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OSI 2019 Annual Report
Written by Glenn Hampson
OSI’s 2019 work focused on building a bridge to 2020—continuing our pivot from being an organization focused on understanding facts and perspectives, to one poised to pursue a significant, global reform agenda. This is a challenge for any group—doubly so for a group like OSI at the pioneering edge of a nebulous field, while also trying to maintain a republic format where all participants are co-equal leaders. OSI’s strategy in 2019 focused primarily on these three agenda items:
1. Find sustainable financing.
2. Help coordinate the construction of a new global roadmap for open.
3. Prepare for and start work on OSI’s January 2020 to-do list.
The three main goals of OSI are to: 1) build a sustainable, robust framework for global communication and cooperation on shaping the future of scholarly communication 2) support a climate for finding common understanding and workable solutions, and 3) help this stakeholder community move toward these solutions together.