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COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 - Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship

Europe/Lisbon
University of Porto

University of Porto

Heather Joseph (SPARC Executive Director), Kathleen Shearer (COAR Executive Director)
Description

In a rapidly evolving world, academic and research institutions must think about becoming agents of change, with greater flexibility and responsiveness than ever before. Part of this change is a shift away from the notion that researchers simply conduct research and produce publications, but rather the research community itself must begin to take on responsibility for ensuring research outputs are widely and openly disseminated, properly curated, and preserved. In this sense, the institution becomes one node in a larger, interconnected network of content producers and stewards.

There are both challenges and opportunities inherent in this new role. For instance, how do we create a seamless global research network in which all countries and researchers can participate? How can we evaluate research outputs based on their quality, and not on whether they are attached to a prestige publication? How can we manage increasingly large and complex data to support new modes of science and innovation? And how can we ensure that content is appropriately licensed, annotated and preserved to allow it to be re-used and integrated with other related content? Clearly, libraries and institutions must forge new partnerships, nurture new skills and competencies, and develop new organizational structures.

This conference, co-hosted by SPARC and COAR, will address some of the important challenges facing our libraries as we attempt to re-define our roles in an age of constant flux.

Authorisation Form
    • 08:30 09:00
      Registration Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

    • 09:00 10:30
      Breakfast Club Meetings: COAR & SPARC members only Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

      Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto

      For this session experts will discuss their topics with you on different tables. Every 10 minutes the group will move to the next table.

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

      Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto
    • 11:00 13:00
      COAR General Assembly: COAR members only Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

      Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto
    • 11:00 13:00
      SPARC Meeting: SPARC members only Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

      Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

      Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto
    • 14:00 15:30
      Joint COAR-SPARC Workshop: COAR & SPARC members only Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

      Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto
    • 16:00 18:00
      COAR Strategic Committee Meeting: Committee members only Rectory

      Rectory

      University of Porto

    • 19:30 22:00
      Informal Dinner (self-paid) 2h 30m
    • 08:30 09:00
      Registration
    • 09:00 10:30
      Welcome and Keynote
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      Organizational Models for Research Data Management Services
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 14:00 15:30
      International Policy Environment
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Global Alignment and Collaboration
    • 19:30 22:00
      Conference Dinner 2h 30m
    • 08:30 09:00
      Registration
    • 09:00 10:30
      Assessing Value
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      Closing Keynote and Wrap-up
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 14:00 17:30
      Aligning Repository Networks Meeting: Committee Members Only
    • 14:00 16:00
      COAR Working and Interest Group Meetings: For COAR WG/IG Members and Interested Participants
    • 19:30 22:00
      Optional Dinner (self-paid) 2h 30m