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The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training.

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Sunday, July 30
 

8:00am

FSCI Housing Check in
Sunday July 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:00pm
Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) Student Activities Center, 9851 North Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92093

3:00pm

FSCI Registration Badge Pick up
Sunday July 30, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) Student Activities Center, 9851 North Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92093

4:00pm

FSCI Organizing Committee Meeting
Sunday July 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Media Center/Communications
  • Room 201

5:00pm

 
Monday, July 31
 

8:00am

Breakfast

Monday July 31, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Cafe Ventanas

8:00am

8:45am

Opening Session
First thing on Monday morning we will all meet to kick off the inaugural Institute. Expect a short introduction, basic logistics information, run over the weeks schedule and a brief overview of the courses. 

Moderator
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University

Monday July 31, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am
Institute of the Americas (IOA)
  • Room Auditorium

10:00am

AM01 - Inside Scholarly Communications Today
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide an overview of the Scholarly Communications landscape of today, how we got here, what we can tell about the current state of the field, and how it is changing. The course will provide participants with a broad background on key topics along with knowledge of additional information sources to investigate issues further.

The course will provide a history of scholarly publishing and discussion of the information landscape, data availability, the economics of publishing, and issues surrounding peer review. We will offer a broad overview of major trends for the future, but the focus is primarily on how things are. For a discussion of new forms of scholarly output, and technologies and changes in Scholarly Communications, see the morning course Scholarship in the 21st Century.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Samuel Moore

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Ubiquity Press
PhD Student at King's College London and Managing Editor at Ubiquity Press.
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Monday July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Asante

10:00am

AM02 - Scholarship in the 21th Century
Limited Capacity seats available

FORCE11 was founded to propel Scholarly Communications into the 21st century by taking advantage of the computational revolution and network-based technologies. At a minimum, these new technologies require that scholarly artifacts be produced in both human- and machine-readable form. At a maximum, new technologies let us rethink the form of scholarly communications and our obligations as scholars and researchers for knowledge dissemination.  
Many proposals have been put forth, and dozens of charters, declarations, and manifestos have been issued addressing one or more dimensions of reforming scholarship. A dizzying array of platforms and tools have been launched toward this goal. Newcomers to the field, or those without a technological background, may find all of these proposals and tools confusing. What does “open” mean and why is it important? What is a “research object”? What does FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) mean and how can I achieve it? What alternatives are there to our current system of credit and attribution? 
In this course, we will answer these questions while presenting some of the visions put forward for how scholarship should function in the 21st century, and examining what tools and approaches are being used to successfully transform and, in some cases, disrupt current models of Scholarly Communications. 

Instructor | Speaker
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Yolanda Gil

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, USC - ISI
I am Director of Knowledge Technologies and lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). My research focuses on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, which is a central topic in our projects concerning knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide... Read More →
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →
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Allegra Swift

Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCSD
I support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.I offer guidance so that our academic community can... Read More →
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Stefan Tanaka

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD


Monday July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Asante

10:00am

AM03 - Building an Open and Information-rich Research Institution
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move toward an open future, questions arise about how this shift will affect institutions. There are multiple challenges in the realms of policy, advocacy, and technology surrounding open research practice. This course ranges from the conceptual aspects of “openness” to the practicalities of implementing systems to support open endeavors.

Much of the work in the Scholarly Communications space involves advocacy as it applies to the many levels of the institutional hierarchy. In addition, shifts in how research and scholarship happen have meant that institutions must collaborate across traditionally isolated units to provide infrastructure and services needed to support these shifts. This course will give participants an overview of the tools, expertise, and services needed to build an information-rich and responsive university.

There will be five half-day sessions with a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Danny Kingsley

Librarian, University of Cambridge
I took up the position of Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge in January 2015, overseeing all aspects of scholarly communication at the University, including compliance with funder open access policies, research data management, intellectual property, staff... Read More →
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Sarah Shreeves

Vice Dean, University of Arizona Libraries


Monday July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

10:00am

AM04 - Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on issues of reproducibility in research from a broad perspective. It will include an introduction to the differing types of reproducibility and the philosophy that underpins them. The course will look at reproducibility in several contexts, including collecting and communication in experimental research, providing a robust record of computational research, and the limitations and debates around these approaches. We will introduce several tools and approaches to support reproducible research practice, including Jupyter Notebooks, the Open Science Framework, and best practice in research and data management, communication, and open sharing.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have an interest in reproducibility and may have some experience of implementation in different contexts. Some computer skills will be assumed.

Intended audience: The target audience is researchers seeking a deeper understanding of reproducibility in a variety of contexts, as well as those with a need to support researchers – for example, staff from research offices, libraries, service providers, or publishers. Participants should be seeking an introduction to working toward reproducibility in practice and to the tools that can support them in doing this.


Instructor | Speaker
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Courtney Soderberg

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, COS


Monday July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

10:00am

AM05 - When ‘Global’ is Local: Scholarly Communications in the Global South
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on the practices and experiences of scholarly production and knowledge exchange in the “Global South.” The course will explore what Scholarly Communications means in different countries and regions. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including those related to publication, technology, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, funding, credit and attribution, and evaluation.  

The course will support a critical examination of the epistemological, geopolitical, spatial, technological, and economic status of the Global South, as well as strategies for positively transforming Scholarly Communications on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematic and biased understandings of participation and success.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: All levels.

Intended audience: The course will focus on the needs of students, researchers, librarians, publishers, and other research production and communication stakeholders working in the Global South. The course may also be of interest to those who want to build an understanding of Scholarly Communications in the Global South to meaningfully address (and cease contributing to) inequities, and to allow successful collaborations.

Instructor | Speaker
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Robin Champieux

Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
I am the Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. In that capacity, I work to understand the everyday practices and goals of biomedical researchers and students in order to advance the uptake of open scientific workflows... Read More →
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Leslie Chan

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Scarboroug
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Scarborough; Director, Bioline International ; Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies; Principal Investigator Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


Monday July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Asante

10:00am

AM07 - Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will develop an understanding of how data and other research outputs fit into Scholarly Communications workflows. The course will cover best practice in data management and communication and the range of options available for depositions and dissemination, as well as the landscape of policy requirements. State of the art tools and technical infrastructures related to research data will also be discussed.

The course will be loosely based on the 23 (research data) Things program developed by the Australian National Data Service, and will offer a mixture of lecture and practical work. Topics explored will include: drivers for managing research data and related materials, data in the research lifecycle, data management plans, metadata and data discovery, rights, ethics and sensitive data, and data citation and impact.

Over the five half-day sessions participants will be able to choose the level at which they want to engage: ‘getting started’, ‘know more’ or ‘challenge me’. Along the way we will get hands on with data and tools. There will be opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to develop skills in data management and expertise in implementing good data practice at their home institutions.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate drivers, barriers and challenges for improved research data management.

  • Understand relationships between the research data lifecycle and scholarly communications workflows.

  • Consider how rights and ethics impact on data sharing and refer to strategies for managing sensitive data.

  • Use basic hands on experience with data and tools to enrich data quality and discovery.

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have some familiarity with the changing role and importance of research data in Scholarly Communications and an interest in taking their knowledge to the next level.

Intended audience: The course is aimed at individuals working with or expecting to work with data as researchers, publishers, librarians, or in research support, especially those seeking to develop their skills in managing data in practice and to understand the tools that can support them in doing this.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Tim Dennis

Data Librarian, UCSD
I am a Data Librarian at the UCSD Library where I provide data services, including help finding data, instruction, one-on-one consulting, and community building. I am a regular user of R, Python, SQL and command-line tools and have extensive experience helping researchers and... Read More →
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Stephanie Simms

DMPTool Product Manager, California Digital Library
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Natasha Simons

Associate Director, Skilled Workforce, Australian Research Data Commons


Monday July 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Asante

12:30pm

Lunch
Monday July 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

1:30pm

MT01 - Open Humanities 101
Limited Capacity seats available

This two-day hands-on course will serve as an introduction to Open Access (OA) and open educational resources with a specific focus on the needs and concerns of humanities scholars. The first day, we will delve into journal and monograph publishing and examine the advantages of making scholars’ work openly available. We will focus on author rights, on how to negotiate an open contract, on Creative Commons licensing, and on fair use. We will explore venues and opportunities for Open Access publishing in the humanities, and we will discuss the different types of “Open Access” publishing currently available. 

On Day 2, we will focus on the original sense of “publish,” from the Latin publicare, to make public. We will look at the potential benefits and drawbacks of making work publicly available earlier in the research life cycle and of publishing non-traditional forms of scholarly communication: blogs, articles, presentations, and more. We will touch on different models and methods of open peer review and look at how institutional and disciplinary repositories and social sharing sites allow scholars to archive their work for future generations while also expanding its reach and increasing its impact.

Finally, we will spend some time exploring openly published course materials, learning objects, and other educational resources, discussing how humanities scholars can employ open thinking to increase student retention and engagement in the classroom while contributing to and benefiting from the expertise of a broader pedagogical community.

Intended audience: Early to mid-career humanities and social science scholars and graduate students.


Instructor | Speaker
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Nicky Agate

Head of Digital Initiatives, MLA / Humanities Commons
Humanities Commons, The Idealis, HuMetricsHSS


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

1:30pm

MT02 - Data Citation Implementation for Data Repositories
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will teach how to implement the recently published data citation recommendations for data repositories (https://doi.org/10.1101/097196). The course will combine lectures and group work to go through the recommendations and look at how they can be applied to the specific data repositories managed by the course participants.

At the beginning of the course, we will determine for each data repository represented in the course which recommendations are already addressed and what additional recommendations we can work on during the course. There will be enough time during the course to also address some advanced-use cases, such as implementing content negotiation.

At the end of the course, each participant should have a clear understanding of the principles of data citation, how they can be implemented in a data repository, and what specific steps the repository managed by the participant can take.

Instructor | Speaker
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Gustavo Durand

Dataverse Technical Lead, Harvard University
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Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Great Hall

1:30pm

MT03 - Open Annotation Tools and Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Scholars are natural annotators, as the process of creating new knowledge requires building on what has come before. For decades web pioneers have imagined developing such a native and universal collaborative capability over the web. Annotation, particularly scholarly annotation, is distinct from current commenting systems in that annotations are addressed to a specific portion of a scholarly work, such as a statement, an object in an image, or a gene sequence. Engineered for the web and employing open standards, annotation becomes a ubiquitous and powerful layer on top of web content, allowing users to add to and interact over scholarly works in context.  And, like the web itself, annotations are dynamic, sharable, and searchable across contexts.

In the last few years, web annotation has finally become a reality. Platforms such as Hypothesis allow users to create annotations on any web page or PDF. The W3C, the standards body for the web, has standardized web annotation, which means that an open standard for developing annotations is now available for web developers.

In this course, we will provide an introduction to web-based annotation and explore its current uses. We will also offer hands-on tutorials directed toward both those interested in annotation itself and developers who want to incorporate annotation into their platforms. After the introductory part of the course, students may split into one of two tracks: a non-technical track that will provide hands-on training with the Hypothesis platform, or a technical track, where technologists can learn how to use Hypothesis and the W3C standard for more-advanced annotation applications.

Proposed level: Intermediate. After the course introduction, students may follow a non-technical track or a technical track.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in open web annotation, technologists developing annotation applications.


Instructor | Speaker
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

MT04 - Communication and Advocacy for Research Transparency
Limited Capacity seats available

Advancing better research policies and practices in our communities requires effective communication and strategic advocacy. This train-the-trainer course is an interactive and practical workshop to build skills in communication and advocacy with a focus on research transparency issues.

Over two sessions, the course will arm participants with the practice, resources, and community of support they need to improve their skills and to train their peers in the same areas. In the first session, we will share tools, tricks, examples, and frameworks. We will also practice profiling, mapping, and targeting content to audiences. In the second session, we will create and critique personalized plans for communicating, advocating, and evaluating success that will help you advance transparency in your community.

Participants in this course will:

  • Become familiar with essential information and resources on research transparency.

  • Create compelling and targeted messages that engage their audiences.

  • Learn effective communication and advocacy strategies.

  • Create a personal communication and advocacy plan with support and feedback.

Proposed level: Beginner. No previous knowledge is required.

Intended audience: Anyone with an interest in research, communication, or advocacy is welcome. This course is especially useful for those looking to become more involved in advancing research policy and practice in their organization, institution, or discipline.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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April Clyburne-Sherin

OOO Canada, Sense About Science USA
April is an Epidemiologist and Methodologist working to advance open research through advocacy and training. While at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, she received her MS in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) and created guidelines to improve pediatric clinical research... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

MT05 - Opening the Sandbox: Supporting Student Research as a Gateway to Open Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Open practice can provide a competitive advantage for students, both early career researchers and those not planning to work in academics. Early engagement with open tools and practices can also seed a familiarity with openness that students will carry into all facets of their lives. This course introduces strategies for developing a reciprocal practice that makes open culture a tool for student success and makes authentic, interest-driven student engagement the cornerstone of a broad and diverse open culture driving research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

The course will guide participants through hands-on work with open tools to develop a portfolio of their own as a model for practice. The session will begin with an overview of communities of practice on campus and discussion of strategies for connecting openness with these communities so that open practice is built into student life. The course will also offer case studies for connecting with students from diverse backgrounds and fields and demonstrating the value of openness in their lives and careers.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the value of open practice for undergraduate and graduate students to build familiarity with tools and provide value that lasts a lifetime.

  • Describe the competitive advantage of openness for students as creators, collaborators, and job-seekers.

  • Offer a hands-on introduction to tools that build and promote early career researchers’ brand and identify new partners and collaborators.

  • Develop a portfolio of their own work that is shared openly, using a variety of tools from student journals and preprint services to GitHub repositories of code or multimedia works.

Proposed level: This course is appropriate for participants who are broadly familiar to the scholarly communications landscape.

Intended audience: Although geared toward undergraduate and graduate students and those who support them, the course will be of interest to anyone early in their career who wants to understand how open practice can create, build, and promote their brand.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric

User Experience and Digital Technologies Librarian, McGill University Library
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Lillian Rigling

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Western Libraries
Lillian Rigling is a Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Western Libraries. Previously, she held a position as a fellow at NCSU Libraries where she was cross-appointed in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center and the User Experience Department. She writes and speaks... Read More →
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

MT06 - Opening Up Research and Data

With the growing demand for openness in research, more and more researchers are obliged to publish their datasets and processes in ways that are easily accessible, searchable, machine-readable, reusable, and citable. This requires organizations to strategize, define, and implement a robust open-data management system as a vital part of the research mechanism. This course will focus on some of the best practices to open up research processes and data. Participants will learn to develop and enhance open-data pipelines.

The course will begin by exploring how to plan an open-data pipeline. We will address key questions: What is open data? Why go open? Then we will look at the main data categories of the research process, major elements of the open-data life cycle, and open-data management plans and policies. We will move on to understanding key components of the pipeline, including documentation, open-data acquisition methodologies, metadata standards, open-data ontology, and open-data storage structures and schemas. We will discuss data analysis and outcomes, open-source codebase, and open-data visualization.

Next we will examine how to scale up an open-data pipeline. Topics will include open-data ethics, privacy, and security; open-data quality checks; publishing platforms; open-data licenses; open issues and bug tracking; indexing, searching, and reusing open data; and changelog and version controlling. We will then turn to examples and case studies, as well as how to measure success and failure and optimize sharing and collaboration. The course will wrap up with a summary, group activities, and a Q&A session.

If time allows, we will have targeted group discussions on topics including:

  • Sharing our struggles in opening up research, data, and process.

  • Exploring common best practices across streams for publishing open data, code, and analysis.

  • Collaborating with different research bodies to co-create open research and data, and understanding the hurdles and benefits of this collaboration.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Early-stage to experienced researcher scholars, data enthusiasts, data practitioners, data scientists, and data librarians.


Instructor | Speaker
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Gaurav Godhwani

Director & Co-founder, CivicDataLab
Gaurav leads work at CivicDataLab, harnessing Data, Tech, Design and Social Science to strengthen the course of Civic Engagements in India. Gaurav has been focusing his energy to develop & strengthen data-for-good ecosystem in India, he has been instrumental in starting initiatives... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Media Center/Communications

1:30pm

MT07 - How to publish in a format that enhances literature-based discovery?

A published paper can have a much wider influence if it is prepared in a machine-readable format. The objective of this course is to give participants the practical expertise they need to enhance biomedical papers with a semantic layer, including detailed tagging of specific terms such as chemical elements and proteins.

The course will explore how publishers of the future will enable literature-based discovery (LBD) with the help of the sci.AI system. Participants will learn to use the structured format in the publishing process and to link to the global knowledge network to enable discovery.

The course will go through the practices of:

  • Automatically adding a semantic layer to a publication.

  • Validation of the semantic layer by the authors and submission to a journal.

  • Improving the peer-review process through semantic preprints.

  • Generating publications based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and incorporating them into the editorial process.

  • Visualizing hints and interactions in a paper.

  • Increasing the visibility of a research paper and linking it to the global knowledge graph.

The course will cover both Open Access (OA) papers and publications behind a paywall.

Proposed level: Participants should be aware of the scientific editorial process and the concept of the Semantic Web.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Members of the editorial and innovation teams of biomedical publishers, text-mining specialists, experts involved in annotating research results in biomedicine, librarians.


Instructor | Speaker

Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

MT08 - Perspectives on Peer Review
Peer review is a familiar and established part of scholarly communication. But what and who is it for? This course will take a broad view of peer review, considering it as an intervention and a system. As an intervention, what “problem” is peer review aiming to address? Is it diagnostic or preventive, or is it a treatment? Who does it benefit? What type of peer review works best? What potential harm can it do? What does the evidence tell us?

Some see the system of peer review as flawed or not suited to its purpose. Others see peer review as a fundamental part of the scholarly communication furniture. The course will survey flaws and imbalances in the peer review system, as well as serious failures and abuses. We will also take a tour through innovations and research aiming to improve peer review, seeing how they relate to the broader world of scholarly communication. Finally, the course will explore how peer reviewers, authors, editors, and others can make the system work as it should.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Researchers, editors.


Instructor | Speaker
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John Hilton

Editor, Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

MT09 - Altmetrics: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed Next?

Altmetrics are at a crucial crossroads. Just seven years into the study of this nebulous and ever-changing category of non-traditional data, we now have recommendations for standardizing its definition and use, and a number of legitimate criticisms concerning data quality and collection. In addition, the rise of natural language processing and neural networks offer exciting potential for altmetrics’ future direction.

In this course, knowledgeable researchers and librarians who wish to deepen their expertise in altmetrics will have the opportunity to learn from field leaders about the current state of altmetrics and where the discipline is headed next. The course is being presented by Altmetric, the company on whose data most altmetrics studies are based.

The instructor will draw on current research literature and the company’s experience as a successful altmetrics aggregator to guide participants in answering these questions:

  • How are altmetrics relevant to my current work, and where can I improve and expand their application at my institution, within my department, and in my own daily research practices?

  • What are altmetrics’ strengths and limitations, and how can we promote a dynamic, complementary approach to assessing their scholarly impact?

  • What questions can altmetrics help me answer using the tools and data currently available?

  • What future questions might I be able to answer, given coming developments in the field?

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: The course is open to all, but it is especially relevant to librarians, research administrators, and researchers

Instructor | Speaker

Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

MT10 - Technology and Tools for Academic Library Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will discuss the technology landscape across scholarly communications programs and show participants how to become strategic tool adopters and maintainers. Scholarly communications programs are tied to key library systems that provide services to campus constituents. These tools can include institutional repositories, Open Access journal systems, researcher information management systems (RIM), open lab notebook tools, and identifier management services like ORCID and DOI.

The course will cover the most common types of tools, as well as how to select the appropriate technology for your clients based on their needs and your local institutional context. Topics will include how to elicit requirements and select a system, as well as how to assess needs and pain points. Partnering with IT is crucial for this type of work. The course will provide examples and walk through collaborative roadmap designs, refresh cycles, and role clarity. System administration and stewardship of digital objects will also be addressed.

The course will compare adoption processes for large enterprise systems like institutional and data repositories with those for one-off technology management to support digital scholarship efforts.

By the end of the course, participants will understand how to:

  • Identify technology needs.

  • Assess tools to find the best fit.

  • Partner with IT throughout the life cycle of a tool.

  • Integrate technology into program planning.

  • Build sustainability and assessment into tool management.

  • The course will also build awareness of digital object stewardship as part of the technology adoption process.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: Librarians, technologists, university administrators.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Erin O'Meara

University of Arizona
Erin O’Meara manages a team of librarians and staff that oversee a diverse set of services, including Scholarly Communications, Digital Collections, Institutional Repository, Digital Scholarship, Digital Preservation, and Data Management. Before joining the University of Arizona... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

MT11 - Building Public Participation in Research

The current model of research is being transformed by the crowdsourcing of research ideas and health data. To provide value, research must be ethical, methodologically sound, and clinically safe, and it must lead to practice based on real-world evidence. In addition, funders increasingly require research teams to involve the public in multiple aspects of research. Yet evidence shows that research teams struggle to include the public in activities such as systematic reviews, priority setting, research design, and evaluation.

This course shares solutions for starting from where we are to build research with public participation. We will offer practical methods to combine public involvement with science-based practice. Participants will learn manageable ways to invite the public to help prioritize, initiate, design, organize, and evaluate research.

The course will show researchers how to:

  • Write public involvement into the research protocol.

  • Use public involvement for funding applications.

  • Find, communicate with, and train research volunteers.

  • Meet with the public and manage expectations for a good working relationship.

  • Write the contributions of citizens into research results for publication.

Involving the public in scientific research offers untapped potential for improving public relations, science education, shared decision-making, and peer-to-peer knowledge. The time is ripe, the technology is ready, and the passion to engage the public is real!

Proposed level: Materials can be adapted for all levels and forms of research.

Limits on participation: None. People with hearing or visual impairments will be assigned a volunteer from the class or can bring in their own helper. The course will be segmented into manageable pieces, so handouts can be supplied for participants who miss part of the class. For those with information-processing issues, class materials can be provided ahead of time.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in public involvement, good scientific practice, and cooperation between scientists and the public.


Instructor | Speaker
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Amy Price

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, University of Oxford
Amy Price worked as a Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Consultant and in International Missions before sustaining serious injury and years of rehabilitation. She emerged with a goal to build a bridge between research methodology, research involvement and public engagement where the... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

4:45pm

A history of the future: a brief overview of some efforts to innovate and radically overthrow existing methods of scholarly publishing

Since the advent of the web in the late nineties (and some would argue, even before), scholars, librarians, publishers and software developers have diligently tried to radically rethink the way scholarship in science and the humanities is communicated. What common threads can we see in these efforts? Why have some succeeded, and many failed?   We’ll take a look back at the problems and recommendations that we explored the Force11 Manifesto, review whether we’ve made any progress in the last 6 years, and explore some promising roads ahead. 

After providing a historical view on some key developments in scholarly communication, Anita de Waard will be joined by a number of panelists onstage for a plenary discussion, including:

  • Jennifer Smith, CoS: Better support for the the scholarly lifecycle
  • Dan Katz, NSCA: Treating data, software, and workflows as first-class objects
  • Cameron Neylon, Curtin U: New models for evaluation and peer review
  • Nicky Agate, MLA: New models for open access
  • Danny Kingsley, Cambridge: New models for libraries

Moderator
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Anita DeWaard

Elsevier Research Data Services

Monday July 31, 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

6:30pm

7:15pm

Opening Reception Apres Dinner (Desserts and coffee)

NOTE:  There is one elevator to the 15th floor and there will be a wait to get everyone up to the reception.  The view will be worth the wait, we promise!



Monday July 31, 2017 7:15pm - 9:00pm
The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093

9:00pm

FSCI Housing Check in
Housing Check-in (Daily 9pm - 2am): The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break, 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093

Housing Check-in After Hours (Daily 2am - 7am): For those arriving after hours - Between 2am and 7am please call The Village and they will provide you with your room key: 858-534-4165


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00pm - Tuesday August 1, 2017 2:00am
The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093
 
Tuesday, August 1
 

8:00am

Breakfast

Tuesday August 1, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Cafe Ventanas

8:00am

Registration Desk
The main gathering place, including for badge pick-up and a lounge area will be at the Institutue of the Americas

Tuesday August 1, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM01 - Inside Scholarly Communications Today
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide an overview of the Scholarly Communications landscape of today, how we got here, what we can tell about the current state of the field, and how it is changing. The course will provide participants with a broad background on key topics along with knowledge of additional information sources to investigate issues further.

The course will provide a history of scholarly publishing and discussion of the information landscape, data availability, the economics of publishing, and issues surrounding peer review. We will offer a broad overview of major trends for the future, but the focus is primarily on how things are. For a discussion of new forms of scholarly output, and technologies and changes in Scholarly Communications, see the morning course Scholarship in the 21st Century.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Samuel Moore

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Ubiquity Press
PhD Student at King's College London and Managing Editor at Ubiquity Press.
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

9:00am

AM02 - Scholarship in the 21th Century
Limited Capacity seats available

FORCE11 was founded to propel Scholarly Communications into the 21st century by taking advantage of the computational revolution and network-based technologies. At a minimum, these new technologies require that scholarly artifacts be produced in both human- and machine-readable form. At a maximum, new technologies let us rethink the form of scholarly communications and our obligations as scholars and researchers for knowledge dissemination.  
Many proposals have been put forth, and dozens of charters, declarations, and manifestos have been issued addressing one or more dimensions of reforming scholarship. A dizzying array of platforms and tools have been launched toward this goal. Newcomers to the field, or those without a technological background, may find all of these proposals and tools confusing. What does “open” mean and why is it important? What is a “research object”? What does FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) mean and how can I achieve it? What alternatives are there to our current system of credit and attribution? 
In this course, we will answer these questions while presenting some of the visions put forward for how scholarship should function in the 21st century, and examining what tools and approaches are being used to successfully transform and, in some cases, disrupt current models of Scholarly Communications. 

Instructor | Speaker
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Yolanda Gil

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, USC - ISI
I am Director of Knowledge Technologies and lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). My research focuses on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, which is a central topic in our projects concerning knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide... Read More →
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →
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Allegra Swift

Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCSD
I support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.I offer guidance so that our academic community can... Read More →
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Stefan Tanaka

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center/Communications

9:00am

AM03 - Building an Open and Information-rich Research Institution
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move toward an open future, questions arise about how this shift will affect institutions. There are multiple challenges in the realms of policy, advocacy, and technology surrounding open research practice. This course ranges from the conceptual aspects of “openness” to the practicalities of implementing systems to support open endeavors.

Much of the work in the Scholarly Communications space involves advocacy as it applies to the many levels of the institutional hierarchy. In addition, shifts in how research and scholarship happen have meant that institutions must collaborate across traditionally isolated units to provide infrastructure and services needed to support these shifts. This course will give participants an overview of the tools, expertise, and services needed to build an information-rich and responsive university.

There will be five half-day sessions with a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Danny Kingsley

Librarian, University of Cambridge
I took up the position of Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge in January 2015, overseeing all aspects of scholarly communication at the University, including compliance with funder open access policies, research data management, intellectual property, staff... Read More →
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Sarah Shreeves

Vice Dean, University of Arizona Libraries


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM04 - Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on issues of reproducibility in research from a broad perspective. It will include an introduction to the differing types of reproducibility and the philosophy that underpins them. The course will look at reproducibility in several contexts, including collecting and communication in experimental research, providing a robust record of computational research, and the limitations and debates around these approaches. We will introduce several tools and approaches to support reproducible research practice, including Jupyter Notebooks, the Open Science Framework, and best practice in research and data management, communication, and open sharing.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have an interest in reproducibility and may have some experience of implementation in different contexts. Some computer skills will be assumed.

Intended audience: The target audience is researchers seeking a deeper understanding of reproducibility in a variety of contexts, as well as those with a need to support researchers – for example, staff from research offices, libraries, service providers, or publishers. Participants should be seeking an introduction to working toward reproducibility in practice and to the tools that can support them in doing this.


Instructor | Speaker
CS

Courtney Soderberg

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, COS


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM05 - When ‘Global’ is Local: Scholarly Communications in the Global South
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on the practices and experiences of scholarly production and knowledge exchange in the “Global South.” The course will explore what Scholarly Communications means in different countries and regions. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including those related to publication, technology, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, funding, credit and attribution, and evaluation.  

The course will support a critical examination of the epistemological, geopolitical, spatial, technological, and economic status of the Global South, as well as strategies for positively transforming Scholarly Communications on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematic and biased understandings of participation and success.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: All levels.

Intended audience: The course will focus on the needs of students, researchers, librarians, publishers, and other research production and communication stakeholders working in the Global South. The course may also be of interest to those who want to build an understanding of Scholarly Communications in the Global South to meaningfully address (and cease contributing to) inequities, and to allow successful collaborations.

Instructor | Speaker
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Robin Champieux

Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
I am the Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. In that capacity, I work to understand the everyday practices and goals of biomedical researchers and students in order to advance the uptake of open scientific workflows... Read More →
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Leslie Chan

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Scarboroug
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Scarborough; Director, Bioline International ; Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies; Principal Investigator Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

9:00am

AM07 - Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will develop an understanding of how data and other research outputs fit into Scholarly Communications workflows. The course will cover best practice in data management and communication and the range of options available for depositions and dissemination, as well as the landscape of policy requirements. State of the art tools and technical infrastructures related to research data will also be discussed.

The course will be loosely based on the 23 (research data) Things program developed by the Australian National Data Service, and will offer a mixture of lecture and practical work. Topics explored will include: drivers for managing research data and related materials, data in the research lifecycle, data management plans, metadata and data discovery, rights, ethics and sensitive data, and data citation and impact.

Over the five half-day sessions participants will be able to choose the level at which they want to engage: ‘getting started’, ‘know more’ or ‘challenge me’. Along the way we will get hands on with data and tools. There will be opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to develop skills in data management and expertise in implementing good data practice at their home institutions.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate drivers, barriers and challenges for improved research data management.

  • Understand relationships between the research data lifecycle and scholarly communications workflows.

  • Consider how rights and ethics impact on data sharing and refer to strategies for managing sensitive data.

  • Use basic hands on experience with data and tools to enrich data quality and discovery.

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have some familiarity with the changing role and importance of research data in Scholarly Communications and an interest in taking their knowledge to the next level.

Intended audience: The course is aimed at individuals working with or expecting to work with data as researchers, publishers, librarians, or in research support, especially those seeking to develop their skills in managing data in practice and to understand the tools that can support them in doing this.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Tim Dennis

Data Librarian, UCSD
I am a Data Librarian at the UCSD Library where I provide data services, including help finding data, instruction, one-on-one consulting, and community building. I am a regular user of R, Python, SQL and command-line tools and have extensive experience helping researchers and... Read More →
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Stephanie Simms

DMPTool Product Manager, California Digital Library
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Natasha Simons

Associate Director, Skilled Workforce, Australian Research Data Commons


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

1:30pm

MT01 - Open Humanities 101
Limited Capacity seats available

This two-day hands-on course will serve as an introduction to Open Access (OA) and open educational resources with a specific focus on the needs and concerns of humanities scholars. The first day, we will delve into journal and monograph publishing and examine the advantages of making scholars’ work openly available. We will focus on author rights, on how to negotiate an open contract, on Creative Commons licensing, and on fair use. We will explore venues and opportunities for Open Access publishing in the humanities, and we will discuss the different types of “Open Access” publishing currently available. 

On Day 2, we will focus on the original sense of “publish,” from the Latin publicare, to make public. We will look at the potential benefits and drawbacks of making work publicly available earlier in the research life cycle and of publishing non-traditional forms of scholarly communication: blogs, articles, presentations, and more. We will touch on different models and methods of open peer review and look at how institutional and disciplinary repositories and social sharing sites allow scholars to archive their work for future generations while also expanding its reach and increasing its impact.

Finally, we will spend some time exploring openly published course materials, learning objects, and other educational resources, discussing how humanities scholars can employ open thinking to increase student retention and engagement in the classroom while contributing to and benefiting from the expertise of a broader pedagogical community.

Intended audience: Early to mid-career humanities and social science scholars and graduate students.


Instructor | Speaker
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Nicky Agate

Head of Digital Initiatives, MLA / Humanities Commons
Humanities Commons, The Idealis, HuMetricsHSS


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

1:30pm

MT02 - Data Citation Implementation for Data Repositories
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will teach how to implement the recently published data citation recommendations for data repositories (https://doi.org/10.1101/097196). The course will combine lectures and group work to go through the recommendations and look at how they can be applied to the specific data repositories managed by the course participants.

At the beginning of the course, we will determine for each data repository represented in the course which recommendations are already addressed and what additional recommendations we can work on during the course. There will be enough time during the course to also address some advanced-use cases, such as implementing content negotiation.

At the end of the course, each participant should have a clear understanding of the principles of data citation, how they can be implemented in a data repository, and what specific steps the repository managed by the participant can take.

Instructor | Speaker
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Gustavo Durand

Dataverse Technical Lead, Harvard University
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Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Great Hall

1:30pm

MT03 - Open Annotation Tools and Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Scholars are natural annotators, as the process of creating new knowledge requires building on what has come before. For decades web pioneers have imagined developing such a native and universal collaborative capability over the web. Annotation, particularly scholarly annotation, is distinct from current commenting systems in that annotations are addressed to a specific portion of a scholarly work, such as a statement, an object in an image, or a gene sequence. Engineered for the web and employing open standards, annotation becomes a ubiquitous and powerful layer on top of web content, allowing users to add to and interact over scholarly works in context.  And, like the web itself, annotations are dynamic, sharable, and searchable across contexts.

In the last few years, web annotation has finally become a reality. Platforms such as Hypothesis allow users to create annotations on any web page or PDF. The W3C, the standards body for the web, has standardized web annotation, which means that an open standard for developing annotations is now available for web developers.

In this course, we will provide an introduction to web-based annotation and explore its current uses. We will also offer hands-on tutorials directed toward both those interested in annotation itself and developers who want to incorporate annotation into their platforms. After the introductory part of the course, students may split into one of two tracks: a non-technical track that will provide hands-on training with the Hypothesis platform, or a technical track, where technologists can learn how to use Hypothesis and the W3C standard for more-advanced annotation applications.

Proposed level: Intermediate. After the course introduction, students may follow a non-technical track or a technical track.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in open web annotation, technologists developing annotation applications.


Instructor | Speaker
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

MT04 - Communication and Advocacy for Research Transparency
Limited Capacity seats available

Advancing better research policies and practices in our communities requires effective communication and strategic advocacy. This train-the-trainer course is an interactive and practical workshop to build skills in communication and advocacy with a focus on research transparency issues.

Over two sessions, the course will arm participants with the practice, resources, and community of support they need to improve their skills and to train their peers in the same areas. In the first session, we will share tools, tricks, examples, and frameworks. We will also practice profiling, mapping, and targeting content to audiences. In the second session, we will create and critique personalized plans for communicating, advocating, and evaluating success that will help you advance transparency in your community.

Participants in this course will:

  • Become familiar with essential information and resources on research transparency.

  • Create compelling and targeted messages that engage their audiences.

  • Learn effective communication and advocacy strategies.

  • Create a personal communication and advocacy plan with support and feedback.

Proposed level: Beginner. No previous knowledge is required.

Intended audience: Anyone with an interest in research, communication, or advocacy is welcome. This course is especially useful for those looking to become more involved in advancing research policy and practice in their organization, institution, or discipline.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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April Clyburne-Sherin

OOO Canada, Sense About Science USA
April is an Epidemiologist and Methodologist working to advance open research through advocacy and training. While at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, she received her MS in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) and created guidelines to improve pediatric clinical research... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

MT05 - Opening the Sandbox: Supporting Student Research as a Gateway to Open Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Open practice can provide a competitive advantage for students, both early career researchers and those not planning to work in academics. Early engagement with open tools and practices can also seed a familiarity with openness that students will carry into all facets of their lives. This course introduces strategies for developing a reciprocal practice that makes open culture a tool for student success and makes authentic, interest-driven student engagement the cornerstone of a broad and diverse open culture driving research, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

The course will guide participants through hands-on work with open tools to develop a portfolio of their own as a model for practice. The session will begin with an overview of communities of practice on campus and discussion of strategies for connecting openness with these communities so that open practice is built into student life. The course will also offer case studies for connecting with students from diverse backgrounds and fields and demonstrating the value of openness in their lives and careers.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the value of open practice for undergraduate and graduate students to build familiarity with tools and provide value that lasts a lifetime.

  • Describe the competitive advantage of openness for students as creators, collaborators, and job-seekers.

  • Offer a hands-on introduction to tools that build and promote early career researchers’ brand and identify new partners and collaborators.

  • Develop a portfolio of their own work that is shared openly, using a variety of tools from student journals and preprint services to GitHub repositories of code or multimedia works.

Proposed level: This course is appropriate for participants who are broadly familiar to the scholarly communications landscape.

Intended audience: Although geared toward undergraduate and graduate students and those who support them, the course will be of interest to anyone early in their career who wants to understand how open practice can create, build, and promote their brand.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric

User Experience and Digital Technologies Librarian, McGill University Library
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Lillian Rigling

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Western Libraries
Lillian Rigling is a Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Western Libraries. Previously, she held a position as a fellow at NCSU Libraries where she was cross-appointed in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center and the User Experience Department. She writes and speaks... Read More →
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

MT06 - Opening Up Research and Data

With the growing demand for openness in research, more and more researchers are obliged to publish their datasets and processes in ways that are easily accessible, searchable, machine-readable, reusable, and citable. This requires organizations to strategize, define, and implement a robust open-data management system as a vital part of the research mechanism. This course will focus on some of the best practices to open up research processes and data. Participants will learn to develop and enhance open-data pipelines.

The course will begin by exploring how to plan an open-data pipeline. We will address key questions: What is open data? Why go open? Then we will look at the main data categories of the research process, major elements of the open-data life cycle, and open-data management plans and policies. We will move on to understanding key components of the pipeline, including documentation, open-data acquisition methodologies, metadata standards, open-data ontology, and open-data storage structures and schemas. We will discuss data analysis and outcomes, open-source codebase, and open-data visualization.

Next we will examine how to scale up an open-data pipeline. Topics will include open-data ethics, privacy, and security; open-data quality checks; publishing platforms; open-data licenses; open issues and bug tracking; indexing, searching, and reusing open data; and changelog and version controlling. We will then turn to examples and case studies, as well as how to measure success and failure and optimize sharing and collaboration. The course will wrap up with a summary, group activities, and a Q&A session.

If time allows, we will have targeted group discussions on topics including:

  • Sharing our struggles in opening up research, data, and process.

  • Exploring common best practices across streams for publishing open data, code, and analysis.

  • Collaborating with different research bodies to co-create open research and data, and understanding the hurdles and benefits of this collaboration.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Early-stage to experienced researcher scholars, data enthusiasts, data practitioners, data scientists, and data librarians.


Instructor | Speaker
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Gaurav Godhwani

Director & Co-founder, CivicDataLab
Gaurav leads work at CivicDataLab, harnessing Data, Tech, Design and Social Science to strengthen the course of Civic Engagements in India. Gaurav has been focusing his energy to develop & strengthen data-for-good ecosystem in India, he has been instrumental in starting initiatives... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Media Center/Communications

1:30pm

MT07 - How to publish in a format that enhances literature-based discovery?

A published paper can have a much wider influence if it is prepared in a machine-readable format. The objective of this course is to give participants the practical expertise they need to enhance biomedical papers with a semantic layer, including detailed tagging of specific terms such as chemical elements and proteins.

The course will explore how publishers of the future will enable literature-based discovery (LBD) with the help of the sci.AI system. Participants will learn to use the structured format in the publishing process and to link to the global knowledge network to enable discovery.

The course will go through the practices of:

  • Automatically adding a semantic layer to a publication.

  • Validation of the semantic layer by the authors and submission to a journal.

  • Improving the peer-review process through semantic preprints.

  • Generating publications based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and incorporating them into the editorial process.

  • Visualizing hints and interactions in a paper.

  • Increasing the visibility of a research paper and linking it to the global knowledge graph.

The course will cover both Open Access (OA) papers and publications behind a paywall.

Proposed level: Participants should be aware of the scientific editorial process and the concept of the Semantic Web.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Members of the editorial and innovation teams of biomedical publishers, text-mining specialists, experts involved in annotating research results in biomedicine, librarians.


Instructor | Speaker

Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

MT08 - Perspectives on Peer Review
Peer review is a familiar and established part of scholarly communication. But what and who is it for? This course will take a broad view of peer review, considering it as an intervention and a system. As an intervention, what “problem” is peer review aiming to address? Is it diagnostic or preventive, or is it a treatment? Who does it benefit? What type of peer review works best? What potential harm can it do? What does the evidence tell us?

Some see the system of peer review as flawed or not suited to its purpose. Others see peer review as a fundamental part of the scholarly communication furniture. The course will survey flaws and imbalances in the peer review system, as well as serious failures and abuses. We will also take a tour through innovations and research aiming to improve peer review, seeing how they relate to the broader world of scholarly communication. Finally, the course will explore how peer reviewers, authors, editors, and others can make the system work as it should.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Researchers, editors.


Instructor | Speaker
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John Hilton

Editor, Cochrane Editorial Unit, Cochrane


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

MT09 - Altmetrics: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed Next?

Altmetrics are at a crucial crossroads. Just seven years into the study of this nebulous and ever-changing category of non-traditional data, we now have recommendations for standardizing its definition and use, and a number of legitimate criticisms concerning data quality and collection. In addition, the rise of natural language processing and neural networks offer exciting potential for altmetrics’ future direction.

In this course, knowledgeable researchers and librarians who wish to deepen their expertise in altmetrics will have the opportunity to learn from field leaders about the current state of altmetrics and where the discipline is headed next. The course is being presented by Altmetric, the company on whose data most altmetrics studies are based.

The instructor will draw on current research literature and the company’s experience as a successful altmetrics aggregator to guide participants in answering these questions:

  • How are altmetrics relevant to my current work, and where can I improve and expand their application at my institution, within my department, and in my own daily research practices?

  • What are altmetrics’ strengths and limitations, and how can we promote a dynamic, complementary approach to assessing their scholarly impact?

  • What questions can altmetrics help me answer using the tools and data currently available?

  • What future questions might I be able to answer, given coming developments in the field?

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: The course is open to all, but it is especially relevant to librarians, research administrators, and researchers

Instructor | Speaker

Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

MT10 - Technology and Tools for Academic Library Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will discuss the technology landscape across scholarly communications programs and show participants how to become strategic tool adopters and maintainers. Scholarly communications programs are tied to key library systems that provide services to campus constituents. These tools can include institutional repositories, Open Access journal systems, researcher information management systems (RIM), open lab notebook tools, and identifier management services like ORCID and DOI.

The course will cover the most common types of tools, as well as how to select the appropriate technology for your clients based on their needs and your local institutional context. Topics will include how to elicit requirements and select a system, as well as how to assess needs and pain points. Partnering with IT is crucial for this type of work. The course will provide examples and walk through collaborative roadmap designs, refresh cycles, and role clarity. System administration and stewardship of digital objects will also be addressed.

The course will compare adoption processes for large enterprise systems like institutional and data repositories with those for one-off technology management to support digital scholarship efforts.

By the end of the course, participants will understand how to:

  • Identify technology needs.

  • Assess tools to find the best fit.

  • Partner with IT throughout the life cycle of a tool.

  • Integrate technology into program planning.

  • Build sustainability and assessment into tool management.

  • The course will also build awareness of digital object stewardship as part of the technology adoption process.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: Librarians, technologists, university administrators.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Erin O'Meara

University of Arizona
Erin O’Meara manages a team of librarians and staff that oversee a diverse set of services, including Scholarly Communications, Digital Collections, Institutional Repository, Digital Scholarship, Digital Preservation, and Data Management. Before joining the University of Arizona... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

MT11 - Building Public Participation in Research

The current model of research is being transformed by the crowdsourcing of research ideas and health data. To provide value, research must be ethical, methodologically sound, and clinically safe, and it must lead to practice based on real-world evidence. In addition, funders increasingly require research teams to involve the public in multiple aspects of research. Yet evidence shows that research teams struggle to include the public in activities such as systematic reviews, priority setting, research design, and evaluation.

This course shares solutions for starting from where we are to build research with public participation. We will offer practical methods to combine public involvement with science-based practice. Participants will learn manageable ways to invite the public to help prioritize, initiate, design, organize, and evaluate research.

The course will show researchers how to:

  • Write public involvement into the research protocol.

  • Use public involvement for funding applications.

  • Find, communicate with, and train research volunteers.

  • Meet with the public and manage expectations for a good working relationship.

  • Write the contributions of citizens into research results for publication.

Involving the public in scientific research offers untapped potential for improving public relations, science education, shared decision-making, and peer-to-peer knowledge. The time is ripe, the technology is ready, and the passion to engage the public is real!

Proposed level: Materials can be adapted for all levels and forms of research.

Limits on participation: None. People with hearing or visual impairments will be assigned a volunteer from the class or can bring in their own helper. The course will be segmented into manageable pieces, so handouts can be supplied for participants who miss part of the class. For those with information-processing issues, class materials can be provided ahead of time.

Intended audience: Anyone interested in public involvement, good scientific practice, and cooperation between scientists and the public.


Instructor | Speaker
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Amy Price

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, University of Oxford
Amy Price worked as a Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Consultant and in International Missions before sustaining serious injury and years of rehabilitation. She emerged with a goal to build a bridge between research methodology, research involvement and public engagement where the... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

4:45pm

Panel Session: "Let Me Tell You What I Wish I’d Known: Adventures in Scholarly Communication"
Starting out in a Scholarly Communication role is daunting for anyone and is full of unknown unknowns. This session is a roundtable with some seasoned and early career researchers experts in the field to talk about what they know now and what they had wished they knew when starting out. And it is not like things are static in this space! How do you navigate a fast changing landscape in an environment that might not be willing to engage? Come along, get some tips, and share your own experiences

Moderator
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Danny Kingsley

Librarian, University of Cambridge
I took up the position of Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge in January 2015, overseeing all aspects of scholarly communication at the University, including compliance with funder open access policies, research data management, intellectual property, staff... Read More →

Panelist
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Erin Rose Glass

Digital Humanities Coordinator, UCSD
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →
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Stefanie Haustein

Assistant professor, University of Ottawa
I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. My research focuses on social media in scholarly communication, bibliometrics, altmetrics and open science. I am also co-directing the #scholcommlab and am an associate member of the Centre... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)
  • Room Auditorium

5:00pm

Hackathon - DCIP Metadata Landing Pages
The [Repositories Expert Group] (https://www.force11.org/group/dcip/eg4repository) of the Force11 Data Citation Implementation Pilot (DCIP) has [published recommendations] (https://doi.org/10.1101/097196) for embedding persistent identifiers and metadata in landing pages for datasets. In the afternoon elective MT2: Data Citation Implementation for Data Repositories we will go through the recommendations, and how they can be implemented in a data repository. This hackathon complements elective MT2 (and starts right after the end of MT2), but is of course open to all FSCI attendees.   The goal of the hackathon is to work on implementing the recommendations in a data repository. We will form small teams that include staff from a number of data repositories, and that will implement at least one of the 10 recommendations for data repositories. Gustavo and Martin will facilitate the work of these teams, and at the end of the hackathon we will do a show and tell of what we have done.   The hackathon should be of interest to everyone working for a data repository, who cares about data, persistent identifiers and metadata, and who wants to get his/her hands dirty and implement something. Programming skills are of course helpful, but not required. We will provide food and drink, and a fun atmosphere after a long day of classes.  

Instructor | Speaker
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Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite


Tuesday August 1, 2017 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Great Hall

6:30pm

Dinner on Campus
Tuesday August 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

9:00pm

FSCI Housing Check in
Housing Check-in (Daily 9pm - 2am): The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break, 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093

Housing Check-in After Hours (Daily 2am - 7am): For those arriving after hours - Between 2am and 7am please call The Village and they will provide you with your room key: 858-534-4165


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00pm - Wednesday August 2, 2017 2:00am
The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

8:00am

Breakfast

Wednesday August 2, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Cafe Ventanas

8:00am

9:00am

AM01 - Inside Scholarly Communications Today
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide an overview of the Scholarly Communications landscape of today, how we got here, what we can tell about the current state of the field, and how it is changing. The course will provide participants with a broad background on key topics along with knowledge of additional information sources to investigate issues further.

The course will provide a history of scholarly publishing and discussion of the information landscape, data availability, the economics of publishing, and issues surrounding peer review. We will offer a broad overview of major trends for the future, but the focus is primarily on how things are. For a discussion of new forms of scholarly output, and technologies and changes in Scholarly Communications, see the morning course Scholarship in the 21st Century.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Samuel Moore

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Ubiquity Press
PhD Student at King's College London and Managing Editor at Ubiquity Press.
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

9:00am

AM02 - Scholarship in the 21th Century
Limited Capacity seats available

FORCE11 was founded to propel Scholarly Communications into the 21st century by taking advantage of the computational revolution and network-based technologies. At a minimum, these new technologies require that scholarly artifacts be produced in both human- and machine-readable form. At a maximum, new technologies let us rethink the form of scholarly communications and our obligations as scholars and researchers for knowledge dissemination.  
Many proposals have been put forth, and dozens of charters, declarations, and manifestos have been issued addressing one or more dimensions of reforming scholarship. A dizzying array of platforms and tools have been launched toward this goal. Newcomers to the field, or those without a technological background, may find all of these proposals and tools confusing. What does “open” mean and why is it important? What is a “research object”? What does FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) mean and how can I achieve it? What alternatives are there to our current system of credit and attribution? 
In this course, we will answer these questions while presenting some of the visions put forward for how scholarship should function in the 21st century, and examining what tools and approaches are being used to successfully transform and, in some cases, disrupt current models of Scholarly Communications. 

Instructor | Speaker
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Yolanda Gil

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, USC - ISI
I am Director of Knowledge Technologies and lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). My research focuses on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, which is a central topic in our projects concerning knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide... Read More →
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →
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Allegra Swift

Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCSD
I support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.I offer guidance so that our academic community can... Read More →
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Stefan Tanaka

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center/Communications

9:00am

AM03 - Building an Open and Information-rich Research Institution
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move toward an open future, questions arise about how this shift will affect institutions. There are multiple challenges in the realms of policy, advocacy, and technology surrounding open research practice. This course ranges from the conceptual aspects of “openness” to the practicalities of implementing systems to support open endeavors.

Much of the work in the Scholarly Communications space involves advocacy as it applies to the many levels of the institutional hierarchy. In addition, shifts in how research and scholarship happen have meant that institutions must collaborate across traditionally isolated units to provide infrastructure and services needed to support these shifts. This course will give participants an overview of the tools, expertise, and services needed to build an information-rich and responsive university.

There will be five half-day sessions with a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Danny Kingsley

Librarian, University of Cambridge
I took up the position of Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge in January 2015, overseeing all aspects of scholarly communication at the University, including compliance with funder open access policies, research data management, intellectual property, staff... Read More →
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Sarah Shreeves

Vice Dean, University of Arizona Libraries


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM04 - Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on issues of reproducibility in research from a broad perspective. It will include an introduction to the differing types of reproducibility and the philosophy that underpins them. The course will look at reproducibility in several contexts, including collecting and communication in experimental research, providing a robust record of computational research, and the limitations and debates around these approaches. We will introduce several tools and approaches to support reproducible research practice, including Jupyter Notebooks, the Open Science Framework, and best practice in research and data management, communication, and open sharing.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have an interest in reproducibility and may have some experience of implementation in different contexts. Some computer skills will be assumed.

Intended audience: The target audience is researchers seeking a deeper understanding of reproducibility in a variety of contexts, as well as those with a need to support researchers – for example, staff from research offices, libraries, service providers, or publishers. Participants should be seeking an introduction to working toward reproducibility in practice and to the tools that can support them in doing this.


Instructor | Speaker
CS

Courtney Soderberg

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, COS


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM05 - When ‘Global’ is Local: Scholarly Communications in the Global South
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on the practices and experiences of scholarly production and knowledge exchange in the “Global South.” The course will explore what Scholarly Communications means in different countries and regions. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including those related to publication, technology, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, funding, credit and attribution, and evaluation.  

The course will support a critical examination of the epistemological, geopolitical, spatial, technological, and economic status of the Global South, as well as strategies for positively transforming Scholarly Communications on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematic and biased understandings of participation and success.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: All levels.

Intended audience: The course will focus on the needs of students, researchers, librarians, publishers, and other research production and communication stakeholders working in the Global South. The course may also be of interest to those who want to build an understanding of Scholarly Communications in the Global South to meaningfully address (and cease contributing to) inequities, and to allow successful collaborations.

Instructor | Speaker
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Robin Champieux

Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
I am the Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. In that capacity, I work to understand the everyday practices and goals of biomedical researchers and students in order to advance the uptake of open scientific workflows... Read More →
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Leslie Chan

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Scarboroug
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Scarborough; Director, Bioline International ; Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies; Principal Investigator Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

9:00am

AM07 - Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will develop an understanding of how data and other research outputs fit into Scholarly Communications workflows. The course will cover best practice in data management and communication and the range of options available for depositions and dissemination, as well as the landscape of policy requirements. State of the art tools and technical infrastructures related to research data will also be discussed.

The course will be loosely based on the 23 (research data) Things program developed by the Australian National Data Service, and will offer a mixture of lecture and practical work. Topics explored will include: drivers for managing research data and related materials, data in the research lifecycle, data management plans, metadata and data discovery, rights, ethics and sensitive data, and data citation and impact.

Over the five half-day sessions participants will be able to choose the level at which they want to engage: ‘getting started’, ‘know more’ or ‘challenge me’. Along the way we will get hands on with data and tools. There will be opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to develop skills in data management and expertise in implementing good data practice at their home institutions.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate drivers, barriers and challenges for improved research data management.

  • Understand relationships between the research data lifecycle and scholarly communications workflows.

  • Consider how rights and ethics impact on data sharing and refer to strategies for managing sensitive data.

  • Use basic hands on experience with data and tools to enrich data quality and discovery.

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have some familiarity with the changing role and importance of research data in Scholarly Communications and an interest in taking their knowledge to the next level.

Intended audience: The course is aimed at individuals working with or expecting to work with data as researchers, publishers, librarians, or in research support, especially those seeking to develop their skills in managing data in practice and to understand the tools that can support them in doing this.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Tim Dennis

Data Librarian, UCSD
I am a Data Librarian at the UCSD Library where I provide data services, including help finding data, instruction, one-on-one consulting, and community building. I am a regular user of R, Python, SQL and command-line tools and have extensive experience helping researchers and... Read More →
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Stephanie Simms

DMPTool Product Manager, California Digital Library
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Natasha Simons

Associate Director, Skilled Workforce, Australian Research Data Commons


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

1:30pm

WT02 - Software Citation: Principles, Usage, Benefits, and Challenges

This course will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and exercises. It will present the case for software citation and introduce recently developed and published software citation principles (https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.86). We will discuss what benefits and challenges participants initially see in using the principles.

Participants will then assume a variety of roles (software developer, software user, funder, publisher, archivist/librarian, university administrator, or science historian) and test how the principles help them in that role and what the consequences to the researcher are. Because the principles are high-level, the exact way they are applied can vary widely, but some standard practices seem likely to emerge, and the role-playing exercises will help illustrate those practices. As part of the course, participants will have the opportunity to prepare software they have coauthored for software citation, and they will cite software using their preferred tool.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to apply the principles in their work and to explain to others why they should apply the principles, too. In cases where there are problems in applying the principles, participants should completely understand why and what changes need to be made.

Proposed level: No prior experience writing software is required.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Software developers, software users, funders, publishers, archivists/librarians, university administrators, science historians.


Instructor | Speaker
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Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite
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Daniel S. Katz

Assistant Dir. for Scientific Software & Applications, NCSA; Research Assoc. Prof., CS, ECE, iSchool, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

WT03 - AuthorCarpentry: A Hands-on Approach to Open Authorship and Publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on course teaches researchers the skills and best practices they need to effectively manage their publications, scholarly identity, and professional reputation on the open scholarly web. The course draws on the curriculum from the newly developed AuthorCarpentry initiative, which adapts the successful instructional design principles of the global Data Carpentry community. The Carpentry approach to researcher training utilizes hands-on methods, live coding, case studies, authentic datasets, carefully designed learning outcomes, and formative assessment to provide a high-impact and immediately applicable learning experience.

The specific AuthorCarpentry lessons covered in the course include: 

  • Persistent access for research outputs with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and associated metadata.

  • Establishing scholarly identity with Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs).

  • Enhancing scholarly reputations with ORCID and trustworthy scholarly sharing sites.

  • Using Markdown and GitHub to author for web and print.

  • Sustainable authorship with Markdown and Pandoc.

  • Management of open-citation data and references.

By the end of the course, participants will have applied command-line and open-source tools to retrieve their publication data in open formats. They will be able to associate the data with unique digital identifiers, including DOI and ORCID; integrate the data with trusted open scholarly sharing sites; and develop their own GitHub websites that include their publications lists and other author content.

Proposed level: Advanced beginner to intermediate. Participants should have basic proficiency with the Unix command line and experience installing select open-source software according to provided instructions.

Limits on participation: Each participant should have a laptop (Windows, Mac, or Linux) for hands-on exercises. 

Intended audience: Researchers, librarians, and other professionals with some publishing experience.

Instructor | Speaker
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Gail Clement

Head of Research Services, Caltech
Gail Clement is a Library Administrator and science research librarian at the Caltech Library. She oversees a team of subject librarians, repository, metadata and licensing specialists who develop knowledge management resources, publishing services, and authorship programs for the... Read More →
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Thomas Morrell

Research Data Specialist, Library, California Institute of Technology


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

WT04 - Applying Design Thinking and User Research to the Scholarly Communication Problem Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Scholarly communications is a shifting problem space that can be difficult to navigate. Design thinking takes an iterative approach to generating ideas in any problem space by using user research and low-cost brainstorming techniques. This approach can help to bring clarity to complex problems that change over time. It also keeps projects on track and user-centered by building consistent testing of ideas into the life cycle of a project, be it the development of a tool, a service, or an event.

This course will introduce the concept of design thinking and identify ways in which applied user research can help focus efforts around scholarly communications as a problem space. The course will also address methods for data gathering and project management that support an iterative and user-centered design workflow.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what design thinking is and how it supports investigation into scholarly communication as a problem space.

  • Apply user research methods in the scholarly communications environment to support the design of interventions.

  • Apply common user research strategies (such as semi-formal interviews) to a problem space.

  • Implement a project life cycle that applies design thinking strategies to the identification of a subset of the scholarly communications problem space and selects common user research strategies to support user-centered design to address the problem.

Proposed level: This course is appropriate for participants who are broadly familiar with the scholarly communications landscape but have little or no familiarity with design thinking.

Limits on participation: Participants should have access to a computer with internet access.

Intended audience: This course is directed at a broad audience and is appropriate for anyone developing scholarly communication interventions, including designing tools or services, or developing programming around openness or other scholarly communications issues.


Instructor | Speaker
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Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric

User Experience and Digital Technologies Librarian, McGill University Library
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Lillian Rigling

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Western Libraries
Lillian Rigling is a Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Western Libraries. Previously, she held a position as a fellow at NCSU Libraries where she was cross-appointed in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center and the User Experience Department. She writes and speaks... Read More →
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

WT05 - Identifying How Scientific Papers Are Shared and Who Is Sharing Them on Twitter
Limited Capacity seats available

About one-fifth of current scientific papers are being shared on Twitter. With 230 million active users and 24 percent of the U.S. online population using the microblogging platform, hopes are high that tweets mentioning scientific articles reflect some type of interest by the general public and might even be able to measure the societal impact of research. However, early studies show that most of the engagement with scientific papers on Twitter takes place among members of academia and thus reflects visibility within the scientific community rather than impact on society. At the same time, some tweets do not involve any human engagement but rather are generated automatically by Twitter bots.

This course focuses on identifying audiences on Twitter and teaches participants how to collect, analyze, visualize, and interpret diffusion patterns of scientific articles on Twitter. The course will provide an overview of altmetrics research and present the challenges – including methods and first results – of classifying Twitter user groups, with a particular focus on identifying members of the general public and measuring societal impact.

The course will provide hands-on exercises and instructions on how to analyze by whom, when, and how scientific papers are shared on Twitter. This will include a description, instructions, and code on how to collect tweets and user data from the Twitter API using Python, and how to manipulate this data to construct networks of following/follower relationships among Twitter users with Gephi. 

Although the course focuses on tweets mentioning scientific papers, methods of data collection and analysis are transferable to any content shared on Twitter and other social networks. Participants should have an interest in how research is communicated on social media. They are  required to bring a laptop with Gephi version 0.9.1 installed.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Limits on participation: A limited number of participants will allow the instructor to provide adequate help with data manipulation and analysis. One instructor will teach the course, and the second instructor will provide additional support remotely. Participants are required to bring a laptop with Gephi version 0.9.1 installed. Internet access is needed to obtain data and code used during the course.

Intended audience: Researchers interested in analyzing scientific discussions on social media and public engagement with science; university administrators interested in altmetrics beyond rankings; data scientists.


Panelist
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Stefanie Haustein

Assistant professor, University of Ottawa
I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. My research focuses on social media in scholarly communication, bibliometrics, altmetrics and open science. I am also co-directing the #scholcommlab and am an associate member of the Centre... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

WT07 - Using Wikidata in Research and Curation

Wikidata is becoming a hub for structured data across a wide range of research fields, from cultural heritage to biomedicine. Since Wikidata is also multilingual, it has been described as the Rosetta Stone of the linked open-data age.

This course introduces participants to Wikidata and highlights how it can improve workflows in participants’ fields of research. The course builds on past workshops given for various audiences  – from librarians and economists to scientists and museum professionals – on how research workflows can be integrated with Wikimedia workflows.

Since the launch of Wikidata in late 2012, the course instructor has explored the potential for integrating Wikidata with research and curation through a number of activities, including an initiative to collect on Wikidata the metadata of scholarly references cited on Wikimedia projects.

The course will have two parts:

  1. The first part introduces the basics of research and curation workflows on Wikidata.

  2. The second part is more hands-on, integrating examples of curation workflows drawn from experiences shared by course participants.

Proposed level: The first part of the course assumes some familiarity with research and curation workflows. The second part requires active participation in the first part.

Limits on participation: For the first part, a mobile web-enabled device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) is recommended but not required. The second part requires a web-enabled device (ideally a laptop).

Intended audience: Researchers and librarians from any field, curators of digital information, anyone interested in workflows, students in related fields.


Instructor | Speaker
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Daniel Mietchen

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
- Integrating research workflows with the Web - Engaging the research community and the public with open research workflows - Using open research workflows in educational contexts


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

WT08 - Using New Metrics: A Practical Guide to Increasing the Impact of Research

This course is about altmetrics and the strategies researchers should follow to improve their academic branding. Participants will learn about the traditional form of metrics in an academic environment and compare this form with new metrics. The course will present a step-by-step guide to exploring scholarly online environments so participants can understand how to get the most advantages from these environments to increase the impact of their research by utilizing the Open Access (OA) approach for their own publications.

The course will cover these topics:

  • New metrics and how to use them to build a research portfolio.

  • Supporting the research life cycle for researchers and administrators.

  • Evaluating new forms of research publication.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Researchers, faculty members, and students with published papers.


Instructor | Speaker
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

WT09 - How Universities Can Create an Open Access Culture

The University of Edinburgh, like other research-intensive universities, is subject to a variety of Open Access (OA) policies imposed by funders and by the university itself. In response to these policies, the university is aiming to have all staff-authored journal articles and conference proceedings deposited in its Current Research Information System (CRIS) and made OA wherever possible.

This sudden, large-scale adoption of green (author-archived) OA has not been without its problems, but despite these obstacles, the university is now achieving high rates of OA publication. Currently around 85 percent of new journal articles and conference proceedings meet OA requirements, and we expect this to exceed 95 percent by the end of 2017.

Most universities have institutional repositories in place, and many also have OA accounts with publishers or funds available to pay article processing charges (APCs). However, many universities are still seeing low levels of OA publication. This course is aimed at giving university staff members the skills and knowledge they need to increase the number of OA publications.  

The course will be of interest to librarians, repository managers, research administrators, and those involved with day-to-day implementation of OA. Topics covered will include:

  • Initial institutional assessment of OA.

  • Planning and implementing effective OA policies.

  • Developing workflows for gold (publisher-archived) and green (author-archived) OA.

  • Operating institutional repositories at scale.

  • Different models for implementing OA and planning effective workflows.

  • Managing cultural change.

  • Staffing resources and training.

  • Reporting on compliance and measuring success.

To help us make this course as useful as possible, we will ask those enrolled to complete a short questionnaire in the week before we meet.

Proposed level: Intermediate. The course assumes a knowledge of the basic principles of Open Access.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Librarians, library assistants, repository managers, research administrators.


Instructor | Speaker
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Dominic Tate

University of Edinburgh


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

WT10 - Walking the Line Between Advocacy and Activism in Scholarly Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will explore the similarities and differences between advocacy and activism in scholarly communication. Both are necessary facets of the changing norms of scholarly publishing, and both roles can be filled by various stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem. The course is aimed at anyone who has a solid understanding of the issues at stake and is ready to engage more deeply with the evolution of academic publishing.

The instructors will present examples within a framework for understanding common methods of both advocacy and activism, including:

  • Introduction to the theory and practice of grassroots activism.

  • Training on communication and messaging strategies.

  • Resources and tool kits.

Participants will discuss techniques and tactics for advancing an “open” agenda in their sphere of influence. The course will close with drafting a plan of action for increasing engagement with scholarly communication topics, issues, and conversations. Participants will receive tool kits for advocacy and activism to incorporate into their daily professional lives. The course will prepare them to implement a plan of action for their institution and community.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: Early career librarians and researchers, and anyone who identifies as an advocate of scholarly communication or open access.


Instructor | Speaker
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Chealsye Bowley

Ubiquity Press


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

4:45pm

Panel Session: Rigor and Transparency

Rigor and transparency are currently being pushed at NIH, but what do they mean on a practical level? When we publish, what are the sorts of things we can do or should do. If the NIH did not push rigor, should scientists have done this? In this panel session we will discuss with experts what are some of the issues in attempting to become more rigorous and transparent, from people working to improve both rigor and transparency.


Moderator
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Anita Bandrowski

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, SciCrunch

Panelist
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Eric Prager

I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience Research and Developmental Editor of Current Protocols in Neuroscience. I Independently lead a collaborative team of 30 neuroscientists worldwide to evaluate current research trends for future issue themes, organize and lead... Read More →
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Tom Gillespie

University of California, San Diego


Wednesday August 2, 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)
  • Room Auditorium

6:30pm

Dinner on Campus
Wednesday August 2, 2017 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

7:30pm

Battle Decks: PowerPoint Karaoke (Open to all to participate)
You will not want to miss this night!!   At 7:30pm on Wednesday night at FSCI, everyone is invited to take part in Battledecks (a.k.a. PowerPoint karaoke). How are your improv skills? Ready to perform in front of a live audience? Each contestant will be given 3-5 minutes to present ten slides on a surprise topic, with the goal of telling a coherent story while (a) entertaining the audience and (b) keeping a straight face. Are you brave enough to sign up? Let us know: bit.ly/fsci2017.

Moderator
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Nicky Agate

Head of Digital Initiatives, MLA / Humanities Commons
Humanities Commons, The Idealis, HuMetricsHSS

Wednesday August 2, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Great Hall

9:00pm

FSCI Housing Check in
Housing Check-in (Daily 9pm - 2am): The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break, 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093

Housing Check-in After Hours (Daily 2am - 7am): For those arriving after hours - Between 2am and 7am please call The Village and they will provide you with your room key: 858-534-4165


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00pm - Thursday August 3, 2017 2:00am
The Village at Torrey Pines West, Building 3, North Break 2202 Scholars Drive North. La Jolla, CA 92093
 
Thursday, August 3
 

8:00am

Breakfast

Thursday August 3, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Cafe Ventanas

8:00am

9:00am

AM01 - Inside Scholarly Communications Today
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide an overview of the Scholarly Communications landscape of today, how we got here, what we can tell about the current state of the field, and how it is changing. The course will provide participants with a broad background on key topics along with knowledge of additional information sources to investigate issues further.

The course will provide a history of scholarly publishing and discussion of the information landscape, data availability, the economics of publishing, and issues surrounding peer review. We will offer a broad overview of major trends for the future, but the focus is primarily on how things are. For a discussion of new forms of scholarly output, and technologies and changes in Scholarly Communications, see the morning course Scholarship in the 21st Century.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Samuel Moore

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Ubiquity Press
PhD Student at King's College London and Managing Editor at Ubiquity Press.
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

9:00am

AM02 - Scholarship in the 21th Century
Limited Capacity seats available

FORCE11 was founded to propel Scholarly Communications into the 21st century by taking advantage of the computational revolution and network-based technologies. At a minimum, these new technologies require that scholarly artifacts be produced in both human- and machine-readable form. At a maximum, new technologies let us rethink the form of scholarly communications and our obligations as scholars and researchers for knowledge dissemination.  
Many proposals have been put forth, and dozens of charters, declarations, and manifestos have been issued addressing one or more dimensions of reforming scholarship. A dizzying array of platforms and tools have been launched toward this goal. Newcomers to the field, or those without a technological background, may find all of these proposals and tools confusing. What does “open” mean and why is it important? What is a “research object”? What does FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) mean and how can I achieve it? What alternatives are there to our current system of credit and attribution? 
In this course, we will answer these questions while presenting some of the visions put forward for how scholarship should function in the 21st century, and examining what tools and approaches are being used to successfully transform and, in some cases, disrupt current models of Scholarly Communications. 

Instructor | Speaker
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Yolanda Gil

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, USC - ISI
I am Director of Knowledge Technologies and lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). My research focuses on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, which is a central topic in our projects concerning knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide... Read More →
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →
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Allegra Swift

Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCSD
I support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.I offer guidance so that our academic community can... Read More →
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Stefan Tanaka

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center/Communications

9:00am

AM03 - Building an Open and Information-rich Research Institution
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move toward an open future, questions arise about how this shift will affect institutions. There are multiple challenges in the realms of policy, advocacy, and technology surrounding open research practice. This course ranges from the conceptual aspects of “openness” to the practicalities of implementing systems to support open endeavors.

Much of the work in the Scholarly Communications space involves advocacy as it applies to the many levels of the institutional hierarchy. In addition, shifts in how research and scholarship happen have meant that institutions must collaborate across traditionally isolated units to provide infrastructure and services needed to support these shifts. This course will give participants an overview of the tools, expertise, and services needed to build an information-rich and responsive university.

There will be five half-day sessions with a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Danny Kingsley

Librarian, University of Cambridge
I took up the position of Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge in January 2015, overseeing all aspects of scholarly communication at the University, including compliance with funder open access policies, research data management, intellectual property, staff... Read More →
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Sarah Shreeves

Vice Dean, University of Arizona Libraries


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM04 - Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on issues of reproducibility in research from a broad perspective. It will include an introduction to the differing types of reproducibility and the philosophy that underpins them. The course will look at reproducibility in several contexts, including collecting and communication in experimental research, providing a robust record of computational research, and the limitations and debates around these approaches. We will introduce several tools and approaches to support reproducible research practice, including Jupyter Notebooks, the Open Science Framework, and best practice in research and data management, communication, and open sharing.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have an interest in reproducibility and may have some experience of implementation in different contexts. Some computer skills will be assumed.

Intended audience: The target audience is researchers seeking a deeper understanding of reproducibility in a variety of contexts, as well as those with a need to support researchers – for example, staff from research offices, libraries, service providers, or publishers. Participants should be seeking an introduction to working toward reproducibility in practice and to the tools that can support them in doing this.


Instructor | Speaker
CS

Courtney Soderberg

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, COS


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM05 - When ‘Global’ is Local: Scholarly Communications in the Global South
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on the practices and experiences of scholarly production and knowledge exchange in the “Global South.” The course will explore what Scholarly Communications means in different countries and regions. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including those related to publication, technology, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, funding, credit and attribution, and evaluation.  

The course will support a critical examination of the epistemological, geopolitical, spatial, technological, and economic status of the Global South, as well as strategies for positively transforming Scholarly Communications on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematic and biased understandings of participation and success.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: All levels.

Intended audience: The course will focus on the needs of students, researchers, librarians, publishers, and other research production and communication stakeholders working in the Global South. The course may also be of interest to those who want to build an understanding of Scholarly Communications in the Global South to meaningfully address (and cease contributing to) inequities, and to allow successful collaborations.

Instructor | Speaker
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Robin Champieux

Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
I am the Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. In that capacity, I work to understand the everyday practices and goals of biomedical researchers and students in order to advance the uptake of open scientific workflows... Read More →
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Leslie Chan

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Scarboroug
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Scarborough; Director, Bioline International ; Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies; Principal Investigator Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

9:00am

AM07 - Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will develop an understanding of how data and other research outputs fit into Scholarly Communications workflows. The course will cover best practice in data management and communication and the range of options available for depositions and dissemination, as well as the landscape of policy requirements. State of the art tools and technical infrastructures related to research data will also be discussed.

The course will be loosely based on the 23 (research data) Things program developed by the Australian National Data Service, and will offer a mixture of lecture and practical work. Topics explored will include: drivers for managing research data and related materials, data in the research lifecycle, data management plans, metadata and data discovery, rights, ethics and sensitive data, and data citation and impact.

Over the five half-day sessions participants will be able to choose the level at which they want to engage: ‘getting started’, ‘know more’ or ‘challenge me’. Along the way we will get hands on with data and tools. There will be opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to develop skills in data management and expertise in implementing good data practice at their home institutions.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate drivers, barriers and challenges for improved research data management.

  • Understand relationships between the research data lifecycle and scholarly communications workflows.

  • Consider how rights and ethics impact on data sharing and refer to strategies for managing sensitive data.

  • Use basic hands on experience with data and tools to enrich data quality and discovery.

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have some familiarity with the changing role and importance of research data in Scholarly Communications and an interest in taking their knowledge to the next level.

Intended audience: The course is aimed at individuals working with or expecting to work with data as researchers, publishers, librarians, or in research support, especially those seeking to develop their skills in managing data in practice and to understand the tools that can support them in doing this.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Tim Dennis

Data Librarian, UCSD
I am a Data Librarian at the UCSD Library where I provide data services, including help finding data, instruction, one-on-one consulting, and community building. I am a regular user of R, Python, SQL and command-line tools and have extensive experience helping researchers and... Read More →
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Stephanie Simms

DMPTool Product Manager, California Digital Library
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Natasha Simons

Associate Director, Skilled Workforce, Australian Research Data Commons


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday August 3, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

1:30pm

WT02 - Software Citation: Principles, Usage, Benefits, and Challenges

This course will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and exercises. It will present the case for software citation and introduce recently developed and published software citation principles (https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.86). We will discuss what benefits and challenges participants initially see in using the principles.

Participants will then assume a variety of roles (software developer, software user, funder, publisher, archivist/librarian, university administrator, or science historian) and test how the principles help them in that role and what the consequences to the researcher are. Because the principles are high-level, the exact way they are applied can vary widely, but some standard practices seem likely to emerge, and the role-playing exercises will help illustrate those practices. As part of the course, participants will have the opportunity to prepare software they have coauthored for software citation, and they will cite software using their preferred tool.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to apply the principles in their work and to explain to others why they should apply the principles, too. In cases where there are problems in applying the principles, participants should completely understand why and what changes need to be made.

Proposed level: No prior experience writing software is required.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Software developers, software users, funders, publishers, archivists/librarians, university administrators, science historians.


Instructor | Speaker
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Martin Fenner

Technical Director, DataCite
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Daniel S. Katz

Assistant Dir. for Scientific Software & Applications, NCSA; Research Assoc. Prof., CS, ECE, iSchool, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

WT03 - AuthorCarpentry: A Hands-on Approach to Open Authorship and Publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on course teaches researchers the skills and best practices they need to effectively manage their publications, scholarly identity, and professional reputation on the open scholarly web. The course draws on the curriculum from the newly developed AuthorCarpentry initiative, which adapts the successful instructional design principles of the global Data Carpentry community. The Carpentry approach to researcher training utilizes hands-on methods, live coding, case studies, authentic datasets, carefully designed learning outcomes, and formative assessment to provide a high-impact and immediately applicable learning experience.

The specific AuthorCarpentry lessons covered in the course include: 

  • Persistent access for research outputs with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and associated metadata.

  • Establishing scholarly identity with Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs).

  • Enhancing scholarly reputations with ORCID and trustworthy scholarly sharing sites.

  • Using Markdown and GitHub to author for web and print.

  • Sustainable authorship with Markdown and Pandoc.

  • Management of open-citation data and references.

By the end of the course, participants will have applied command-line and open-source tools to retrieve their publication data in open formats. They will be able to associate the data with unique digital identifiers, including DOI and ORCID; integrate the data with trusted open scholarly sharing sites; and develop their own GitHub websites that include their publications lists and other author content.

Proposed level: Advanced beginner to intermediate. Participants should have basic proficiency with the Unix command line and experience installing select open-source software according to provided instructions.

Limits on participation: Each participant should have a laptop (Windows, Mac, or Linux) for hands-on exercises. 

Intended audience: Researchers, librarians, and other professionals with some publishing experience.

Instructor | Speaker
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Gail Clement

Head of Research Services, Caltech
Gail Clement is a Library Administrator and science research librarian at the Caltech Library. She oversees a team of subject librarians, repository, metadata and licensing specialists who develop knowledge management resources, publishing services, and authorship programs for the... Read More →
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Thomas Morrell

Research Data Specialist, Library, California Institute of Technology


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

WT04 - Applying Design Thinking and User Research to the Scholarly Communication Problem Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Scholarly communications is a shifting problem space that can be difficult to navigate. Design thinking takes an iterative approach to generating ideas in any problem space by using user research and low-cost brainstorming techniques. This approach can help to bring clarity to complex problems that change over time. It also keeps projects on track and user-centered by building consistent testing of ideas into the life cycle of a project, be it the development of a tool, a service, or an event.

This course will introduce the concept of design thinking and identify ways in which applied user research can help focus efforts around scholarly communications as a problem space. The course will also address methods for data gathering and project management that support an iterative and user-centered design workflow.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what design thinking is and how it supports investigation into scholarly communication as a problem space.

  • Apply user research methods in the scholarly communications environment to support the design of interventions.

  • Apply common user research strategies (such as semi-formal interviews) to a problem space.

  • Implement a project life cycle that applies design thinking strategies to the identification of a subset of the scholarly communications problem space and selects common user research strategies to support user-centered design to address the problem.

Proposed level: This course is appropriate for participants who are broadly familiar with the scholarly communications landscape but have little or no familiarity with design thinking.

Limits on participation: Participants should have access to a computer with internet access.

Intended audience: This course is directed at a broad audience and is appropriate for anyone developing scholarly communication interventions, including designing tools or services, or developing programming around openness or other scholarly communications issues.


Instructor | Speaker
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Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric

User Experience and Digital Technologies Librarian, McGill University Library
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Lillian Rigling

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Western Libraries
Lillian Rigling is a Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Western Libraries. Previously, she held a position as a fellow at NCSU Libraries where she was cross-appointed in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center and the User Experience Department. She writes and speaks... Read More →
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

WT05 - Identifying How Scientific Papers Are Shared and Who Is Sharing Them on Twitter
Limited Capacity seats available

About one-fifth of current scientific papers are being shared on Twitter. With 230 million active users and 24 percent of the U.S. online population using the microblogging platform, hopes are high that tweets mentioning scientific articles reflect some type of interest by the general public and might even be able to measure the societal impact of research. However, early studies show that most of the engagement with scientific papers on Twitter takes place among members of academia and thus reflects visibility within the scientific community rather than impact on society. At the same time, some tweets do not involve any human engagement but rather are generated automatically by Twitter bots.

This course focuses on identifying audiences on Twitter and teaches participants how to collect, analyze, visualize, and interpret diffusion patterns of scientific articles on Twitter. The course will provide an overview of altmetrics research and present the challenges – including methods and first results – of classifying Twitter user groups, with a particular focus on identifying members of the general public and measuring societal impact.

The course will provide hands-on exercises and instructions on how to analyze by whom, when, and how scientific papers are shared on Twitter. This will include a description, instructions, and code on how to collect tweets and user data from the Twitter API using Python, and how to manipulate this data to construct networks of following/follower relationships among Twitter users with Gephi. 

Although the course focuses on tweets mentioning scientific papers, methods of data collection and analysis are transferable to any content shared on Twitter and other social networks. Participants should have an interest in how research is communicated on social media. They are  required to bring a laptop with Gephi version 0.9.1 installed.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Limits on participation: A limited number of participants will allow the instructor to provide adequate help with data manipulation and analysis. One instructor will teach the course, and the second instructor will provide additional support remotely. Participants are required to bring a laptop with Gephi version 0.9.1 installed. Internet access is needed to obtain data and code used during the course.

Intended audience: Researchers interested in analyzing scientific discussions on social media and public engagement with science; university administrators interested in altmetrics beyond rankings; data scientists.


Panelist
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Stefanie Haustein

Assistant professor, University of Ottawa
I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. My research focuses on social media in scholarly communication, bibliometrics, altmetrics and open science. I am also co-directing the #scholcommlab and am an associate member of the Centre... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

WT07 - Using Wikidata in Research and Curation

Wikidata is becoming a hub for structured data across a wide range of research fields, from cultural heritage to biomedicine. Since Wikidata is also multilingual, it has been described as the Rosetta Stone of the linked open-data age.

This course introduces participants to Wikidata and highlights how it can improve workflows in participants’ fields of research. The course builds on past workshops given for various audiences  – from librarians and economists to scientists and museum professionals – on how research workflows can be integrated with Wikimedia workflows.

Since the launch of Wikidata in late 2012, the course instructor has explored the potential for integrating Wikidata with research and curation through a number of activities, including an initiative to collect on Wikidata the metadata of scholarly references cited on Wikimedia projects.

The course will have two parts:

  1. The first part introduces the basics of research and curation workflows on Wikidata.

  2. The second part is more hands-on, integrating examples of curation workflows drawn from experiences shared by course participants.

Proposed level: The first part of the course assumes some familiarity with research and curation workflows. The second part requires active participation in the first part.

Limits on participation: For the first part, a mobile web-enabled device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) is recommended but not required. The second part requires a web-enabled device (ideally a laptop).

Intended audience: Researchers and librarians from any field, curators of digital information, anyone interested in workflows, students in related fields.


Instructor | Speaker
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Daniel Mietchen

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Data Science Institute, University of Virginia
- Integrating research workflows with the Web - Engaging the research community and the public with open research workflows - Using open research workflows in educational contexts


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
RIMAC 9730 Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

1:30pm

WT08 - Using New Metrics: A Practical Guide to Increasing the Impact of Research

This course is about altmetrics and the strategies researchers should follow to improve their academic branding. Participants will learn about the traditional form of metrics in an academic environment and compare this form with new metrics. The course will present a step-by-step guide to exploring scholarly online environments so participants can understand how to get the most advantages from these environments to increase the impact of their research by utilizing the Open Access (OA) approach for their own publications.

The course will cover these topics:

  • New metrics and how to use them to build a research portfolio.

  • Supporting the research life cycle for researchers and administrators.

  • Evaluating new forms of research publication.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Researchers, faculty members, and students with published papers.


Instructor | Speaker
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

1:30pm

WT09 - How Universities Can Create an Open Access Culture

The University of Edinburgh, like other research-intensive universities, is subject to a variety of Open Access (OA) policies imposed by funders and by the university itself. In response to these policies, the university is aiming to have all staff-authored journal articles and conference proceedings deposited in its Current Research Information System (CRIS) and made OA wherever possible.

This sudden, large-scale adoption of green (author-archived) OA has not been without its problems, but despite these obstacles, the university is now achieving high rates of OA publication. Currently around 85 percent of new journal articles and conference proceedings meet OA requirements, and we expect this to exceed 95 percent by the end of 2017.

Most universities have institutional repositories in place, and many also have OA accounts with publishers or funds available to pay article processing charges (APCs). However, many universities are still seeing low levels of OA publication. This course is aimed at giving university staff members the skills and knowledge they need to increase the number of OA publications.  

The course will be of interest to librarians, repository managers, research administrators, and those involved with day-to-day implementation of OA. Topics covered will include:

  • Initial institutional assessment of OA.

  • Planning and implementing effective OA policies.

  • Developing workflows for gold (publisher-archived) and green (author-archived) OA.

  • Operating institutional repositories at scale.

  • Different models for implementing OA and planning effective workflows.

  • Managing cultural change.

  • Staffing resources and training.

  • Reporting on compliance and measuring success.

To help us make this course as useful as possible, we will ask those enrolled to complete a short questionnaire in the week before we meet.

Proposed level: Intermediate. The course assumes a knowledge of the basic principles of Open Access.

Limits on participation: None.

Intended audience: Librarians, library assistants, repository managers, research administrators.


Instructor | Speaker
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Dominic Tate

University of Edinburgh


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

1:30pm

WT10 - Walking the Line Between Advocacy and Activism in Scholarly Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will explore the similarities and differences between advocacy and activism in scholarly communication. Both are necessary facets of the changing norms of scholarly publishing, and both roles can be filled by various stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem. The course is aimed at anyone who has a solid understanding of the issues at stake and is ready to engage more deeply with the evolution of academic publishing.

The instructors will present examples within a framework for understanding common methods of both advocacy and activism, including:

  • Introduction to the theory and practice of grassroots activism.

  • Training on communication and messaging strategies.

  • Resources and tool kits.

Participants will discuss techniques and tactics for advancing an “open” agenda in their sphere of influence. The course will close with drafting a plan of action for increasing engagement with scholarly communication topics, issues, and conversations. Participants will receive tool kits for advocacy and activism to incorporate into their daily professional lives. The course will prepare them to implement a plan of action for their institution and community.

Proposed level: Intermediate.

Intended audience: Early career librarians and researchers, and anyone who identifies as an advocate of scholarly communication or open access.


Instructor | Speaker
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Chealsye Bowley

Ubiquity Press


Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Asante

4:45pm

Workshop: Introduction to Compact Identifiers (EBI/CDL)

Compact Identifiers – sometimes called CURIEs - have been widely and informally used in biomedical informatics. They have recently been formalized in a cross-system implementation with formal support agreements now in place between major institutions.  Compact Identifier resolvers now in place support Web resolution for names of biomedical digital entities based on a registry of namespaces and a set of redirection rules. Rules are also being added for names beyond the biomedical domain (ORCID, ISSN, ARK, GRID, etc). The system is supported as production-grade software by two major research institutions in North America and in Europe.

Compact Identifiers consist of two parts: 1) a unique prefix or namespace indicating the assigning authority and 2) a locally assigned identifier sometimes called a database accession number. The first (prefix) part is useful to avoid global identifier collisions when integrating datasets run by different communities and consortia under a variety of autonomous data management systems and practices. Compact Identifiers will resolve correctly when the prefix is properly registered, and the PREFIX:ACCESSION string is appended to a proper resolver address. Currently resolvers supported by the California Digital Library and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) support this model and share a common namespace prefix registry.

This micro-course will introduce Compact Identifiers, and discuss their role as globally resolvable identifiers for data, especially where DOIs are not readily available. It will show how to request and register a namespace prefix for your data; discuss resolver and resolution options where there are multiple provider choices; and show how Compact Identifiers work in the evolving data citation ecosystem.

Learning this simple and straightforward technique allows any data to be made citable. 

 


Instructor | Speaker
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John Kunze

Identifier Systems Architect, California Digital Library
John Kunze is an Identifier Systems Architect at the California Digital Library. With a background in computer science and mathematics, he wrote BSD Unix software that comes pre-installed with Mac and Linux systems. He created the ARK identifier scheme, the N2T.net scheme-agnostic... Read More →
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Sarala Wimalaratne

Project Lead, EMBL-EBI


Thursday August 3, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Great Hall

6:30pm

Dinner at the Beach
TRANSPORTATION: The bus to Dinner at the beach will be waiting for you in front of the Pangea Parking Structure - North Torry Pines Rd. Bus Time: First ride at 6:15pm; Last ride at 6:45pm To get back to campus: First ride at 9:00pm; Last ride at 10:00pm WHAT'S ON THE MENU: San Diego is famous for the extraordinary fish taco. At the Beach Party you will find variety of great Baja style fish tacos, grilled chipotle fish tacos (Gluten Free), grilled chipotle eggplant tacos, grilled squash tacos, beef and chicken tacos. We didn't forget the dippings: Salsas, Pico de gallo, tortilla chips... The food is ALL YOU CAN EAT. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served. ATTIRE: This is a beach attire - you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. If you are comfortable you may go for a swim, we will have some beach towels for you. We will have a vollyball, horseshoes and an awesome view!!


Thursday August 3, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Scripps Seaside Forum (SIO) 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

7:00pm

A Walk Along Scripps Pier
Limited Capacity filling up

For more than a century, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego has played an important role in creating a healthier planet for future generations. Today, Scripps Oceanography is an international leader in furthering scientific understanding of the globe.

Come take a walk along the iconic 330 meter (1084ft) pier for an eastern-facing view of  La Jolla and a rare sunset experience.
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Participation will be very limited, so sign-up by using the "Add to My Sched" function or button.  The Scripps Pier is only 300 meters (0.2 mi) from the Beach Party/Reception.


Thursday August 3, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Scripps Pier 8602 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
 
Friday, August 4
 

8:00am

Breakfast

Friday August 4, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Cafe Ventanas

8:00am

9:00am

AM01 - Inside Scholarly Communications Today
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide an overview of the Scholarly Communications landscape of today, how we got here, what we can tell about the current state of the field, and how it is changing. The course will provide participants with a broad background on key topics along with knowledge of additional information sources to investigate issues further.

The course will provide a history of scholarly publishing and discussion of the information landscape, data availability, the economics of publishing, and issues surrounding peer review. We will offer a broad overview of major trends for the future, but the focus is primarily on how things are. For a discussion of new forms of scholarly output, and technologies and changes in Scholarly Communications, see the morning course Scholarship in the 21st Century.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Samuel Moore

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Ubiquity Press
PhD Student at King's College London and Managing Editor at Ubiquity Press.
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Cameron Neylon

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Curtin University


Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

9:00am

AM02 - Scholarship in the 21th Century
Limited Capacity seats available

FORCE11 was founded to propel Scholarly Communications into the 21st century by taking advantage of the computational revolution and network-based technologies. At a minimum, these new technologies require that scholarly artifacts be produced in both human- and machine-readable form. At a maximum, new technologies let us rethink the form of scholarly communications and our obligations as scholars and researchers for knowledge dissemination.  
Many proposals have been put forth, and dozens of charters, declarations, and manifestos have been issued addressing one or more dimensions of reforming scholarship. A dizzying array of platforms and tools have been launched toward this goal. Newcomers to the field, or those without a technological background, may find all of these proposals and tools confusing. What does “open” mean and why is it important? What is a “research object”? What does FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) mean and how can I achieve it? What alternatives are there to our current system of credit and attribution? 
In this course, we will answer these questions while presenting some of the visions put forward for how scholarship should function in the 21st century, and examining what tools and approaches are being used to successfully transform and, in some cases, disrupt current models of Scholarly Communications. 

Instructor | Speaker
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Yolanda Gil

Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences, USC - ISI
I am Director of Knowledge Technologies and lead the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). My research focuses on intelligent interfaces for knowledge capture, which is a central topic in our projects concerning knowledge-based planning and problem solving, information analysis and assessment of trust, semantic annotation tools, agent and software choreography, and community-wide... Read More →
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Maryann Martone

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD
As co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Dr. Martone has been leading the development of databases for light and electron microscopic data and new techniques and software tools to acquire and represent this knowledge within realistic neuronal mo... Read More →
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Allegra Swift

Scholarly Communication Librarian, UCSD
I support researchers and scholars at UC San Diego from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to use, create, and publish scholarship and research in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.I offer guidance so that our academic community can... Read More →
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Stefan Tanaka

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, UCSD


Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center/Communications

9:00am

AM03 - Building an Open and Information-rich Research Institution
Limited Capacity seats available

As we move toward an open future, questions arise about how this shift will affect institutions. There are multiple challenges in the realms of policy, advocacy, and technology surrounding open research practice. This course ranges from the conceptual aspects of “openness” to the practicalities of implementing systems to support open endeavors.

Much of the work in the Scholarly Communications space involves advocacy as it applies to the many levels of the institutional hierarchy. In addition, shifts in how research and scholarship happen have meant that institutions must collaborate across traditionally isolated units to provide infrastructure and services needed to support these shifts. This course will give participants an overview of the tools, expertise, and services needed to build an information-rich and responsive university.

There will be five half-day sessions with a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Instructor | Speaker
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Danny Kingsley

Librarian, University of Cambridge
I took up the position of Head of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge in January 2015, overseeing all aspects of scholarly communication at the University, including compliance with funder open access policies, research data management, intellectual property, staff... Read More →
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Sarah Shreeves

Vice Dean, University of Arizona Libraries


Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM04 - Research Reproducibility in Theory and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on issues of reproducibility in research from a broad perspective. It will include an introduction to the differing types of reproducibility and the philosophy that underpins them. The course will look at reproducibility in several contexts, including collecting and communication in experimental research, providing a robust record of computational research, and the limitations and debates around these approaches. We will introduce several tools and approaches to support reproducible research practice, including Jupyter Notebooks, the Open Science Framework, and best practice in research and data management, communication, and open sharing.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have an interest in reproducibility and may have some experience of implementation in different contexts. Some computer skills will be assumed.

Intended audience: The target audience is researchers seeking a deeper understanding of reproducibility in a variety of contexts, as well as those with a need to support researchers – for example, staff from research offices, libraries, service providers, or publishers. Participants should be seeking an introduction to working toward reproducibility in practice and to the tools that can support them in doing this.


Instructor | Speaker
CS

Courtney Soderberg

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, COS


Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)

9:00am

AM05 - When ‘Global’ is Local: Scholarly Communications in the Global South
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on the practices and experiences of scholarly production and knowledge exchange in the “Global South.” The course will explore what Scholarly Communications means in different countries and regions. The emphasis will be on the local contexts and relevancies of participation and impact, including those related to publication, technology, access and reuse, dissemination and outreach, funding, credit and attribution, and evaluation.  

The course will support a critical examination of the epistemological, geopolitical, spatial, technological, and economic status of the Global South, as well as strategies for positively transforming Scholarly Communications on a global scale in ways that eliminate systematic and biased understandings of participation and success.

There will be five half-day sessions offering a mix of lecture and practical work, particularly information gathering and analysis. The emphasis will be on providing frameworks within which information can be gathered and understood rather than on “fact teaching.”

Proposed level: All levels.

Intended audience: The course will focus on the needs of students, researchers, librarians, publishers, and other research production and communication stakeholders working in the Global South. The course may also be of interest to those who want to build an understanding of Scholarly Communications in the Global South to meaningfully address (and cease contributing to) inequities, and to allow successful collaborations.

Instructor | Speaker
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Robin Champieux

Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University
I am the Research Engagement & Open Science Librarian at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. In that capacity, I work to understand the everyday practices and goals of biomedical researchers and students in order to advance the uptake of open scientific workflows... Read More →
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Leslie Chan

Associate Professor, University of Toronto Scarboroug
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Scarborough; Director, Bioline International ; Associate Director, Centre for Critical Development Studies; Principal Investigator Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell

Professor, University of Lethbridge
Daniel O'Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary... Read More →
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Gimena Del Rio Riande

Researcher/Scholar/Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

9:00am

AM07 - Data in the Scholarly Communications Life Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will develop an understanding of how data and other research outputs fit into Scholarly Communications workflows. The course will cover best practice in data management and communication and the range of options available for depositions and dissemination, as well as the landscape of policy requirements. State of the art tools and technical infrastructures related to research data will also be discussed.

The course will be loosely based on the 23 (research data) Things program developed by the Australian National Data Service, and will offer a mixture of lecture and practical work. Topics explored will include: drivers for managing research data and related materials, data in the research lifecycle, data management plans, metadata and data discovery, rights, ethics and sensitive data, and data citation and impact.

Over the five half-day sessions participants will be able to choose the level at which they want to engage: ‘getting started’, ‘know more’ or ‘challenge me’. Along the way we will get hands on with data and tools. There will be opportunities for participants to learn from each other and to develop skills in data management and expertise in implementing good data practice at their home institutions.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate drivers, barriers and challenges for improved research data management.

  • Understand relationships between the research data lifecycle and scholarly communications workflows.

  • Consider how rights and ethics impact on data sharing and refer to strategies for managing sensitive data.

  • Use basic hands on experience with data and tools to enrich data quality and discovery.

Proposed level: Beginner to intermediate. Participants should have some familiarity with the changing role and importance of research data in Scholarly Communications and an interest in taking their knowledge to the next level.

Intended audience: The course is aimed at individuals working with or expecting to work with data as researchers, publishers, librarians, or in research support, especially those seeking to develop their skills in managing data in practice and to understand the tools that can support them in doing this.

 


Instructor | Speaker
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Tim Dennis

Data Librarian, UCSD
I am a Data Librarian at the UCSD Library where I provide data services, including help finding data, instruction, one-on-one consulting, and community building. I am a regular user of R, Python, SQL and command-line tools and have extensive experience helping researchers and... Read More →
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Stephanie Simms

DMPTool Product Manager, California Digital Library
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Natasha Simons

Associate Director, Skilled Workforce, Australian Research Data Commons


Friday August 4, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Asante

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday August 4, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cafe Ventanas

1:30pm

Colloquium Session: Report out from Afternoon Courses
On Friday afternoon we have an opportunity to come back together and to learn what the various course groups have done. We will have lightning presentations of about 5 minutes each from course instructors/students, interspersed with short discussions of how they might be related together. Finally, we will close the Institute with an open discussion of your experiences, and how we can build an even better Institute for next year

Friday August 4, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)
  • Room Auditorium

4:30pm

Closing Session
Friday August 4, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Institute of the Americas (IOA)
  • Room Auditorium