Vortrag im Rahmen des Berliner Bibliothekswissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums am Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin von Dr. Peter Kraker,
Open Knowledge Maps
Closed and proprietary infrastructures limit the accessibility of research, often putting paywalls in front of scientific knowledge. But they also severely limit reuse,
preventing other tools from building on top of their software, data, and content. Using the example of Google Scholar, I will show how these characteristics of closed
infrastructures impede innovation in the research workflow and create lock-in effects. I will also demonstrate how open infrastructures can help us move beyond this issue and
create an ecosystem that is community-driven and community-owned. In this ecosystem, innovation thrives, as entry barriers are removed and systems can make use of each other’s
components. Specific consideration will be given to open source services and non-profit frontends, as they are often overlooked by funders, but represent the way researchers
engage with open science.