Author: Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Joining forces to realign research assessment to research realities: a Europe-wide Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment is now published 

Research outputs now encompass far more than what can be placed on a bookshelf. Knowledge advancement happens in much more diverse places and are brought about by much more diverse processes and dynamics of co-creation than what has traditionally been recognized.  For this reason, the existing tools of academic rewards…

Born-digital journals built on top of scholarly powerhouses: 10+ 1 things you wanted to know about overlay journals

One of the biggest promises Open Access publishing holds for scholarly communities is to better align our digital research workflows with publication practices by rethinking or even by breaking up with established, long-standing processes and units of publications originating from print culture.  One of the biggest challenges of Open Access…

Open Scholar Stars Series: Interview with Patrik Svensson

In the next episode of our Open Scholar stars series, I am talking with Patrik Svensson, Professor in the Humanities and Information Technology, Umeå University, former Director of HUMlab (2000-2014), and, not least, Chair of the DARIAH Scientific Board. We chat about Digital Humanities and DARIAH, his experiences with Open…

Open Scholar Stars interview series: Interview with Kathleen Gregory

In the next episode of our Open Scholar stars series, I am talking with Kathleen Gregory, Researcher and PhD Candidate at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). Why is scholarly data discovery a social practice? What are the skills that are important in effective data discovery and evaluation for reuse?…

A sneak peek into the SSH component of EOSC: interview with the SSHOC Marketplace team

From the beginning of 2019, DARIAH is contributing to the development of the SSH component of the European Open Science Cloud. This bold endeavour is coming to existence through the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project where Europea n infrastructures: DARIAH, CLARIN, SHARE, ESS, and CESSDA (who is…

Open Science and DH tools that come handy at the time of corona (and beyond)

As a response to the challenges ahead, from last week, suddenly online became the default means of teaching for the great majority of European schools and higher education institutions. It is clear that the thoughtful use of online technologies will play an even more critical role in our everyday life,…

10 practical tips to fight against the culture of non-citation in the humanities

I still remember well my first encounter with the complexities of digital citation practices. Coming from a traditional humanities background, it was during my master studies when I first came across a large-scale digital research tool, the Hungarian National Corpus [1]. It brought an instant revelation to my student life…

Open Access Week special edition #2: interview with the ScholarLed team

This year, we are celebrating Open Access Week by introducing fair and scholar-led Open Access publishing initiatives to the DARIAH communities. These endeavors inspire us to re-imagine the relationship between publishing, humanities disciplines and the university and scholars’ own involvement and control over publishing. In the second episode, we spoke…

Laying the Pavement Where People Actually Walk: Thoughts on Our Chances of Bringing Scholarship Back to the Heart of Scholarly Communication

Recently, the ScholarLed team invited me to contribute to their blog post collection celebrating Open Access Week 2019. It was my pleasure to share some of my thoughts on the conflict between the richness of contemporary scholarship and the prestige economy that defines our current academic evaluation culture. You can…
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