Scientific OA Publishing: Scholarly Communication

The Visoriai Information Technology Park, the Science Publishing Cluster together with The Association of Lithuanian Serials, Vilnius University, and the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania are continuing the event cycle designed for the scientific publishing community and now invite participants to take part in new digital seminars focused on the most advanced breakthroughs in global scholarly publishing. These lectures and seminars will emphasize the need to foster cooperation between scientific institutions (publishing houses) and science and business for developing and applying the most recent scholarly publishing solutions in the public sector.

This event cycle began with the Open Access Scientific Publishing Conference 2019.

Two internet seminars will be held, during which we will take an advanced look at the technologies and law regulations associated with increasing the dissemination of published materials.

1st seminar

Date: September 25, 2020

Topic: The Aspect of Copyrights in Developing Open Access
Moderated by Doc. Dr. Arūnas Gudinavičius (Vilnius University)

9:45–10:00 (Lithuanian time, EEST, UTC +3)
Participants join the event channel

10:00–10:10
Greeting the participants
prof. habil. dr. Rūta Petrauskaitė (Vytautas Magnus University)

Part I (held in English)

10:10–10:55
Essential Information You Must Not Miss when Applying to DOAJ

Speakers:
Members of the Directory of Open Access Journals team: Managing Editor Sonja Brage and Operations Manager Dominic Mitchell

Abstract:
– Open access statement
– Licence information
– Who owns the copyright?
– Some reasons why journal applications to DOAJ are rejected
– Why being indexed in DOAJ is good for open access journals?

10:55–11:10
Discussion and questions

11:10–11:15
Break

Part II (held in Lithuanian)

11:15–12:00
Legal Aspects of Open Access

Speaker:
Doc. Dr. Marija Stonkienė, expert on information law

Abstract:
When we speak of open access, often the most emphasis is put on how access to works of science, literature, or art is rendered free. But is this the true essence of open access? What can users legally do with works (objects of intellectual property) when they have “free access” to them? What is the legal content of open access? What are the legal aspects of publishing practice associated with granting open access? What subjects operate within the complex legal relationships pertaining to open access? Which legal issues are brought to light by granting open access in Lithuania?

12:00–12:15
Discussion and questions

12:15–12:20
Conclusion of the 1st seminar

 

2nd seminar

Date: January 27, 2021
Space: Microsoft Teams (registered participants will be provided access to the event)

Topic: Using Digital Identifiers in Increasing the Communication of Scholarly Publications
Moderated by Doc. Dr. Arūnas Gudinavičius (Vilnius University)

9:45–10:00 (Lithuanian time, EEST, UTC +3)
Participants join the event channel

10:00–10:10
Greeting the participants

Part I (held in English)

10:10–10:55
When You Register Content with Crossref, What Does That Mean?

Speaker:
Interim Crossref Community Director Rachael Lammey

Abstract:
Getting a DOI for your publications can seem like just ticking a box, but understanding what persistent identifiers and their associated metadata enable is key to helping your content be discovered, accessed and used. What metadata can I send you? How is it used? Who uses it? How can I fix it if it’s wrong? The presentation will address these key questions, and hopefully some more!

10:55–11:10
Discussion and questions

11:10 – 11:15
Break

Part II (held in English)

11:15 – 12:00
ORCID in the Research and Publishing Lifecycle: An Opportunity for Openness and Transparency

Speaker:
ORCID iD Engagement Manager Gabriela Mejias

Abstract:
ORCID is a non profit organization created by and for the research community. As part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale, we enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and activities by providing open tools for individuals and organizations to use as they engage in academic activities. This webinar will discuss how ORCID tools can be embedded across research and publishing workflows to enable transparency and trust in research information and how to get involved.

12:00–12:15
Discussion and questions

12:15–12:20
Conclusion of the 2nd seminar