Call for Proposals: Free Access to Law in a Changing Landscape – Virtual Law Via the Internet 2020

“The 2020 Law via the Internet Organizing Committee is pleased to present our Call for Program Proposals for this year’s virtual LVI conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Free Access to Law in a Changing Landscape” and it will take place, virtually, on September 22 and 23, 2020….”

Virtual Event Awards

“We aim to improve access to open data science practices and tools and support communities in open data science to grow sustainably and inclusively. We will support these communities with grants for virtual events focused on improving or connecting research-driven data science tools, practices, and the communities themselves.  Proposals must demonstrate the educational and scientific purposes of the event (or series of events) and specifically how it advances Code for Science and Society’s goal to create inclusive knowledge-sharing spaces and support the development of diverse leaders. We aim to invest in both emerging or established events that demonstrate a commitment to making science inclusive and accessible. International applicants are welcome! Applicants are encouraged to make use of resources that provide information on and support for best practices in conference planning….”

Call for Submissions: Innovations in Open | Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

“Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research invites submissions to the “Innovations in Practice” section related to the concept of “open” in libraries.

“Innovations in Practice” is a peer-reviewed section that seeks to describe and evaluate new library initiatives. For our Vol. 15 no. 2 issue (2020), we’re interested in highlighting articles that explore new ways of implementing concepts of openness in libraries. Potential areas for discussion could include, but are not limited to, the following topics within the scope of libraries and archives:

Open data 
Open access platforms and publishing
Open source software
OERs
Wikipedia …”

Call for Submissions: Innovations in Open | Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

“Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research invites submissions to the “Innovations in Practice” section related to the concept of “open” in libraries.

“Innovations in Practice” is a peer-reviewed section that seeks to describe and evaluate new library initiatives. For our Vol. 15 no. 2 issue (2020), we’re interested in highlighting articles that explore new ways of implementing concepts of openness in libraries. Potential areas for discussion could include, but are not limited to, the following topics within the scope of libraries and archives:

Open data 
Open access platforms and publishing
Open source software
OERs
Wikipedia …”

Community, collaboration, and the commons | trianglesci.org

“When librarians, publishers, and academics talk about “scholarly communication,” we usually have a particular definition in mind: “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use.” But “scholarly community” is curiously left undefined.

Who is part of this community, and do we really mean to limit scholarly communications dissemination to them? What about the “public”? What about the subjects of our research? Taxpayers? Industry? Students? Most academic authors probably imagine some or all of these as being relevant or important audiences for their work. Yet in many cases the processes, infrastructure, and economics of scholarly communication do not include them, and even when they do, it’s mainly as consumers or supposed beneficiaries of the scholarly work, and not as contributors to it or interlocutors with it.

For the 2020 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute, we invite proposals from teams that aim to broaden the definition of “community” as it pertains to scholarly communication, and to develop projects and initiatives that will help activate these communities as valued participants in scholarly communication. What can the core constituencies of scholarly communication do to ensure that more of the process is open to collaboration with broader communities, and more of the outputs become part of a globally available commons?…”

Open Education Southern Symposium: Call for Proposals

“The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) is accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, 17, 2020 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the beautiful North Carolina State University campus. …

We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators as well as institutions and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy. …”

CFP: Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Culture: Law, Economics, and Publishing – OER + ScholComm

“We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for Unit 3 contributions (see more details below) in our upcoming edited open book, Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Culture: Law, Economics, and Publishing, to be openly published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in electronic and print formats. Authors retain copyright of their contributions, but commit to open publication in the CC-BY-NC book.

Proposals will be accepted in three areas:

Perspectives – situated and self-reflexive discussions of topics of importance in scholarly communication
Intersections – examples of and reflections on the intersection of scholarly communication with other areas of academic librarianship or other stakeholders
Case Studies – stories and lessons learned drawn from experience by librarians engaged in scholarly communication work…”

Library Assessment Conference Call for Proposals to Open December 4, 2019 – Association of Research Libraries

“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Conference Steering Committee invite paper, poster, and workshop proposals for the 2020 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment beginning December 4, 2019. Proposals will be due by February 28, 2020. This eighth biennial conference will be held October 26–28, 2020, in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago O’Hare International Airport)….”

Call for Proposals – Open Repositories 2020

“The 15th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2020, will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 1-4 June 2020. The organisers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This year’s conference theme is: Open for all. 

In today’s world, access to knowledge by all is viewed by some as a fundamental freedom and human right. In our societies, open knowledge for all can enable sustainable development and growth on many levels. How well do repositories support knowledge in the service of society? How well do they enable local knowledge sharing and support not only academic use, but also use in education and practice? …”

 

Open Life Science ambassadors

“The Open Life Science program helps early stage researchers and potential academic leaders in becoming Open Science ambassadors.

Through personal mentorship and cohort-based training, participants of this 15-week program:

learn essential knowledge required to create, lead, and sustain an Open Science project
connect with members across different communities, backgrounds, and identities by sharing their experiences and expertise
are empowered to become effective Open Science ambassadors in their communities.

We are recruiting for our first cohort to start in January 2020….”