NUI Galway’s Open Scholarship Librarian Hardy Schwamm looking forward to OSCG’s activities in 2020.
What is the OSCG about?
Before we think about what our Community should do in 2020 we need to reflect on our principles and values:
- We are a grassroots, researcher-led community that wants to promote Open practices in Galway
- We are inclusive of disciplines and perspectives
- We want to collaborate with like-minded initiatives and people
What are our priorities?
Ahead of our last meeting I conducted a small survey among OSCG members. Here are the priorities with the top priority first:
- Engaging with the public (Citizen Science)
- Open Research Infrastructure
- Open Educational Resources
- Open Publishing
- FAIR Data
- Rewarding & Incentivising Open Practices
- Responsible Use of Metrics
So what next?
Until summer we have a number of activities planned that will address some of our priorities above:
- 23 March – Open Scholarship talk at GMIT
- 26 March – Open Scholar Café: Engaging with the Public at NUIG
- 20 April – Open Textbooks (registration will open soon). Co-hosted with NUIG Student Union and the College of Engineering & Informatics.
- 11-15 May Open Scholarship Week 2020 at NUIG in partnership with James Hardiman Library. Our flagship event that will “launch” OSCG to the wider world. One week of talks and workshops organised by OSCG. Registration for events will open in mid-March.
Want to join the fun?
If you want to get involved, either as a member or contributing to a session please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Twitter @oscgalway.