Reproducible research, open data, technical tools, document standards, and scholarly societies were the plenary session themes of the second day of Berlin6.

The plenary session on scholarly societies and open access included a candid discussion period, wherein we benefited by the presence of several linguists. The point was made that the word ‘free’ in English has many meanings, and that we might be better off disambiguating our discussion by using the French words liberté and gratuit.

Again, the slides and video will be available shortly but here are some quotes from the day in advance:

Open Access is not only dependent on legal issues but also on technical issues.
-Christoph Bruch on document standardization for long-term access.

Yes. We trust in Google.
-Kai von Fintel on whether he trusts that the information in his OA journal “Semantics and Pragmatics” will be found even though it is not agglomerated in a traditional database.

Multilinguality is our strength and adds depth. It is also one of our greatest challenges. Open Access helps us to overcome borders.
-Ingrid Gogolin on the advantages to the European Education Research Association of moving towards OA

Posters will remain hanging in the Atrium for the duration of the conference. Attendees who missed the main poster session are encouraged to view and ask questions during coffee breaks. Electronic copies of posters will be available from this site.