January is a time for summaries and New Year's plans. We do the same at EBSCO Community. The year 2022 was our first full year of existence within the EBSCO Community. In addition to spreading the idea of collaboration within the library community, in March, we held an international discussion entitled “Open Infrastructure and Interoperability Panel” and in November, we held our first online conference “Open Perspectives Forum” where industry experts, community members, and speakers from all over the world presented their findings on open access, open source, open infrastructure and interoperability. It was also the time when we were able to share with you many articles prepared by community members and by EBSCO Community editors. Check out your favorite blog posts from 2022 including our online events recordings.
1. The Recent Announcement from the Library of Congress has EBSCO Information Services Looking for a New Word for Next-Gen
The Library of Congress is migrating to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO services, as part of a plan to revolutionize the management of its collections.
2. An Interview with DOAJ's Joanna Ball
In this article, Joanna Ball, Managing Director of DOAJ, looks at the importance of open infrastructure.
3. About the Open Perspectives Forum
When designing the Open Perspectives Forum, we knew from the very beginning that the members of the community would have an active role in its structure. Both in terms of proposing presentations and determining which presentations will be shared during the forum. The article presents topics of the conference and a link to the page with recordings.
The discovery service has been a known genre in libraries for more than a decade. This article reveals the change that has been made since the approach started.
5. Retos y oportunidades en la implementación de FOLIO en el Sistema de Bibliotecas de la Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Claudia Virginia Becerra Márquez, Director of the Library System at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, shares the challenges and opportunities in the implementation of FOLIO. This article is in Spanish and can be easily translated into your native language using the automatic translator in the web browser add-on.
6. Webinar Replay: Detrimental practices in scholarly publishing: the case of predatory journals
Open Access journals are a critical part of the current and future of the scholarly research/information landscape. However, in the past decade, the scientific community has faced a serious threat to its integrity and credibility with the rise of predatory journals. The article presents the recording of the webinar about predatory journals.
7. 6 Benefits of Joining the EBSCO Community
To help you make the decision to join the international community of librarians, developers, researchers, and students united around the theme of Open within the EBSCO Community, read about 6 reasons why you should join us and become an active member.
8. Transição de Modelos de serviço de biblioteca acadêmicas no Brasil.
In his article, Kelson Anthony talks about the changing service models of academic libraries in Brazil and how EBSCO can help modernize these services. This article is in Portuguese and can be easily translated into your native language using the automatic translator in the web browser add-on.
9. Open Infrastructure and Interoperability Panel
Watch the recording of industry thought leaders discussing open science, open infrastructure, and open source in libraries by looking at current initiatives, standards, and platforms.
10. An Open Letter On Open Access
Everyone deserves the best information to make decisions in their lives and communities. Read more in the article by Kristin Delwo.
Become a contributor
If you want to see your favorite articles in a previous year, go to that article on Top Contributor Articles for EBSCO Community in 2021 to explore the top five most-read articles on the EBSCO Community platform in 2021 written by EBSCO Community members. We encourage you to read them and discuss them with the authors as well as with other members of the community who are interested in these issues and want to review them further.
We also encourage future contributions to focus on topics such as the evolution of open access: identifying how traditional value and novel approaches evolve together, the impact of mandates and policies on scholarly publishing, and much more. Our goal is to help facilitate positive change.
Come join the conversation at EBSCO's Open Community. Your input and involvement are both needed and appreciated. If you would like to join the community, contribute to it, submit articles or run a panel, please reach out to Meghan Tylec at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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