April 6, 2012

April 30 event: Open Research and Learning: Collaboration, Connections & Communities

The University of Minnesota Libraries and the Department of Anthropology present

Open Research and Learning:
Collaboration, Connections & Communities

Monday, April 30, 2012 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Light refreshments will be served.

The "open" movement provides fertile ground for innovation and collaborations that advance research and enrich the learning environment. Through open-source tools and initiatives, students and faculty are reaping the benefits of free-flowing knowledge and data.

The presentations include:

  • Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, folklore professor from Indiana University, will give the introductory talk on "Open Access 2.0", which includes virtual research spaces and the "collaborator practices" of the human social connections that allow a distributed human community to link together and work together in the digital humanities and beyond.
  • David J. Ernst, Director of Academic Technology, College of Education and Human Development, will talk about the open textbooks project at the U of M.
  • Dr. Lucy Fortson, Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, will talk about open data/Galaxy Zoo, citizen science.
  • Doug Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press, will talk about open publishing initiatives at the University of Minnesota Press.

The panel moderated by copyright librarian Nancy Sims. Among the questions they will address are:

  • What social dynamics or institutional cultural shifts lead to successful open research partnerships?
  • In what ways are open textbooks a potential solution to the issues facing the traditional textbook publishing model?
  • What predictions can you make about monographic publishing practices?
  • What issues surround the concept of open data?

Attendees may ask questions and contribute to the discussion with their fellow colleagues. All perspectives and experiences are welcome.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Friday, April 27)

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