June 29, 2012

Recording of April faculty forum on open research and learning is available

On April 30, the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Department of Anthropology presented a forum called Open Research and Learning: Collaboration, Connections and Communities. A video recording is now available.

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.

Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, folklore professor from Indiana University, was joined by U Faculty and staff David Ernst, Lucy Fortson, and Doug Armato on a panel moderated by copyright librarian Nancy Sims. Among the questions addressed 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 are issues surround the concept of open data?
Posted by stemp003 at June 29, 2012 2:05 PM
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