Upcoming Conference at UC Davis: “An Open Digital South: Risks And Rewards”
Note: If you can’t make it to the event listed below it will streamed live and also recorded.
Innovating Communication in Scholarship, a UC Davis IFHA project invites you to:
AN OPEN DIGITAL SOUTH: RISKS AND REWARDS
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
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Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
UC Davis School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
This conference explores the promises and risks of openness in scholarship in relationship to the Global South. Research and scholarship are increasingly adopting ‘open’ models of practice and sharing, such as open access publications, open data, and open source software.
This openness supports improved research reusability, reproducibility, and visibility, and seeks to address barriers to equitable access, and to foster global intellectual conversations. But do attempts at promoting openness in scholarship create new forms of exclusion or hierarchy in various regions of the world?
How are Southern scholars and publishers’ experiences with open access and open data taken into account within conversations on developing standards and models for ‘open’ scholarship in the Global North? Are there unanticipated opportunities or risks created through the implementation of models for open data, open software, or open access to research?
The event is free and open to the public.
Visitors can find information on accommodation and more at https://www.ucdavis.edu/visit/plan-your-visit/.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.