The Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure is now open for completion by scholarly communication resources (tools, services, platforms). We invite projects and programs, for profit and nonprofit corporations, and hosted initiatives of all kinds to contribute to this growing body of information.
- Sign Up to Participate: We will send you a login that will enable you to start and stop the survey at your convenience.
- Participate in the Census: You can also just take the census without signing up, which means you have to complete it in one sitting.
- PDF of the Census Instrument: Preview all the questions on the survey, some of which you won’t have to answer due to the branching logic of the survey.
We seek to deepen our understanding of 1) the organizational and technical infrastructures represented within existing scholarly communication resources (tools, services, platforms); and 2) the funding and investment models that currently support these tools, services, and platforms.
In the Spring 2019, we developed and launched a Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure. This Census has been completed by more than 40 invited scholarly communication resources, and it provides baseline and aggregate data that help us to better understand the organizational and technical infrastructures currently supporting the scholarly communication system.
The report “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape – 2019 Census” based on the first round of the census was published in June of 2019. Katherine Skinner also reflected on this effort in her post “Why Are So Many Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers Running a Red Queen’s Race?” by Katherine Skinner.
We plan to close the second round of the census on 1 September 2019.
Those who completed the survey during its pilot launch in Spring 2019 include the following:
- Academic Preservation Trust
- CLOCKSS Archive
- Collaborative Knowledge Foundation
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- DOI Fabrica, DataCite Search, Make Data Count, Event Data
- Europe PMC
- Humanities Commons
- Hypothes.is Project
- International Image Operability Framework (IIIF)
- LOCKSS Program
- Manifold Scholarship
- MetaArchive Cooperative
- Open Knowledge Maps – Verein zur Förderung der Sichtbarkeit wissenschaftlichen Wissens
- OpenAIRE – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe
- OpenEdition Center
- Public Knowledge Project
- RightsLink Author
- Synapse Platform
- Texas Digital LIbrary
- The Center For Scientific Integrity
- Ubiquity Press
- Ubiquity Press platform
Questions, Ideas, or Comments?
Contact Mike Roy firstname.lastname@example.org