Library News:

Open Research and Learning: Collaboration, Connections & Communities

What: An event for faculty and researchers
When: Monday, April 30, 2012 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Free and open to the public

The "open" movement provides fertile ground for innovation and collaborations that advance research and enrich the learning environment. Through open-source tools and initiatives, students and faculty are reaping the benefits of free-flowing knowledge and data.

Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, folklore professor from Indiana University, will be joined by U Faculty and staff David Ernst, Lucy Fortson, and Doug Armato on a panel moderated by copyright librarian Nancy Sims. Among the questions they will address are:

  • What social dynamics or institutional cultural shifts lead to successful open research partnerships?
  • In what ways are open textbooks a potential solution to the issues facing the traditional textbook publishing model?
  • What predictions can you make about monographic publishing practices?
  • What are issues surround the concept of open data?

View descriptions of the presentations

Attendees may ask questions and contribute to the discussion with their fellow colleagues. All perspectives and experiences are welcome.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Friday, April 27)

Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Department of Anthropology