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Sunday, June 24 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 7: Infrastructures for facilitating scholarly collaboration and communication

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The value of network sustainability: Why we join research infrastructures
Author: Elisabeth Heinemann, Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland (MWS)
This paper develops the concept of network sustainability. To become and stay sustainable, distributed research infrastructures need to satisfy present needs while at the same time be flexible and resilient to meet future requirements. For this it is not enough to merely build a sustainable economic model and be technically viable. Research infrastructures that can understand, address and shape future needs have a sustainable community network. Clear characteristics of a research infrastructure with a sustainable network are that partners gain access to other networks and interest groups, that knowledge, information and expertise is shared freely among partners, that the infrastructure increases partners’ visibilities and vice versa, and that partners are enabled to stay current and state-of-the-art. This is shown on OPERAS (open access in the european research area through scholarly communication), a research infrastructure for open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities, and its partner Max Weber Stiftung (MWS), a German research foundation.

Global scholarly collaboration: from traditional citation practice to direct communication
Authors: Sergey Parinov, CEMI RAS, RANEPA Victoria Antonova, Higher School of Economics
Recent research information systems development allows a transformation of citations in research papers’ full-text into interactive elements. Such interactivity in some cases works as an instrument of direct scholarly communications between citing and cited authors. We discuss this challenge for research e-infrastructure development including opportunities for improvements in research cooperation and in collaboration mechanisms of global research community.

ScholarlyHub: A progress report at six months
Authors: Guy Geltner, ScholarlyHub / University of Amsterdam; John Willinsky, ScholarlyHub / Stanford University
ScholarlyHub (SH) was launched in November 2017 as a portal to fund and create a social network for scholarship-using individuals and communities that is supported and directed from the bottom up and not beholden to venture capitalists on the one hand and governments on the other. As an inclusive, member-run portal, it hopes to connect rather than replace numerous non-profit and open-source OA initiatives, which tend to lack a visible and attractive front end, and which may not currently be interoperable. If its goals can be realized, SH may offer one solution to the full workflow platforms that for-profit conglomerates are on the cusp of achieving. This practitioner’s paper presents the key characteristics of SH and offers an early progress report.

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Angela Okune

Code for Science and Society

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Elisabeth Heinemann

Digital Humanities Officer / OPERAS Communication Officer, Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad

John Willinsky

Khosla Family Professor of Education, Stanford University

Sunday June 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 507, Faculty of Information