The Open Scholarship Initiative
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Where are we going will all this? Why is it important in the first place? The following items focus mostly on the science side of these questions. There is some missing information here about big data and the quantities of information being generated in today’s society, but these questions—while very interesting—are also a bit beside...
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A customized workgroup facilitation training webinar for OSI2016 delegates will be presented next Wednesday, April 13th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-07:00). This course will be conducted by Brad Crane and OSI2016 delegate Dave Colgin from Artefact and is open to all OSI delegates. Every workgroup should try to have at least one delegate...
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Updates According to the ticking clock on the OSI website’s home page, OSI2016 is only 16 days away! Here are the latest updates in order from highest priority to lowest (at the moment): Please reserve your hotel room and pay your conference registration fee if you haven’t already. Thank you! Remember to introduce yourselves to...
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The “evolving open” topic covers a lot of ground, much of which has been already discussed in previous tutorials. The following items are intended to fill in some of the gaps that haven’t been covered yet, particularly in science and medical research but also with regard to some of the initiatives being undertaken by your...
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Reminders Remember to reserve your hotel room by next week! The official cutoff date is March 29th, after which time any remaining space in the hotel will be released to the public. If you haven’t already done so (and haven’t received a waiver), please pay your conference registration fee right away. Thank you for your...
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Reminders If you haven’t already done so (and haven’t received a waiver), please pay your conference registration fee right away. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet—there are actually quite a few delegates who have been waiting until the event date draws nearer—but we do need everyone to ante up now so we can place our...
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SHORT VIDEOS (about 62 minutes) In this 3-minute interview with OSI2016 delegate and UNESCO open access manager Bhanu Neupane, Dr. Neupane describes how an overarching policy on open access is essentially lacking in Latin America and how working together toward open access shouldn’t be a competition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdlwIkeozik (CLACSO: Nov 2015) Why open access? This 2-minute...
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Guide to OSI Workgroups Early next week you will receive an email connecting you to your workgroup colleagues. Once your group is connected, please feel free to get started discussing your topic—even to reach out to the full delegate group for ideas, information or feedback. This pre-conference communication is not required, but high performing groups...
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SHORT VIDEOS (about 65 minutes total) Historian Aileen Fyfe from the University of St. Andrews speaks about the past and future of scholarly publishing in her September 2015 keynote address at OASPA. Time index 27:25-45:30 focuses on peer review; the first 27 minutes are a wonderful history of scholarly publishing if you have time, and...
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Reminders Please reserve your hotel room soon! Space is filling up! Around half of you have booked so far. The official cutoff date is March 29th (an update from the previously announced December 15th deadline). If you won’t need a room, please email us your commuting plans so we can make sure to reserve the...
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