Report from the Evolving Open Solutions (2) Workgroup

Marilyn Billings, Brett Bobley, Aaron McCollough, Alison Mudditt, Kamran Naim, Frances Pinter, Richard Price, Tony Roche, Lisa Sprio, Micah Vandegrift

Abstract

Are the scholarly publishing tools we’re using today still the right ones? Is the monograph still the best format in the humanities? Is the journal article still best in STM? These products can be difficult to produce and edit, nearly impenetrable to read, and—as in the case of clinical research information—they aren’t necessarily the best-suited formats for capturing every piece of necessary information (like protocols and datasets in medical research) and showing how this information is all connected to other scholarship. What other formats and options are being considered or used? What are the prospects of change? How about the stakeholder universe itself? How are roles, responsibilities and expectations changing (and where might they end up)? Are we “settling” on half-measures or on the best possible solutions?

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