles of open science. All of our content, data and software are openly licensed, and we invite our members to co-create the platform with us, making it both community-driven and community-owned.

    All Sessions by Peter Kraker

    Chapter XIX: Gdansk 10-08-2019
    00:40 - 01:10

    Open Knowledge Maps - Discovery for an Open Science

    Getting an overview of a research field and being able to identify a set of relevant findings pertaining to one’s information need are prerequisites for research, evidence-based practice and self-directed learning alike. Yet, the tools for exploring and discovering scientific content are often lacking. With traditional, list-based search engines, users have to examine articles and their relationships by hand, which is a time-consuming process. Open Knowledge Maps is an attempt to transform discovery of scientific knowledge by providing an open, community-driven non-profit system that leverages the digital open science ecosystem. Instead of lists, we propose to use knowledge maps for discovery. Knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a field by showing the main areas of the field at a glance, and papers related to each area. This makes it possible to easily identify useful, pertinent information. On our website, users can currently create a knowledge map for a topic of their choice based on more than 150 million scientific outputs. With this service, we have created a lot of enthusiasm in the community. Our user base has quickly grown: since our launch in May 2016, we have recorded over half a million visits to the site and more than 120,000 maps have been created. Open Knowledge Maps has become an international collaboration with team members, advisors and partners from variety of fields, including research, librarianship, design, software development, citizen science, and the open knowledge and open science movement.

    02:10 - 02:40

    Discussion Panel

    Chapter XX: Kaunas 10-29-2019
    12:15 - 12:45

    Dr Peter Kraker, Open Knowledge Maps: Open Knowledge Maps - Discovery for an Open Science

    Open Knowledge Maps - Discovery for an Open Science

    15:15 - 16:15

    Panel discussion

    Panel discussion on the future vision of Open Science and EOSC, with participation of Dr Jelena Angelis (EFIS Centre), Dr Vilma Petrikaitė (professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences), Valentas Gružauskas (PhD Candidate, Kaunas University of Technology), Dr Shalini Kurapati (Politecnico di Torino), Dr Santosh Ilamparuthi (TU Delft), Dr Peter Kraker (OK Maps), Dr Marta Teperek (TU Delft), Kristina Hettne (Leiden University)

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