SPARC Open Access Meeting 2014 @ Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 3_Mar 4 todo o dia

Washington, DC – The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is pleased to announce panel topics and to invite participants to register for the Spring event set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri on March 3-4, 2014.

The past year has seen growing momentum on many fronts of the movement towards “open”. Advances in the areas of open access, open data, and open educational resources have grown exponentially since the last SPARC Open Access Meeting was convened in 2012. As this push for greater openness continues, these three fronts are converging in interesting and potentially transformative ways. Join us as leaders from the library community, academia, industry, student community, and other research avenues discuss how open access, open data, and open educational resources are intersecting, and the impact this convergence will have on research and discovery. The meeting is designed to emphasize collaborative actions that stakeholders can take to positively impact publishing, policy, digital repositories, author rights, and licensing.

+ info: http://www.sparc.arl.org/events/oa1

View the Program Committee. To receive updates, join the SPARC Open Access Forum.

3rd LIBER Workshop on Digital Curation @ University of Vienna
Mai 18_Mai 19 todo o dia

The management of digital objects (e.g. articles, datasets, images, streams of data, multimedia objects) and non-digital objects (namely real-world entities, like authors, institutions, teams, geographic locations, etc.) is a crucial issue for the whole scientific and administrative process within an academic institution.

The need to unambiguously locate and access the digital resources, as well as associate them with the related metadata (e.g. authors, relevant entities, institutions, research groups, projects, administrative organisational units) is an essential requirement for managing, accessing, reusing, retrieving and preserving huge amounts of cultural and intellectual resources.

Along with the tide of Big Data, the relevance of this issue has been dramatically increased, making it clear that academic institutions have to take actions and develop plans that foster achievement of these goals. In this Conference, we argue that the introduction of comprehensive Data Management Plans is the imminent step for the Instiutions and their repositories which seek to fulfil requirements set to them.

Data Management Plans facilitate the curation process of digital objects. Thus, the time and effort spent by the curators is minimized.

+ info: http://liber2014.univie.ac.at

COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship @ Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Abr 14@8:30_Abr 16@17:30
COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship @ Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Portugal | Porto | Porto | Portugal

COAR and SPARC are delighted to announce their upcoming joint conference, Connecting Research Results, Bridging Communities, Opening Scholarship on April 15th and 16th in Porto, Portugal. Registration is now open!

Click here to register for the 2015 COAR-SPARC Conference

Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the meeting will offer a thought-provoking program with dynamic speakers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges for libraries in a world of open science and open content, provide a valuable opportunity for participants to make connections, and learn best practices from colleagues around the world.

The conference is deliberately structured to deliver both an overview of the most important policy and philosophical developments as well as pragmatic sessions to help participants become more effective in their roles on a day-to-day basis. Featured keynote speakers include:

• John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
• Dominique Babini, Coordinator of Open Access Projects, CLACSO

The intended audience for the conference are library directors, librarians and repository managers, researchers, university administrators, funding agencies, and students.

Space is limited, so please register early! 100 places are reserved for COAR and SPARC members.

The early bird conference rates if you register before March 13, 2015:

• €55.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $65 US)
• €105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)

After March 13, 2015

• €80.50 EUR for COAR and SPARC members (approximately $92 US)
• €105.50 EUR for non-members (approximately $120 US)

Please visit the SPARC and COAR websites for more details and to register for the conference.

The conference will offer a poster session. Posters can be submitted while registering for the conference or emailed to Maxie Putlitz at putlitz@sub.uni-goettingen.de by March 13, 2015.

8ª ConfOA – Conferência Luso – Brasileira de Acesso Aberto @ Rua Gabriel Abrão, 92
Out 4_Out 6 todo o dia
11ª ConfOA – Conferência Luso-Brasileira de Ciência Aberta (ONLINE) @ Universidade do Minho
Out 6_Out 8 todo o dia