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Open Access Experiments

The greatly increased number of texts available in the digital era is in itself a huge advantage to philosophy scholars, but more can be done by way of  innovative ways of accessing primary philosophical texts, of linking texts among one another and with secondary texts where they are cited, of searching and querying texts.  Different models of  peer review are also technically feasible and beginning to emerge in many scholarly fields. Finally, Open Access also calls for different business models for scholarly content.

The AGORA project will conduct five experiments to explore the potential offered by Open Access digital libraries of primary and secondary philosophical texts.

Semantic Linking Experiment

Contexta Experiment

Open Peer Review Experiment

Open Access Business Models Experiment

Linked Open Data Experiment

The experiments will be evaluated as they unfold, using an adapted Value Sensitive Design strategy. Read more about it in our  experiment requirements report.