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Wed 13 Jul 2022
09:30 - 12:30

Venue: Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Future of Scholarly Communication: a workshop for librarians
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Wed 13 Jul 2022

Description

Cambridge is in a strong position to determine its own ambitious vision for a more open, accessible and inclusive approach to the sharing and use of research to help drive innovation and discovery and help address global challenges: for health, for climate, for equality and diversity. With changing societal attitudes and technological advances in communication tools, now is the time to consider which strategies we want to adopt to maximise the reach and impact of Cambridge research including through new and open forms of scholarly communication.

Libraries play a crucial role in the scholarly communication landscape, with librarians being well-placed to understand both the needs of the researchers we support and the challenges in providing access to materials. We hope you will want to take part and help shape the options for Cambridge.

These workshops are designed to create a space to think ahead, taking a long view, and explore what the future of scholarly communications will look like locally and globally. They follow on from similar workshops involving leaders in research, publishing and libraries at Cambridge earlier this year. We will have an opportunity to review and comment on some of the outputs of the previous workshops.

Target audience

Members of the Cambridge libraries community

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 13 Jul   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room map Dr B. Gini
Format

Discussions in small and large groups, presentation

Agenda

9:30 Setting the scene Brief reminder of the current drivers in scholarly communication. Group considers the key goals and challenges in the landscape.

10:15 Possible Cambridge solutions Summary of the themes that emerged from previous discussions about what solutions Cambridge may be able to offer.

10:40 Break (tea and coffee provided)

11:00 Discussing solutions Discussion of the proposed themes and any additional proposals. What would it take to have a system of scholarly communication that works for all stakeholders?

11:45 Future directions What are the next steps for libraries? Group considers what resources and actions would be needed to support Cambridge solutions.

12:15 Closing remarks

Duration

3 hours, with a tea break


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