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[InetBib] Open Repositories 2016: Keynotes announced and early bird
- Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:09:51 +0000
- From: "Razum, Matthias" <Matthias.Razum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] Open Repositories 2016: Keynotes announced and early bird
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Subject: OR2016 keynotes and accepted contributions announced; Early bird
deadline is April 13th
Open Repositories 2016 - to be held in Dublin, Ireland June 13th-16th - is
pleased to announce our opening and closing keynote speakers - Laura
Czerniewicz and Rufus Pollock. Read below for more information about both.
Please note that early bird registration for Open Repositories 2016 will close
on April 13th. Register at http://or2016.net/ to take advantage of the early
bird registration, make your hotel reservation, and book sightseeing tours.
The accepted contributions are also now listed on the OR2016 Website here:
http://or2016.net/accepted-contributions. We are currently working on the
detailed program schedule, but you can find the general outline here:
Laura Czerniewicz will kick off Open Repositories 2016 with her opening keynote
titled “Which knowledge online? Reflections on networked scholarly
communication practices in a global age” on the morning of Tuesday, June 14th.
The current digitally-mediated networked age promises global digital cultures
with flattened power relations, given the affordances of information and
communication technologies to collapse distance, enable easier cross-country
collaborations and create new opportunities for knowledge production and
sharing. Drawing on case studies of local knowledge production, communication,
visibility and discoverability, this talk will raise issues regarding how the
reconfiguration of relationships and power is occurring in practice.
Associate Professor Czerniewicz is the director of the Centre for Innovation in
Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Prior
to that position, she ran the OpenUCT Initiative spearheading the university’s
open scholarship agenda including the development of the Open Access policy and
the repository as well as the integration of open education. She blogs
and can be followed at https://twitter.com/czernie on Twitter.
Dr. Rufus Pollock will deliver the closing keynote the afternoon of Thursday,
June 16th. Dr Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge, an
international non-profit using advocacy, technology and training to unlock
information and see it used to create insight that drives change. He was
formerly a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and a Mead Fellow in Economics at
Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and is currently an adviser on open
data to several governments. He has worked extensively as a scholar, activist
and technologist on the social, legal and technical challenges around the
creation and sharing of knowledge. See more about Dr. Pollock at
http://rufuspollock.org/ and follow him on Twitter at
We look forward to seeing you in Dublin this June!
Chair, OR2016 Host Committee
David Minor, Matthias Razum, and Sarah Shreeves
Co-Chairs, OR2016 Program Committee
FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur GmbH.
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Amtsgericht Mannheim HRB
Geschäftsführerin: Sabine Brünger-Weilandt.
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDirig Dr. Thomas Greiner.
Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.