Under the motto Participation, the organisers of this year’s Open Access Days are calling for proposals for lectures and workshops. The motto stands for the fundamental vision of Open Access (OA) and refers to the great potential that underlies most OA initiatives.
“The Academic Network on the Right to Research in International Copyright is calling for research relevant to the development of global norms on copyright policy in its application to research. Text and data mining research, for example, is contributing insights to respond to urgent social problems, from combatting COVID to monitoring hate speech and disinformation on social media. Other technologies make it possible to access the materials of libraries, archives and museums from afar – an especially necessary activity during the COVID pandemic. But these and other research activities may require reproduction and sharing of copyright protected works, including across borders. There is a lack of global norms for such activities, which may contribute to uncertainty and apprehension, inhibiting research projects and collaborations. …”
“We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for materials to be included in the Scholarly Communication Notebook. Successful proposals will contribute openly-licensed educational materials (OER) about scholarly communication that reflect the broad range of people, institution types, and service models in scholarly communication and specifically fill gaps of representation in the current body of materials. With generous support from IMLS, we are able to offer $2,500 financial awards in recognition of the expertise and labor required to develop these resources. You can see the full application as a Google doc, read more below, and submit here….”
“The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations for the 2021 conference. Please consider submitting a proposal addressing any aspect of the scholarly communications field, librarianship, the serials industry, or serials management. Submissions by any member of the community including librarians, support staff, students, publishers, and vendors are welcome.
Possible topics could include:
* Scholarly communications and the roles of libraries, publishers, and vendors
* Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work within libraries
* Open access publishing …”
“This special issue of KULA takes up the critical relationship between metadata and knowledge: how metadata acts as knowledge in its descriptive role; metadata as knowledge abstracted and transformed from its original purpose; and the role of open knowledge projects to facilitate this transformation….”
“The 16th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2021, will be held online from 7-10 June 2021 across multiple time zones. Registration is free. The organisers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. The conference theme is:
Open for all: How well do repositories support knowledge in the service of society? How well do they enable local knowledge sharing and support not only academic use, but also use in education and practice?”
“The Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference (SMIRC) is an opportunity for Institutional Repository (IR) managers to come together and learn about new ideas and strategies that their colleagues are using at their institution to meet the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. It is also a chance for institutions that do not currently have an IR to discover the benefits that an IR can offer in terms of promoting the scholarship and research of their university.
SMIRC consists of speakers, panel discussions, and workshops that will address topics ranging from the basics of IRs to new ideas for longtime IR managers. The presentations will also include speakers who use a variety of different IR platforms, thus allowing attendees to compare the different options that are available to them.
SMIRC 2021 is scheduled for April 29-30, 2021. The call for presentations is open until December 18, 2020, and registration will open in January….”
“Please provide the following information to submit a presentation proposal for the 2021 Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference.”
“Launched in collaboration with the Amsterdam University Press and the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM), and hosted on the innovative, high-tech scholarly publishing platform ARPHA, the latest addition to the AUP’s journal portfolio is already inviting contributions.
The open-access, peer-reviewed International Journal of Heritage, Memory and Conflict (HMC) aims to offer an interdisciplinary space for the rich scholarship within a wide range of studies by crossing academic, artistic and professional boundaries; while also contributing to the better understanding of the extent to which memory sites and discourses operate as vehicles at local, national and transnational levels….”
“Over the last 6 months we have been busy building the platform which will welcome submissions from Horizon 2020 grantees in all disciplines, during and after the end of Horizon 2020 grants. The European Commission will be covering the APCs and so it will be completely cost-free for you to publish your research on the platform.
ORE is on track for its official launch in March 2021 with peer-reviewed publications in all scientific fields. From now until then, there will be more frequent announcements from us about the platform, starting with:…
We are actively seeking submissions ahead of the formal launch in early 2021. These submissions will be published as preprints and will have been peer-reviewed by the time the platform launches. They will thus be part of the group of the first Horizon 2020 peer-reviewed publications to appear in Open Research Europe. If you are an Horizon 2020 grant recipient, please extend this message to all researchers who are contributing to your Horizon 2020 project. The submission system for the platform will open at the end of November 2020. …”