ScholarlyHub: A progress report at six months

Guy Geltner, John Willinsky

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Abstract

ScholarlyHub (SH) was launched in November 2017 as a portal to fund and create a social network for scholarship-using individuals and communities that is supported and directed from the bottom up and not beholden to venture capitalists on the one hand and governments on the other. As an inclusive, member-run portal, it hopes to connect rather than replace numerous non-profit and open-source OA initiatives, which tend to lack a visible and attractive front end, and which may not currently be interoperable. If its goals can be realized, SH may offer one solution to the full workflow platforms that for-profit conglomerates are on the cusp of achieving. This practitioner's paper presents the key characteristics of SH and offers an early progress report.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Conference on Electronic Publishing - Connecting the Knowledge Commons
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure, ELPUB 2018
EditorsLeslie Chan, Pierre Mounier
PublisherOpenEdition Press
ISBN (Electronic)9791036538025
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Electronic Publishing - Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure, ELPUB 2018 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 201824 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Electronic Publishing - Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure, ELPUB 2018

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Electronic Publishing - Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure, ELPUB 2018
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period22/06/1824/06/18

Keywords

  • Academic social networks
  • Inclusivity
  • Intreoperability
  • Open access
  • Scholarly communications
  • Scholarly communities of practice

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