The Future of Scholarly Communication: a one-day seminar on research dissemination, interaction and conversation
How do science journalists find news? Why should we consider open access publishing? And is the peer-review process living up to standards? The Future of Scholarly Communication on October 7th 2019 in Hanover is a one-day meeting that will dig deeper into these topics. The program features presentations and discussions on some of the hottest topics in scholarly communication and will end with an MCAA German chapter meeting.
Researchers are evaluated on citations rather than other - and possibly more relevant - metrics of scientific quality and effectiveness of communication. The system shows much potential for improvement, but how can it be done in practice? This one day seminar will feature panels, talks and discussions on Plan S and open science, metrics of research performance, science-media engagement, the infrastructure of future services, and the future of the peer review process. The first half will be dedicated to examining why scientists should engage in communication activties and the afternoon will be focusing on the practical aspects of such activties.
The event is free of charge and includes a vegan lunch, which will served on site. There will be an optional social dinner at Hugo's on Ernst-August-Platz 10 in Hanover (find menu here), starting at 18:30. Please register via the registration form below, with your name, email adress and an indication of if you want to join the dinner.
The registration deadline is September 18!
Monday October 7th 2019
9:45 - 10:15 Registration
10:15 - 10:20 Welcome - Marina Rantanen Modeer, Gabor Kismihok
10:20 - 11:00 Key note presentation - Birgit Schmidt
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 12:05 Panel: Maximizing impact on society through open science
Panelists: Annette Klinkert, Wiebke Rössig, Nehama Lewis
Moderated by Scott Harrison
12:05 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:50 Lightning talks: The practice and future of science communication
- Plan S and Open Science, Gareth O'Neill
- Metrics of research performance,
- Science-media engagement,
- Infrastructure of future services,
- Improving peer review, Birgit Schmidt
13:50 - 14:05 Break
14:05 - 14:50 Roundtable discussions
Parallel roundtable discussion on the topics presented after lunch
moderated by each of the lightning talk speakers. Choose your topic freely.
14:50 - 15:30 Report and summary of roundtable key points
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 MCAA German chapter meeting
18:30 Social dinner (paid individually by participant)
Birgit Schmidt, Head of Knowledge Commons, Göttingen State and University Library
Wiebke Rössig, Project Leader and scientist, Museum für Naturkunde
Nehama Lewis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication at the University of Haifa
Annette Klinkert, Executive Director, European Science Engagement Association (Eusea)
Gareth O'Neill, Expert on Open Science for the Dutch Government and European Commission and previous President of Eurodoc
TIB – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften und Universitätsbibliothek, in Hanover