Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Approximately 2000 people have attended past events in 2014 and 2015. Satellites often combine content, themes and ideas from the main meeting with locally arranged activities. They're the perfect way to learn and get involved in the community, and are an essential part of the OpenCon community.
Training- the- Trainers programme will be a four hour training of OA advocates to strengthen their capacity championing for open access and open science.
Training- the- trainers will be a platform bringing together post graduate students (masters and PhD) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) advocating for open access and open science from Ruaraka in Nairobi with the aim of training OA ambassadors. This training will provide a good platform to roll out OA training initiative to a large number of students and ECRs in higher learning institutions as well as research institutes/ departments.
Réflexions autour d'une politique du libre accès à l'information scientifique et technique au Niger.
Organisateur: Hamissou Rhissa/Université de Niamey/Projet SOHA
09h00- 09h30: Accueil des participants
09h30- 10h30: La situation du libre accès au Niger
Présentation 1: Le Libre accès et ses différents outils
- Échanges: Que savions-nous du libre accès? la promotion du libre accès est-elles suffisamment faite? Existe-t-il des exemples de pratiques du libre accès au Niger? Le libre présente-t-il un réel avantage pour nous? Si oui, par quels moyens pouvons-nous l'adopter? Quels sont les défis à relever pour que cela soit possible?
10h30- 11h30: Une politique du libre accès pour le Niger
Présentation 1: Quelques exemples de politiques du libre accès dans le monde
- Échanges: Soyons réalistes, ne recopions pas tout!!! Qu'est ce qui est pertinent dans notre contexte?
11h30- 12h00: Élaboration des recommandations
A l'occasion de la célébration de la 9e édition internationale de l'Open Access Week du 24 au 30 octobre 2016 sur le thème "Open in Action", nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à la conférence que nous organisons au Goethe Institut de Yaoundé, le samedi 29 octobre 2016, sous le thème: Quelle action en faveur de l'Open Access au Cameroun?
Les aspects suivants seront abordés:
1. Quel modèle de financement des revues en libre accès, des archives ouvertes et bibliothèques numériques?
2. Open Access et entrepreneuriat: duo ou duel?
3. Open Access et excellence académique: le rôle des bibliothécaires
Join us for OpenCon 2016 Boston, a satellite event of OpenCon 2016, a global conference for students and early-career researchers to learn about open access, open data, and open education.
Hosted by Boston University, OpenCon 2016 Boston will feature programming with the theme of "open in action," including a talk by a member of the project team from Open Data to Open Knowledge, Boston's Knight Foundation-funded initiative to make open government data an accessible public resource. Other sessions will include a discussion of information justice and interactive lightning talks about tools for and approaches to open research, including an introduction to ORCID, how and why to make your work available in an institutional repository (such as OpenBU, BU's repository), an open research case study, and an overview of open access mandates for grants. We're also partnering with the BU Study Group to offer an evening open science/data presentation.
OpenCon 2016 Boston is free and open to all. Please register at is.gd/openconboston. Your registration will help us plan for a venue and refreshments.
OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. OpenCon 2016 will be held in Washington, DC on November 12-14, with satellite events hosted around the world.
The Open Access India is hosting OpenCon satellite event in Ranchi, OpenCon 2016 Ranchi on November 12, 2016 in partnership with a global annual OpenCon meeting at the Department of Zoology, Ranchi University.
All the students, researchers, librarians, professors and members of the public who are interested in learning more about openness in research and education are welcome to participate.
Stay tuned for further updates.
OpenCon 2016 Kaunas is dedicated to learning about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data.
"Making Open Data Easier: Building Resources for the broader South African Research Community"
South African researchers who have prepared their data to share openly in their respective fields talk about their experiences: what works and what didn't and what changes would they would like to see at their institutions to better facilitate data sharing and data management?
The afternoon workshop session is spent collaborating online to aggregate and expand on relevant resources. The results will be disseminated to shared as a "resource pack" for emerging researchers.
Librarians and researchers from other institutions around South Africa will also be participating virtually at this event.
Come to OpenCon Egerton 2016 and learn more about Open Research, Open Data, Open Access.
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