OPERAS Reviewathon of the Special Interest Groups White Papers: Workshop Series

Special Interest Groups are the place where new initiatives, new discussions take place and emerge. They work collaboratively, share information, watch, and prepare projects. The SIGs have recently published White Papers on their topics. Check here to learn more about the Living Book.

OPERAS organized a series of workshops to continue this conversation. The sessions will take place in three non-consecutive days during lunch time.

During the sessions, the participants:

  • will get to know more about the work done by each of the Special Interest Groups (see program below);
  • will learn how to get involved with the collaborative post review process – the Reviewathon.

About the Reviewathon

During the Reviewathon, members of the Social Sciences and Humanities community will be able to comment on and discuss the papers. By enabling asynchronous communication and focusing on a limited time-period, we plan to stimulate a genuine conversation around the White Papers. Such conversations  are designed to improve the papers and may lead to new versions in the future.

When and where?

  • Monday, 29 November 
  • Wednesday, 1 December
  • Monday, 6 December
  • From 12:00 to 13:00 CET

The workshops will take place in three days at lunch time. All session times are Central European Time (CET).

Virtual venue (Zoom)

Register here.

What is it about, and who do we target?

The goal of the workshop series is to engage in the conversation that started with the White Papers publication and that will continue during the post-review collaborative process. 

We would like to bring together members of the Open Science and Social Sciences and Humanities communities (researchers, university and library staff, publishers, etc.).

Programme

Day 1: Monday, 29 November

12:00–12:30 CET: Opening session: The SIGs and the collaborative post-review

Opening of the workshop series and presentation of the collaborative post-review process

Speaker: Karla Avanço (OPERAS’ Community Manager)

Bio: Karla Avanço is the community manager of OPERAS. With a PhD in linguistics, she reoriented to natural language processing and currently works with the diffusion and adoption of FAIR principles. She has experience in linguistics, scientific translation, and academic publication. She is based at OpenEdition in Marseille, France.

12:30–13:00 CET: Multilingualism

This session will synthesize the literature on innovations in knowledge sharing and scientific communication in linguistically diverse scientific contexts and research networks and to  better understand the role of multilingualism in the bibliodiversity of scientific communication, from the perspective of publishers and translators/researchers.

Speaker: Delfim Leão (University of Coimbra)

Bio: Delfim Leão is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of Coimbra. Former Director of Coimbra University Press (2011-2021), he is Vice-Rector for Culture and Open Science. Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: His scientific and professional activities include the development of two specialized digital platforms: the Classica Digitalia and the UC Digitalis. He is at present a member of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee.

Day 2: Wednesday, 1 December 

12:00–12:30 CET: Open Access Business Models

The objective of the discussion is to better understand how the humanities and social sciences publishing community applies or could apply collaborative models for open access books, the  problems that they encounter, and the ways in which their needs could be supported.

Speakers: Frank Manista (Jisc)

Bio: Frank Manista engages with teams at Jisc who participate in EU-wide projects, such as OpenAIRE, EOSC Future, OPERAS, and the Knowledge Exchange. He helps ensure that the different engagements are aware of one another to promote Jisc’s work outside of the UK, and ensures that global initiatives are aware of Jisc’s services, particularly around open research and open access.Frank has an academic/researcher background and has been a lecturer for higher education in both the US and the UK, supervising MA dissertations in English literature. He has written on modes of teaching using enquiry-based learning, as well as issues centred on open access publication.

Marta Blaszczynska (The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, IBL PAN) 

Bio: Marta Błaszczyńska is the Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Centre and a Senior Open Science Officer at the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN) in Warsaw, Poland. She has been involved in the work of the following projects: OPERAS-P, TRIPLE (both with the OPERAS consortium), SHAPE-ID, OBERRED and DARIAH-PL. Marta is the co-chair of the DARIAH Research Data Management Working Group.

12:30–13:00 CET: Advocacy

This session provides some practical recommendations on advocating for open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities. It is intended for all stakeholders actively involved in open scholarly communication activities in these disciplines. The session outlines some suggestions for addressing researchers’ needs related to Open Access publishing, looks at recommendations for national audiences, and gives some ideas on advocacy actions for the social science and humanities disciplines.

Speaker: Elisabeth Ernst (Max Weber Stiftung)

Bio: Elisabeth Ernst is project manager for EU-projects at the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS). Before joining the foundation in 2017, she worked for infrastructure and ICT projects at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She is trained in American studies and international economics.

Day 3: Monday, 6 December 

12:00–12:30 CET: Tools Research & Development

This session will provide an analysis of the tools landscape, identify emerging trends, and list areas for potential improvement, development, and collaboration.

Speaker: Arnaud GIngold (OpenEdition)

Bio: Arnaud ensures data consistency and the application of the FAIR principles throughout OPERAS. With a dual background in linguistics and digital resources management, he started working in university libraries and was a digital curator for a CNRS Open Archive. He joined OPERAS in 2016 as a Technical Coordinator for the related HIRMEOS project and is based at OpenEdition in Marseille, France. Arnaud is also project manager for CO-OPERAS.

12:30–13:00 CET: Common Standards and FAIR Principles

The goal of this session will be to discuss the recent developments in the transition to the open science paradigm and the complementary roles of key stakeholders in this process such as research funding agencies, research institutions, infrastructure providers and researchers, while highlighting the role of standards.

Speaker: Marina Angelaki (National Documentation Center, EKT)

Bio: Marina Angelaki joined the National Documentation Centre (EKT) as a Research Associate and is working on EU funded project focusing on open scholarly communication, open access/science policies, the gender dimension of open science and open innovation. She has been involved in the following projects: OPERAS-D, HIRMEOS, OPERAS-P, TRIPLE, OpenAIRE, PASTEUR4OA, RECODE. 

Do not forget to register here!


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