I'm going to be submitting a presentation about the work I've done with two
archives and an online library as Wikipedian in Residence and the power of
utilizing open culture data. It'll be a slight overlap to presentations
I've given at other library conferences, but, it'll be a chance to show off
unique open culture opportunities...
If panels or other things come into fruition I'm happy to participate as
well if desired. And yes, I love licensing talk ;)
Thanks Phoebe for posting this.
On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM, phoebe ayers
>>>> For the formal conference sessions , we are interested in any and all
>>>> topics related to:
>>>> * Open access publishing and institutional repositories
>>>> * Sustainability, scalability, and assessment of open access
>>>> * Open educational resources and open access applications in the
>>>> * Massive open online courses (MOOCs) - copyright issues,
>>>> assessment, challenges
>>>> * Outreach, promotion, and overcoming resistance to open initiatives
>>>> We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels
>>>> organized around a theme.
>>> This sounds interesting - thanks for raising it, Phoebe.
>>> My normal material - open licensing - seems like it would be a bit
>>> offtopic, so I won't submit something by myself. But if anyone is
>>> considering a panel where an open licensing perspective would be useful as
>>> part of a broader/more interesting theme, please contact me - I'd be happy
>>> to help out.
>>> I don't think it's off-topic at all, considering that all of this
>> openness has to be built on open licensing :) But, I think the audience
>> will likely be familiar with but not hugely knowledgeable about open
>> licenses & issues, so a survey or similar would probably be good.
> The problem with that sort of thing is that the basic survey is often
> boring - like you say, many people will be familiar with it. Specific
> questions are interesting, but it is hard for me to know what exactly will
> be of interest beforehand. That's part of why I suggest a panel- I'd be
> happy to field questions, and those could be quite interesting, but don't
> have a good/interesting/informative spiel that would stand on its own.
>> I know from the university perspective lots of faculty (and librarians)
>> have a lot of questions about what open license mandates from the
>> government or in university repositories mean about the rights to their
>> work, concerns about commercial use, etc.
> For mandates, particularly around OER, someone from CC or PLOS is likely
> to be more useful than I am- it just isn't (yet :) my area of specialty.
> (Which is the other reason I'm a little reluctant to jump in directly.)
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