OAI8, the 8th Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication will
be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st
June 2013. Program details and registration are now available at
https://indico.cern.ch/event/oai8. It will be possible to register
for a part or all of the programme.
The workshop will follow the successful format of previous sessions
mixing practical tutorials, presentations from cutting-edge projects
and research, discussion groups, posters, and an intense social
programme to maximise interaction and communication. Previous
workshops have built a strong community spirit. The event is a unique
opportunity to exchange ideas and contact details with a large public
connected to the OA movement. The OAI workshops are a series of the
most important international meetings in this field and take place
roughly every two years.
Each iteration of the workshop series has dealt with issues relevant
to today. This year, research data will be one of the topics
tackled. In the light of the Royal Society Report "Science as an Open
Enterprise", European universities are beginning themselves to
consider the impact of the data deluge. The workshop will also revisit
the topic of metrics and suggest new approaches.
Thanks to the continued support of our sponsors, the organisers have
been able to maintain the modest registration fee at the same level as
for the previous workshop, i.e. CHF 275. Moreover, a special early
bird fee of CHF 230 is offered until Wednesday 27th of March.
Further information will be added to the website
https://indico.cern.ch/event/oai8, including details of the Breakout
Groups, of a pre-conference day about Duraspace, and the Call for
The committee looks forward to welcoming you to Geneva.
For the OAI8 Organising Committee with cheers,
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel