Focus on Open Science, Rome 2019
4rd Log: May 20th, 2019 (Tiberius Ignat)
It has been a pleasure to be in Rome again after our first Italian chapter in 2018. It has been an extraordinary effort from University of Sapienza Library Systems to organize this event!
The audience is speaking about the same. We had 22 questions coming via Sli.do and probably 5 more from the room. The most lively discussions went around Citizen Science and the role of academic libraries in supporting this valid research method. The structure of the audience was split between librarians (50%) and research officers, teachers and students (33%).
The presentations are now ready to download from www.focusopenscience.org/book/19rome where we also welcome your feedback!
Here is the final version of the strategic report, incorporating the suggestions from all organizers.
We recommend considering this report for your strategy to implement Open Science as a valid and high-quality method of conducting research.
It could be a source of inspiration for other organizations that want to design their strategy to implement Open Science as a valid and high-quality method of conducting research.
Focus on Open Science, Turin 2019
3rd Log: May 16th, 2019 (Tiberius Ignat)
It has been a great pleasure being in Turin on May 7th, having the event introduced by Prof. Pasini (Rector's Delegate for Library, Archives and Museum System at University of Turin) and very professionally organized locally by our colleagues Elena Giglia and Federica Capelluti who brought together an *outstanding* line-up of speakers!
The interactions that were generated by the event speak exactly the same. Throughout the day, we had 14 questions coming up via the online interactive tool and supported by 20 participants. The most popular questions were referring to Research Data Management infrastructures, Knowledge Transfer and the necessary leadership that is needed at the institutional level in order to implement Open Science principles. A number of about 10 more questions came directly from the room.
The presentations are now ready to download from www.focusopenscience.org/book/19turin where we also welcome your feedback!
This year, we initiated a new practice for our Focus on Open Science series: after each chapter, we produce a strategic report that we hope to help the institutions to start implementing their strategies that support Open Science methods.
Below, you can find the report generated after our chapter in Turin. It could be a source of inspiration for other organizations that want to design their strategy to implement Open Science as a valid and high-quality method of conducting research.
2nd Log: March 5th, 2019 (Tiberius Ignat)
Last week we spent great moments in Denmark (Korsør) where we kicked off our 2019 series of Focus on Open Science. This chapter was organised together with DFFU, the Danish Research Libraries Association.
We had 100 registrants and we estimate the number of participants came very close to that. We received a warm welcome not only from the people, but also from the nature: it was warm and sunny in Korsør, good enough to spend the breaks outside, on terrace!
The topics of the event were: 1) Open Science and the Management of A Cultural Change, 2) Citizen Science and 3) European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
We had 4 keynotes on this topics, delivered by Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice- Provost (UCL Library Services), Dr. Eva Mendez of University Carlos III of Madrid and EC's OSPP Chair, Dr. Paolo Budroni of University of Vienna and Tiberius Ignat of Scientific Knowledge Services. A panel discussion took place at the end of the day and it was moderated by Prof. David Budtz Pedersen, Aalborg University. It included all keynotes speakers and the Dr. Martin Zachariasen, Vice Chancellor IT from University of Copenhagen.
The lively meeting of the Danish chapter in Korsoer on 28 February 2019 reached a number of conclusions on the future of Open Science in Denmark.
1. This can be a role and an attitude for libraries in the Open Science landscape, helping the library to re-define its position in the organisation.
2. There is an opportunity for Denmark to define an Action Plan for implementing Open Science principles and practices at a national level, and libraries have a potential role in determining what the Action Plan contains.
3. Research-supporting organisations should move outside Ivory Towers to embrace the new world of Open Science.
4. Libraries need to ensure that they are present in the strategic pictures developed by research institutions and have an appropriate role.
5. Librarians must not lack confidence in their own community. Act with confidence to tackle challenging agendas.
6. Going forward, the librarian’s role may be less to be involved in cataloguing and metadata, and more in research data and discovery.
7. Librarians need to transform their advocacy activities into practical examples of Open Science implementation.
The importance of researchers
8. Avoid undue concentration on the role of the librarian; do not ignore the researcher.
9. Librarians need to identify and develop appropriate Open Science skills.
10. Skills development is best attained by active participation in Open Science activity, with knowledge gained from insightful practice.
We look forward for the rest of Focus on Open Science series: 1 down, 9 to go!
1st Log: January 30th, 2019
We are happy to announce that we come close to finalise our 2019 series of Focus on Open Science.
We will take this year a journey to Krosør (Denmark - 28.02), Turin (07.05), Rome(09.05), Lovran (Croatia - 16.05), London (23.05), Madrid (28.05 TBC), Gdansk (date TBC), Graz (date TBC), Budapest (date TBC) and Kaunas (Lithuania - 29.10 TBC).
We look forward to meet old friends and new communities!