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    Open and Accessible: Towards New Models for Scientific Publishing
    (2023-10-27) Keilholz, Shella
    Scientific publication has evolved substantially in response to the digital revolution, with print journal subscriptions replaced by subscriptions to online content. In recent years, many journals have switched to the “open access” model, where online content is freely available to all. Open access is a welcome step toward open and accessible science, but in practice, most journals have simply shifted the cost burden from institutions to individual labs who contribute the science. Challenges and new models of scientific publishing will be discussed using Imaging Neuroscience as an example of one journal’s transition from subscription to open access to nonprofit publishing.
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    Taking and Giving Back? Open Access, Generative AI, and the Transformation of Scholarly Communication
    (2023-10-27) Wang, Lucy Lu
    Generative AI systems trained on decades of open access, digitized scholarly publications and other human-written texts can now produce non-copyrightable(?), (mostly) high-quality, and (sometimes) trustworthy text, images, and media at scale. In the context of scholarly communication, these AI systems can be trained to perform useful tasks such as quickly summarizing research findings, generating visual diagrams of scientific content, and simplifying technical jargon. Scholarly communication will undergo a major transformation with the emergence of these model capabilities. On the plus side, AI has the potential to help tailor language, format, tone, and examples to make research more accessible, understandable, engaging, and useful for different audiences. However, its use also raises questions about credit and attribution, informational provenance, the responsibilities of authorship, control over science communication, and more. This talk will discuss how open access scholarly publishing has helped power the rise of the current generation of AI systems (especially large language models), some ways that AI is primed to change/has already changed scholarly publishing, and how the OA community might work with these models to improve scholarly communication, for example, by introducing different and more flexible forms of science communication artifacts, incorporating human feedback in the generative process, or mitigating the production of false/misleading information.
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    Open Access Week Symposium 2022
    (2022-10-28) Chambliss, Melanie; Joy, Eileen Fradenburg; Swan, Quito; Michelson, Ethan; Colella, Alexa; Dunham, Gary; Abegunde, Maria Eliza Hamilton; Tavernier, Willa; Holliday, DeLoice
    "The Scholarly Communications Department welcomes you to join us in-person or virtually on Friday, October 28 for a full-day Open Access symposium and reception hosted at Wells Library. We will highlight IU authors’ experiences with publishing open access, showcase various models of funding open access publications, and frankly discuss challenges and limitations. We will also take the opportunity to discuss the implications of the recent “Nelson Memo,” which has wide-reaching implications for all research and publications supported by federal grant agencies."