This project supports OAPEN to enlarge the quality controlled collection of open access books already hosted by the OAPEN Library, and to develop additional services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation. The project specifically intends to enlarge the collection of OA books and chapters relating to research funded through ERC grants, by aggregating these publications and enabling publishers and authors to deposit these publications directly into the OAPEN Library. The project will develop new components to increase the visibility and usage of the ERC collection, to improve integration with OpenAIRE, and to increase the understanding of societal and scholarly impact of ERC publications through an Altmetrics service. New components include: - Collection view: a separate website providing a branded view of the ERC collection, thereby improving the overall visibility of the collection; - Research grant information: adding standard information from ERCEA and other sources to provide additional information about the research connected to the publication, improving discoverability and usage of the ERC collection; - Review linking: exploring whether it is possible to link to reviews of publications, to promote these publications and increase usage.
ERC-OAPEN-2015 aims to set up a deposit service for OA books based on research funded by ERC. OAPEN will collect, host and provide access to the books and book chapters, in order to maximise dissemination and scientific and societal impact. The deposit service will consist of the following main components: identify and approach eligible grantees; identify research output in the form of monographs; capture and host the publications and metadata; and report on the results (publications, compliance, usage). An important part of the project will be to determine the practical dimensions of the deposit service for ERC: the project will establish the policy framework for OA publications under FP7 and Horizon 2020 rules (Special Clause 39 ERC in the FP7 ERC model Grant Agreement; Article 29.2 in the Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement); explore the potential routes to the deposit of books, through authors (grantees) and publishers; determine which versions of the publication can be accepted in the OAPEN Library (final accepted manuscript, published edition); and under what licenses and conditions (such as an embargo). These dimensions need to be determined in consultation with the ERCEA, and in cooperation with the grantees and publishers. The OAPEN deposit service for ERC will consist of the following elements: - raising awareness for OAPEN’s deposit service in support of ERC’s OA requirements - providing guidance and support to ERC beneficiaries and publishers to comply with ERC guidelines and requirements - aggregation and deposit of OA monographs and monograph chapters in the OAPEN Library - quality assurance of publications - hosting and full text retrieval of OA publications - dissemination and digital preservation of OA publications - reporting on the results of the deposit service in terms of: numbers and types of publications; compliance of publications in relation to ERC requirements; usage based on COUNTER compliant usage statistics.
The OAPEN deposit service for OA monographs was set up to support funders' OA policies. It was launched in 2014 and has been implemented for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Wellcome Trust, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and the ERC. Through the deposit service, new publications - funded by these funders - are disseminated through the OAPEN Library. ERC-OAPEN-2019 is a continuation of the existing cooperation with the ERC. The aim of ERC-OAPEN-2019 is to support the maintenance and further improvement of the existing OAPEN services and infrastructure and to support its sustainability, as well as to help OAPEN strengthen its engagement with publishers and with researchers in support of the ERC's Open access strategy. OAPEN will engage with publishers to improve awareness of open access requirements, to Improve support for ERC researchers, and to grow self-archiving policies for books and chapters. OAPEN will engage with ERC researchers through e-mail campaigns and supporting communication material, to increase awareness of open access requirements among researchers, to increase adoption of good practises, and to grow the number of deposits. OAPEN will engage with funders to develop an alternative funding model to sustain OAPEN services.
OPERAS-D (Design) project will support the 5 main partners (“core group”) of the OPERAS network in the development of a European e-infrastructure for open access publications in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). The project will address long-term requirements for the development of the e-infrastructure and community building, as well as seek to expand other interested parties within and beyond Europe, and in diverse fields of the SSH. To achieve this goal, the key objectives of the OPERAS-D project are to: -prepare a design study that defines governance models, structures and scientific and technical concepts for future services that the infrastructure will provide, and establishes a roadmap to achieve these goals according to the requirements for long term sustainability . -engage the current and future partners in the OPERAS network to strengthen the community and develop the network of partners participating in OPERAS across Europe, specifically in central European countries. The project will establish a roadmap for OPERAS consortium that includes e-infrastructure service providers (publishing platforms, libraries) and research and education communities (universities and university presses). It will define long term requirement by producing a user driven design for future services and the technical requirements to implement them and also a final governance model and business plan for OPERAS development. The community building will help all participants in OPERAS to have a clear picture of their technical environment and a better understanding of the different technical options within the community. It will gather all stakeholders in workshops to validate data collected during the project and to share the results and the vision for the development of the infrastructure. Operas-D will identify key stakeholders inside and outside Europe and engage them for potential collaboration with OPERAS.
HIRMEOS will improve five important publishing platforms for the open access monographs in the SSH and enhance their technical capacities and services, rendering technologies and content interoperable and embedding them fully into the European Open Science Cloud. The project focuses on the monograph as a significant mode of scholarly communication in the SSH and tackles the main obstacles of the full integration of important platforms supporting open access monographs and their contents. HIRMEOS will prototype innovative services for monographs in view of full integration in the European Open Science Cloud by providing additional data, links and interactions to the documents, paving the way to new potential tools for research assessment, which is still a major challenge in the SSH. The platforms participating (OpenEdition Books, OAPEN Library, EKT Open Book Press, Ubiquity Press and Göttingen University Press ) will be enriched with tools that enable identification, authentication and interoperability (DOI, ORCID, Fundref), and tools that enrich information and entity extraction (INRIA (N)ERD), the ability to annotate monographs (Hypothes.is), and gather usage and alternative metric data. HIRMEOS will also enrich the technical capacities of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a most significant indexing service for open access monographs globally, to receive automated information for ingestion, while it will also develop a structured certification system to document monograph peer-review. Partners will develop shared minimum standards for their monograph publications, such that allow the full embedding of technologies and content in the European Science Cloud. Finally, the project will have a catalyst effect in including more disciplines into the Open Science paradigm, widening its boundaries towards the SSH.