Abbott, SW & Tiffen, B 2019, 'Democratising the knowledge commons: The shared goals of open and community-engaged scholarship', Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, vol. 12, no. 2.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Community-engaged scholarship is at a transitional moment, seeking to effect cultural change in academic and research institutions, which will expand the concept of scholarship to encompass the methodologies and definitions of scholarship embodied in community-university research and engagement. Open scholarship is similarly employed in transforming scholarship to broaden its scope, influence and impact beyond traditional modes of academic practice. Written from the perspective of practitioners of open access publishing, this article explores the development and current state of the open movement and considers intersections and opportunities for collaboration with community-engaged scholarship.
Schulte, J, Tiffen, B, Edwards, J, Abbott, S & Luca, E 2018, 'Shaping the future of academic libraries: Authentic learning for the next generation', College and Research Libraries, vol. 79, no. 5, pp. 685-696.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 Jurgen Schulte, Belinda Tiffen, Jackie Edwards, Scott Abbott, and Edward Luca. In the context of future of academic librarianship terms such as "blended" and "embedded" librarian have been used to describe emerging greater levels of involvement within the universities enterprise. Simultaneously new pedagogical approaches are being developed towards more authentic and engaging learning experiences. This case study documents the redevelopment of an undergraduate course supported by librarian leadership to deliver more engaging and authentic assessment tasks culminating in a library published peer-reviewed eJournal. It provides exemplars of 'new' librarian roles including co-teacher, publisher and communications expert, while also demonstrating the effective integration of professional graduate attributes into academic curriculum.
Abbott, S 2018, 'It's time for F.A.I.R. Access to Australian Taxpayer funded (and global) research!'.
In 2017 I was awarded one of two inaugural Libraries of the Australian Technology Network (LATN) Fellowships. My submission was to attend the 9th Conference of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (#COASP9) in Lisbon, Portugal and meet with research industry, political and other thought leaders in global scholarly publishing and to write a report outlining my findings. This webinar is one avenue through which I will be sharing those findings and the ultimate recommendations based on my research and meetings, including those with:
Jean-Claude Burgelman (Snr. European Commission Officer for European Open Science Policy Platform)
Liz Allen (Director Strategic Initiatives, F1000)
Robert Kiley and David Carr (Open Research Funding, Wellcome Trust, U.K.)
David Prosser (Executive Director, Research Libraries U.K.)
Lara Speicher (Manager, UCL Press)
Peter Suber (Leading Open Access advocate and Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and Director of the Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP))
Kristen Ratan (co founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation or CoKo - an open source infrastructure community)
As a result of these conversations and research, in this webinar I will:
1. discuss the idea of a 4-year (conditional) infrastructure project to help make Australian tax-payer funded research open and F.A.I.R. in the manner of a growing number of major funders across the globe including the European Commission.
2. Discuss the long term vision for the open access movement more broadly by highlighting the call for a coordinated, collectively funded response to the scholarly communications crisis