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
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.
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