Apply to Attend OpenCon2017!

OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data..”

This year OpenCon is being held in Berlin, November 11-13, 2017. To attend you need to submit an application by Aug 1. The conference is directed at graduate students and early career researchers – two groups that often don’t have funding to travel to international conferences. Through the application process many attendees receive travel scholarships.

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is also offering a scholarship to attend OpenCon2017! See here for more information. CARL will accept applications until Sept 1, but if you submit by Aug 1 then you can also be considered for the general OpenCon scholarships.

U15 Statement on Sustainable Publishing

The U15 is a group of 15 Canadian research intensive universities. University of Saskatchewan is a member. The group works for the common interests of all members in the areas of higher education and research policy and funding.

Yesterday, the U15 released a Statement on Sustainable Publishing.

The Statement acknowledges that for research to have the most reach and impact it must be as accessible as possible. The document lists 5 principles supporting a healthy and sustainable scholarly publishing ecosystem beginning with Open Access!