This Special Interest Group works on: translation, multilingual discovery tool and the endowment of national languages.
Objective of the SIG
Scholarly publication is indisputably boosted by the use of the English language. However, the need to publish in English in order to get visibility and recognition represents an impoverishment of certain research fields, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities. Taking this backdrop as reference, the Special Interest Group for Multilingualism aims to support researchers and institutions who want to continue publishing in their own language and to develop transnational scientific cooperation at the same time.
A brief history
OPERAS Special Interest Groups (SIG) were launched at the First OPERAS Workshop, held on 26/27 June 2017 in Amsterdam, under the name of “Working Groups”. They first presented their work at the OPERAS Conference “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge”, which took place from 31 May – 1 June 2018 in Athens. Each group published a white paper in July 2018. With the creation of OPERAS legal entity in March 2020, the working groups are relaunched as “Special Interest Groups”.
The SIG is currently collaborating with the TRIPLE project, in order to develop the GoTriple platform, which is the European hub for Social Sciences and Humanities and is developing a multilingual discovery tool. This SIG is also preparing to start collaborating with OPERAS-Plus project (starting in September 2022, with the duration of 36 months) in order to develop a design study for OPERAS Translation Service (Task 5.5).
- Delfim Leão, Ana Balula : “Is multilingualism seen as added-value in bibliodiversity? – a literature review focussed on business and research contexts”. ELPUB 2019 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Jun 2019, Marseille, France. hal-02143195. Pp. 1-10 DOI: 10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2019.17
- Ana Balula, Delfim Leão, “Multilingualism within Scholarly Communication in SSH – a literature review,” JLIS.it 12, 2 (May 2021): 88-98. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12672 [Link: https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12672]
- Delfim Leão, Ana Balula; Carlos Costa; Cornelia Plag; Lorena Caliman; Maria João Padez; Mickael Silva; Susana Jarmelo: “OPERAS-P Deliverable D6.4: Report on the innovative models of bibliodiversity in scholarly publications”. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4817508; Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/5653084#.YfSDPGDLckh
Reviewathon for OPERAS Living Book. OPERAS Blog. December 21, 2021. https://operas.hypotheses.org/5083
- OPERAS Reviewathon of the Special Interest Groups White Papers: Workshop Series. OPERAS Blog. December 19, 2021. https://operas.hypotheses.org/5068
- Multilingualism in the Social Sciences and Humanities is the theme of online session in December. UC Open Science. November 15, 2021. https://www.uc.pt/en/openscience/news/multilingualism-in-the-social-sciences-and-humanities-is-the-theme-of-online-sessions-in-november/
- “Publishers and Publishing Stances”: workshop report. OPERAS Blog. June 11, 2021. https://operas.hypotheses.org/4690
- Publishers and Publishing Stances: A contribution to multilingualism and bibliodiversity. OPERAS Blog. April 09, 2021. https://operas.hypotheses.org/4605
- Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication. OPERAS Blog. June 26, 2020. https://operas.hypotheses.org/4168
- International research gathers impressions on multilingualism in scholarly communication. UC Open Science. July 22, 2020. https://ucpages.uc.pt/en/openscience/news/international-research-gathers-impressions-on-multilingualism-in-scholarly-communication/
- OPERAS launches White Papers. OPERAS Blog. August 06, 2018. https://operas.hypotheses.org/2136
- OPERAS Working Groups: Executive Summaries of White Papers. June 12, 2018. https://operas.hypotheses.org/1473
Delfim Leão (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Coimbra University]
- CONICET – Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual (Argentina)
- ISCTE-IUL – University Institute of Lisbon
- SPARC Europe
- UC Digitalis (University of Coimbra)