This workshop, hosted at the Cambridge Union Society and supported by Hindawi, will introduce early-career researchers to some of the current issues around Open Access from the perspective of Publishers, Institutions and Funders. The event will be structured as a series of three short keynotes each followed by a panel discussion. There will be a coffee break during the event.
The first keynote will be an overview of what it means to be a commercial Open Access publisher, how the space evolved in recent years and why Hindawi wants to foster a debate on OA. This will be followed by a panel discussion on Open Access models.
The second keynote will address the challenges of Open Access. What are the obstacles, annoyances and hazards for institutions in making their research output openly accessible, and why does it matter to the individual researcher? The following panel discussion will be on publisher solutions.
The final keynote will ask why funders now insist on OA. Why does it make sense for researchers, institutions, and even publishers? The ensuing panel discussion will look at technology innovation.
Please join us and use the hastag #OAFUTURE during the event.
The Cambridge Union – 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB
Thursday, 23 June, 2016
14:00 to 17:30 (BST)
14:00-14:15 Keynote #1 Publisher Perspective (Paul Peters, President, OASPA; CEO, Hindawi)
Brief overview of Open Access from a publisher’s perspective. What were the drivers for the conversion to open access, how have they changed, and what are the major open access discussions shaping the future for publishers. What are the broader infrastructural challenges faced by the industry as a whole and how are these being addressed?
14:20-15:10 Panel Discussion #1 Open Access Models
Moderator: Paul Peters
Open Access is evolving into many forms, this panel will look at some of the different models that have developed in this space. It will consider the merits and potential challenges that they present for publishers, institutions and funding bodies.
- Sara Grimme, Publishing & Product Director – Heliyon
- Matt Day, Head of Open and Data – Cambridge University Press
- Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager – UCL Press
15:10-15:25 Keynote #2 Institutional Perspective – (Dr Danny Kingsley)
The challenges of Open Access. What are the obstacles, annoyances and hazards for institutions in making their research output openly accessible? How has the landscape changed over the years, from a “nice to have” option put forward by more activist members of the research community, to an imperative supported by major funder. What steps need to be taken to ensure that, going forward, individual researchers are able to meet accessibility criteria and don’t fall foul of these new guidelines?
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:30 Panel Discussion #2 Publishing Solutions
Moderator: (Dr. Danny Kingsley, University of Cambridge)
How are various stakeholders tackling the challenges outlined above by Dr Kingsley? With a vast number of new funder and institutional requirements increasing the burden on institutions and researchers what can be done to help?
- Matt Green, Head of Institutional Membership – Hindawi
- Catriona MacCallum – Acting Director of Advocacy at Public Library of Science PLOS
- Carolyn Alderson – Deputy Director Jisc Collections
16:30-17:10 Panel Discussion #3 Technology Innovation
Moderator: (Liz Allen, F1000)
How can technology help researchers collaborate effectively online; provide a view on usage and sharing far beyond traditional measures and create an interlinked infrastructure? This panel will look at ways in which technology can support the creation, distribution and discussion around scholarly content.
- Ali Smith, Web Developer – Overleaf
- Euan Adie, Founder – Altmetric
- Geoffrey Bilder – Director Of Strategic Initiatives – CrossRef
17:10-17:20 Closing Remarks
17:30- Refreshments at the Union Bar