December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Europe/Brussels Timezone

OPERAS Reviewathon of the Special Interest Groups White Papers: Workshop Series

Special Interest Groups are the place where new initiatives, new discussions take place and emerge. They work collaboratively, share information, watch, and prepare projects. The SIGs have recently published White Papers on their topics. Check here to learn more about the Living Book.

OPERAS organized a series of workshops to continue this conversation. The sessions will take place in three non-consecutive days during lunch time.

During the sessions, the participants:

  • will get to know more about the work done by each of the Special Interest Groups (see program below);
  • will learn how to get involved with the collaborative post review process – the Reviewathon.

The workshops will take place in three days at lunch time. All session times are Central European Time (CET).

Virtual venue (Zoom). Register here.


Day 2: Wednesday, 1 December 

12:00–12:30 CET: Open Access Business Models

The objective of the discussion is to better understand how the humanities and social sciences publishing community applies or could apply collaborative models for open access books, the  problems that they encounter, and the ways in which their needs could be supported.

Speakers: Frank Manista (Jisc)

Bio: Frank Manista engages with teams at Jisc who participate in EU-wide projects, such as OpenAIRE, EOSC Future, OPERAS, and the Knowledge Exchange. He helps ensure that the different engagements are aware of one another to promote Jisc’s work outside of the UK, and ensures that global initiatives are aware of Jisc’s services, particularly around open research and open access.Frank has an academic/researcher background and has been a lecturer for higher education in both the US and the UK, supervising MA dissertations in English literature. He has written on modes of teaching using enquiry-based learning, as well as issues centred on open access publication.

Marta Blaszczynska (The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, IBL PAN)

Bio: Marta Błaszczyńska is the Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Centre and a Senior Open Science Officer at the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN) in Warsaw, Poland. She has been involved in the work of the following projects: OPERAS-PTRIPLE (both with the OPERAS consortium), SHAPE-IDOBERRED and DARIAH-PL. Marta is the co-chair of the DARIAH Research Data Management Working Group.

12:30–13:00 CET: Advocacy

This session provides some practical recommendations on advocating for open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities. It is intended for all stakeholders actively involved in open scholarly communication activities in these disciplines. The session outlines some suggestions for addressing researchers’ needs related to Open Access publishing, looks at recommendations for national audiences, and gives some ideas on advocacy actions for the social science and humanities disciplines.

Speaker: Elisabeth Ernst (Max Weber Stiftung)

Bio: Elisabeth Ernst is project manager for EU-projects at the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS). Before joining the foundation in 2017, she worked for infrastructure and ICT projects at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She is trained in American studies and international economics.

OPERAS Reviewathon of the Special Interest Groups White Papers: Open Access Business Models and Advocacy