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Commons are open to all participants who accept their principles

Commons support a diversity of skills and knowledge without privileging any. All commoners will find a home for their knowledge and their interests. Participation in a commons is not restricted on the basis of accreditation, professional standing or reputation, or any other criteria except willingness to contribute and uphold the principles of the commons. Content and behaviour are the only criteria for moderation within... more »

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Academy commons have no intrinsic hierarchies, rankings, or reward systems

Academy commons’ emphasis on equity, openness, sustainability, and research­ and culture driven structures means that they cannot have any intrinsic hierarchies or rankings. All participants and all research objects that conform to the principles of an academy commons are equally appropriate and available for dissemination and reuse. Attribution systems and formats are driven by the demands of transparency and the intrinsic... more »

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art-sci lab

i took up a position of the university of texas,dallas- en endowed chair- i am an astrophysicist and am a full profesor in physics, but also in the new school of art.technology of emerging communication- we set up the art-sci lab-we work on projects which cannot be done unless artists, designers work with scientists or engineers. I have students in the lab from multiple departments ( psychology, business, science, art... more »

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Doable pathways to the Scholarly Commons (from Force11)

Build (with running funds or funders) a domain-general, minimal viable prototype for the Scholarly Commons.
Standards
Persistent IDs (e.g. ORCID, Wikidata)
open workflow components with functionality like GDocs, Dropbox, Github, dat (semantic), Open Science Framework
legal Sci-Hub (LOCKSS, DOAI, ILL etc.)
Hackathons/Codeathons
Validation (OPRM, Unit test, checksum)
Preservation (torrent)
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Academic commons accept all contributed objects that adhere to their guidelines on an equal basis regardless of form

All research objects that conform to the parameters of academy commons can be housed in or referenced by these commons on an equal basis. There are no intrinsically preferred forms, genres, or approaches.

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In order to improve the breadth and pace of knowledge generation, academic commons will accept any contributed object that adheres to their guidelines. Because these commons are grounded by a logic of abundance... more »

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In academy commons, the form research is disseminated in is determined by the needs of the research itself

Academy commons encourage research to be disseminated in the form that makes the most sense for that research: i.e. as a dataset, software, clinical practice notes, letters, blogs... or articles and monographs. They discourage the use of inappropriate forms solely for reasons of tradition, metrics, or to satisfy reward or evaluation systems (e.g. the publication of an article in order to claim credit for a dataset or... more »

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how do we re invent the very concept of a professional society

when the first scientific academies were created, coming out of guild and medieval societies, there was a real sense of 'professional amateurs' ( levy leblond calls that 'amatorat' in his writing). and that people would cluster socially and then create shared resources

todays attempts like academia.edu and research gate it seems to me are failing

coupled to this is the problem that we havent developed yet how to create... more »

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All contributions to academy commons are attributed

Academic commons are constructed so that all activities that contribute to human understanding and scholarship are attributed unambiguously. This is both to recognise contribution and establish provenance and responsibility. While this recognition can be used by other systems as the basis for the assignment of rewards (e.g. pay, promotion, positions, and honours), commons do not impose an intrinsic hierarchy on participation:... more »

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There is an expectation of service by commoners to support research and scholarship in these commons

Scholarly communication will establish its own form of do­ocracy. Leadership will be gathered from its edges, where new working groups will be building and expanding the collection and its services. Effective group leaders will find that their service opens up new doors for greater service (no good deed goes unpunished). A reputation for accomplishing significant work will form the basis for participation in leadership... more »

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Academy commons welcome and encourage participants of all backgrounds

Academic commons welcome and encourage participants of all genders, social, regional, ethnic, linguistic, and disciplinary backgrounds. They also recognise that disagreement is an inherent part of research communication, including disagreement as to fundamental principles and theories.

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These commons are an ecosystem that is defined by the interactions of each and every commoner that participates in jointly... more »

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Taking Account of Collaborative Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure Decisions

The problem of evaluating an individual’s scholarly performance is akin to asking, How do you assign credit to jokes? It sounds like a frivolous question, but in fact the analogy holds. A landmark 1981 article on the public domain by Professor David Lange explored this very issue as it pertained to vaudeville humorists. Groucho Marx once explained that the use of material from other comedy acts, was entirely routine,... more »

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Open Value Networks as a Platform for Academic Collaboration

Some digital communities use “open value accounting” software systems[1] to structure their internal governance and management of shared resources while building a new type of networked community. Open value networks, or OVNs, are voluntary, consensus-driven systems for measuring and valuing the in-kind/ energy and financial contributions of each of its participants. The goal is to make contributions, even small ones,... more »

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Commons in the academy are developed and governed by their members through their practice

Commons are agreements among members (commoners) to grow and steward scholarly and scientific objects as a common resource that can (help) sustain open scholarship.

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The commons starts with people: a community of commoners. To paraphrase Peter Linebaugh, there is no commons without commoners.

This means that there is no single organisation or person responsible for oversight of the commons. There is no gatekeeper... more »

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The 2.5% Commitment to Support Shared Research Infrastructure

Academic research disciplines and libraries are losing control of scholarly infrastructure, which is making more elements of scholarly and scientific research dependent upon a few industry players that are exploiting their dominance of certain platforms for software, publishing, data analytics, and more. The top five academic publishers now account for nearly 50% of all journal articles, and new business strategies seek... more »

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