Open-Access-Tage: Open-Access-Days 2023 - Shaping visions. Sept 27-29, 2023, Berlin. General CfP open until March 31, 2023.
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Open Access Days 2023: Shaping visions
The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge was published 20 years ago . Since then, Open Access has increasingly become an integral part of scientific practice and research-supporting work. This was accompanied by the emergence of new job descriptions, technologies, infrastructures and business areas. However, the process of transforming academic publishing is far from over and the vision of a better, more efficient, fairer and more inclusive academic publishing system is still relevant.
The program committee of the Open Access Days 2023 cordially invites you to submit contributions on the topic of shaping visions . Submissions on all topics related to Open Access are welcome. In particular, we would like to encourage submissions on the following topics, which are currently of great relevance for shaping the future of Open Access:
Organizational forms and developments in the scientific and cultural heritage institutions:
While the professionalization of the services and infrastructures for Open Access is well advanced, the organizational structures often do not reflect this change. In day-to-day organizational work, Open Access or Open Science teams are often run as an addition to the “actual” library or other research-supporting departments. The information budget aims to merge open access and the traditional acquisition budget of libraries, but the effects on the structure of the institutions have not yet been identified. This raises questions such as: What organizational changes are needed to support and further develop Open Access in a targeted manner? What structures should or can be created to firmly establish Open Access publishing in the institutions? How does the introduction of the information budget affect the institutions? How is open access transforming the processes in libraries and research-supporting departments? What does it mean in organizational terms when public institutions increasingly act as infrastructure providers themselves?
Design potential of libraries on the publication market:
Libraries are among the most important actors here. With their collection and inventory policy, they shape the market just as much as they are at its mercy. For example, individual libraries determine the funding criteria for OA funds and national contract consortia such as DEAL normalize the processing of billing models for certain publishers. However, other models are also excluded - consciously or unconsciously - or for scientists * inInmade it less attractive. Here, for example, the following questions arise: How can libraries make their design options and the implications of their actions clear? How do the decisions and actions of libraries affect developments in the publication market? How can decision-making processes reflect both local needs (e.g. scientists * inInto support them) as well as the more global possibilities of influencing, for example when dealing with offers from publishers?
Diversity of publication formats and workflows:
With the Internet, the Berlin Declaration already outlines the possibilities of an interactive representation of human knowledge. Currently, however, static documents are still widespread, which are mostly based on printed products from the last few centuries. The technical possibilities for additional networking and display options are much more available today than they were then. In practice, however, the wide range of options has so far not been very visible. The following questions arise, especially against the background of the different publication cultures in the specialist disciplines: Where are multimedia publication formats or enhanced publications used? Which interactions do experimental publication formats enable? According to the idea of open science, not only the text but also the research data are openly accessible and the research process is documented transparently. What are the resulting requirements for open publication infrastructures such as repositories? Which changes in the publication workflow result, for example, from the pre-registration of studies, from registered reports or open peer reviews? What legal questions arise from these diverse formats? Which technical developments, for example in the field of metadata, are forward-looking? What do these changes mean for the supporting activities related to open access at scientific institutions and cultural heritage institutions as well as for financing models?
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