The Open Scholarship Initiative

OSI News

27
Feb

Diversity in the Open Access Movement

 OSI is an effort of convergence; one way to facilitate conversations that can only happen at crossroads that weave through and bind the scholarly communication community together.  It is also an acknowledgement of many differing views and approaches, even when there are shared values.

Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah and OSI organizer and delegate, frequently writes about the myriad perspectives on scholarly communication on the Scholarly Kitchen.  In these posts, the breadth of these paradigms is itself the topic.  First, Anderson describes several different definitions of the term “open access” (OA) and clarifies the difference between the multiple varieties of OA and competing understandings of OA.  In the second post, Anderson reflects on specific elements of these paradigms; their view of an ultimately successful OA movement.

As a tool for facilitating useful dialog among scholarly communication stakeholders and beyond, would it be useful to continue collecting and discussing the many terms used in the scholarly communication?  Are there useful resources that scholars only recently immersing themselves in this world can access to get started?

 

Source: Diversity in the Open Access Movement, Part 1: Differing Definitions – The Scholarly Kitchen

Source: Diversity in the Open Access Movement, Part 2: Differing Goals – The Scholarly Kitchen