Talk:Outreach/Open scholarship

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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)
Cool, thanks! How did you do that, by the way? I'm used to editing Wikipedia but I don't have a 'move' option in the same place on this wiki. Lawsonstu (talk) 20:14, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, the 'move' option has now appeared for me. Lawsonstu (talk) 20:47, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedians who are open access advocates

Feel free to add yourself to this list if you'd like to get involved!

Open Research

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)
FWIW I'm also a fan of Open Scholarship. But Open Research is also OK. Metacladistics (talk) 00:59, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Open science

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)
  • 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

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)