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FSCI 2022

Collaboration for Action: Sharing Knowledge Across Boundaries

FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute in partnership with UCLA Library

Plenary Events

Modified: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 22:09:21 +0000
Published: 8 Jul 2022

You must go beyond attending your FSCI course to get the true benefits of the institute.  Our program committee not only chooses the courses we offer each year – they also assemble plenary events that tie into our theme and overall curricular goals. We’ve arranged for two dynamic Keynote sessions inspired by our theme, Collaboration for Action: Sharing Knowledge Across Boundaries.

Opening Session

[Time: Mon 7/25 8:00 PDT/UTC-7]

FSCI begins with opening events for the entire institute, laying out a central thread of ideas and topics to help form discussion in the “virtual hallway.” Opening events are on day 1 (July 25th), before the three days of coursework.

Opening Keynote: Designing New Collaborative Horizons in Scholarly Communications

by Nathan D. Woods

[Time: Mon 7/25 8:30 PDT/UTC-7]Immediately following the Opening Session

How do we design new ways to engage with and enhance the collaborative impact of scholarship now? The field of scholarly communications is increasingly framed by its potential to shape the social impact of scholarship. We find, for example, the centrality of scholarly communication in efforts to curb the parallel ‘infodemic’ or information disorder that has accompanied the multiple and ongoing Covid-19 health emergencies. We also find it in the centrality of research dissemination and use with regard to the cascading crisis of climate change, and the slow emergency of preserving cultural memory under conditions of rapid ecological change. In this talk, I explore the organization of scholarly communications as a field of collaboration and the tensions and possibilities this poses for addressing or enhancing social impact. The scholarly communications ecosystem is organized through interprofessional collaborations across multiple forms of expertise, as well as increasingly intensive collaborative engagement with social and cultural stakeholders. Towards new horizons of collaborative design, I highlight several models for organizing collaboration in scholarly communications, and some recent examples of initiatives that mobilize collaborative change processes.

FORCE11 Working Groups Bazaar

[Time: Mon 7/25 11:00 PDT/UTC-7]

This session will explore the FORCE11 working groups, exploring the goals, outputs, and impact of key FORCE11 working groups of the past and present.  We hope to show you the value of forming your own FORCE11 working group to tackle the latest wicked problem! We are confirming participants and will post more details soon.

Closing Keynote: Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) and the Future of Archivable Scholarly Communication

by Quinn Dombrowski and Sebastian Majstorovic

[Time: Fri 7/29 9:00 PDT/UTC-7]

On March 1st, days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Anna Kijas, Quinn Dombrowski, and Sebastian Majstorovic co-founded Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) to archive Ukrainian cultural heritage websites. Since then, the project has brought together over 1,300 volunteers — largely from North America and Western Europe — and has captured more than 50 TB of data from over 4,500 websites. This talk from two of the co-founders will cover opportunities and challenges that the project has faced over the past five months, focusing in particular on common web-based tools and platforms (including website event calendars, DSpace, and open-access journal interfaces) that have helped and hindered SUCHO’s work. The issues surfaced by SUCHO have implications for the future of sustainable, archivable scholarly communications, in the context of war and beyond.

Closing Session

[Time: Fri 7/29 10:00 PDT/UTC-7]

After courses, the closing session is a space for reflection on what we’ve learned from this year’s FSCI, with a focus on the future – what’s next for you in Scholarly Communication, and how we can collaborate, surpass boundaries, and take action.

These plenary events are designed by FSCI organizers and are tied to curricular aims for this year’s institute. Throughout, events and courses will embody our 2022 theme of Collaboration for Action: Sharing Knowledge Across Boundaries

Don’t forget to also dive into the FSCI Community events – which are designed, moderated, and given life by the wider FSCI community.