Authors: Ronald SnijderReviewers: Françoise Gouzi, Sy Holsinger As you may know, the OAPEN Foundation manages two platforms to distribute open access books and chapters: the OAPEN Library and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). Both platforms have thrived for over a decade, experiencing substantial growth in their respective collections. As of November 2023, the collection of … Continue reading Cool tools for open access books
Authors: Kaan Yildirim, Kelly AchenbachReviewers: Karla Avanço, Alessia Smaniotto On October 19-21, 2023, in Paris, 200+ participants/attendees will gather to discuss Citizen Science and Participatory Research, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities and participatory approaches to research funding, at the Connect.Collaborate.Create. conference. Participants from a variety of interconnected domains will meet there—funders, policy … Continue reading Highlighting the Transformative Power of Citizen Science in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Authors: Marta Świetlik, Marta BłaszczyńskaReviewers: Sy Holsinger, Frank Manista It’s summertime! Those of us who are enjoying it in the office may be looking for slightly more relaxing activities before the busy September kicks in. There is nothing new in claiming that podcasting has become an important format for scholars willing to communicate their ideas … Continue reading The sound(s) of open science
Author: Jadranka Stojanovski, University of Zadar, Croatia firstname.lastname@example.org Reviewers: Karla Avanço, Maciej Maryl Introduction Open science initiatives have gained significant traction in Europe since 2014, spearheaded by the European Commission's efforts to develop guidelines and recommendations and implement open science practices. In recent years, UNESCO has joined these initiatives, expanding its global influence by adopting … Continue reading (Open!) Peer review – an overview
Working with digital outputs in the humanities? Consider contributing to the ALLEA E-Humanities draft recommendations. The ALLEA E-Humanities Working Group launched open consultations concerning draft recommendations on recognising digital scholarly outputs in the humanities. The goal is to gather broad feedback from active humanities researchers and institutions in order to tailor the recommendations to the … Continue reading Call for contributions: Open Consultations on innovative outputs in the Humanities
Today’s topic is open access books, using this opportunity to introduce activities of the OPERAS Special Interest Groups (OA Business Models, Open Access Books Network) and projects (OPERAS-P, COPIM, Open Book Futures, PALOMERA) related to book publishing and the recently published ‘Collaborative models for OA book publishers’ white paper by the OPERAS Open Access Business Models Special Interest Group.