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This one-day workshop gives an overview of developments in openness in Open Science, Open Data, Open Access and Open Monographs, framed within the context of a disruptive technology.
Who should attend?
Research, information and library professionals keen to understand the impact of Open Science, Open Data and Open Access on their work, their institutions and the current and future services they provide for their users.
CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)
2. Knowledge and information management: 2.2 Information management
2. Knowledge and information management: 2.3 Data management
2. Knowledge and information management: 2.5 Knowledge transfer
4. Research skills: 4.1 Understanding research
5. Information governance and compliance: 5.1 Information governance
5. Information governance and compliance: 5.3 Copyright, intellectual property and licensing
7. Collection management and development: 7.1 Collection management
7. Collection management and development: 7.3 Selection of materials and resources
12. IT and communication: 12.2 Library, information and knowledge technologies
The concept of Open Access to research outputs, such as journal articles, has been common currency for many years. More recent thinking has expanded the concept of openness even further, to Open Science (OS), which aims to transform science by making research more open, global, collaborative, creative and closer to society. This shift is potentially extremely important for the development and exploitation of research, and hence for the professionals who support it.
This one-day workshop gives an overview of developments in openness in Open Science, Open Data, Open Access and Open Monographs, framed within the context of a disruptive technology. Delegates will be encouraged to raise questions and debate issues of immediate concern throughout the day.
The programme includes:
- Disruptive technologies – examples, definition (following Christensen) and discussion
- Open Science – what it encompasses; the rationales given for instance by the OECD for its development
- Open Data – what it is; how it is managed; policy development
- Open Access – definitions (Green, Gold, gratis and libre, toll access), brief history, policy development; costs; obstacles and practicalities
- Open Access scholarly monographs - the new frontier? Open Access in STM subjects is well established, but the Humanities and Social Sciences now stand to benefit greatly too
- Open Access as a disruptive technology? Implications for the future - our world turned upside down
David Ball Consulting
David Ball is a consultant specialising in scholarly communication, e-books, virtual learning environments, design and management of academic libraries. As University Librarian and Head of Academic Development Services at Bournemouth University from 1994 to 2012, he created a vibrant library service, winning two major national awards. Since he became a consultant in 2012, Open Access clients include: Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Public Health England, OAPEN, Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS). David was the SPARC Europe Project Officer on two major European Open Science projects: PASTEUR4OA (which aims to support the development and implementation of policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from publicly-funded research) and FOSTER (which aims to support researchers to FOSTER Open Science in their daily workflow). He has recently finished working on a range of projects for SPARC Europe.