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In partnership with the #futurecommons group (part of Force11), we’ll brainstorm answers to the following questions. All thoughts are welcome, the idea is to develop a broad idea of what people think! This will serve as the basis for Force11’s 2-day workshop in Madrid “Defining the Scholarly Commons: Reimagining Research Communication”.
- Why do scholars do what they do?
- Why does society support scholarship?
- What is scholarship? What is a commons?
- What does the term “scholarly commons” mean to you?
- How do we arrive at an inclusive, globally representative scholarly communication ecosystem?
- How do we bridge current divides between research and education?
- What if scholarly communication had been built on digital sharing and openness, rather than on print and profit models? What can we imagine without centuries of scholarly publishing tradition in the mix?
- When we embrace Open, what is possible?
- How can the OpenCon Community be represented at conferences like this (and others)?
- How can we increase the impact of this workshop and others like it? How can we connect it to other initiatives and events?
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What to expect
Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too.