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Thursday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:25am
The time has come to talk of... who should own scholarly infrastructure?

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It's in the air. As scholarly products become more open (through open access mandates, open data requirements, preprint adoption, open lab notebooks...), the scholarly community is starting to realize the drawbacks of building its scholarly communication tools on proprietary platforms rather than open alternatives.

Should open infrastructure matter to you? What are its pros and cons?

What should you do about it? Should you do something now, or sit tight for another few years?

We will weigh the relative importance of data use restrictions, open source code, open data APIs, reuse licenses, analytics gathering, and business models that keep open infrastructure sustainable for various stakeholder groups.

This talk will draw on work by the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools, the Invest in Open Infrastructure committee, nonprofits like Our Research, Open Access Button, JISC, etc., and Dr Heather Piwowar's keynote at Open Repositories 2019.

If there is interest, at the end of the session we will gather contact information to form an Open Infrastructure mailing list for scholarly communication to keep the conversation active as this trend develops over the coming years.

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Unpaywall Journals

Cofounder, Our Research (Unpaywall)
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Jason Priem

co-founder, Our Research

Thursday November 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am EST
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401