May 24, 2022

“Advancing Open: Views from Scholarly Communications Practitioners” (New Report From Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL):

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the publication of the third report in a series by its Open Repositories Working Group (ORWG). This think piece presents a discussion of views expressed by participants during the Advancing Open workshop in May 2019.

Initiated by a group of repository managers and supported by CARL as part of its ongoing commitment to open scholarship in Canada, Advancing Open was envisioned as “a unique (and free) opportunity for the Canadian academic library scholarly communication practitioner community to convene and explore refreshed strategies to foster open scholarship (including open access, open data, and open education) in Canada.”

The report is authored by Lindsey MacCallum (Mount St. Vincent University), Ann Barrett (Dalhousie University), Leah Vanderjagt (University of Alberta), and Amy Buckland (University of Guelph) on behalf of the CARL Open Repositories Working Group’s Task Group on Community Building and Engagement. This report is a result of rich exchanges which took place among the workshop’s 70+ participants, made up of open scholarship and scholarly communications practitioners. The event’s discussions focused on the following five key themes: Open Policy (institutional, regional, national, and international policies), Open Workflow and Operations (e.g. day-to-day open scholarship work), Open Technology (software and/or infrastructure that supports open scholarship), The Human Element — Open People (diversity and inclusion, workload, and community support), and Open Education and Outreach (open scholarship advocacy).

Direct to Full Text Report
34 pages; PDF.

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