Wednesday, November 6 • 10:45am - 11:25am
The BitViews project: can a blockchain application unchain Open Access? New solutions for an old problem.

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BitViews is an open-source blockchain application that validates, aggregates, and disseminates online usage data of author’s approved manuscripts (AMs) deposited in open access repositories worldwide. The public ledger thus created provides reliable data to assess non-citation research impact, thereby incentivizing researchers to maximize visibility by releasing their open access AMs. The cost of the project is to be shared among libraries through a new crowdfunding mechanism.  

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Manfredi La Manna

Reader in Economics, University of St Andrews, UK
I have a long-standing interest in ScholComm and Open Access (I am one of the 16 original signatories of the Budapest OA Initiative) and I have a new solution to unblock OA on a worldwide basis (no less!). Warning: the presentation is a challenge to librarians and publishers. Come... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am EST
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401