The Knowledge Exchange has published its first book with contributions from Jisc and other experts in the field of open scholarship. The book - Open Scholarship and the Need for Collective Action - aims to better understand challenges to make scholarship more open.
The authors look at the stakeholders and their interactions and networks, concluding that collective action approaches and establishment of a supportive infrastructure are key for a successful transition to open scholarship.
The publication was created through the 'booksprint' method, a way of writing a book collaboratively in only a short period of time.
Frank Manista, European open science manager and representing Jisc at the Knowledge Exchange said:
“We’re pleased that Jisc, and specifically Neil Jacobs, has been a part of this ground-breaking book that has come to fruition through collaboration and support from European institutions and experts. It works to paint a more comprehensive picture of how to realise the full potential of openness.”
The book addresses various perspectives offered in the Knowledge Exchange Open Scholarship Framework which was created in 2017 to highlight the changes occurring in scholarly communications.
The Knowledge Exchange is a partnership that brings together six key national organisations within Europe; CSC in Finland, CNRS in France, SURF in the Netherlands, Jisc in the UK, DFG in Germany and DAFSHE in Denmark. They aim to develop infrastructure and services to enable the use of digital technologies to improve higher education and research.