Academic Publishing in Europe Conference (APE2021): The New Face of Trust
OA Switchboard opening keynote on Day 2 of the conference
Posted 17 November 2020
Updated 13 January 2021
The OA Switchboard participated in the 2021 Academic Publishing in Europe Conference, as the opening keynote on Day 2 of the conference on Wednesday 13 January 2021. The title of the presentation is: From complexity to transparency: How the OA Switchboard is building a cost-effective collaborative infrastructure solution for an OA-driven scholarly communications landscape.
Our presentation is available here.
NISO Plus 2021
"Collaborate to solve a common problem - OA Switchboard"
Posted 10 December 2020
This post is by Yvonne Campfens, Executive Director of the OA Switchboard
Although many may want to forget all about 2020, I will remember it as a catalyst year, in which inspiring collaboration prepared for the OA Switchboard to go live as an operational solution in 2021. This progress report marks the end of the 2020 OA Switchboard project, and preludes the structural set-up for 2021 and beyond.
Continue reading here
Webinars to present the OA Switchboard to the wider community
Updated 9 December 2020 / posted 30 October 2020
Webinars are being organised to present the OA Switchboard to the wider community, supported by demonstrations/presentations of real-life use cases by launching customers.
Tuesday 8 December 2020
The OA Switchboard is a tool that can be called upon as and when needed, or integrated in stakeholders’ own systems and workflows to achieve automation and scalability. This webinar brings together participants from publishers, research institutions and our tech partner to present and discuss real-life use cases. Learn what specific challenge they implement the OA Switchboard for and how a simple communication hub can handle many different situations. The unanswered questions posed by attendees via the webinar chat, as well as the recording of this webinar is available here.
Thursday 5 November 2020
Part of the OASPA AGM will also be given to an update on the OA Switchboard project which OASPA has been leading this year. In this webinar we’ll present a status update and insight into our plans. Also, some of our early adopters will present specific use cases they are getting started with in 2021.The recording of this part of the meeting is available here.
More webinars will be organised to present the OA Switchboard to the wider community. Details will follow.
Annual Publishing Conference 2020 (Rave Technologies)
Panel on Cross-Publisher OA Logistics
OASPA founds new organisation with future-proof governance and funding structure for the OA Switchboard
A neutral, independent intermediary enabling shared infrastructure, bringing transparency, efficiency and cost effectiveness to the open access ecosystem
Published 5 November 2020
Full announcement here
CNI Fall Virtual Membership Meeting (November 10-December 15, 2020)
"From toll roads to highways: How the OA Switchboard is building the infrastructure for an OA-driven scholarly communications landscape"
Posted 3 November 2020
Updated 13 January 2021
The OA Switchboard participated in the 2020 CNI Fall Virtual Membership Meeting by means of a Short Update (pre-recorded video) to be made available during Week 3 (December 1-7, 2020).
The theme of week 3 is: Technology, Standards, & Infrastructure
2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum - The Global Transition to Open Access: Challenges and Solutions
"How did we get here? How to move on? How is the OA Switchboard helping?"
Posted 29 October 2020
Updated 13 January 2021
OA Switchboard participated in this virtual conference on 26-27 October 2020: 2nd Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum - The Global Transition to Open Access: Challenges and Solutions.
The title of the paper was: How did we get here? How to move on? How is the OA Switchboard helping?
The recording is available here.
Our presentation is here.
API integration workshop (26 August 2020)
Posted 28 August 2020
We’re now in the middle of the Pilot. One of the topics to prove is that we deliver the basics (standards & essential infrastructure). Specifically for, and with, the stakeholders’ partners, we recently organised a very well attended interactive workshop, about technical integration of the OA Switchboard API with these other systems, value-adding solutions on top, so the ambition of an automated, integrated, scalable solution will be achieved.
-- Questions -- Challenges -- Suggestions --
Watch the brainstorm animation here: Where do you see potential challenges with the technical integration to the OA Switchboard?
Demonstration videos of Minimum Viable Product (MVP)/iteration #6
Posted 7 August 2020
Demonstration videos of intermediate delivery iteration #5
Demonstration videos of intermediate delivery iteration #4
Posted 7 July 2020