[Humanist] 28.480 events: scholarly communication

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Mon Nov 10 07:13:48 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 480.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:29:18 +0000
        From: Daniel O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>
        Subject: Force2015: The Future of Scholarly Communication Conference. Dec. 12-13, 2015 Oxford.

Hi all,

The following conference may be of interest to people on this list. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and the Moore and Sloan foundations, there is significant student funding available.

FORCE2015 CONFERENCE (12-13 January, Oxford; CFP deadline Nov. 15 (abstracts); Dec. 1 (posters)).

The FORCE2015 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference brings together researchers, scholars, librarians, archivists, information scientists, publishers, and research funders in a lively forum – to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but also to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations, and the seeding of new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a positive change in scholarly communications through both the effective use of information technology and a deeper understanding of the nature of evolving scholarly practice.

The FORCE2015 conference will be held 12-13 January, 2015, at the University of Oxford, UK.  On the preceding day, 11 January 2015, there will be workshops, informal and formal collaborations, and business meetings associated with the main conference.

There are two themes for abstracts:

  *   Valuing the diversity of scholarly impact in a networked world
  *   Credit where credit is due

There are also opportunities to propose pre-conference workshops.

Force11 (The Future of Research Communication and eScholarship) was founded in 2011 to promote research in scholarly and scientific communication. It functions as a meeting ground and community of interest and practice for researchers across disciplines and sectors who are interested in the future of scholarly communication. A highlight of the meeting is the "$1k challenge"--a microgrant competition in which community groups propose ideas for $1k seed money grants.

Although the initial membership of Force11 drew heavily from the natural and life sciences, it is now broadly interdisciplinary and inter-sector. Its membership includes humanists, social scientists, natural and life scientists, librarians, funders, and commercial and non-profit publishers and publishing professionals. It is particularly interested in expanding its membership in mid- and low-income economic regions and in further developing its activities within humanities and social science publishing.

It is also a very welcoming group. If you or your students have ideas for papers or poster on scholarly communication activity, please consider submitting an abstract to the conference. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the Moore and Sloan foundations, there is also significant money available to support student participation.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


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Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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