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Wednesday, July 28
 

7:00am PDT

W28- Global Overview of the Scholarly Publishing Landscape: Differences Between the North and the South and Possible Consequences of Plan S

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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This course will focus on the publisher-dominated scholarly publishing system in the North – subscription and open access, maintained by publisher-controlled metrics and ranking – versus the community-governed open access publishing system in Latin America, national publicly funded infrastructures in African and European countries and the society-based subscription system and governmental infrastructures in Japan and other Asian countries.. We will talk about 3 examples : AJOL, ScienceAfrique and African Continental platform The various indexing services that provide lists of quality journals will be compared and discussed.

To take the discussion of scholarly publishing systems to the next level, we will build on the “Fostering Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications: A Call for Action,” which calls on the community to make concerted efforts to develop strong, community-governed infrastructures that support diversity in scholarly communications (referred to as bibliodiversity). We will examine whether the Call for Action can stop the dominance of a handful of Northern publishers.

In the part of the course on Plan S, we will examine the role that Read and Publish agreements between publishers and governments or institutes play in the transformation to a 100 percent open access publishing system. (Examples Germany, Netherlands, UCLA) We will highlight the growing importance of the Rights to Retention Strategy which offers a way to publish in subscription journals and still comply with Plan S. Finally the way the Plan S journal checker tool (JCT) functions will be discussed (it is in place since late 2020)

We will finish by emphasizing the inherent dangers of Plan S-linked transformative agreements and transformative journals , l and present reasons why we think that adoption of this narrow approach in the North and other areas of the world, notably Latin America and Japan, may lead to a global publishing market again dominated by a handful of Northern publishers who will continue to make very high profits.


LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific UTC-7)
Wednesday, July. 28
7 AM–9AM: Session 1
11 PM–1AM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
7 AM–9AM: Session 2
11 PM–1AM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
7 AM–9AM: Session 3
11PM–1AM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
avatar for Tom Olyhoek

Tom Olyhoek

Editor in Chief, DOAJ
I am a molecular microbiology researcher with ampel living and working experience in Europe and Africa. I have done research on tropical and exotic diseases like malaria, sleeping sickness and Lyme disease. Since 2012 I work on advocacy for open science and open access with OKF and... Read More →
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Miho Funamori

Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
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Iryna Kuchma

Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
Working in collaboration with libraries and library consortia in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, I advocate for open access to research results, facilitate the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, and provide support and... Read More →
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Kathleen Shearer

Executive Director, COAR


Wednesday July 28, 2021 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
W28 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W21- FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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This course will focus on FAIR research data management and stewardship practices. It will provide an understanding of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data and how it fits into scholarly communication workflows. Participants will learn about the FAIR Data Principles and how they can be applied in practice.

Good data stewardship is the cornerstone of knowledge, discovery, and innovation in research. The FAIR Data Principles address data creators, stewards, software engineers, publishers, and others to promote maximum use of research data. In research libraries, the principles can be used as a framework for fostering and extending research data services.

This course will provide an overview of the FAIR Data Principles and the drivers behind their development by a broad community of international stakeholders. We will explore a range of topics related to putting FAIR data into practice, including how and where data can be described, stored, and made discoverable (e.g., data repositories, metadata); methods for identifying and citing data; interoperability of (meta)data; best-practice examples; and tips for enabling data reuse (e.g., data licensing). Along the way, we will get hands-on with data and tools through self-paced exercises. There will be opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to develop skills in data management and expertise in making data FAIR.

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Note: There are no "repeat" session for this course.  If you cannot attend the sessions live, you may watch the recording of each session, which will be made available within a few hours after each session ends.
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3


Speaker/Instructors
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Natasha Simons

Associate Director, Data & Services, Australian Research Data Commons
Natasha Simons has her head in the clouds - literally, technically and figuratively. She loves research data and making good stuff happen. As Associate Director, Data & Services, at the Australian Research Data Commons she is responsible for programs that support the development of... Read More →
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Daniel Bangert

National Open Research Coordinator, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy
Dr Daniel Bangert is Ireland’s National Open Research Coordinator, based at the Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy. In this role he works with Ireland's National Open Research Forum (NORF) on the development and delivery of a National Action Plan for the implementation of open research across Ireland... Read More →
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Chris Erdmann

Assistant Director, Data Stewardship, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Fiona Murphy

Co-Founder, Partnerships & Community Development, MoreBrains Cooperative Consulting
Fiona Murphy is on a mission to improve knowledge - what we know we know, who gets to know it, and what we do with it. She loves connecting things to other things (people, ideas, projects), so is a natural proponent of all things PID-tastic. One of the four Co-founders of MoreBrains... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W21 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W22- Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice (biomedical focus)

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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This will be a carpentry-like course; instructors will pull together the materials about rigor and reproducibility, important for the scientists. The goal is to come out of this with a set of materials.

The course will focus on issues of reproducibility in research from a broad perspective. It will include an introduction to the differing types of reproducibility, and a discussion of grant review guidelines and the philosophy that underpins them.

The course will look at reproducibility in several contexts, including collecting and communication in experimental research, providing a robust record of computational research, and the limitations and debates around these approaches. We will introduce several tools and approaches to support reproducible research practice, including the RRID portal, Zenodo, Jupyter Notebooks, and best practice in research and data management, communication, and open sharing.

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3
5-6PM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
avatar for Anita Bandrowski

Anita Bandrowski

Researcher, SciCrunch Inc
Department of Neuroscience at UCSDLead of the RRID project, working in big data infrastructures. Curation at SPARC.science project (bio-electronic medicine for the peripheral nervous system to organ connections) and part of BICCN.org (Brain Cell Census Network).
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Daniel Katz

Chief Scientist, NCSA; Research Associate Professor, CS, iSchool, ECE, University of Illinois
Dan is Chief Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences (iSchool), at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In past... Read More →
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Tracey Weissgerber

Group Leader, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Meta-researcher working to improve data visualization, statistical analysis, rigor, reproducibility and transparency in scientific publications


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W22 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W23 - Stakeholder perspectives on negotiating transformative and open access publishing agreements

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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Libraries and national consortia globally are increasingly adopting publisher open access negotiations as a key component in their broader open access strategies. The ESAC Transformative Agreement Registry lists more than 200 agreements currently in place between 45 publishers, large and small, and libraries and national-level library consortia in 30 countries. While the ESAC Market Watch highlights the impact these agreements are having in enabling authors to retain copyright and publish their new research articles immediately open access, the agreements have ramifications that touch all stakeholders in scholarly communication: researchers, publishers, librarians, higher education and research administration, research funders and more.

Featuring the insights of a range of stakeholders, this course will give participants the opportunity to explore the impacts of transformative open access agreements from a variety of different perspectives.
  • What are the principles and strategic considerations that motivate stakeholders to engage in this pathway? 
  • What are the practical and operational implications for each of the stakeholders and how are they addressed?
  • As stakeholders inch forward on the path of transformative open access agreements, what new challenges do they see on the horizon and how do they propose to address them? 

Through live and recorded presentations, facilitated small-group discussions and other activities, participants will gain a better understanding of the open access scholarly publishing landscape and will come away with their own actionable roadmap for publisher negotiations aimed at driving an open, diverse and equitable scholarly communication system.


LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3
5-6PM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
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Colleen Campbell

Open Access 2020 and ESAC Initiatives, Max Planck Digital Library
COLLEEN CAMPBELL leads external engagement in the OA transition at the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), focusing on capacity-building activities to empower librarians and other stakeholders with strategic insights and essential skills as they work to enable an open, sustainable... Read More →
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Curtis Brundy

AUL for Collections, Iowa State University
I oversee collections and scholarly communications at Iowa State, which is a signatory of the OA2020 initiative. I am active with several groups that are interested in seeing, as well as assisting, scholarly publishers and societies transition to open business models.
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Mathew Willmott

Open Access Collection Strategist, California Digital Library


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W23 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W24- Getting attention and bringing others on board: Applying basics in marketing and communications to advance open research

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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Getting the attention of faculty, students, decision-makers, and others and convincing them to break out of long-established habits to try something new is a defining aspect of work in scholarly communications. The future of open research is dependent on our ability to change behaviours.

Putting compelling messages in front of the right audiences is a practiced art and science in marketing and communications. The world’s biggest brands are masters at convincing us our shampoo is bad for our hair and to buy more sugary soda – or that specialised indoor bicycle, though we just got rid of the last one.

Social Marketing, which long precedes social media, is the application of commercial marketing principles and practices to effect social and behavioural change. The same systems for understanding an individual’s needs and pains, for communicating to them in their world, on their terms, and convincing them to attempt a change in behaviour can be used to promote adoption of open research practices as well as bacon double cheeseburgers.

This course will explore the basics of marketing strategy and their application in the research environment – advancing open research or any other type of behaviour change.

There are no repeat sessions for this course - if you cannot join these sessions live, you must watch the session recordings
LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
avatar for Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson

Head of Open Research Communication, eLife Sciences Publications
Jennifer is a non-profit executive and board member with 15 years’ experience driving openness in research through advocacy and leadership. Her track record encompasses leading teams, designing strategies, and engaging communities of researchers, funders, institutions and publishers... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W24 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W29- When Global is Local: Decolonized Approaches to Scholarly Communication

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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This course will focus on the practices and experiences of open scholarly production and knowledge exchange, focusing on the possible exclusions and inequities that are always part of global debates. Openness and fast growth of information technology have contributed to reducing many injustices in knowledge dissemination. However, strategies are still needed for positively transforming and opening scholarly communication on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematically biased understandings of participation and scholarly success.

To address this need, postcolonial theories seem to offer a good framework to tackle these threats and educate people involved in scholarly communication on identifying and avoiding colonial practices in scholarly communication. Also, theories related to Global South studies have helped in reflecting on alternative ways of examining local and global questions about scholarly communication.

The course will analyze challenges, highlight initiatives, and explore options to contextualize the open movement from a decolonized, open, and Southern perspective. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including debates related to language(s), publication, technologies, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, and funding.

The class will offer a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks for critical episteme and reflection within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.” We will encourage participants to engage reflectively with the material, bringing their own experiences to bear.

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
4-5PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
4-5PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3
4-5PM: REPEAT: Session 3

Moderators
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Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Lecturer, Advanced School of Mass Communication (Cameroon)
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher, CONICET
Dr. Gimena del Rio Riande is an Associate Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (IIBICRIT-CONICET, Argentina). She holds a MA and Summa Cum Laude PhD in Romance Philology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Her main academic interests... Read More →

Speaker/Instructors
avatar for Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W29 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W30- Data Curation and Code Review in Service of Scientific Reproducibility

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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In 2019, the National Academies published a consensus study report, Reproducibility and Replicability in Science (https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25303/reproducibility-and-replicability-in-science), that addressed issues of reproducibility and replicability that impact the public trust in science. Defining reproducibility as “obtaining consistent results using the same input data, computational steps, methods, and code, and conditions of analysis,” the report noted the lack of consistency in the quality of research artifacts stored in data repositories—resulting in failed attempts to reproduce analytical findings in published reports.

This course introduces the data curation for reproducibility model of curation in which the object of curation goes beyond the dataset to consider the compendium of research artifacts that includes the dataset, documentation, analysis scripts, and all other materials necessary for full understanding and verification of the research processes that yielded the outputs recorded in the scientific record. This model involves quality review of each of the component parts of the research compendium, including code review, to ensure that materials meet the highest quality standards that support reproducibility.

This course will provide participants foundational knowledge for understanding and engaging in discourses around scientific reproducibility while gaining the practical skills needed to effectively curate research data artifacts that serve as the evidence base for reported scientific findings. This includes the application of rigorous data quality review processes as well as inspection and execution of code. The purpose of the course is to enable information professionals to execute data curation for reproducibility workflows that include code review to ensure the reproducibility of published research.

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
8-9AM: Session 1
4-5PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
8-9AM: Session 2
4-5PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
8-9AM: Session 3
4-5PM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
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Thu-Mai Christian

Assistant Director for Archives, Odum Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Florio Arguillas

Research Associate, Cornell University
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Limor Peer

Associate Director for Research, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
W30 Classroom

8:00am PDT

W31- Advancing the open science agenda: an introduction to responsible research intelligence reporting

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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In this course, participants will learn about recent developments in the world of research performance evaluation. Together with the instructors, attendees will also practice how to bridge the principles of open science with research intelligence methods and tools to provide actionable knowledge about open science performance in research institutions. This course will provide the means to let participants explore research intelligence, a growing field of interest for professionals in scholarly communication. By learning and using open science evaluation practices, participants will be able to show research intelligence outcomes to policy makers to foster change in their institution. This course is specifically designed for data stewards, librarians, and policy makers who want to discover new approaches to advance the open science agenda in a data-driven way.

In three sessions, the course will cover the landscape of open science evaluation, show how we can gather research information, apply open science evaluation techniques on analyse data related to research institutions, and discuss the outcomes of such analyzes.

In the first module, Antonio will guide the audience through a general overview of open science with a focus on institutional and funding policies on recognition and rewards and societal impact (particularly in Europe and the Netherlands). He will then review and critically examine some of the evaluation criteria typically used to rank institutions as well as individual researchers and their publications, highlighting the inability of such metrics to reflect the amount of transparency, accountability, and reusability of the scholarly output. Afterwards, he will introduce alternative evaluation frameworks that allow a more comprehensive analysis of the content of research rather than quantitative (publication) metrics. The audience will have the opportunity to engage in live discussions and reflect on how research is evaluated in their own institutions. At the end of this session, participants will have contextualized old and new evaluation criteria and be able to choose appropriate metrics that better map onto desirable principles of transparency, accountability, and reusability of intellectual products.

In the second module, Tung Tung will provide an introduction to research intelligence applications and its recent developments in the evaluation of scholarly outputs. The goal here is to introduce participants to a variety of data sources, present a set of standard and alternative metrics through use cases, and define strategic questions that guide research intelligence efforts. During live sessions, the course participants are expected to work on strategic questions that are relevant to their context, and operationalize performance evaluation using both standard and alternative metrics, open science metrics, as well as reflect on the comparison between outcomes from standard approaches and alternative performance assessments.

The course ends with a guided assignment specifically aimed at retrieving and presenting research intelligence outcomes, and therefore contributing to the implementation of responsible research evaluation for advancing open science. The guided assignment will consist of a recorded step by step example as well as two live sessions led by Armel for discussions and presentations with the course participants. Here, participants will introduce an open science analysis on their own organization, using the techniques and tools presented by Tung Tung in the second part of the course.

At the end of this course, participants will feel at ease with the major developments in research intelligence reporting for open science by learning about the concepts of open science, apply (novel) evaluation techniques and practice with open access research information sources.


Note: This course follows a different time schedule than other FSCI courses, with first sessions at 12AM Pacific and repeat sessions at 8AM Pacific.)

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
12-1:30AM: Session 1
8-9:30AM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
12-1:30AM: Session 2
8-9:30AM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
12-1:30AM: Session 3
8-9:30AM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
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Armel Lefebvre

Research information officer, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
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Tung Tung Chan

Research Intelligence Advisor, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Antonio Schettino

Coordinator Open Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam
I have a background in experimental psychology, cognitive and affective electrophysiology. As Coordinator Open Science at Erasmus University Rotterdam, I facilitate communications between members of the Open Science Community Rotterdam (https://www.openscience-rotterdam.com/home... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
W20 Classroom

9:00am PDT

W25- Working with Scholarly Literature in R: Pulling, Wrangling, Cleaning, and Analyzing Structured Bibliographic Metadata

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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Developers have created a number of packages for accessing the scholarly literature in R over the last several years, among them rcrossref, rorcid, and roadoi. These packages make use of the APIs in their systems to allow users to execute specific queries and pull the structured data into R, where it can be reshaped, merged with other data, and analyzed. This session will be based on the workshop I provided at last year's FSCI. The course will assume no experience with R; however, a thorough explanation of the R programming language will not be provided.

The course will a mixture of pre-recorded videos and synchronous meeting for discussion and Q&A sessions.

Students will access IPNYB (Jupyter Notebooks) files containing the scripts for the workshop, created with Binder (https://mybinder.org/). The files will include executable code alongside descriptions of what the code is doing. Students can therefore run code that has already been written, but will also write and execute their own R scripts within the Jupyter Notebooks environment. Students will access these notebooks while watching the videos explaining the code.

We will begin with a general orientation of the Jupyter Notebooks environment. We will then discuss R and provide a basic overview of how it works. This introduction will include reading data into R, installing packages, and some functions for cleaning and restructuring data. We will then discuss Crossref, ORCID, and Unpaywall, and the packages developed by the rOpenSci (https://ropensci.org/) organization to access the API services of these organizations, and walk through rcrossref, roadoi, and rorcid.

rcrossref interfaces with the CrossRef API, allowing users to pull article metadata based on ISSN, filter queries by publication date and license information, running queries by title and author, getting funder data, getting citation counts, and exporting to BibTeX, RIS, and CSV. This can be immensely powerful for collecting citation data, conducting literature reviews, creating bibliographies, and more.

roadoi interfaces with Unpaywall, allowing users to input a set of DOIs and return publication information along with potential locations of open access versions.

rorcid interfaces with the ORCID API, allowing users to pull publication data based on a specific ORCID iD, or to input names and other identifying information to find a specific individual’s identifier.

As we work through the tutorials, students will continue to learn R functions for working with data, including dplyr, purrr, and tidyr.

By the conclusion of the session, students will be able to work with and analyze data in R. On a deeper level, they will have more powerful tools for gathering subsets of the scholarly literature in clean and structured formats based on specific parameters. Because they will be walking away with executable scripts, they will be able to modify those and collect data based on parameters they are interested in.

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
9-10AM: Session 1
5PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
9-10AM: Session 2
5PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
9-10AM: Session 3
5PM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
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Clarke Iakovakis

Scholarly Services Librarian, Oklahoma State University
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Kay Bjornen

Research Data Initiatives Librarian, Oklahoma State University
I assist researchers at Oklahoma State University with data management and other research data issues.  I also teach a variety of coding, software and data literacy topics, often through the OSU Carpentries.
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Megan Macken

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Oklahoma State University


Wednesday July 28, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
W25 Classroom

9:00am PDT

W26- Open science, culture change, and your workplace

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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"The opposite of open isn’t closed. The opposite of open is broken." - John Wilbanks, 2010

We can work together to unbreak science.

This class will open up generous conversations about a wider range of open science topics than is usual for a discussion of “open access.” We will pull key concepts from The Open Scientist Handbook: to discover the wheres and the hows that led science down the wrong pathway, and the hidden “why” of science that is buried under a current, ongoing avalanche of external conflicts of interest.

The opening gambit to open science culture change in your organization is to celebrate the anti-rivalrous logic of science itself. This logic supports what John Wilbanks (paraphrase) also noted is the “unreasonable effectiveness of open [science].” Together we will explore the internal goods of science to anchor open science within an economy and a culture that rejects external incentives in favor of science’s built-in motivations. Science—open and free in its internal cultural logic—promises to deliver new knowledges, and new ways of knowing substantially beyond its current bounded capacity.

Day One:
Before we can point science culture toward an anti-rivalrous, zero-incentive future, we need to learn about science as an infinite game. We will explore some of the toxic practices that currently infest the academy. We will end with a bit of fun, acknowledging that the best science conversations include laughter.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Open Science Heals Toxic Culture
Building a gift economy: the dance of open science culture
Joy, Fun, and Love in Open Science
ACTIVITY: We will record personal stories of finite games that dominate activities in the organizations in our careers: libraries, universities, interactions with funders, learned societies, publishers…

Day Two:
Two core logics help illuminate the field of open science practices: Fierce Equality and Demand Sharing. Fierce Equality anchors open science cultural practices at all levels: interpersonal to trans-organizational. This logic counters hierarchies, exclusivity, cumulative advantages, and bullshit excellence. Demand Sharing articulates the primary logic of the science gift economy. This real sharing economy (not science as Uber) powers local scholarly commons, open repositories, and open access to academy goods. We will end with a discussion of how science supports and requires that scientists develop practical wisdom.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Fierce Equality
Demand Sharing
Practical Wisdom
ACTIVITY: we will list examples of colleagues, teachers, and others who have shown their practical wisdom in the workplace.

Day Three
Today, the academy needs open scientists as culture change agents. Managing organizational culture is always a local project, but it can benefit from shared resources. Change begins with stating principles that power discussions about new practices that re-place current ones. These new practices celebrate shared values, and valorize normative activities that reward shared virtues instead of toxic, ego-boosting behaviors.
To foster follow-on activities, class members will be invited to join the Open Scientist community on PubPub, and the Open Scientist social community on Hylo.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
The Work of Culture in Your Organization
You are a Culture Change Agent
The Zero-Asshole Zone
Performing Open Science Culture
Here is your invitation to the Open Scientist Hylo.
ACTIVITY: The class will break into small groups and begin to fill in PlayBooks (in Hylo) for their own open science culture change efforts.

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
9-10AM: Session 1
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
9-10AM: Session 2
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
9-10AM: Session 3
5-6PM: REPEAT cancelled on this date only, with apologies.  You may watch a recording of the morning session.

Speaker/Instructors
avatar for Bruce Caron

Bruce Caron

Executive Director, New Media Research Institute
Bruce is active in open science and scholarly commons discussions. Bruce is committed to helping forefront science organizations exceed their goals through advanced institutional cultural practices, effective project management, and outstanding grant proposals. Bruce’s work has... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
W26 Classroom

9:00am PDT

W27- Why Standards and Best Practices Make Scholarly Communications Better and How You Can Help, Whether You’re a Novice or Seasoned Professional

FSCI courses are now closed. Course attendees must go to the course OSF page do see course materials and Zoom links.

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Scholarly communication, as a community encompassing many stakeholder groups, relies heavily on the "communication" aspect, as we work together to develop the processes, tools, and policies needed to improve throughput and effectiveness. Development and application of standards and best practices are a huge part of ensuring that scholarly communication supporters aren't "reinventing the wheel" — that we are finding sustainable, interoperable, consensus-developed solutions wherever possible.

But how are information standards and best practices developed? How can scholarly communications professionals identify what standards are needed, contribute to their development, foster their adoption, and assure their maintenance? This training session will examine — through presentations, group discussions, and exercises — the ingredients that make industry standards as effective and useful as possible. Students will leave feeling confident that they have the understanding and knowledge they need to contribute to improving best practices for both their own organization and the wider information community.

Topics to be covered include:
  • An introduction to information standards, standards development organizations (SDOs), and the role that consensus plays - why, what, how?
  • Building consensus in information standards development — with guest lecturers representing the three main NISO stakeholder groups - librarians, publishers, and the vendors who serve them. Additional discussions will take into account stakeholders in other industry SDOs.
  • Information standards in the community - who’s using what and why, exemplars from an array of SDOs and different stakeholder groups
  • How to be an “information standardista” - what are the right standards for you and your organization to adopt, what do you need to implement them, where can you find more information, what else do you need? How do you know when it’s necessary, or better, to propose a new standard?

LIVE ZOOM SESSION SCHEDULE
(All times Pacific)
Wednesday, July. 28
9-10AM: Session 1
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 1
Monday, Aug. 2
9-10AM: Session 2
5-6PM: REPEAT Session 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
9-10AM: Session 3
5-6PM: REPEAT: Session 3

Speaker/Instructors
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Nettie Lagace

Associate Executive Director, NISO - National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior... Read More →
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Alice Meadows

Director of Community Engagement, NISO
avatar for Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, NISO
Wine, food, wine, Standards, running, wine, food, wine.http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8320-0491


Wednesday July 28, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
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Monday August 2, 2021 TBA
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