Content Providers News no.20
26 June 2022
Upcoming meeting: 3rd of November at 14h30 CEST
The Community Calls for Content Providers are back after the Summer break to present and discuss the most recent developments from OpenAIRE, upcoming releases from the PROVIDE related services and other relevant topics. Through the calls, OpenAIRE provides clear and accurate information on its infrastructure and service developments.
These calls, organized by OpenAIRE, are targeted to all OpenAIRE content provider managers that catch up with latest OpenAIRE services enhancements, express interest and queries on the topics under discussion and of course provide feedback.
The upcoming meeting will focus on the presentation of the Open Science Observatory, namely how it is exposing the content from the OpenAIRE content providers, to present a collection of indicators and visualizations that help a better understanding of the Open Science landscape in Europe across countries.
Book in your calendar the upcoming meeting and stay updated on the latest developments. The Community calls are open to all OpenAIRE content provider managers and we welcome any feedback from users.
Monitoring Open Science in Europe
The Open Science Observatory, a OpenAIRE service, presents a collection of indicators and visualizations that help interested stakeholders (policy makers and research administrators among others) better understand the Open Science landscape in Europe across countries. This platform assists the monitoring, and consequently the enhancing, of open science policy uptake across different dimensions of interest, revealing weak spots and hidden potential. Based on the OpenAIRE Research Graph, following open science principles and an evidence-based approach, the indicators can be used to provide timely and reliable insights on the evolution of open science in Europe and assist in promoting good practices.
A call to action from scholarly communication specialists - Read the post published on the LSE Impact Blog
As part of Open Access Week 2021, Ginny Hendricks, Bianca Kramer, Catriona J. Maccallum, Cameron Neylon, Silvio Peroni, David Shotton, Aaron Tay, Ludo Waltman and OpenAIRE’s CTO, Paolo Manghi, make the case for community action toward open infrastructures for scholarly metadata. Discussing the impending loss of Microsoft Academic, the need for more sustainable infrastructures and the contributions these can make to research equity, the authors outline how stakeholders across the scholarly communications ecosystem can contribute to making open metadata a reality now.
The closing down of Microsoft Academic will be a great loss, but it also provides a golden opportunity to create something even better. This requires concerted action across the scholarly communications ecosystem.