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This webinar will present three open infrastructure services currently being promoted by the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS):
- The Public Knowledge Project
Each of the selected infrastructures will offer their own perspectives on community-ownership and the importance of collective funding to them, how their services are relevant for UK higher education institutions and how Jisc members can concretely engage with and support these infrastructures.
This session will be presented by experts from the open research community.
As we set up national networks, mandates, and other initiatives to support and promote open research, we must not forget another critical element: open infrastructure.
In the ‘open’ context, “infrastructure” (the "structures and facilities") refers to the scholarly communication resources and services, including software, that we depend upon to enable the scientific and scholarly community to collect, store, organise, access, share, and assess research. Open infrastructure provides the foundation for keeping costs down and quality high, ensuring community-driven development. But who funds open infrastructure? And how do we create a sustainable future for these services?
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Welcome and introduction
Background to SCOSS
- What is SCOSS? What challenges does it aim to address? Why is it needed?
- What SCOSS does and who is behind SCOSS
- SCOSS members
- Support from the open research community to date
Vanessa Proudman, Director, SPARC Europe and omit SCOSS
Vanessa has over 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide and also headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years.
Presentations from each infrastructure service: OpenCitations, OAPEN/DOAB, and the Public Knowledge Project
- Who they are and what they do
- Why it matters - and for UK Higher Education Institutions specifically
- How Jisc members can concretely engage in these open infrastructures (governance, engagement)
Silvio Peroni, associate professor, department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna and director of OpenCitations
Silvio holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and teaches courses on 'Basic Informatics', 'Computational Thinking and Programming' and 'Open Science'.
Niels Stern, co-director, Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and director, OAPEN
Niels holds a Master of Arts degree from University of Copenhagen (Nordic Literature and Languages) and a Master of Arts degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London (Communication).
Kevin Stranack, Membership Development & Community Education Coordinator, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University
Kevin holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Adult Education from the University of Regina.
Open discussions and Q&A
Final comments and close
- Contact details
- How to support
Who should attend
Anyone in the higher education community interested in ensuring the future of key open infrastructure services.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org