- Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication
- Director of the Harvard Open Access Project
- Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Senior Researcher at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge
- Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.
- Harvard Office for Scholarly CommunicationDirector, 2013 - present
- Harvard Open Access ProjectDirector, 2011 - present
Many thanks Marie Lebert for the translation and Marin Dacos for his preface to the French edition.
See my book home page <bit.ly/oa-book> for other translations, plus OA editions, reviews, and a still-growing collection of updates and supplements.
#oa #openaccess #oaweek
The OATP feed is available in eight formats to meet different needs: HTML, RSS, Atom, JSONP, Email, Twitter, Google+, and Pushbullet. See the details on the OATP site.
Also see the OATP home page.
Years ago the Open Access Directory ( ) launched a list of people willing to speak about OA at conferences, organized by country.
The idea was to help conference organizers identify potential speakers, especially by country or region, and to consider people they night not have thought about.
It was a good idea, and in the early days it grew to a decent size. But it has barely been revised in years, and today represents only a small fraction of the many good people qualified to speak about OA at conferences.
So the Open Access Directory faced a question. Should we try to expand the list, or retire it?
We've decided to try to expand it. If we succeed, it will be useful again. If we don't succeed, we can always retire it later. We'd rather try first than not try at all.
If you're not listed and want to be, please add yourself. If you're already listed but want to update your affiliation or contact info, please do so. And please spread the word to colleagues who ought to be listed.
Remember that the OAD is a wiki and depends on the OA community to keep it accurate, current, and comprehensive. It's crowd-sourced and distributed under a CC-BY license. To limit spam, editing is limited to registered users, but registration is free and easy. Reading and reuse are free for all.
#oa #openaccess #oad
The OATP offers a real-time alert service for new OA developments, and organizes knowledge of the field by tag or subtopic.
I launched it in April 2009 when I realized that I could no longer provide the same comprehensive service through my blog, Open Access News (2002-2010), even with the assistance of .
At least since 2009, the job has required crowd-sourcing, and that's how OATP works. It counts on participating taggers to notice and tag new OA developments.
The primary feed consists of all new OA developments that our taggers have noticed and tagged. The secondary feeds are more specialized and consist of new OA developments in certain fields, nations, regions, languages, and on certain aspects of OA, such as OA policies, OA repositories, OA journals, OA books, OER, open data, and so on.
Our new milestone means that we've tagged 50,000 new OA developments in the past 7 years and 8 months, for an average of 26 items every day.
Is your source of OA news that comprehensive? If not, consider subscribing to our primary feed, which is available in seven formats: RSS, Atom, JSONP, Email, Twitter, Google+, and Pushbullet. If you don't want to subscribe to anything, just bookmark the HTML edition and read it like a blog, with the most recent items at the top. (Unfortunately the Twitter and G+ feeds are abridged for technical reasons. All the others are unabridged, and the most popular unabridged version is the email version.)
BTW, if you follow me as an individual, even in part for OA-related news, then subscribe to some version of the primary OATP feed as well. I don't aim to be comprehensive on my personal blog and Twitter accounts. But OATP does.
To make sure that OATP covers new OA developments in your area (your field, nation, region, or language), or on the subtopics you care about, consider becoming a tagger.
#oa #openaccess #oatp #crowd
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The primary feed from the Open Access Tracking Project ( , @oatp) starts life as an RSS feed. I've been using TwitterFeed to convert it to a Twitter feed. But TwitterFeed has two problems. First, it will cease operating at the end of this month. Second, it abridges the feed. If the feed has more than five items in the same hour, the first five will make it to Twitter but the rest will be discarded.
I'm looking for a new RSS-to-Twitter tool. Preferably it will be free of charge and not abridge the feed. (Buffer, Twibble, and Dlvr . it are not free of charge.)
Feedburner is free of charge but abridges the feed. Moreover, it's broken. I check the box asking it to include links in the tweets, but it ignores the request and omits links.
Do you have any suggestions?
Please help OATP deliver OA-related news and comment to its 4,200+ followers on Twitter.
#oa #openaccess #oatp #twitter #rss
Right now I'm trying . It's a huge improvement. First, it fixes the problem of missing links. Second, it's free of charge. While it still abridges the Twitter feed, we now we get up to 10 items per hour, not just 5 or 8. Since we rarely post more than 10 items per hour, the abridgment is now minor.
Check out the Twitter feed <https://twitter.com/oatp> and you'll see that it's as good as new or better. Unless something breaks, I think we have have a fix. Thanks to everyone for their ideas (here on G+ and on Twitter where I also asked for help). And thanks to IFTTT for making it easy, flexible, and free.
Next week (Oct 24-28) is Open Access Week. I hope you'll find some opportune moments to talk with colleagues about OA. To me, this is the main purpose of OA Week. If you don't have opportune moments every week to talk with colleagues about OA, then use OA Week as an excuse.
Talk from a stage, your office, their office, a hallway, a sidewalk, or a café table. (I just got back from a good session at the library of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.) The setting doesn't matter. Or if it does, personal settings may matter more than impersonal ones. Make the case in a way that your colleagues will understand, which you understand because you're their colleague.
If you inspire your colleagues to want to learn more, or to act, then follow up with some suggested readings. Here's a handful of my own that I can recommend, from shortest to longest. (They're all OA, even the books.)
But lead with face-to-face conversation, not readings. Welcome the back-and-forth. Show that you can answer the actual concerns your colleague may have, not to mention the frequently heard questions, objections, and misunderstandings. Help your colleague understand that there's a serious problem and a beautiful solution.
Very Brief Introduction to Open Access. (1 page; available in English and 27 other languages.)
How To Make Your Own Work Open Access. (4 pages; available in English, Greek, and Spanish; regularly updated.)
Open Access: Six Myth To Put To Rest. (7 pages; from The Guardian, October 21, 2013.)
Open Access Overview. (10 pages; available in English and 11 other languages.)
Good Practices For University Open-Access Policies. (87 pages; with ; regularly updated.)
Open Access. (242 pages; from MIT Press, 2012; in print or OA; available in English as well as Arabic, Chinese, French, Polish, Spanish, and partially in Greek, with 7 other translations in progress; the book home page is regularly updated with supplements.)
Knowledge Unbound. (436 pages; from MIT Press, 2016; in print or OA; available in English; a Japanese translation is in progress.)
My other writings on OA.
Happy OA Week!
#oa #openaccess #oaweek
#oa #openaccess #declarations
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