Do you think the OA community is collaborative or are we stuck in silos? Collaboration has been the key topic during this year’s OA Week, and collaboration across the OA management community was also the very topic for our webinar on October 25, 2022.
Standards quickly became a topic, but it also became clear that there were quite different understandings of what a standard really is. Some considered their own tool, initiative or report a standard. To clarify the concept of standards and how they get established, Nettie Lagace from NISO presented a very straightforward process.
A number of stakeholders can jointly submit a proposal for a new standard. That then goes through a systematic review process and once approved has established routines for the maintenance of the new standard. The standard can be for a data format like JATS-XML, contributor roles like CASRAI, and processes, persistent identifiers (PIDs) and vocabulary, or a combination, like the FAIR principles. Based on the panel discussion and a number of questions from the audience, Josh Brown from MoreBrains as moderator and Marianne Knudsen from ChronosHub as host for the webinar, drew the following conclusions:
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