Page name change
Hi, could we change this page to be called 'Open access advocates' and drop the word 'journal', because that more accurately reflects usage and scope. Thanks. Lawsonstu (talk) 11:08, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
- Done. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 12:29, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikimedians who are open access advocates
Feel free to add yourself to this list if you'd like to get involved!
- Lawsonstu (talk) 20:28, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
- Daniel Mietchen (talk) added by Lawsonstu (talk) 20:28, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 04:21, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
- User:Sou Boyy (Sourendra Kumar Das), Email: sourendra.dasgmail.com
- Ocaasi (talk) 22:44, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
- MartinPoulter (talk) 13:11, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
- Aubrey (talk)
- Metacladistics (talk) 00:04, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
- Dmitry Dzhagarov (talk)
- <add your name here>
I'd like to alter the scope of this slightly to include open research as well as open access, then we can consider projects like https://wiki.mozilla.org/ScienceLab. I suggest we change the name of the stream to "Open Research" - it's clearer what it refers to out of context, I think "open access" is a poor term in this regard. I admit that it's stretching things to include Open Access in Open Research, but I recommend it from a comms perspective. Any disagreement? EdSaperia (talk) 14:40, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
- I'm not sure. Changing it to Open Research would be changing the scope significantly. If it does change then including open access in open research is logical - the Wikipedia page on open research explains the relationship quite well. For someone unfamiliar with either term, then open research is certainly clearer in meaning, but it is quite a different thing and has a different philosophy behind it. (The concept of open research is also not as well understood by academics, librarians etc.)
- The relationship between Wikimedia and open research is also different to its relationship with open access. Open access is all about freeing up work that has already been done, and for Wikipedia this is great because contributors can make a better encyclopedia based on it. I don't see that open research feeds into Wikipedia in the same way, since 'no original research' is one of the core principles. However I don't know enough about all of the other Wikimedia projects to say whether or not open research would be a better focus when taking into account all Wikimedia activity.
- It's true that a theme of Open research would still contain open access, but it might make communicating about it a lot more complex.
- I'm speaking to user:Daniel Mietchen later so will talk to him about it. - Lawsonstu (talk) 16:42, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
- How about Open Scholarship? Seems to be a reasonable accepted term, and makes sense out of context. I prefer this to Open Access Research. see http://www.caul.edu.au/caul-programs/open-scholarship
- also http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6160/en/open-scholarship EdSaperia (talk) 13:13, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
- I'm not a fan of that. I don't think it's a widely used term (most google hits relate to scholarships as in funded bursaries etc.). It would be less clear to those within the academy (where 'open access' is the understood term) and possibly off-putting to those outside ('scholarship' feels a bit ivory-tower). - Lawsonstu (talk) 12:28, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
I've added a short open science section to this outreach page. It would be good to include a few relevant Wikimedia and non-Wikimedia projects related to (or examples of) open science. Feel free to suggest things here as well, and use it as place to make suggestions for how Wikimania could include open science in its programme. - Lawsonstu (talk) 09:37, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
- Update: the open science section has now moved to Talk:Themes/Open_Access_Research#Open_science - Lawsonstu (talk) 13:38, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
- An excellent resource is Michael Nielsen's book Reinventing Discovery.
- On the page, there is a link to this talk by Michael - TEDxWaterloo - Michael Nielsen - Open Science
- Also see the Open Knowledge Foundation's Open Science Working Group.
- A leading example of Open Notebook Science is Carl Boettiger's Lab Notebook
- Mozilla ScienceLab and Software Carpentry are newer projects in the open science space focusing on code and data literacy; part and parcel of open science.
- Centre for Open Science is a relatively new US-based non-profit organisation, with strong roots in the field of Psychology.
- HackYourPhD A popular, grassroots-led European open science community.
WikiProject Open is the place to discuss all things open on the English Wikipedia. The more established WikiProject Open Access has now become a part of it. There is a Collaboration of the Week on two open topics each week: this week the articles for improvement are Open access mandate and Free culture movement. - Lawsonstu (talk) 12:30, 31 December 2013 (UTC)