Lunch will be provided; register by following the links below to guarantee your place.
Monday 19th October, 12pm – Library Seminar Room 1
Academic Social Networking Sites
Katy Jordan (Institute of Educational Technology) will discuss the emergence of academic networking sites such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu, and their impact on openness of research in the academic community.
Tuesday 20th October, 12pm – Library Seminar Room 1
The Pelagios project seeks to use linked open data to create connections between places in the ancient world and the present. Dr Elton Barker from the Classics Department will introduce attendees to the way in which open data is being applied to create a new sense of the world in this project.
Wednesday 21st October, 12.30pm – Library Presentation Room
Running an Open Access Journal
A panel featuring the editors of the OU’s Open Access journals: Francesca Benatti (Arts), Clem Herman (Maths, Computing and Technology) and Martin Weller (Institute of Educational Technology) will discuss the role of university-based open access journals in meeting the challenges of academic publishing in the 21st century.
Thursday 22nd October, 12pm – Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Open Research Online (ORO): The Gateway to Green Open Access Publishing
A panel of OU researchers: Richard Blundel (Faculty of Business and Law), Simon Kelley (Science) Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (Institute of Educational Technology) and Shailey Minocha (Maths, Computing and Technology) will discuss how using ORO has opened up new horizons for their research, introducing their publications to new audiences, and bringing them in contact with researchers and professionals from around the world.
We look forward to seeing you there!