06 September 2023
Open and Engaged 2023: Community over Commercialisation
The British Library is delighted to host its annual Open and Engaged Conference on Monday 30 October, in-person and online, as part of International Open Access Week.
In line with this year’s #OAWeek theme: Open and Engaged 2023: Community over Commercialisation will address approaches and practices to open scholarship that prioritise the best interests of the public and the research community. The programme will focus on community-governance, public-private collaborations, and community building aspects of the topic by keeping the public good in the heart of the talks. It will underline different priorities and approaches for Galleries-Libraries-Archives-Museums (GLAMs) and the cultural sector in the context of open access.
We invite everyone interested in the topic to join us on Monday, 30 October!
This will be a hybrid event taking place at the British Library’s Knowledge Centre in St. Pancras, London, and streamed online for those unable to attend in-person.
You can register for Open and Engaged 2023 by filling this form by Thursday, 26 October 18:00 BST. Please note that the places for in-person attendance are now full and the form is available only for online booking.
Registrants will be contacted with details for either in-person attendance or a link to access the online stream closer to the event.
Note that clocks change back to GMT in UK on Sunday, 29 October.
9:30 Registration opens for in-person attendees. Entrance Hall at the Knowledge Centre.
10:10 Keynote from Monica Westin, Senior Product Manager at the Internet Archive
Commercial Break: Imagining new ownership models for cultural heritage institutions.
10:40 Session on public-private collaborations for public good chaired by Liz White, Director of Library Partnerships at the British Library.
- Balancing public-private partnerships with responsibilities to our communities. Mia Ridge, Digital Curator, Western Heritage Collections, The British Library
- Where do I stand? Deconstructing Digital Collections [Research] Infrastructures: A perspective from Towards a National Collection. Javier Pereda, Senior Researcher of the Towards a National Collection (TaNC)
- "This is not IP I'm familiar with." The strange afterlife and untapped potential of public domain content in GLAM institutions. Douglas McCarthy, Head of Library Learning Centre, Delft University of Technology.
12:10 Lightning talks on community projects chaired by Graham Jevon, Digital Service Specialist at the British Library.
- The Turing Way: Community-led Resources for Open Research and Data Science. Emma Karoune, Senior Research Community Manager, The Alan Turing Institute.
- Open Online Tools for Creating Interactive Narratives. Giulia Carla Rossi, Curator for Digital Publications and Stella Wisdom, Digital Curator for Contemporary British Collections, The British Library
13:30 Session on the community-centred infrastructure in practice chaired by Jenny Basford, Repository Services Lead at the British Library.
- AHRC, Digital Research Infrastructure and where we want to go with it. Tao Chang, Associate Director, Infrastructure & Major Programmes, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- The critical role of repositories in advancing open scholarship. Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). (Remote talk)
- Investing in the Future of Open Infrastructure. Kaitlin Thaney, Executive Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI). (Remote talk)
15:00 Session on the role of research libraries in prioritizing the community chaired by Ian Cooke, Head of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library.
- Networks of libraries supporting open access book publishing. Rupert Gatti, Co-founder and the Director of Open Book Publishers, Director of Studies in Economics at the Trinity College Cambridge
- Collective action for driving open science agenda in Africa and Europe. Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager at EIFL. (Remote talk)
- The Not So Quiet Rights Retention Revolution: Research Libraries, Rights and Supporting our Communities. William Nixon, Deputy Executive Director at RLUK-Research Libraries UK
16:00 Closing remarks
Social media hashtag for the event is #OpenEngaged. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].