[Commons-research] CFP for Free Culture 2009 is out!
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Sun Jul 12 16:16:31 EDT 2009
Thanks Gavin, we have thought about producing some kind of research-
informed policy document/guidelines and although I have no idea yet
what form this may take, support for OA to research would definitely
be a good fit for that imo.
On Jul 12, 2009, at 2:13 AM, Gavin Baker wrote:
> Note that the event falls during Open Access Week:
> I hope the workshop will participate in Open Access Week by publicly
> supporting open access to research!
> On Sat, July 11, 2009 5:56 pm, Giorgos Cheliotis wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> after much deliberation and delays, we have finally managed to put
>> a CFP for the Free Culture 2009 research workshop which will build on
>> the one at Sapporo last year. This year the event will be at Harvard,
>> with the support of the Berkman center and additional support from
>> NEXA center and iCommons.
>> Please find below the link to the CFP:
>> The process so far this year has been very different and I think
>> of use who were involved in organizing this have learned a few things
>> along the way. It is the first time we will be doing this as a stand-
>> alone event and there were more stakeholders involved. It then took
>> more effort than last year, hence the relative silence over the past
>> few months.
>> Note that this year the organizing committee has decided to go for a
>> mixed model of Invitations+CFP, which means that some people will be
>> invited to the event by the host institution (with no review),
>> everyone else will be able to submit a short essay through the CFP
>> thus earn their invitation, so to say (with peer review).
>> In fact, everyone will be asked to submit such an essay and these
>> essays will form the backbone for the discussions to take place
>> and after the event; the difference is that some people we are
>> inviting anyway. The decision to send out invitations in that manner
>> was made in order to make it easy for the organizers to convene a
>> small and focused group which will include some senior academics who
>> will help us build a perspective on the top priorities in free
>> research. This workshop will be more about what we should be
>> researching and how, rather than showcasing what each one of us has
>> done in their research. Because, however, we wanted to avoid making
>> the group of attendees too closed and uniform, we added the CFP so as
>> to invite the broader community to send their ideas regarding key
>> priorities in this area.
>> I hope this is clear enough and let me also note that another
>> expressed goal of this event is to plan again for a larger and more
>> inclusive event next year. So, you can also see it as a stepping
>> towards the goal of a full-fledged free culture research conference
>> (whatever form this may take).
>> (on behalf of the organizing committee)
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