T. Schott Plutchak, formerly at the University of Alabama, described the latest developments with the Open Scholarship Initiative. There are costs and benefits: all stakeholders are included; all perspectives must be listened to; the capacity of existing groups must be leveraged; and we must look globally and holistically. Promotion and tenure, impact factors, data repositories, the culture of communication, and peer review are all connected. We are dealing with advocacy, not emotion.
Here are some of OSI’s goals:
And here are some tactics for achieving the goals.
Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.