Welcome to the FORCE11 Blogs: Infrastructure Series!
Infrastructure is a word used a lot in the scholarly community, and for good reason. But what it actually means, how it works and how it affects research communications isn’t always clear, even to those of us that work with it every day. In fact, there really is no it to infrastructure--no single organization, technology or approach keeps things running. And sometimes it’s difficult to know what those things are. What is infrastructure and what’s just...technology? What does it enable?
Over the course of 2020, we’ll explore these topics, including preservation, search, and the distribution of information on this blog, with an edited series of postings and interviews designed to shed light on what infrastructure is and what it means for these functions and systems to be dependent on each other, and us. It’s not a series for technology experts, it’s a series for everyone with a stake in how scholarly information is collected, distributed and used.
Infrastructure Series: Updated List of Blog Posts
February 2020: Digital Preservation We start off our series in February with the topic of digital preservation and an interview with Craig Van Dyck, Executive Director of CLOCKSS.
April 2020: Data Citations This interview with Rachael Lammey and Helena Cousijn illustrates the importance of cross-community collaboration in addressing data citations.
May 2020: Publishing Technology This interview with James MacGregor and Mike Nason of PKP/OJS illustrates how metadata and technology issues intersect in publishing infrastructure.
Let us know
Our series will be administered through a new FORCE11 working group and led by series editor, Jennifer Kemp. We look forward to sharing insights and getting your feedback on the series and topics it covers. If you have a particular topic or question you’d like to see covered here, let us know. Here’s to a great 2020!