[okfn-za] Today: e-scholarship and Open Access at UCT

Maximillian Kaizen max at creativecommonsza.org
Fri Aug 10 08:12:23 UTC 2012

It may be a long weekend for many of you, but if you're in Cape Town, may
we tempt you out for a milestone event:

The Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP), OpenUCT and
Berlin10 invite you to a seminar and discussion on the key trends in
addressing impact, development and policy in new forms of e-research and
open access dissemination. Featuring presentations by international experts
Alma Swan, Cameron Neylon and Leslie Chan, the seminar provides an
opportunity to discuss the issues with global thought leaders in the area
of open access and scholarly communication.

Date: Friday 10 August 2012
Venue: African Studies Gallery
Time: 1–4pm

The event will be opened by UCT Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price.
Please join us for a light lunch at 12h00.

This is an official pre-event to the international 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 the field of scholarly communication.
She is a director of Key Perspectives Ltd and holds honorary academic
positions in the University of Southampton School of Electronics & Computer
Science and the University of Warwick Business School. She is Convenor for
Enabling Open Scholarship, the global organisation of universities
promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academic community, and
an elected member of the Governing Board of Euroscience, the European
Association for the Promotion of Science & Technology.

Cameron Neylon is Advocacy Director for the Public Library of Science, a
research biophysicist and well known agitator for opening up the process of
research. He speaks regularly on issues of open science including open
access publication, open data, and open source as well as the wider
technical and social issues of applying the opportunities the internet
brings to the practice of science. He was named as a SPARC Innovator in
2010 for work on the Panton Principles and is a proud recipient of the Blue
Obelisk for contributions to open data. He writes regularly at his blog,
Science in the Open.

Leslie Chan is Senior Lecturer and Program Supervisor for the International
Development Studies programme at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He
is the Director of Bioline International, a collaborative platform based at
CRIA Brazil for open access distribution of research journals from close to
20 developing countries. An early practitioner in the use of the Web for
knowledge exchange and learning, Leslie is particularly interested in the
roles of openness and control in the flow of knowledge and their impact on
local and international development. A Trustee of the Electronic Publishing
Trust for Development, Leslie is on the editorial board of Open Medicine
and a member of the Research Dissemination Committee of the Canadian
Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences.



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