Reassembling Scholarly Communications. Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. BoOkmArks session with Martin Paul Eve on November 23rd.

This post, written by Prof. Martin Paul Eve, is an introduction to the next episode of the ‘BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books’ series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on November 23rd at 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT/10AM ET, when we will interview Martin, the co-editor of a newly published book on open access: Reassembling Scholarly Communications. Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. If you have questions for Martin, please add them to the comments section below so they can be included in the conversation on November 23rd — and join us at the event if you can! 

by Martin Paul Eve

It can be easy to forget, in the maelstrom of policy compliance, that open access is, at its heart, about the fundamental good of scholarly communications. Too often, we lose sight of why we are doing open access as we are bogged down in the how. Indeed, the ‘how’s of funder mandates, article processing charges, embargo periods, and other procedural elements have frequently led to a situation where the first encounter that researchers have with open access is negative, a mere demand for conformity, rather than a celebration of the possibilities of free-to-read and free-to-reuse, peer-reviewed knowledge. Continue reading “Reassembling Scholarly Communications. Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. BoOkmArks session with Martin Paul Eve on November 23rd.”

OPERAS: the European Infrastructure for Research in SSH. BoOkmArks session with Pierre Mounier on November 10th

This post is an introduction to the next episode of the BoOkmArks: Open Conversations About OA Books series. A live session will be held via this Zoom link on November 10th at 16:00 CEST / 15:00 BST, when we will interview Pierre Mounier, OPERAS Coordinator, OpenEdition Associate Director  and the DOAB Co-Director, about the OPERAS project. If you have questions for Pierre, please add them to the comments section below so they can be included in the conversation on November 10th — and join us at the event if you can! 

OPERAS (Open Scholarly Communication in the European Research Area for Social Sciences and Humanities) is a project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, aiming at advancing open scholarly communication in the SSH area. A project of considerable scale, OPERAS is governed by three Assemblies, has over 40 members, with the core members responsible for developing the project’s strategy representing different countries across Europe: France, UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia and Portugal. Continue reading “OPERAS: the European Infrastructure for Research in SSH. BoOkmArks session with Pierre Mounier on November 10th”