The Open Access Landscape – an overview

A presentation by Jan Erik Frantsvåg at the 1st Basel Sustainable Publishing  Forum September 9th 2019.

Let’s just get on with it – ?‘open’ in Australia in 2019

“This talk, given to the CAUL Research Repositories Community Days on 28 October 2019, delves into the current state of openness in Australia. It looks at some of the causes of the lack of progress and provides suggestions for ramping up activity into 2020.”

OECD Workshop on the Revision of the Recommendation concerning access to research data from public funding | Mercè Crosas

“Two presentations to the OECD workshop on the Revision of the Recommendation concerning access to research data from public funding at part of the two following panels: 1) Use cases of enhanced access to software, algorithms, and workflows; 2) Use cases of access to sensitive data for research puposes….”

Explore open access books – Springer Nature & Digital Science event i…

“In September 2019, Digital Science and Springer Nature held a researcher event exploring the topic of open access books. This slide deck includes presentation slides from each session:

1. Why publish your book open access? (Rosalind Pyne, Director OA Books, Springer Nature) – slides 3-20
2. Live author Q&A with Eric Haines (lead editor ‘Ray Tracing Gems and distinguished engineer at Nvidia) about his experience of publishing an open access book – slide 22
3. Understanding the value and impact of open books (Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science)
Manager, Springer Nature) – slides 23-58
4. How MIT is Reimagining OA Books and Open Knowledge Infrastructure (Catherine Ahearn, Content Lead, PubPub MIT Knowledge Futures Group) – slides 58-75….”

Transitioning Society Publications to Open Access

“Transitioning Society Publications to Open Access, or TSPOA, is group of like-minded scholarly communication workers from libraries, academic institutions, publishers, and consortia. This first year, we’ve capped ourselves at 15 people for agility purposes in getting projects underway, and we mostly work at academic libraries or academic publishers in the U.S., though we have some international representation (a shoutout here to Mikael Laakso in Finland). And of course the publisher representatives in our group have international presence. 

We’ve organized to provide support, advocacy, and referral services within scholarly society publishing, and today I’ll be talking about three things: (1) why we felt that TSPOA was needed, (2) how we formed to help address these needs, and (3) what our current projects are.”