MemberLucy Ayre

I am a Librarian with a primary professional interest in Open Scholarship. In my role as Research Services Consultant at the University of Leicester I lead on the Research Metrics portfolio, which means I advocate responsible use of bibliometrics and altmetrics for analysis, horizon scanning and evaluation. I can also provide advice on open access in relation to publication, self-archiving, licenses, metrics and policy compliance. Follow the activities of me and my colleagues within the Research Services Team on Twitter at @DWLresearch

MemberChun-Kai Huang

Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang is Research Fellow at Curtin University and is a member of the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) project team. His current research focuses on developing and identifying models and methods for exploring differences, patterns and correlations in bibliometric variables and bibliographic data sources. In particular, he is interested in how innovative statistical methods and large scale data science can help map the open science landscape. Karl is a mathematical statistician by training and also has a track record of publications in probability, statistics and financial risk modelling. He was previously Lecturer at University of Cape Town and University of KwaZulu-Natal.

MemberZbigniew Osiński

From 1996 to this day – I am employed at the Faculty of Humanities MCS University in Lublin: 1996-1999 employed as a teaching assistant, 1999 –  2008 as an assistant professor at the Institute of History; 2008 – 2012 as an assistant professor at the Institute of Library and Information Science, from 2012 as an associate professor at the same institute; from 2009 I’m a chief of Department of Information Science; Research interests: Information science: educational and scientific Internet database; sources for humanities research available on the Internet; Internet as a space for humanists scientific communication; information architecture and usability of educational and scientific services; bibliometrics and webometrics; Digital humanities: information visualization and data analysis of large collections of text and graphics objects, the efficiency of transfer of information and knowledge through infographics, humanities on the Internet;

MemberSaša Marcan

Tentative list of things I can do for you (where you = a stakeholder in the scholarly communication process or in a related industry): SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE NEGOTIATIONS — My suite of homegrown content analysis & negotiation methods is guaranteed to drive scholarly publishers crazy, and ultimately make them agree to any terms *you* wish to impose on them. My priority is getting you the most affordable Big Deal possible, but depending on your goals, negotiating for other terms is doable. Pricing: I shave off 10% of total savings I get you, relative to target publisher’s final offer. No money up front — if I fail, you don’t pay anything. PUBLIC RELATIONS & CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS — Having about five years of experience handling delicate communications under a constant latent threat of predatory publishing allegations, I learned there’s one simple rule to follow in PR and comms in general: always speak the truth. The other part of the equation is framing that truth in the most favorable way. Pricing: depends on the truth, and the desired framing. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT — Wanna really know scholarly communication and publishing? Join me on a crazy trip down the rabbithole, and catch a glimpse of the Matrix. I’ve stared at it for long enough myself, so I tend to simplify where others seek to add complexity and obfuscate. Pricing: depends on how deep down the hole you wanna go. BIBLIOMETRICS & ALT-ALTMETRICS — Wanna know what that rainbow donut du jour really tells you about the impact of research? Yeah, pretty much nothing. Citations? Same. Impact Factors? Don’t get me started. On the other hand, please do get me started if you want a more nuanced qualitative measure of potential impact, and viable routes of fulfilling that potential. It’s simply about getting your content to a right pair of eyes. Pricing: one-offs are free of charge. Anything more than that we’ll have to discuss. COPYRIGHT/LICENSING/LEGAL/ETHICS — “Oh, but how? You didn’t go law school,” I hear you say. Sure I’m not a fish, but I’ve learned to swim confidently in these murky waters. So, e.g. if you’ve got an ethical conundrum that requires quick resolution, but don’t have the luxury of waiting for the next quarterly COPE Forum — I’m your guy. Pricing: free for individuals; expensive for organizations. CONSULTING — I’ll consult you on anything, just ask me. Pricing: talk is cheap, so why not make it free. I guarantee confidentiality no matter which service you’re interested in.