Openness in evalution: Understanding epistemological challenges, rethinking competencies and library practices

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Evaluation is a vital part of every policy, programme, initiative or project framed by open movements. Sound evaluation strategies, procedures and criteria are needed to assess the impact of these movements on science, society and policy. Fostering access, collaboration and participation of groups that are in traditionally “peripheral” positions with respect to decision-making also means including them in evaluation processes, namely by employing participatory methods within libraries’ practices (e.g. ISO 16439, 2014). Using a meta-evaluative and transdisciplinary approach, this paper aims to discuss the concept of co-evaluation and how Research on Evaluation developed within Information Science can contribute to a research agenda and to enhance stakeholders and citizens’ involvement and competencies in open evaluation and open science.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)501-512
Number of pages12
JournalQualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference - Chania, Greece
Duration: 22 May 201825 May 2018


  • open evaluation
  • co-evaluation
  • participatory methods
  • competencies
  • Library and Information Services

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