Living the POSI Life
In Conversation with Crossref’s Ed Pentz
Keywords:open, infrastructure, sustainability, community, collaboration
Inclusive and efficient open research depends on foundational open scholarly infrastructure. It has become increasingly clear that there is a class of shared infrastructure to enable open research that should be open, community-governed, sustainable and trusted by the research community. However, to date there has been little clarity about how to assess, or even define, open scholarly infrastructure. As services that the scholarly community relies on and are essential to open research have been closed down or sold, it is imperative to understand and assess what constitutes open scholarly infrastructure.
The Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI) were conceived to ensure that the stakeholders of a community-led organization or initiative have a clear say in setting its agenda and priorities, and can carefully close it down and start an alternative if needed.
Join us in conversation with Ed Pentz, Executive Director of Crossref, to find out why the adoption of POSI is so significant for Crossref, how the organization currently meets the principles and what we will strive to do better, what this will mean for the future of Crossref and the wider community, and how you can get involved and learn more.
Bilder G, Lin J, Neylon C (2020), The Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure, retrieved [03-09-2021], https://doi.org/10.24343/C34W2H
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