• Designing a Preparedness Model for the Future of Open Scholarship

    Kaitlin Thaney (see profile)
    (IOI) Future of Open Scholarship project
    Learning and scholarship, Open access publishing, Sustainability
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Invest in Open Infrastructure
    Collaboration, Open scholarship, Scholarly communication
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    Over the next 12-18 months, leading structures relied on to conduct, publish and disseminate scholarly research are at risk of collapse. We believe that there’s an urgent need to invest now in a coordinated approach to create a preparedness plan for the future of scholarship and research at the institutional level. In doing so, institutions have an opportunity to explore collectively cost-effective and sustainable solutions to address immediate needs at their institution. They also have an opportunity to play an active role in furthering a larger, more systemic shift towards open, community-owned and operated infrastructure at the institutional level to support scholarship and ensure research continuity. To support that shift, IOI has launched a research project in partnership with a network of institutional decision makers to model the future of open scholarship. This research is designed to address pending infrastructure consolidation and collapse across the research ecosystem, identifying the opportunities, leverage points, costs and approaches that could be employed to enable the following: * Creation of shared set of principles to help assess solutions based on a values-based framework; * Support that addresses heightened demands on universities as they shift operations online and transform the way they serve their communities; * Coordinated scenario planning that plans for a radical shift towards open scholarship and a convergence on existing, open tools and services; * Ways to pool resources and risk to maximize cost-effectiveness and minimize system failure; * Creation of a shared action plan to facilitate coordinated decision-making ensuring research continuity; * Bolster researcher productivity, continuity, and growth in both the near and long-term.
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    3 years ago


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