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Saturday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session 4: New Use Cases of Digital Infrastructure

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Collecting inclusive usage metrics for Open Access publications: The HIRMEOS Project
Author: Javier Arias, Open Book Publishers
Open Access has matured for journals, but its uptake in the book market is still delayed, despite the fact that books continue to be the leading publishing format for social sciences and humanities. The 30-months EU-funded project HIRMEOS (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure) tackles the main obstacles of the full integration of five important digital platforms supporting open access monographs. The content of participating platforms will be enriched with tools that enable identification, authentication and interoperability (via DOI, ORCID, Fundref), and tools that enrich information and entity extraction (INRIA (N)ERD), the ability to annotate monographs (Hypothes.is), and gather usage and alternative metric data. This paper focuses on the development and implementation of Open Source Metrics Services that enable the collection of OA Metrics and Altmetrics from third party platforms, and how the architecture of these tools will allow implementation in any external platform, particularly in start-up Open Access publishers.

Next generation repositories: de-coupling content management and peer review
Authors: Kathleen Shearer, Confederation of Open Access Repositories; COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group; Pandelis Perakakis, University of Granada
In April 2016, COAR launched the Next Generation Repositories Working Group to consider the future role of repositories in scholarly communication, as well as the functionalities and technologies required to support this new role. The vision is to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community. One of the important functionalities included in the next generation repositories vision is to support the development of peer review services on top of the collective contents of repositories. This vision essentially decouples peer review from the content management layer, and could support a new paradigm for the dissemination of research.

This paper outlines the vision and the draft functional aspects of the peer review aspect of the system and presents the rationale for why we believe that an expanded role for institutions in scholarly communication landscape is an important aspect for ensuring greater equality, inclusiveness and sustainability in the future.

From the Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE) to Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics (RICH)
Authors:  Kim Fortun, University of California, Irvine; Michael Fortun, University of California, Irvine; Lindsay Poirier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sharon Traweek, University of California, Los Angeles; Brian Callahan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ; Aalok Khandekar, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad; Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Bradley Fidler, Stevens Institute of Technology
This presentation will describe our work to develop the Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE, pronounced “peace”), and our vision for the broader infrastructure needed to support open, transnational, interdisciplinary research data sharing and collaboration going forward, attentive to the special challenges of working with qualitative and unstructured data, multiple analytic framings, and interpretive pluralism. We refer to the larger project as “Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics” (RICH), which includes work to build sustainable infrastructure for the empirical humanities and creative social sciences, in ways that position researchers in these fields to collaborate (integrating their data and findings) with researchers in the sciences, engineering, medicine, law, business, journalism, and so on. We are thus concerned with multiple scales of research activity, the social and technical infrastructure needed to support and sustain this activity, and the ways this work can contribute to the Knowledge Commons and broader public good.

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Arianna Becerril García

IT and Innovation Director at Redalyc, Redalyc / Amelica
A researcher trying to contribute to the democratization of knowledge in the Latin American region through Open Access and Technology. Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web Technologies, Scientific Journals.

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Javier Arias

Software Engineer, Open Book Publishers
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Bradley Fidler

Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Stevens Institute of Technology
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Kathleen Shearer

Executive Director, COAR - Conferation of Open Access Repositories

Saturday June 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 538, Faculty of Information