Browsing by Subject "Open Scholarly Commons"
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ItemThe 2.5% Commitment(2017-09-11) Lewis, David W.This article argues that academic libraries should commit 2.5% of their total budgets to organizations and projects that contribute to the common digital infrastructure need to support the open scholarly commons. This level of contribution is necessary if the needed infrastructure is to be put in place. Establishing this level of contribution as the expected norm will help to create the incentives necessary for individual libraries to make contributions at this level. ItemDesign Principles for Creating the Open Scholarly Commons from Elinor Ostrom(2018-01) Lewis, David W.This paper looks at the work of Elinor Ostrom, particularly her book Governing the Commons, and applies it to the problem of designing the open scholarly commons. Ostrom's work looks commons that have been successful at overcoming collective action problems. While the open scholarly commons differs in some important ways from the commons Ostrom studied, some lessons can be learned from her work. ItemFunding Community Controlled Open Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication: The 2.5% Commitment Initiative(Association of College & Research Libraries, 2018-03) Lewis, David W.; Goetsch, Lori; Graves, Diane; Roy, MikeThis paper describes the 2.5% Commitment Initiative and the work it has done to encourage contributions to shared digital infrastructure. It suggests a path forward and encourages libraries to participate and invest in open scholarly infrastructure. ItemRemarks on the Acceptance of the 2018 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year(2018-06) Lewis, David W.Remarks made upon accepting the 2018 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. ItemThinking Differently About the Money: A First Step Toward the Open Scholarly Commons(2017-08) Lewis, David W.This article argues the academic libraries need to move towards creating, with other organizations involved in scholarship and cultural heritage, an open scholarly commons. At the present time, academic library’s ability to do so is hampered by their standard approach to budgeting, particularly the way collection budgets are presented. A strategy for moving towards an open scholarly commons is presented and a way of structuring the collections portion of the library’s budget to make progress toward this goal visible is suggested.