On July 12th, 2017, OASPA hosted a Twitter chat with Caroline Sutton (Head of Open Scholarship Development at Taylor & Francis and member of the OASPA Board), Rebecca Kennison (Principal of K|N Consultants and the co-founder of the Open Access Network), Dr Jennifer Edmond (Research Fellow and Director of Strategic Projects for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities) and Ron Dekker (Director of CESSDA). Our panelists answered questions from the Open Access community and the general public on the future of open scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and we were lucky to have a lively and wide-ranging discussion.
Panelists and questioners reflected on issues such as: how to promote the benefits of Open Access among early career researchers and foster a culture of Open Access among HSS researchers; how to overcome barriers to open data in HSS; how to assess campus-wide outreach initiatives about open research; Open Access publishing within HSS as social justice; and the use of metrics.
OASPA’s latest Twitter Chat greatly extended the discussion we had on the future of Open Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in our recent webinar with the same panelists, which can be found here. Our blogpost reflecting on the webinar discussion is here.
A full account of the discussion can be viewed on the Twitter hashtag #OASPAChat. For those looking for a summary, here’s our Storify of the discussion: