The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is pleased to announce a
one-day workshop on "Open Access, Open Monographs, Open Data, Open Peer
Review: Overview of a Disruptive Technology" at CILIP's headquarters in the
heart of London on Thursday 7th June 2018.

The concept of Open Access to research outputs has been common currency for
many years. The rapid growth of the Internet has made different publication
models easily available. More recent thinking has expanded the concept of
openness even further, to Open Science, which aims to transform science by
making research more open, global, collaborative, creative and closer to
society. This approach is being embraced by all academic disciplines. The
shift is extremely important for the development and exploitation of
research, and hence for the professionals who support it.

Who should attend?

Research support, information and library professionals keen to understand
the impact of Open Access, Open Data, Open Peer Review and Open Science on
their organisations and on current and future service provision. The key
aim of the workshop is to provide a state of the art overview of Open
Access issues and to encourage discussion amongst library and information
professionals who support research. It will benefit LIS professionals
across all subjects, sectors and disciplines who are new to or interested
in Open Access issues.

Topics covered include:

*Disruptive technologies – examples, definitions 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, policy development; costs; the challenges of
moving from subscription to Open Access; 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 Peer Review – traditional peer review practice, the characteristics
of Open Peer Review, definitions, the spread of Open Peer Review
*Open Access as a disruptive technology? Implications for the future - our
world turned upside down

Workshop leader:

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 aimed to support the development and
implementation of policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from
publicly-funded research) and FOSTER (which aimed to support researchers to
incorporate Open Science in their daily workflow). He has recently worked
on a number of SPARC Europe projects, including Open Data Champions.

For more information, and to book online, go to:

Upcoming UKeiG courses for 2018 are listed at:

UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the library and information
7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE. Registered Charity No. 313014