[Irtalk] Seminar Invitation: Global participation in e-research and scholarly communication

Thomas King thomas.king at uct.ac.za
Thu Jul 19 12:38:46 SAST 2012

Global participation in e-researchand scholarly communication: Open access strategies for African institutions
Whatare the emerging trends in e-research, scholarly communication and open access?
Whatdo these trends mean for institutions?
Whatis the role of open access in the context of development?
Whatdoes the university need to do to align itself as a global research partner?
TheScholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP), OpenUCT and Berlin10 inviteyou to a seminar and discussion on the key trends in addressing impact,development and policy in new forms of e-research and open accessdissemination. Featuringpresentations by international experts Alma Swan, Cameron Neylon and LeslieChan, the seminar provides an opportunity to discuss the issues with globalthought leaders in the area of open access and scholarly communication.
Date: Friday 10 August 2012
Venue: African Studies Gallery
Time: 1–4pm
Theevent will be opened by UCT Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price.
Pleasejoin us for a light lunch at 12h00.
RSVPto Thomas King  by Monday 6 August.
This is an official pre-event to theinternational Berlin10 open access conference ‘Networked scholarship in a networked world:Participation in Open Access’, Stellenbosch, 6–8 November 2012.
Alma Swan is a consultant working in thefield of scholarly communication. She is a director of Key Perspectives Ltd andholds honorary academic positions in the University of Southampton School ofElectronics & Computer Science and the University of Warwick BusinessSchool. She is Convenor for Enabling Open Scholarship, the global organisationof universities promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academiccommunity, and an elected member of the Governing Board of Euroscience, theEuropean Association for the Promotion of Science & Technology.
Cameron Neylon is Advocacy Director for thePublic Library of Science, a research biophysicist and well known agitator foropening up the process of research. He speaks regularly on issues of openscience including open access publication, open data, and open source as wellas the wider technical and social issues of applying the opportunities theinternet brings to the practice of science. He was named as a SPARC Innovatorin 2010 for work on the Panton Principles and is a proud recipient of the BlueObelisk for contributions to open data. He writes regularly at his blog,Science in the Open.
Leslie Chan is Senior Lecturer and ProgramSupervisor for the International Development Studies programme at the Universityof Toronto Scarborough. He is the Director of Bioline International, acollaborative platform based at CRIA Brazil for open access distribution ofresearch journals from close to 20 developing countries. An early practitionerin the use of the Web for knowledge exchange and learning, Leslie isparticularly interested in the roles of openness and control in the flow ofknowledge and their impact on local and international development. A Trustee ofthe Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, Leslie is on the editorialboard of Open Medicine and a member of the Research Dissemination Committee ofthe Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences.



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