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1 Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship

2 What is the FORCE11? Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship: A grass roots effort to accelerate the pace and nature of scholarly communications and e-scholarship through technology, education and community Why 11? We were born in 2011 in Dagstuhl, Germany Principles laid out in the FORCE11 ManifestoFORCE11 Manifesto

3 FORCE11 Vision Modern technologies enable vastly improve knowledge transfer and far wider impact; freed from the restrictions of paper, numerous advantages appear We see a future in which scientific information and scholarly communication more generally become part of a global, universal and explicit network of knowledge To enable this vision, we need to create and use new forms of scholarly publication that work with reusable scholarly artifacts To obtain the benefits that networked knowledge promises, we have to put in place reward systems that encourage scholars and researchers to participate and contribute To ensure that this exciting future can develop and be sustained, we have to support the rich, variegated, integrated and disparate knowledge offerings that new technologies enable Beyond the PDF Visual Notes by De Jongens van de Tekeningen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.De Jongens van de TekeningenCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

4 Who is FORCE11? Anyone who has a stake in moving scholarly communication into the 21 st century Publishers Library and Information scientists Policy makers Tool builders Funders Scholars Science Humanities Social Sciences

5 Community platform – Discussion group – Tool registry – Blogs – Events – Bibliography – Community projects Education – Scholarly communication 101 >350 members from diverse stakeholder group

6 Beyond the PDF Conference/unconfe rence where all stakeholders come together as equals to discuss issues Incubator for change What would you do to change scholarly communication? San Diego, Jan 2011........... Amsterdam, March 2013

7 Beyond the PDF2 >200 attendees Amsterdam, March 19-20, 2013 FORCE11 Vision Award: Carole Goble “Don’t Publish; Release” FORCE11 Vision Award: Carole Goble “Don’t Publish; Release”

8 Outcomes FORCE11 Manifesto 2.0 – Recommendations for propelling scholarly communications into the future 1K Challenge: – What would you do for 1K to change scholarly communication? Landscape of scholarly communication – Who is doing what? – Are their gaps?

9 Manifesto 1.0  Manifesto 2.0 ProblemsRecommendations Formats and Technologies 2.12.1 Existing formats needlessly limit, inhibit and undermine effective knowledge transfer 3.13.1 Rethink the unit and form of the scholarly publication 2.22.2 Improved knowledge dissemination mechanisms produce information overload 3.23.2 Develop tools and technologies that better support the scholarly lifecycle 2.32.3 Claims are hard to verify and results are hard to reuse 3.33.3 Add data, software, and workflows into the publication as first-class research objects Business Models and Attribution of Credit 2.42.4 There is a tension between commercial publishing and the provision of unfettered access to scholarly information 3.43.4 Derive new financially sustainable models of open access 2.52.5 Traditional business models of publishing are being threatened 3.53.5 Derive new business models for science publishers and libraries 2.62.6 Current academic assessment models don’t adequately measure the merit of scholars and their work over the full breadth of their research outputs 3.63.6 Derive new methods and metrics for evaluating quality and impact that extend beyond traditional print outputs to embrace the new technologies Can we check some things off? What do we need to add?

10 Why is the Manifesto a PDF? The Manifesto should be an exemplar of a new form of scholarly communication – Interactive – Collaborative – Born for the web The Digital Humanities has been thinking and creating in this medium Tara McPherson, University of Southern California

11 Scholarly communication landscape: Is there a big picture? ORCID Data journals Research Data Alliance PeerJ, eLife Workflows 4Ever Data Verse Impact Story, Rubriq Sadie Scalar Are we really suffering from a lack of tools? -or is it usable tools? -or is it tools that are used? -or is it awareness that there are tools? -or are these even the right tools?

12 What can we do now? Are there known best practices and tools that can/should be used now by the FORCE11 community? e.g., ORCID ID Shouldn’t we be inventing the future?

13 What big issues are we not addressing? New roles and vanishing roles Librarians are publishers Scholars are curators Publishers are archivists Scholars are customers Scholars are publishers Everyone is a standards developer!  Is there still a role for everyone?

14 What big issues are we not addressing? Are there broad agreements that need to be forged? Open citations? Text mining across the corpus? An open alternative to Google Scholar?  Where is lack of coordination holding us back? Are the issues the same for all stakeholders? Humanities and sciences Developed and developing world Technologists and scholars Institutions and individuals Scholars and taxpayers  Can and should everyone be brought to the table for all discussions?

15 Questions for you? Is your community represented in FORCE11? Are your needs the same as other stakeholders in the areas of: Containers Processes Mark up Authoring Reward Do you have other needs not outlined in the manifesto? What do you need from FORCE11? Users? Tools? Collaborators? Advertising? A bully pulpit? Protocols and best practices? What can you do for FORCE11?

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