🎧 From designing guidelines for tenure and promotion, to determining what's the best way to get your work cited, this podcast with University of Waterloo's Lennart Nacke discusses a lot of important scholcomm topics. (46 mins with transcript)
by Gabriel Stein, Travis Rich, Zach Verdin, and Catherine Ahearn
Published: May 19, 2021
The dominant commercial models in scholarly publishing aren’t serving the academy or humanity well — extracting enormous profits from a mostly publicly-funded endeavor. But we have a window to stand up and support an alternative.
Tobias Steiner describes his transition to a new job and country during Brexit and the pandemic, testing tools and platforms for horizontal collaborations, and the lessons he's learned about maintaining platforms for open scholarship.
Redefining their role as liberating rather than stifling, fostering new kinds of work for innovators in the field, launching new initiatives, and “manifesting” the world as it could be, scholarly communications could be more crucial than ever.
This paper argues that the time has come for universities and other knowledge institutions to assume a larger role in mitigating the risks that arise from ongoing consolidation in research infrastructure. DOI: 10.3233/ISU-200084
DOCS is a necessary addition to the current landscape because much of the current activity either sits within or fails to challenge neoliberal values that apply across the entire ecology of teaching and learning, research and publishing.