Workshop 9 | Creating Community-Driven Pathways to Equitable Open Scholarly Publishing

Workshop 9 | Creating Community-Driven Pathways to Equitable Open Scholarly Publishing

Room: Andreas Themistokleous – Room Keryneia
Organised by the CRAFT-OA, DIAMAS and PALOMERA Projects
Speakers: Lisa Müller, Niels Stern and Vanessa Proudman

With over 40 project partners between them, three EC-funded projects are working towards an equitable future for scholarly communication, with the needs of the academic community at the centre. Despite their separate focus areas, the projects aim to achieve a broad and common vision for a more open and equitable scholarly publishing ecosystem, which aligns with helping libraries to serve science and society.

By providing services and tools, CRAFT-OA (Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for OA) is empowering regional journal platforms and publishing service providers to upscale, upgrade, and reach stronger interoperability with other scientific information systems. The DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication) project is developing common standards, guidelines and other resources to build capacity for the Diamond publishing sector. Formulating recommendations of this kind aims to create a more sustainable future for OA Diamond Publishing in Europe. PALOMERA (Policy Alignment of Open Access Monographs in the European Research Area) has set out to provide actionable recommendations and concrete resources to support and coordinate aligned funder and institutional policies for OA books. Doing so involves assessing challenges and bottlenecks that currently slow the widespread implementation of OA book policies.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage with OA book/journal recommendations as well as policies supported by technical developments needed to transition to OA. They will be able to provide their feedback via tools such as Mentimeter and ask questions in open discussions. The projects are keen to explore how they can support libraries as they develop their efforts, to build capacity, reduce costs and become more technically and financially sustainable. The feedback from the library community is key to progressing the projects towards their goals

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