Rogue Solutions & New Open Resources Workgroup Report

  • Bryan Alexander President, Bryan Alexander Consulting
  • Lars Bjørnshauge Founder and Managing Director, DOAJ
  • Hillary Corbett Director of Scholarly Communication & Digital Publishing, Northeastern University
  • Christopher Erdmann Chief Strategist for Research Collaboration, NCSU Libraries
  • Nancy Gwinn Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
  • Meg Oakley Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications, Georgetown University
  • Paul Peters CEO, Hindawi
  • Tom Reller Vice President Global Corporate Relations, Elsevier
  • Morgan Stoddard Director of Research Services, George Washington University


What are the impacts of Sci-Hub and other rogue solutions on open access and what is the future of this approach, which may be gaining new mainstream support (noting for instance Wellcomeââ¬â¢s recent funding of ResearchGate). What new resources should the scholarly community develop (and how) that would be useful and legal additions to our progress toward open (a new blacklist for instance, or new repositories)? This group will also integrate (to the extent possible) ideas raised by the information overload workgroup from OSI 2016.