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bOokmArks events – Open Conversations about Open Access Books

19 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  Lucy Barnes 2 months, 1 week ago
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  • #37636

    Lucy Barnes
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    @lucybarnes

    This is a place where we will share information about forthcoming boOkmArks events, and you can post questions and engage in discussion about the topics covered. Each boOkmArks event will cover a subject related to OA books, and each will have the following structure:

    1) BLOG POST: there will be a blog post (usually by the speaker) up on our Site a week prior to the event.
    2) SUBMIT QUESTIONS: if you wish, you can submit questions, comments and responses on the post itself or in this discussion thread, for the speaker to address.
    3) EVENT: the speaker will attend a live online event to discuss the topic, hosted by the OABN. There will be a Q&A afterwards, when we will welcome questions from the floor and ask anything posted on the blog post or the boards before the event.

    If you’d like to propose a topic for a boOkmArks event (including in a language other than English) please email us at info@oabooksnetwork.org or drop a comment in this thread.

    The boOkmArks events are all listed in our Calendar too, and we’re working on a blog page to act as a list of forthcoming events and an archive of previous talks — so keep an eye out for that.

  • #37637

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    The first two boOkmArks events are up:

  • #37976

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    The video recording of last week’s discussion with Ros Pyne and Cameron Neylon about their OA book usage analysis is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv_YYYj946o

  • #37980

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    The next boOkmArk event is next week! On Tuesday October 20th at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST we will interview Peter Suber and Milica Ševkušić about the Open Access Tracking Project. The blog post is here – submit any questions you have on the post or in this thread, and join us on the day via this link. Hope to see many of you there!

  • #39132

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Just a quick reminder that the next boOkmArk event is TOMORROW at 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST; we will interview Peter Suber and Milica Ševkušić about the Open Access Tracking Project. The blog post is here – submit any questions you have on the post or in this thread, and join us on the day via this link. Hope to see many of you there!

  • #39210

    Agata Morka
    Participant
    @agatamorka

    The video recording of yesterday’s discussion with the Open Access Tracking Project is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2zvosU68ek&t=34s

  • #39725

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    More boOkmArks talks scheduled for November and December (including one next week):

    10 November (3pm GMT / 4pm CET / 10am ET): Pierre Mounier (Associate Director of Open Edition and Coordinator of OPERAS) discusses the OPERAS-P project.  • Blog postEvent link

    23 November (3pm GMT / 4pm CET / 10am ET): Martin Eve (Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London) discusses his recently published (and Open Access) edited collection, Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access.

    8 December (3pm GMT / 4pm CET / 10am ET): Demmy Verbeke (Head of Artes, KU Leuven Libraries) discusses the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access.

  • #40445

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Hi all — we have another boOkmArks talk next week on Tuesday at 3pm UK time (4pm CET, 10am ET) speaking to Demmy Verbeke about the KU Leuven Fair OA Fund: https://openaccessbooksnetwork.hcommons.org/2020/12/01/financing-change-ku-leuvens-fair-oa-fund/

    Details in the post above, all welcome as ever! It should be an interesting conversation.

    Also, recordings of past events can be found on our YouTube page, including the two most recent conversations with Pierre Mounier about OPERAS, and Martin Eve about his book Reassembling Scholarly Communications.

  • #40628

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    The recording of yesterday’s discussion with Demmy Verbeke about the KU Leuven Fair OA Fund is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiUkUloCpWs&feature=youtu.be

    Well worth catching up with if you couldn’t make it!

     

  • #41552

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Hi all, on Tuesday next week (26th Jan) at 3pm GMT the latest boOkmArks talk is taking place: I’ll be speaking to Jefferson Pooley, professor of media & communication at Muhlenberg College and director of mediastudies.press, about his experiences founding an academic-led, Open Access book publisher w/a BPC-free, library partnership model & a cross-format, cross-platform approach.

    A blog post from Jeff, together with event details and Zoom link, can be found here: https://openaccessbooksnetwork.hcommons.org/2021/01/20/mediastudies-press-a-conversation-with-founder-jeff-pooley

    Hope to see you all there!

  • #41778

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    The recording of our conversation with Jeff yesterday is available here: https://youtu.be/wyzb1BJi8AU

    Thanks to Jeff for such an interesting session, and to everyone who attended!

    We’ll be announcing the next boOkmArks sessions in the near future. If you have an idea for a session, you can contact us at info@oabooksnetwork.org.

  • #42649

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    More boOmArks! On Tuesday (2nd March) we will be speaking to Reggie Raju and Jill Claasson about the new continental OA platform for books and journals that has been launched in Africa. It should be a really interesting conversation, and as always is free and open to all — hope to see you there!

    Zoom link available with the blog post here: https://openaccessbooksnetwork.hcommons.org/2021/02/23/a-platform-for-inclusivity/

    • #42904

      Lucy Barnes
      Participant
      @lucybarnes

      The video of our discussion with Reggie Ragu and Jill Claasson about the new continental platform for #OA publishing in Africa is now available! https://youtu.be/5QIIsFt6ax8

  • #43546

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    On Tuesday 23 March at 4PM CET / 3PM GMT / 11AM EDT, we will be speaking to Dr. Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, the Open Science Officer at DARIAH-EU, about a new bursary to fund early-career researchers (ECRs) working in the Digital Humanities who want to publish an Open Access monograph.

    Join us to discuss this new bursary, as well as the challenges faced by ECRs when publishing their first book OA, the importance of OA for the Digital Humanities, and the ways DARIAH-EU is addressing these issues.

    Adding a Digital Humanities bit to the OA book funding landscape: DARIAH is launching an annual OA monograph bursary for Early Career Researchers in Digital Humanities

    • #44233

      Lucy Barnes
      Participant
      @lucybarnes

      The video is available from our talk with Dr. Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, the Open Science Officer at DARIAH-EU, about a new bursary to fund early-career researchers (ECRs) working in the Digital Humanities who want to publish an Open Access monograph: https://youtu.be/FDN0tTLrVTA

  • #44132

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Hi all, We’re delighted to share details of the launch of Dr Rethabile Possa-Mogoera’s Dikeledi Ha Di Wele Fatshe, the first indigenous-language book to be published on the new continental platform for Open Access research in Africa. This launch was mentioned at our recent event with Reggie Raju & Jill Claasson about the platform.

    The book will be launched NEXT WEEK, Thurs 15 April at 5pm CAT & CEST / 4pm BST. All welcome: https://uct.ac.za.libcal.com/event/7646212

    If you want to look back at our conversation with Reggie and Jill, you can do so here: https://youtu.be/5QIIsFt6ax8

  • #46796

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    We’re delighted to announce our final two events before the summer!

    After completing our series on OA books policy, ‘Voices from the OA Books Community’ (details and recordings here) we are holding two more events before taking July and August off to plan the next 12 months of activities (and maybe have a holiday!) We’re rounding our first year off with a bang:

    • Tuesday 29 June 2021 (3pm BST, 4pm CEST, 10am EDT): Janneke Adema, Marcell Mars and Tobias Steiner of the COPIM Project discuss their work on developing infrastructure to support Experimental OA Book Publishing. • Blog post  • Event link
    • Tuesday 6th July 2021 (3pm BST, 4pm CEST, 10am EDT): An Open Cafe to round off our first year! All welcome — bring a coffee and tell us what you’d like to see from the OABN in future.  • Event link

    As always, these events are free and open to all. We hope to see you there!

     

     

  • #47138

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Hi all, the experimental OA books event with COPIM is today at 3pm BST — hope to see you there! Find the link here: https://openaccessbooksnetwork.hcommons.org/2021/06/22/lets-experiment-join-us-for-a-boookmarks-event-next-tuesday/

  • #47385

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    Tomorrow at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT is our last Open Cafe before we take a couple of months off to plan the next year of events and activities at the OABN. Do please join us with your beverage of choice to let us know your thoughts — are there particular topics you want us to cover, different formats we should try, something we did well, something we’re missing… Let us know! As ever it is free to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6027862482

  • #47526

    Lucy Barnes
    Participant
    @lucybarnes

    The recording of our boOkmArks event with Janneke Adema, Marcell Mars & Toby Steiner of the COPIM Project on experimental OA book publishing is now available! Many thanks to our speakers for a fascinating session & to the audience for coming and bringing your questions: https://youtube.com/watch?v=V5mbp48ZXIw

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