Report: “Openness Profile: Defining the Concepts”
The report linked below was recently published by Knowledge Exchange and written by:
- Fiona Murphy DPhil, MMC consulting LTD
- Phill Jones PhD, Double L Digital LT
From the Abstract
We’ve recently addressed Open Scholarship at conceptual level, resulting in the KE Open Scholarship Framework and the book ‘The Economy of Open Scholarship and the Need for Collective Action’. In parallel we collected use cases of initiatives and services that aim to contribute to Open Scholarship, focusing primarily on the economic challenges they face in a rapidly changing digitised research landscape. Outcomes of this work are published in ‘Insights into the Economy of Open Scholarship: A Collection of Interviews’.
This report documents an investigation into the need for and value of new evaluation approaches of people conducting open scholarship and their outputs. The report provides an extensive overview of strategies, barriers, and community needs regarding openness and explores what contributions an Openness Profile, as introduced in this report, can make to enable desired openness and fairer assessment in research. Examples are the recognition of contributions that traditionally have not been credited, appreciation of ‘different’ research outputs such as software, and actionable information on infrastructure requirements.
Activities to support the development of the Openness Profile will continue in the coming year. The objective is to bring stakeholders together to proof the concept of Openness Profile in various environments. The result we aim for is a body of knowledge, a mature concept, experiences, as well as a set of recommendations on how the Openness Profile could best be implemented in research practice.
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48 pages; PDF.
Hat Tip: LaList
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.