This post is part of a series in which we share more about what we’re working on and what we’re learning. Read our last update.
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On to the update …
What we are working on:
- We hosted a community discussion on assessing the financial health of nonprofits in research and scholarship. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who joined the discussion and provided input, feedback, and questions – these are crucial to improving this analysis such that it can better tell the financial story across the sector. You can find a recap of the session, the recording, and shared notes on our blog.
- We announced our upcoming Community Discussion. On 7 September, at 3pm EDT, join McKenzie Funk and Sarah Lamdan to discuss the data brokering and surveillance activities of data analytics companies, the impact this has on marginalized communities, and what we can do to act against these activities and build better digital infrastructure. Register to join by 30 August!
- We are hiring! Our research data analyst opening will close on 15 August. We are also recruiting a part-time, contract Communications Associate to join us. Find out more about both positions on this page.
- We are conducting interviews and additional research to better understand and identify the value proposition of the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services (COIs) with funders and budget holders. We hope to share the findings from these conversations later in October!
- We have started populating our new community collection in Zenodo with some of our recent research outputs, including resources from the Future of Open Scholarship project, as well as the work of our Research Fellows. Watch this space for more to come!
Who we are talking to:
- Alasdair Cowie-Fraser, Head of Data & Digital at the Wellcome Trust, on their team’s efforts to analyse and prototype mechanisms to share funder data.
- Jefferson Bailey, Director of Archiving & Data Services at the Internet Archive, to learn more about how the Internet Archive is supporting research and the development of open source technologies.
- Kirsten Leonard, Executive Director of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), and Jill Morris, the Executive Director for the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation (PALCI), on their ongoing efforts to explore ways to further open infrastructure investment at the consortial level, and how IOI can help.
- Carlos Martinez Ortiz and Veronica Pang of the Netherlands eScience Center, to explore opportunities to collaborate on the organization of our upcoming funders' events.
What we are reading/exploring:
A list of highlights below — for a more comprehensive view, please check out the Open Infrastructure Tracking Project (now also on Twitter).
- From Carnegie Mellon University, US: Sloan Foundation Funds New Office to Support Open Source Activities, 26 July 2022.
- Forum for Open Research in MENA, 26-27 October 2022, Cairo: call for papers.
- Ithaka S+R's Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science report, August 2022.
- Funders Set Out to Advance Public Interest Technology. What’s the State of the Field? by Mike Scutari, 21 July 2022.
- Dataraising and Digital Civil Society, webinar recording with Lucy Bernholz, Scott Loarie, Jasmine McNealy, 10 August 2022.
We look forward to meeting you at the following events!
- Community discussion with McKenzie Funk and Sarah Lamdan, hosted by the IOI Community Oversight Council, 7 September 2022.
- Open Access Week: Open for Climate Justice, October 2022.