On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Kat Walsh <k...@mindspillage.org> wrote:
> 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>
> >>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> 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
> >>>> classroom
> >>>> * Massive open online courses (MOOCs) - copyright issues,
> >>>> assessment, challenges
> >>>> * Outreach, promotion, and overcoming resistance to open
> >>>> 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
> >>> to help out.
> >>> Luis
> >> I don't think it's off-topic at all, considering that all of this
> >> has to be built on open licensing :) But, I think the audience will
> >> be familiar with but not hugely knowledgeable about open licenses &
> >> so a survey or similar would probably be good.
> > The problem with that sort of thing is that the basic survey is often
> > - like you say, many people will be familiar with it. Specific questions
> > interesting, but it is hard for me to know what exactly will be of
> > 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
> >> or in university repositories mean about the rights to their work,
> >> about commercial use, etc.
> > For mandates, particularly around OER, someone from CC or PLOS is likely
> > be more useful than I am- it just isn't (yet :) my area of specialty.
> > is the other reason I'm a little reluctant to jump in directly.)
> I note that I would be really surprised if people from CC aren't
> planning to participate, but this is the first I've seen of the
> conference so far--I should coordinate with people to figure out who
> is going. (Tim, are you on this list?) But it might be fun to do a
> legal session with a bunch of lawyers in different aspects of the
> field (OK, my idea of "fun" may be broken).
> FWIW, there is a "copyright help" expo booth at ALA every year--if you
> recall Lucy's psychiatric help booth from the Peanuts comics, meant to
> be rather like that--where people come up throughout with their
> questions, staffed by the more copyright-knowledgeable members. It's
> not, strictly speaking, *popular*, but probably useful. I could see a
> session on copyright, OER, and institutional repositories--perhaps one
> where people submit questions beforehand, giving presenters time to 1)
> select the most popular and 2) prepare...
The more I think about it, the more the unconference track seems
appropriate for this. They seem to have already opened up unconference
submissions through the registration process - I'm submitting a proposal
that way and will suggest CC might participate; anyone else we should
invite to our party? :)
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