September 23, 2020 | Online

We recently participated in a panel at this year's OASPA conference on Open infrastructure, looking at what forms of community-owned and open source systems are important, and why.

The panel highlighted critical questions and issues surrounding the recent focus on open infrastructure and its relationship to open access, with panelists sharing perspectives as practitioners, advocates, and researchers on the topic. (Our slides are available at this link.)

Participants included:

  • Supporting the Future of Open Scholarship (slides)
    Kaitlin Thaney Executive Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure, USA
  • The ‘Berlin Wall’ of prestige in academic and research ecosystem
    Dasapta Erwin Irawan RINarxiv, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Open Mantra for Open Science
    Devika Madalli Professor and Head, Documentation Research and Training Center (DRTC Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • Reflections about Open Infrastructure for Scholarly Communications in Latin America
    Arley Soto, Innovation Manager, Biteca SAS, Colombia

Chair: Juan Pablo Alperin, Director, Scholcommlab / Associate Director, Public Knowledge Project, Canada

For a look at the full OASPA2020 schedule, visit their web page.