IRs in America: “Land of the F IRs in America: “Land of the Free” or “F ” or “Free Online Access”

A slide presentation by Paul Royster at the International Association of Technological University Libraries, IATUL Seminar 2019, Gda?sk University of Technology Library, Gda?sk, Poland, December 10, 2019.

Room for everyone’s talent: Toward a new balance in the recognition and reward of academics

Dutch public knowledge institutions and funders call for a modernization of the academic system of recognition and rewards, in particular in five key areas: education, research, impact, leadership and (for university medical centres) patient care. Sicco de Knecht writes, for ScienceGuide, that a culture change and national and international cooperation is required to achieve such modernization. 

“Many academics feel there is a one-sided emphasis on research performance, frequently leading to the undervaluation of the other key areas such as education, impact, leadership and (for university medical centres) patient care. This puts strain on the ambitions that exist in these areas. The assessment system must be adapted and improved in each of the areas and in the connections between them.”

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….”