How does the public engage with Open Access science? How can Open Access publishing expand into new communities? In this episode, Elizabeth Seiver speaks to John Willinsky, the Executive Director of the Public Knowledge Project, about how the public engages with Open Access research. John also talks about the connection between Open Access research and Open Source software, gives examples of educational uses for OA content, and shares a current project which looks at the economic structure of Open Access journals.
Interested in learning more? Follow John Willinsky on Twitter @JohnWillinsky and check out these helpful links:
- Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a multi-university initiative which develops open source software and conducts research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.
- Open Journal Systems is an open source journal management and publishing system.
- Origin of the phrase “Open Access” stems from the Budapest Open Access Initiative which met in 2001.
- The study, “Access of primary and secondary literature by health personnel in an academic health center: implications for open access,” reported on the types and quantity of research doctors and public health officials used when they were given access to the full Stanford library.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) was developed to be a dynamic reference that is maintained by experts.
- The SEP study, “Socrates Back on the Street: Wikipedia’s Citing of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy” looks at how the encyclopedia is cited by Wikipedians.
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