Yesterday on #APE2012 we heared a lot about the new golden age of academic / scholar / educational publishers. Golden Publishing and if the world wants it, Golden Open Access. As the Internet was the last innovation and interruption publisher had / have to deal with and publishers should go back into the publishing business with Golden Content (Access for publishers). Some thin voices on the conference argued that is a good (high) time to prepare for the Silver Age of Publishing with Silber bells and whistles, and if the payer insists on, also prepare some Silver services ...
Lets see what the conference speakers and discussions today will add to the picture, change the picture, e.g. Green Open Access on the Blue Planet. Todays program starts with
Wake-up Discussion: The End of the Semantic Web? The Internet of Things & Services
The real weak-up call by Richard Padley (Semantico)
Linked Open web vs semantic web Stefan Gradmann (ibi-HU)
Comments from Denny Vandrecic (KIT, Wikimedia)
Calming down Felix Sasaki (DFKI / W3C)
Michael Dreusicke (PAUX Technologies)
Sven Fund (De Gruyter) - this discussion is irrelevant to us
Transforming the Way we publish Research by Daniel Mietchen @EvoMRI
Dynamics: Research is a process. The scientific journal of the future provides a platform for continuous and rapid publishing of workflows and other information pertaining to a research project, and for updating any such content by its original authors or collaboratively by relevant communities.
Scope: Data come in many different formats. The scientific journal of the future interoperates with databases and ontologies by way of open standards and concentrates itself on the contextualization of knowledge newly acquired through research, without limiting its scope in terms of topic or methodology.
Access: Free access to scientific knowledge, and permissions to re-use and re-purpose it, are an invaluable source for research, innovation and education. The scientific journal of the future provides legally and technically barrier-free access to its contents, along with clearly stated options for re-use and re-purposing.
Replicability: The open access to all relevant core elements of a publication facilitates the verification and subsequent re-use of published content. The scientific journal of the future requires the publication of detailed methodologies, including all data and code, that form the basis of any research project.
Review: The critical, transparent and impartial examination of information submitted by the professional community enhances the quality of publications. The scientific journal of the future supports post-publication peer review, and qualified reviews of submitted content shall always be made public.
Presentation: Digitization opens up new opportunities to provide content, such as through semantic and multimedia enrichment. The scientific journal of the future adheres to open Web standards and creates a framework in which the technological possibilities of the digital media can be exploited by authors, readers and machines alike, and content remains continuously linkable.
Transparency: Disclosure of conflicts of interest creates transparency. The scientific journal of the future promotes transparency by requiring its editorial board, the editors and the authors to disclose both existing and potential conflicts of interest with respect to a publication and to make explicit their contributions to any publication.
Sustainability: Resources are limited. Ecological considerations are reflected in the design and production of the scientific journal of the future.
Flexibility: Innovation is stiffled by inflexible rules. Exceptions to the above rules are possible if justified in public.
(1) Open Access is not just an end in itself but a first step towards open science
(2) Reuse is based on open licenses
(3) The journal of the future reflects that research is a process and performed by a community
(4) It is important to integrate on- and offline activities
(5) All of this relies upon an open infrastructure for the web and upon open-source standard-compliant cross-platform tools to navigate it
via / on Wikipedia.
Geoffrey Bilder (CrossRef) updates on CrossMark and about ORCID: Toward unambiguous Attribution of Scholarly Contributions (pilot stage)
----> Addendum: Geoffrey Bilder Charts here (PDF)
Steve Pettifer (CS Uni Manchester) about the User-side semantic Enrichment of Scholarly Content. (PDF) more [link]
Nice example of PDF Utopia documents at http://getutopia.com/documents/
Stefan Geißler (Co-Founder, CEO, Temis Deutschland GmbH
Semantic Enrichment in an "Information as a Service" Model (PDF)
After Lunch Session: Data and Publication Operability
Now Eefke Smit on ODE: Opportunities for Data Exchange (PDF)
- A Publisher Viewpoint on the Changes ahead ...
from / more in the research paper (PDF)
Jan Brase (DataCite):
DataCite revisited – Citing Data in the XXIst Century, at long last (PDF)
Metadata Search (beta) | datacite.org
Michael Diepenbroek (PANGAEA)
PANGAEA - Research Data enters Scholarly Communication. Building an Infrastructure to publish and cite Data in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (PDF)
Todd J. Vision (UNC)
Dryad: Scalable Infrastructure for coupling Research Data to Publications in the Life Sciences (PDF)
Keynoter Fred Dylla (API) on
A Publisher's Journey through the Open Access Debate
- the rift between publishers and librarians is out of proportion, need to repair their relationship
- publisher have a big image problem against popular OA arguments
- publishers did very bad PR and communication
Roundup on America COMPETES 2011 ... OSTP / NSF-NSB / DOE First year, next steps + Research Works Act ...
Closing Panel at the #APE2012 with Sven Fund, Sabine Graumann (TNS Infratest) Ahmed Hindawi (HIndawi Publishing, Cairo), Armin Talke (IFLA/Staatsbibliothek Berlin) and Heinz Weinheimer (Springer, Heidelberg)
Role of publishers in Open Access
Publishers asure Qualität - we need Quality
Would restrict access
Publisher create Value add
Library role was not discussed
publishers and librarian should work together in the cloud, fighting
semantic enrichment on content
data structur gets more important
don't spend to much on new formats
Liked Derk Haank "Be fair to me ..."
Open Access discussion is now much more rational