Next week, I’ll be working with a group of librarians, information science professionals, and library/information studies graduate students at UCL Qatar where I’ll be leading a 5-day “short course.”
1 – 5 March 2015, UCL Qatar (Doha)
In recent years, Open Access has been steadily gaining steam as a viable option for disseminating knowledge. This course will provide a hands-on introduction to Open Access and other types of open knowledge within the context of cultural heritage institutions — libraries, archives, and museums. By open knowledge, we are referring to content that is free to access and re-use, disseminated via the internet in standards-compliant repositories and using structured metadata. While our focus will be on Open Access to research, we will briefly introduce other types of open content such as open data.
The course will include hands-on activities and exercises designed to give participants a feel for the types of issues professionals who work with open knowledge face on a daily basis.