Purpose – The workshop is aimed at those involved in the development of open access (OA) repositories and who can influence the direction of developments either within their institution, their country or at an international level. Design/methodology/approach – The University of Geneva and CERN held the 7th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7) from 22 June 2011 to 24 June 2011 in the beautiful city of Calvin and Rousseau, in the heart of the Alps and close to the worldwide famous Lake of Geneva. It has been several years that the University of Geneva and CERN co‐organized the workshop, which became a “must to be” in the science profession. Some figures: several hundred of the participants coming mostly from Western countries, more than 30 papers and ten tutorials; and some famous sponsors such as UNESCO, SPARC Europe, ExLibris, Microsoft Research and Springer, etc. The OAI7 Workshop followed the successful format of previous workshops mixing practical tutorials, presentations from cutting‐edge projects and research, discussion groups, posters, and an intense social programme to maximise interaction and communication. Previous workshops have built a strong community spirit and the event is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and contact details with the wide range of people connected to the OA movement. The OAI series of workshops is one of the biggest international meetings in this field and takes place roughly every two years. Findings – Ownership, copyright, cost, new developments, OA publishing, e‐research, data curation, research funding and institutional repositories can all be linked to OA. In this context it makes more sense, can play a bigger role, and eventually become a feature of local scholarship practice. Originality/value – The paper reports on the findings of the OA17 workshop.
Library Hi Tech News – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 20, 2011
Keywords: Conferences; Education; Electronic publishing; Co‐operation; Libraries; Internet
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