[open-science] Introducing myself and some things I work on

Daniel Graziotin dgraziotin at task3.cc
Wed Oct 2 11:38:23 UTC 2013

Dear all,

I have just subscribed to this mailing list. I briefly introduce myself. Sorry for cross-posting this first e-mail to open-science and open-access.

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT). My research interests include human aspects in empirical Software Engineering with psychological measurements, Web Engineering, and Open-{Access, Data, Source}.

I volunteered for the OKFN at the CKAN project (more specifically, datapkg/dpm and DataDeck) in the past. I sometimes try to help with some developing activities. However, as I started my PhD I began hitting paywalls, thus becoming more interested in Open Access and Open Science in general. I am exploring Open Access venues like the Journal of Open Research Software <http://openresearchsoftware.metajnl.com> and PeerJ <http://peerj.com>. Otherwise, I self-archive all of my research papers. Talking about self-archiving, I strive to advocate this practice, especially in Computer Science research. Incredibly, quite nobody knows about green Open Access there, nor on the right to self-archive.

I recently delivered a presentation at my faculty, called "What is self-archiving - and why should I care?" <http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.806275>. Additionally, I developed rchiveit, a Web tool to spread the awareness of self-archiving among researchers (in particular Computer Science researchers). It is nothing else than a wrapper around SHERPA/RoMEO APIs. However, it looks "fresher" and it tries to just get to the point, by displaying the minimum amount of information. It is live at <http://rchive.it>. The website contains some text on why researchers should self-archive. From some feedback received, I see that indeed, it is helping some people there. On the other hand, there is a lot of space for improvement.

I would like to get involved with the OKFN Open Science and Access working groups. I think that the best I can offer is my experience as a developer (especially Web developer) and as a Software Engineer (my MSc curricula). I would also love to help spreading OA awareness in CS and other fields.

Another idea would be to have the OKFN as an "incubator" for rchiveit, in order to attract some development.

I look forward to working with you towards a more transparent science.

--Daniel Graziotin
Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9107-7681

--Daniel Graziotin
Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9107-7681

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