Poster Open Access
OPERAS is a Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area. Its mission is to coordinate and to federate resources in Europe to efficiently address the scholarly communication needs of European researchers in the field of SSH. OPERAS aim is to make Open Science a reality for research in the SSH. We want to achieve a scholarly communication system where knowledge produced in the SSH benefits researchers, academics, and students fully and widely, and where it also benefits the whole society across Europe and worldwide.
In doing so, OPERAS, also thanks to its services, aims at allowing use of the scholarly primitives, including discoverability, annotating or even comparing. Of course, the focus of OPERAS being on scholarly communication, not all scholarly primitives are planned to be covered here.
The discovery service, being developed within the TRIPLE project and funded by the European Commission, will therefore serve as the discovery platform of OPERAS and will be available to researchers in order to discover 3 main types of resources: data(sets), researchers' profiles, and projects – data here is mostly meant as publication data. By aligning the metadata retrieved from various sources (either harvested or retrieved via APIs) and enriching it (also with the help of machine learning), comparison will also be possible on the metadata level of the resources.
Also used not only by the researchers, but also useful for publishers and funders, the Metrics Service developed in the HIRMEOS project and now in beta, currently linked to 5 different partner platforms allows usage metrics to be retrieved by a central service and available to all via its API. These Metrics are usage data coming from various sources such as views or downloads on multiple platforms (i.e. Google Books, World Reader, etc...) as well as Altmetrics coming from mentions on other platforms such as Twitter, or the annotation platform hypothes.is.
A Publishing Service Portal is currently being implemented as part of the OPERAS-P project, also funded by the European Commission. This portal, which is partly based on an already developed prototype made by DARIAH within its Humanities at Scale project, will provide to SSH researchers a simple and single entry-point in order to reach the different publishing services provided by OPERAS and its members.
OPERAS Certification service, provided by the DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books) platform and developed within the HIRMEOS project, and already operational in beta, is intended to certify publishers at publishers' and at single publications' levels. The peer-review information is then available via a public API as well.
There are other services also available or being developed, but the focus will be done on those 4 developed or soon to be developed services. We will also present how the services will be brought and available to a larger community by reaching out when they are successfully available via the EOSC Marketplace.