An Open Chat Series by the OPERAS SIG “Advocacy”
Do the humanities and social sciences need (more) advocacy?
Why is advocacy crucial for forging open scholarly communication?
What can you do for more openness in the humanities and social sciences (SSH)?
OPERAS Advocacy Special Interest Group opens up Open Chat Series. With experts in advocacy and communications, researchers, publishers and other members of the SSH community we will:
- discuss current trends in open scholarly communication,
- look for innovative solutions and tools for publishers, researchers and scholarly institutions,
- share best practices in open digital scholarly publications.
On 31 May 2023 from 10:30-11:30 CEST you will have the chance to discuss how to advocate for Open Education with Paola Corti, OE Community Manager at SPARC Europe, coordinator of the European Network of Open Education Librarians (ENOEL), and member of the LIBER Education Resources working group. Together with our guest speaker and the audience, we will discuss OER and what can be done at your organization to increase the uptake of OER in SSH. The discussion will be moderated by Mariann Løkse, Head of Library Services at the University Library of Tromsø.
To join the meeting, you need to fill in your e-mail in the registration form: https://forms.gle/fNm1UERLwhprvBQV6. We will then send you the link to the webinar (Zoom) shortly before the event.
Past Open Chat events
On 29 March 2023 from 11:30-12:30 CEST we will continue our Open Chat Series “How-to-Advocacy” and start a chat with Lucy Barnes from the Open Access Books Network. Together with our guest speaker and the audience, we will discuss the advocacy goals and challenges for the social sciences and humanities community – and how to advocate for innovative Open Access book publishing. The discussion will be moderated by the OPERAS Special Interest Group “Advocacy”.
To join the Open Chat Series, please register here: https://forms.gle/Lk3PBWDdpmi3SXw2A.
On 25.11.2022 at 11:00 CET we will talk with Maciej Maryl from IBL PAN about how to advocate for innovation in scholarly communication. Together with our guest speaker and the audience we will discuss the advocacy goals and challenges for the SSH community while advocating for innovation in open science.
To join the Open Chat Series you need to leave your email in the registration form. We will send you the link to the webinar.
On 21.10.2022 at 11 CEST the SIG Advocacy has launched the Open Chat Series with the first webinar “Why advocate for open scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences?”. Members of the OPERAS Special Interest Group “Advocacy” present the most pressing needs of open communication in the SSH, its benefits and challenges. Together with our guest speakers and the audience we will discuss the advocacy goals and challenges for the SSH community.
The discussion with our guest speaker Per Pippin Aspaas, Head of Library Research and Publishing Support at the UiT in Tromsø, was moderated by one of our members Alíz Horváth – researcher, expert in East Asian studies and creator of “Humanista” podcast.
To join the Open Chat Series you need to leave your email in the registration form: https://forms.gle/qQ56j9iaqjX8mvED9. We will send you the link to the webinar.
Find the recording here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7299486