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Friday, November 2 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Community as Foundation for Culture Change

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Communities lie at the core of successfully making the transition to systems of research and education that are open by default. Culture is actively created by the individual decisions that people make everyday. However, when looking what open advocates prioritize and where investments are made, it seems this is regularly forgotten. Too often we built for rather than with. We create technical infrastructure then ask communities to adapt to the tools rather than building them in deep collaboration with the communities they seek to serve. We talk about the important of changing behaviors, but too rarely support the numerous and varied ways in which this work needs to happen. To make open research and open education a reality—in ways that realize their full potential and are equitable—community building needs to be the foundation upon which our other efforts are built. This panel will explore examples of how community building can lie at the core of the shift to open and reasons why this is essential.


Stacy Allison-Cassin

Associate Librarian, Digital Pedagogy, York University
Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Associate Librarian at York University. She has held a variety of roles, including digital pedagogy, digital humanities, and cataloguing librarian for music. She held the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship from 2015-2017.
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Juan Pablo Alperin

Associate Director, Public Knowledge Project
Juan Pablo Alperin is an Assistant Professor at the School of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, the Associate Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, and the co-director of the Scholarly Communications Lab. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar, with training in computer... Read More →
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Leadership Team, PREreview
As 1/3 of the PREreview Leadership Team I am committed to increasing the adoption of preprints and facilitating the training of early career researchers in peer review.
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Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Lecturer, Advanced School of Mass Communication (Cameroon)
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Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Open Science Officer, DARIAH-EU
Linguist, agent, experiencer. Currently I'm working as the Open Science Officer of the European Research Infrastructure DARIAH to facilitate Humanities' inclusion to and sufficient representation in Open Science.

Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre Ian MacDonald Blvd, Toronto, ON M3J 2S5, Canada