On the 17th June the OPERAS member Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences will organise the first Polish national node day. The online event “OPERAS-PL – communication in humanities and social sciences” will inaugurate the new initiative, which aims at supporting the development of research infrastructure and digital tools in humanities and social sciences in Poland. Over the next three years, OPERAS-PL will disseminate knowledge and support activities in open access publishing, sharing of research data and digital processing of research sources, resources and data.
During the event we will discuss the challenges that SSH disciplines are facing in relation to digital transformation and present the goals that OPERAS-PL is setting for the SSH in this field. Our aim for the event is to start a new community of stakeholders engaged in open science development in Poland: publishers, editors, librarians, RI programmers and managers and researchers who will actively take part in disseminating knowledge of and creating research infrastructure in SSH in Poland.
The meeting will consist of two parts: an introductory part in which the situation of scholarly communication in Poland will be introduced. In the beginning of the event our two guests from the Polish academia: Dr Anna Wałek and Prof. Stanisław Filipowicz will discuss the challenges and needs of the Polish SSH community in the area of open access mandates and policies, open access publishing and other aspects of digital communication. As a commentary to those presentations our team member Dr Magdalena Wnuk will summarise findings from the latest OPERAS Landscape Study on publishing practices of European academics, taking a closer look at Polish respondents. Next, OPERAS representative will shortly describe the OPERAS goals and actions. Finally, the OPERAS-PL team: Dr Maciej Maryl, Marta Błaszczyńska and Mateusz Franczak will present the goals of OPERAS-PL for the next three years.
The aim of the second part of the meeting is to engage the participants in a discussion. OPERAS-PL is a community-oriented initiative and we want to collect from our audience as much inspiration, ideas and thoughts as possible. The workshop will have a form of a structured discussion (or a focus group), in which major problems of the scholarly communication will be brought up, such as: publishing monographs in open access, data publishing and sharing, and bibliometrics and evaluation.
10.00-11.30 – 1st Panel
Open scholarly communication in humanities and social sciences: current situation, needs, solutions
- Stanisław Filipowicz, Vice-President of Polish Academy of Sciences, Liczby i litery. Czy powstanie episteme cyfrowej ekumeny? (guest talk in Polish)
- Anna Wałek, Director of the Gdańsk University of Technology, Open Science Expert, Wprowadzanie polityki otwartego dostępu do publikacji i danych – na przykładzie Politechniki Gdańskiej (guest talk in Polish)
- Pierre Mounier, OPERAS Coordinator, OpenEdition Associate Director and the DOAB Co-Director, OPERAS – European research infrastructure for open scholarly communication in social sciences and humanities
- Maciej Maryl, Magdalena Wnuk, Marta Błaszczyńska, Institute of the Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw – Dlaczego OPERAS-PL? Wyzwania, potrzeby i rozwiązania w cyfrowej komunikacji dla humanistyki i nauk społecznych (presentation of OPERAS-PL in Polish)
11.30-11.50 – break
11.50-13.00 – 2nd Panel
Open Access in the SSH: workshop on the solutions for the Polish community