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HIRMEOS at the Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing

On 22nd to 23rd of November 2017 the MUNIN conference on scholarly publishing has taken place at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. The conference is an annual event primarily focussing on Open Access, Open Data and Open Science. We took the chance to present the EU-project HIRMEOS and to learn more about what is being done in northern Europe to advocate and promote Open Science.

The conference offered a rich and well-structured programme with participants from across Europe and from different kinds of communities, including scholars, university library officers, scholarly publishers and research administrators. The advisory board and the organising committee found a convincing balance between presentations with different concepts and ideals of Open Access and Open Science: Together with speakers intending the Open Science paradigm as a radical alternative to the current logic of scholarly research and publishing, there were also scientific publishers interested in presenting their tools and services for scholarly research.

Different Views on Open Access and Open Science
The conference was opened by Sir Timothy Gowers, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Fields Medal Winner and initiator of the boycott against Elsevier, who discussed the various incentives that give the current system its robustness and made some suggestions on how to weaken it (Perverse incentives: how the reward structures of academia impede scholarly communication and good science). Nevertheless, Federica Rosetta of Elsevier presented the publisher’s services to support the reproducibility of research results (The reproducibility challenge – what researchers need). It would have been interesting to bring such different views on Open Access and Open Science into direct confrontation within a round table. However, the audience participated lively in the discussions and gave the speakers the opportunity to further articulate their positions.

On Open Science in the Scandinavian world
Among the talks dealing with the dissemination of Open Science in the Scandinavian world, we were particularly impressed by Beate Ellend’s speech on the activities of the Swedish Research Council (Coordination of Open Access to Research publications in Sweden). Sweden seems to have a well-structured plan to outline an overview of the national open science. In its Proposal for National Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Information (2015), the Swedish Research Council has identified a number of obstacles to the transition to an Open Access publication system. On this basis, the Swedish National Library initiates and coordinates five studies to be carried out in the period 2017-2019. One of these concerning Open Access to academic monographs is expected by the HIRMEOS consortium great interest. Like the Landscape Study on Open Access and Monographs (2017) presented by Niels Stern, such studies can confirm how important it is to base concrete policies for Open Science on a precise reconstruction of the needs and problems of individual scholars and research institutions.

On HIRMEOS and OPERAS
HIRMEOS discussed its tasks and activities with many participants at its poster. The project is already well known to the public, especially to officers of academic libraries and university presses. We observed an increasing interest in the growing research infrastructure OPERAS. Some projects presented at MUNIN has already contact points with the concept of a distributed research infrastructure; e.g. SCOSS: A Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services presented by Vanessa Proudman. This new global coalition is currently in the middle of a pilot project. It intends to enable the international research community to take responsibility for developing and maintaining Open Science services through its institutions and funding organizations. It will create a new coordinated cost-sharing framework to ensure that non-commercial OS services supporting the development of broader global Open Access and Open Science will continue to be maintained in the future.

The participants of the conference we came into contact with were particularly interested in the annotation and name-based entities recognition services which HIRMEOS is implementing on the five digital platforms involved into the projects. Some relevant applications of the entity recognition techniques will already be presented at the beginning of the next year.

In order to learn more about it, we invite you to follow the project activities on our website and on the social networks (follow twitter: @hirmeos, #hirmeos, @OPERASEU; or on facebook) or to sign up for our newsletter.
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The 11th Open Access Days took place from 11-13 September in Dresden. The hosts were the Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) – under the umbrella of DRESDEN-concept.ev. The event was aimed at experts from the Open Access area in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, scientists from all disciplines, representatives of publishers and libraries, research institutes and funding institutions. Margo Bargher and Andrea Bertino presented the HIRMEOS project, specifically its tools for annotation and metrics-collection. See the Presentation on http://www.hirmeos.eu/promotion-material/
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“The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is a trade association that was established in 2008 in order to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission is carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.”
OASPA organized in Lisbon (Portugal) the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) on the 20th and 21st September 2017. The full program for the conference can be found here: https://oaspa.org/conference/coasp-2017-program/. Andrea Bertino gave a poster presentation for HIRMEOS and answered the questions of many interested publishers.
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HIRMEOS NEWSLETTER NR. 2 (August) is out) !
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HIRMEOS at the Digital Humanities Benelux Conference 2017


The fourth DHBenelux Conference (https://dhbenelux2017.eu/) took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 July 2017. The conference was hosted by Utrecht University and open to everyone, including researchers from outside the Benelux. Andrea Bertino (SUB Göttingen) was very glad to attend the conference, chair a section and present the HIRMEOS project. Although the conference was primarily focused on projects in digital humanities, a lot of scholars from different academic fields have shown an impressive interest in the project activities and outcomes: Everything indicates that the tools and the services implemented by HIRMEOS on its Open Access publishing platforms will meet the fundamental needs of humanities scholars.
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HIRMEOS at OAI10 – CERN – UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication

Arnaud Gingold attended the OAI10 Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication held in Geneva on 21 and 23 June. He had the opportunity to present HIRMEOS poster and we were delighted to see how much interest the HIRMEOS project generated among the participants. It was a very fruitful workshop, both for its content and for possible future collaborations.HIRMEOS POSTER OAI 10
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