Now available in the Zenodo community for the scholarly commons: slides and video of the December 8, 2017 call.
Are we ready to define the Scholarly Commons? As a community, we are exploring what is required for a scholarly communication ecosystem designed for 21st century scholarship. We call this ecosystem the Scholarly Commons. The scholarly commons is not a single platform or tool, but rather the principles, best practices, interfaces and standards that should govern the multidirectional flow of scholarly objects through all phases of the research process from conception to dissemination.
The project continues the work of the Commons working group to define what is common across communities and builds upon communications and proposals made at various FORCE11 workshops. These efforts helped us discover, catalog and map existing tools and technologies that empower individuals, communities and organizations around the world to participate in open scholarship. We are now bringing these elements together to establish cohesive workflows that connect individual scholars to the new, open scholarship ecosystem that is rapidly emerging around us.
We have 4 active subgroups. Everyone is encouraged to join these efforts!
Self Critique: To assess where we stand regarding issues of diversity and inclusion.
Decision trees: Sets of actions that can or should be taken to produce commons-compliant research objects.
Enabling technologies and infrastructures: Exploring supportive technologies and infrastructures that will enable the culture of the commons to flourish.
We submitted a set of related proposals to FORCE2017. As a concept, model and research ecosystem, Scholarly Commons cuts to the core of the FORCE11 project. It interrogates and re-evaluates all of the FORCE2017 themes: increasing diversity, building new workflows, business models/sustainability, new forms of communication, outreach, and rewards and incentives. It also mirrors the FORCE2017 meeting trajectory as it encompasses the Past, the Future and Next Steps structure that the organising committee is seeking.
Plenary session: Are we ready to define the scholarly commons? (working group)
Mind the Gap (on the power of decision trees) (Decision trees subgroup)
Panel discussion (with OS platforms) (Decision trees subgroup)
Hackathon (Decision trees subgroup)
Sounds good in principle? (Principles subgroup)
The Scholarly Commons: a systems perspective (a three-part workshop)
Comments are very welcome !
Group Email: SCWG@force11.org