e-InfraNet Workshop-The Open Agenda
e-InfraNet held an Information Exchange Workshop on the Open Agenda on the 27th and 28th of October 2011 in Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands.
The broad objective of the workshop was to stimulate a lively and engaging debate around the benefits and challenges that the concept of Open Research and Higher education in its broadest sense (encompassing Open Access, data, source, borders ) poses for the communities involved. The workshop addressed questions such as:
• Why is it of benefit to the research and higher education communities to adopt a more ‘Open approach’ in research and education?
• What are the implications (e.g. political, organizational, legal) of a more open approach for a (sustainable) e-Infrastructure?
• How can academics from different disciplinary backgrounds learn from each other in developing a coherent vision for (the progress of) the Open agenda?
The programme had contributions from researchers and practitioners working on various aspects of the subject.
View ‘Nano Report’ from event here
The ‘Nano Report’ presents a summary of delegates findings of the event in a format that allows the reader to observe patterns and overlaps.
Thursday 27th of October
12:00 Registration and Lunch
13:15 Keynote speech: Opening-up-the-Academy- Dr. Stephen Pinfield, Chief Information Officer,University of Nottingham, UK
14:00 Introduction #1 Interoperability: Respectful Collaboration of Specialists,even computers - Barend Mons, NBIC, the Netherlands
14:30 Breakout session #1
15:00 Reports back from breakouts
15:30 Introduction #2: Infrastructure and Open Research: how flexible is the backbone ? – Sally Chambers DARIAH/University of Goettingen, the Netherlands
16:00 Breakout session #2
16:30 Reports back from breakouts
16:45 Transforming Cultures: Open Access and the Research-Teaching Nexus- Ms. Catherine Bruen, NDLR,Ireland
17:15 Instructions for dinner
17:30 Close and break (check in hotel)
19:30 Diner Pensant with reflections as food for thought from Dr. George O. Strawn, Director Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program, USA
Friday 28th of October
09:00 Summary of Day #1
09:15 Introduction #3: Legal Aspects of Open Content- Dr. Lucie Guibault, IViR/UvA, the Netherlands
09:45 Breakout session #3
10:15 Reports back from the breakouts
10:30 Introduction #4: Sustainability: does long-term stewardship align with ‘open’ ? - Mr. Neil Grindley, JISC, UK
11:15 Breakout session #4
11:45 Reports back from breakouts
12:00 Workshop wrap-up and final discussion
12:30 Closing Presentation and lunch