The International Open Access Week 2019 will be held this year from October 21-27 with the theme 'Open for Whom. Equity in Open Knowledge'. Also in the Netherlands, a number of open science activities wil be organized in or around this week. The list of activities below will continue to grow in the coming weeks. Registration of activities is possible via an e-mail to the editors.
Some rogues and rebels among our scientists decided to circumvent the power of the established scientific system of truth-making, publishing and reviewing, and to make a radical move towards ‘Open Science’ and ‘Open Access’. They started publishing their scientific papers by themselves. What can we learn from them? How can you join in? What does this all mean for the quality and truthfulness of academic publishing?
A panel of self-publishing scholars will share with the audience their views on Self-Publishing, Open Access, and the future of academic books, articles, and education. Michiel de Jong helps scholars publish their own open textbooks at TU Delft. Jan Blommaert and Ico Maly (both TSHD) will talk about their project focused on writing and producing Open Books. Aaron Martin is a postdoc (TLS) and managing director of TechReg, a brand-new full OA-journal founded at Tilburg University. Rima Rahal (TSB) is a psychologist experimenting with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), free for anyone to see. Marino van Zelst and Hans van Dijk (both TSB) are venturing to establish a completely new publishing system that radically puts power back in the hands of the scientific community.
Time: 15.00-18.00h, Black Box, Tilburg University
Working language: English.
More information will be available shortly on the website of Tilburg University
With a.o.: Prof. Ludo Waltman (CWTS), Prof. Johan Rooryck (Leiden University, Plan S champion), Prof. Frank Miedema (Chair Open Science Programm UU), Sicco de Knecht (ScienceGuide) and Jeroen Sondervan (Project leader Open Access UU)
Time: 9:30 – 12:30h
Private meeting for editors-in-chief of Utrecht University
As part of the international open access week, the NARCIS Advisory Board is organizing a seminar on 31 October with a presentation by Herbert Van de Sompel: An Institutional Perspective to Rescue Scholarly Orphans. Herbert Van de Sompel is the Chief Innovation Officer at DANS. Previously, the Digital Library Research and Prototyping research team leader was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico, USA).
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
For more information and registration (mandatory), please see the DANS website.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research