04 October 2022
As part of International Open Access Week, the British Library is delighted to host its annual Open and Engaged event online on 24 October, Monday from 13:00 to 16:30 BST.
Since 2018 the British Library has organised the Open and Engaged Conference to coincide with International Open Access Week.
In line with this year’s #OAWeek theme: Open for Climate Justice; Open and Engaged will address intersections between cultural heritage and climate research through use of collections, digital infrastructures and skills.
A range of speakers from cultural heritage and higher education institutions will answer these questions to shed a light on the theme:
- What is the role of library collections, historical datasets to understand the impact of climate change?
- How to use digital infrastructure for more equitable knowledge sharing?
- What roles and skills are needed to make research from heritage organisations openly available?
We invite everyone interested in the topic to join us on the day by registering via this online form. Please see the programme below and note that it is subject to minor updates up until the event date.
Programme – 24 October, Monday - British Summer Time (UTC+1)
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome remarks
13:15 – 14:05 Session 1: Climate research in cultural heritage
TBA, Lorna Mitchell, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
14:05 – 14:20 Break
14:20 – 15:10 Session 2: Infrastructure to make heritage research open
“Forever or 5 years”: Sustainability planning for Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities. Anna Maria Sichani, Digital Humanities Research Hub, School of Advanced Study, University of London
15:10 - 15:25 Break
15:25 - 16:15 Session 3: Competencies for cultural heritage professionals to make collections open
Skills for cultural heritage professionals to manage repository services. Ilkay Holt, the British Library
Valuing the breadth and depth of skills in the research library. Claire Knowles, University of Leeds
16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarks from Rachael Kotarski, The British Library
We encourage you to participate in discussion with other attendees and speakers by using the Twitter hashtag #OpenEngaged. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.