Update October 19th - details about the University of Ottawa library's Open Access Week events are posted here. Note that ÉSIS is well represented - I'm talking on Monday, our class' guest speakers are highlighted, and Tony Horava, André Vellino and Michael Geist will be speaking as well. Arouce Wasty, currently on coop, is part of the OA week planning team and check out the Trivia Night designed for grad students.
October 10th Research Conversation with Catherine McGoveran, Dalhousie's Social Media Lab Making sense of a networked world (this is a different topic from what Catherine will be presenting to our class later on) Time: 12 – 1:15pm, Location: Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Room: 6004
October 11th @ 11:00 - Google Hangout - Open Data (Canada and the UK)
October 21 - 27: Open Access Week, everywhere. Watch for announcements from the University of Ottawa Library.
My talk will be on Monday, October 1, 1:30 - 2:30, FSS 4004, as follows:
Title: Making the switch to open access: emerging research at uO, and why and how scholars should get involved
Description: New research by the European Commission suggests that open access is reaching a tipping point, with about 50% of scientific papers published in 2011 now available for free. The University of Ottawa's Dr. Heather Morrison will talk about her emerging research on keys to the transition to an open access scholarly communication ecosystem that is free to prioritize the needs of scholars, and of scholarship. What does it take to sustain open access scholarly publishing led by scholars and scholarly societies? What are the elements of policy and licensing needed for the knowledge commons (as opposed to publisher profits or administrative efficiencies)? There are discussions underway around the world that will have a profound impact on faculty members everywhere. This session will discuss why the voices of scholars are important, and how scholars can get involved.
EU Commission (2013). Press Release: Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point'. Retrieved September 15, 2013 from http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-786_en.htm
October 30 - Library of Parliament Tour, 5:30 p.m. - LANCR $5. Please RSVP to LANCR, see e-mail for details.
Media Democracy Days 2013 - Nov. 8 (evening) and Nov. 9 (afternoon). University of Ottawa. Co-sponsored by ÉSIS and the Ottawa Multicultural Media Initiative.
Free registration here: http://mddottawa-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1&sid=56102ad72fb411e3acaf12313d095975
Confirmed speakers to date:
Nov. 8 - keynote - Kevin Page
Nov. 9 - Claudette Commanda, Katie Gibbs, Yves Engler, April Carrière, and Albert Dumont
o Copyright pentalogy conference last week
o Upcoming: Media Democracy Days Nov. 8 – 9, confirmed speakers, registration open