Monthly Archive: February 2019

Open Access guidelines for the arts and humanities: recommendations by DARIAH

In the recent months, European policymakers and funding bodies made a bold move to set full and and immediate Open Access to scholarly publications the default. Open Access became a critical global issue and thus researchers need to be well-informed about its benefits, pitfalls, but most importantly, about their options to openly disseminate their own research results. In our Open Access guidelines, we propose recommendations to improve Open Access to publications in the arts and humanities. Our core aim is to bring closer the harmonized but transforming European Open Access policy landscape to the communities around DARIAH and recommend very practical steps to achieve compliance with it.

Open Access in the humanities made concrete: highlights from the ‘How to make the most of your publications in the humanities?’ workshop

With all things changing for the open in both research policies and practices, there is a growing demand for support enabling humanities scholars to get open innovation rooted in our everyday research practices. To this end, DARIAH and FOSTER Plus brought together humanities researchers from different fields and at different career stages and Open Science experts with domain-specific knowledge to spend a foggy winter day in Berlin and engage in dialogues about trends, innovations, and present-day challenges in opening up scholarly communication in the humanities. The idea and our main aim were to connect and foster a community based around shared needs and values, good tools, role models and, of course, joint critical thinking about the current options of research dissemination and harmonise them with disciplinary traditions. The morning session gave us a snapshot of the changing landscape of scholarly communication in the humanities including open peer review, the life...

Highlights from the ‘How to make the most of your publications in the humanities?’ workshop

Would you like to get an impression of the workshop? Below you can find highlights form each session and the links to the presentations. How FOSTER advances Open Science. (Helene Brinken, FOSTER) Setting the scene:  as a warm up, Helene introduced some basic concepts of Open Science and showed how they are covered by FOSTER Plus free online courses, train the trainer events and in the Open Science Training Handbook. You can take a look and cherry-pick from FOSTER’s resources here Bridging Open Scholarship with Arts and Humanities research practices. (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, DARIAH-EU) The DARIAH context and our mission of supporting the transition towards Open Scholarship in the humanities on the one hand and gaining visibility and recognition of humanities’ contributions to the Open Scholarship on the other. Also,  bit of OpenMethods. “[…] don’t be afraid to publish openly, but don’t be ashamed when you encounter structural factors that impede...

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