I agree and this was one of things that was discussed at length - about
the risk of putting up a fence and saying 'you're on the other side'.
The point is trying to establish what it is we are saying when we mean
that a researcher is working openly. And to find things that we can
recognise and praise people for doing that works towards this utopia -
because this is a utopia and one that in all likelihood won't be ever
This is a community discussion, no-one 'owns' the Scholalry Commons
(putting aside the fact that they are a concept so couldn't be owned
anyway). The idea is that we - the community interested in this kind of
thing - work together to try and come to some agreement.
We had a very wide range of people at the workshop. Some people are from
countries where the whole idea of open access is still very new. For
them, having something that they can point to as a list or set of
Principles that the community generally agree with is very helpful as a
starting point. Even in a (very) well established university, I am
having some difficulty discussing the idea of 'Open Research' with the
research community because it is a nebulous concept.
We welcome discussion - anyone who is interested can join FORCE11 - the
'join us' button is on the top of the webpage https://www.force11.org/
On 22/09/2016 15:23, Heather Morrison wrote:
The idea of "an attempt to define what the community considers the
attributes and behaviours of a person who is fully participating in
research" can be interpreted as signalling a movement towards negative
branding or deprecation of anyone the community considers less than
pure according to community standards, as does this discussion point"
"An agreement as to inclusion implies a concomitant agreement to exclude".
Is it one of the purposes of the group to attack or deprecate a
"person" whose "attributes and behaviours" are not what this group
considers to be "fully participating in research"? Perhaps I am
misunderstanding - please advise.
Dr. Heather Morrison
École des sciences de l'information / School of Information Studies
University of Ottawa
613-562-5800 ext. 7634
Sustaining the Knowledge Commons: Open Access Scholarship
On 2016-09-22, at 9:19 AM, Danny Kingsley <da...@cam.ac.uk
<Apologies for cross posting>
I have just returned from a two day workshop looking at the
'Scholarly Commons'. Never heard of it? You might want to read on...
"Taking a Principled stance - the Scholarly Commons"
https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=919 is a blog about
the FORCE11 event, now published in /Unlocking Research/.
It only rains about 10 days a year in San Diego. And Tuesday was one
of them. In a rooftop room on campus in San Diego at UCSD, a group
had gathered for theFORCE11 Scholarly Commons workshop
workshop brought together members of the Scholarly Commons working
hail from around the world and come from the broad scholarly commons.
The Scholarly Commons is an idea to help define the future of
research communication.*The goal is to promote the best research and
scholarship possible through rapid **and wide dissemination to all
who need or want it.*
We were meeting to discuss the draft of 18Principles of the Commons
an attempt to define what the community considers the attributes and
behaviours of a person who is fully participating in research.*The
Principles are broadly separated into four major themes of being
Open, Equitable, Sustainable and Research & Culture Driven*.
Read it and join in if you are interested...
Dr Danny Kingsley
Head, Office of Scholarly Communication
Cambridge University Library
West Road, Cambridge CB39DR
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