All Things Open Week 2023 | All Things Open | Conferences, Workshops, and Lectures | Kennesaw State University

“The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Libraries invite all interested parties to submit a proposal for inclusion at the inaugural All Things Open Week, April 3-7, a series of events dedicated to promoting inclusive and intentional open access practices regardless of discipline or audience. If you are passionate about open pedagogy, open data, or open science frameworks, consider sharing your perspective….”

Sci-K 2023

“The workshop calls for full research papers (up to 8 pages + 2 pages of appendices + 2 pages of references), describing original work on the listed topics, and short papers (up to 4 pages + 2 pages of appendices + 2 pages of references), on early research results, new results on previously published works, demos, and projects. In accordance with Open Science principles, research papers may also be in the form of data papers and software papers (short or long papers). The former present the motivation and methodology behind the creation of data sets that are of value to the community; e.g., annotated corpora, benchmark collections, training sets. The latter present software functionality, its value for the community, and its application to a non-specialist reader. To enable reproducibility and peer-review, authors will be requested to share the DOIs of the data sets and the software products described in the articles and thoroughly describe their construction and reuse….”

CFP: Digital Heritage: Museum Data, Digitization and Digital Infrastructure ? dh+lib

“Digital Humanities scholar and digital heritage practitioner, Dr. Anne Luther (Digital Benin), is proposing a book project with Routledge and seeks proposals for book chapters that address the following:

History of Digitization in Museum: history of cataloging, history of digitization and computers in museums, today’s practices.

Digital Infrastructure: foundational texts that build an overview on internal and public infrastructure (who is interacting with data in museums [practitioners], what are data in museums [standards, vocabularies, thesaurus, data structures], what are databases [differences, uses, technical possibilities, use] how do museums publish data online [infrastructure, standardization, LOI, Wiki, online catalogues etc.], what are differences between internal data use and online publication [technical, social, monetary].

Ownership: copyright, access, authorship and the digital divide

Practice and Education: case studies in- and outside the museum

Impact and Change: case studies on restitution, accessibility and change in museum policies, practices, authorship and ownership

Short proposals of 500 words can be submitted until 31 January 2023 to contact[at]anneluther.info.”

Open Science for Librarians

“The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, aims to create 14 lessons that invite librarians to increase their aptitudes in the principles and practices of Open Science. Led by the UCLA Library Data Science Center, this project will incentivize two sequential one year cohorts of authors to develop and refine lessons through summer workshops. As part of this project, the UCLA Library Data Science Center is pleased to announce the call for proposals to develop lessons for librarians focused on open science methods and principles. Read the Full Call for Proposals …”

FSCI 2023 – FORCE11

“The dates are set and the Call for Courses is live for FSCI 2023 Online, which will be held Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4, 2023. 

The theme this year is “Enhancing the Global Impact of Open Scholarship.” 

Save the dates and consider submitting a course proposal! Further, please help us get the word out to your colleagues in research and scholarly communication by sharing the following information with your network. As always, thanks for your assistance in helping FSCI to develop and grow….”

Everything Open 2023 | Everything Open, All At Once!

“We invite you to submit a session proposal on a topic you are familiar with via our proposals portal. The Call for Sessions will remain open until 11:59 pm on Sunday 15 January 2023 anywhere on earth (AoE).

There will be multiple streams catering for a wide range of interest areas across the many facets of open technology, including Linux, open source software, open hardware, standards, formats and documentation, and our communities. In keeping with the conference’s aim to be inclusive to all community members, presentations can be aimed at any level, ranging from technical deep-dives through to beginner and intermediate level presentations for those who are newer to the subject. Where possible, talks on a related subject will be arranged sequentially in the schedule.

There will be two types of sessions at Everything Open: talks and tutorials. Talks will nominally be 45 minutes long on a single topic presented in lecture format. We will also have a few short talk slots (25 minutes) available, which are perfect for people new to presenting at a conference. Tutorials are interactive and hands-on in nature, presented in classroom format. Each accepted session will receive one Professional level ticket to attend the conference….”

CFP: Ideathon 2022 – OSSAN | Open Science South Asia Network | deadline December 30, 2022

“Open Science practices are yet to get momentum in the South Asian region. Considerable digital, technological and knowledge divides exist between and within South Asian countries. The adoption of open science practices holds a significant promise of progress for the STI ecosystem of this region. But with the promise of a better ecosystem come immense challenges as well. Developing policies for open science, investing in open science infrastructure, transforming scientific culture and incentivisation and investing in capacity building are some of the essential and primary requirements. To address the challenges of fostering an open scientific framework and culture within this region’s STI ecosystem, we are organising OSSAN IDEATHON 2022, a first-of-its-kind event that aims to invite tangible solutions to facilitate open science in the region of South Asia. Students, academics, developers, Open Science enthusiasts, practitioners, researchers, and academics from diverse academic and professional backgrounds from South Asia are invited to share their unique, creative ideas on a set of challenges to facilitate Open Science in South Asia and build a foundation for collaboration among South Asian countries through innovative projects, applications and infrastructures….”

https://www.codeforsociety.org/eventfund/calendar/ossan-ideathon

2023 Unconference on Open Scholarship Practices in Education Research

“The 2023 Unconference will be a virtual participation event featuring participant-led sessions analyzing the current state of open scholarship practice seeking solutions to identified problems. Participants will assess barriers to adoption of open scholarship practices unique to the education community and brainstorm strategies for promoting greater awareness….”

Organizing the Open Publishing Festival 2023, 13-17 November | Liberate Science

“We will be organizing the 2023 edition of the Open Publishing Festival together with Coko. Save the date: 13-17 November 2023. Organizing the Open Publishing Festival aligns perfectly our virtual-first event policy. We got inspired by the Festival at the start of the pandemic, and are excited we will co-organize it. We will be expanding in the 2023 edition of the Open Publishing Festival!  If you are interested, please suggest a session. It can be any kind of publishing—fact, fiction, art of any kind. Any kind of format, tool, or project—podcasts, software, video, books, articles, organisations, processes, methodologies, VR/AR – all of it! Anything that is open publishing! Are you interested to help with the 2023 edition? We are looking for sponsors and wranglers…”

2023 Library Publishing Forum Proposal Submission Form | deadline December 16, 2022

“The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is now accepting proposals for the 2023 Library Publishing Forum! We are thrilled to offer a virtual forum during the week of May 8 to May 11 (times TBD).  We warmly encourage proposals from first-time presenters and representatives of small and emerging publishing programs. Proposals may address any topic of interest to the library publishing community.  Proposal submissions are welcome from LPC members and nonmembers, including library employees, university press employees, scholars, students, and other scholarly communication and publishing professionals. We welcome proposals from first-time presenters and representatives of small and emerging publishing programs. Please view the Call for Proposals for detailed information about the Forum and the different formats of proposed sessions. The submission deadline is December 16, 2022….”

“…We welcome proposals on topics including, but not limited to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), decolonial approaches to library publishing, intersections of library publishing with broader social issues, university presses, society and association partnerships, funding models, copyright, open access publishing, and Open Educational Resources (OER)….”

Call for proposals – Open Repositories 2023

Repositories unlocked for discovery and interoperability

The web was designed as an information space with the goal that it should be useful not only for human-human communication, but also to allow communication facilitated by machines. The OR2023 conference will focus on the practices of the international repositories community to develop and implement the standards, frameworks, architectures, and methodologies for open repositories to serve as knowledge representation databases for the structured web of data.

Invitation to participate
OR2023 will provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on the ways repositories enable discoverability and interoperability of information and data within the structured web of data. How can we better utilize repositories for machine interoperability? How can we develop the capacity of institutions to implement sustainable open repositories to improve data equity worldwide?…”

CfP Special Issue of Teknokultura: Emergence of critical experimental practices in publishing and digital posthumanities | Teknokultura. Revista de Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales

As open access policies have become assimilated to the commercial dynamics of academic knowledge production and circulation, publishing processes in the academic setting have emerged as strategic spaces where to explore new styles of research and social intervention, as well as to transform the relationship between academia and political activism amidst the globalization and digitalization of capitalism. The anthology Whose Book is it Anyway? Views from Elsewhere on Publishing, Copyright, and Creativity, edited by Janis Jefferies and Sarah Kember (Open Book Publishers, 2020), problematizes the technicism and commercial orientation of mainstream discourses on open access that pervade most governments and higher education institutions. The authors call on us to think beyond technological ‘progress’ and copyright issues, and to focus for once on moral, political and social rights as well as concrete strategies for academic-led editorial practices driven not by profit, but by solidarity, critique, and creativity. From this feminist intersectional perspective, developed in the After Open Access Manifesto, the issue is no longer to be for or against copyright, or even open access, but to inaugurate and sustain new types of research and a more just future for academic publications within and beyond discourses of digitisation. This special issue calls on contributions that document and reflect on the emergence of critical experimental practices in publishing and digital posthumanities which have a feminist orientation and commitment to intervene in political and cultural debates on open access and open science. The goal is to map emergent discourses and practices on academic-led publishing across geographies and languages, including interpretations and controversies on open access and open science in different contexts as well as cultural critiques of instrumentalist understandings of technology and intellectual work in academic settings, all paying particular attention to feminist approaches to the problem of knowledges in the current crisis of globalization. Topics include but are not limited to:

Intersectional feminism and open access/open science debates in specific contexts
Editorial activisms in the digital sphere
Experimental, iterative and processual publishing led in academic settings
Feminist ethics in academic-led publishing
Platforms and knowledge economies
Geopolitics of academic knowledge
Socioenvironmental dimensions of academic publishing

Manuscripts should be submitted by September 15, 2023. They can be submitted in Spanish, English or Portuguese, must be original and not have been previously published or under consideration by other journals or publications.

 

IOI Community Investment Council: Express your interest | November 2022 | Invest in Open Infrastructure

“Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is excited to announce that we will be launching a fund to further investment in open infrastructure. The fund will go live in early 2024 and provide targeted support to further our mission to sustain effective digital infrastructure needed for open knowledge to flourish. Read our announcement for more information: https://investinopen.org/blog/ioi-launches-fund-to-deepen-investment-in-open-infrastructure/

The fund will serve as a means to further the following aims: Catalyze and deepen investment in under-resourced areas, addressing gaps that current funding mechanisms fail to support, enhancing access to funding to services outside of the Global North, and drive investment to enhance a more representative and accessible ecosystem. Increase and expand the pool of funders of open infrastructure, including calling for those who extract significant value from the open ecosystem to reinvest in the open systems from which they profit. Activate a mechanism for bold, higher risk investments, including exploring community investment in current infrastructure, to counter the increased corporate control of tools and technologies.

Over the course of 2023, IOI will be sharing more about our plans for the fund, and we will also be launching a Community Investment Council. The Council will bring transparency and accountability to fund stewardship, to further build on our efforts to design values-aligned ways to debias funding decisions. You can register your interest to join those conversations via this short survey….”

IOI launches fund to deepen investment in Open Infrastructure | 1 November 2022

“Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is excited to announce that it will be launching a fund to further investment in open infrastructure globally. The fund will go live in early 2024 and provide targeted support to further our mission to sustain effective digital infrastructure needed for open knowledge to flourish. … The fund was announced as part of IOI’s Funders Summit, a gathering of key stakeholders involved in financing and resourcing open infrastructure. It will serve as a means to further the following aims:

Catalyze and deepen investment in under-resourced areas, addressing gaps that current funding mechanisms fail to support, enhancing access to funding to communities outside of the Global North, and driving investment to enhance a more representative and accessible ecosystem.
Increase and expand the pool of funders of open infrastructure, including calling for those who extract significant value from the open ecosystem to reinvest in the open systems from which they profit.
Activate a mechanism for bold, higher-risk investments, including exploring community investment in current infrastructure, to counter the increased corporate control of tools and technologies….

IOI’s fund builds on existing momentum to increase investment for critical, digital, open infrastructure, as seen with the recent commitment by leaders to advance and invest in the use of digital public goods such as open source software, Germany’s launch of the Sovereign Tech Fund to support vital and stable open source technologies, and continued efforts from organizations such as the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS).

Over the course of next year, IOI will be sharing more about its plans for the fund via a series of invited discussions. They will also be launching a Community Investment Council to bring transparency and accountability to fund stewardship, to further build on their efforts to design values-aligned ways to de-bias funding decisions. You can register your interest to join those conversations via this short survey.”

News – Call for proposals: ‘Minimum conditions supporting research reproducibility’ – News – Knowledge Exchange

“The KE Task and Finish group on FAIR Data and Software supporting Reproducible Research have produced a scoping document which provides an overview for this work.

We are inviting consultants to submit proposals to undertake work around ‘Minimum conditions supporting research reproducibility’. Full details of the work and its requirements are included in the Call for proposals document….”