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Ahead of OpenCon 2018, we are today releasing an update to the OpenCon Code of Conduct. This update is informed by our experience putting the code to use during and after the 2017 meeting and the lessons learned as a result.
At its core, OpenCon is a community, and healthy communities are only possible when the individuals within them feel safe. Because of this, we have been working continually to strengthen the OpenCon code of conduct—both the code itself and the guidelines around its enforcement. We feel it is essential that...
Students can have a tangible impact on an open access policy at their universities, and that impact that doesn’t have to end when we graduate. As open access advocates, we are fighting a long fight—one that might take longer than our degrees. It can take years to pass an OA...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM Quito · 81 rsvps

OpenCon 2018 Ecuador

La 1ra Edición de OpenCon Ecuador 2018 se celebrará el 24 de noviembre de 2018 en el Hemiciclo Politécnico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) en Quito.

La conferencia anual OpenCon Global convoca a los estudiantes más prometedores y profesionales académicos en primeros años de carrera que impulsan el acceso abierto, datos abiertos, recursos educativos abiertos, y muchos otros aspectos de la cultura científica y de educación abierta.

OpenCon Ecuador es un evento satélite organizado por la Red Ecuatoriana de Datos Abiertos y Metadatos (REDAM), que busca reunir a estudiantes, profesionales, académicos, investigadores y a todos aquellos que enfrentan los desafíos y estén interesados en proponer soluciones del acceso abierto, los datos abiertos y los recursos educativos libres.

El evento tiene como objetivo forjar nuevas conexiones entre organizaciones e individuos para coordinar los esfuerzos nacionales y mundiales de promoción de estos temas. Además, esperamos que nuestro evento conduzca a colaboraciones inter sectoriales que beneficiarán a los sectores de ciencia y tecnología en Ecuador y aumentarán la visibilidad de la investigación ecuatoriana.

OpenCon Ecuador tendrá charlas, paneles y talleres sobre Acceso Abierto, Educación Abierta y Datos Abiertos.

 

AUSPICIOS O PANELISTAS 

Si tu institución quiere participar o tienes alguna propuesta de panel escríbenos a info@datosabiertosecuador.org

 

REGISTRO ABIERTO

http://bit.ly/openconEC

 

AGENDA TENTATIVA

Fecha: Sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2018

Hora: 9h00 - 14h00

Lugar: Hemiciclo Politécnico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) - Quito

 

8h45 - 9h00

Registro de participantes

9h00 - 9h15

Apertura y Bienvenida


Carolina Zambrano - SENESCYT

Julio López - Presidente de la REDAM / OpenCon Global 2016 Alumnus

9h15 - 9h45

Charla Magistral “Los avances del acceso abierto, los datos abiertos y los recursos educativos abiertos en Ecuador”


Nelson Piedra, PhD - Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja | UTPL · Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación

9h45 - 10h30

Ponencia sobre Licenciamiento y Acceso Abierto


Ivan Lasso (CC Ecuador) - Andrés Delgado (CC Ecuador/REDAM)

10h30 - 11h00

Ponencias sobre Datos Abiertos en Ecuador


Andrea Llerena  (Económica/REDAM)

Margarita Yépez (Datalat)

Robert Enríquez (Universidad Central del Ecuador, Data Center)

IAEN Irma

MINTEL

11h00 - 11h30

Refrigerio

Charla relámpago

Búsqueda de Revistas Científicas de Acceso Abierto de Alto Impacto

11h30 - 12h00

Ponenciasl sobre Repositorios Académicos en Ecuador


Freddy Sumba (Red CEDIA)

Taller práctico de Apertura de Datos


Julio López  (Datalat/REDAM)

Andrés Delgado (CC Ecuador/REDAM)

12h00 - 12h30

Ponencias sobre Educación Abierta


Vahid Masrour (Wikimedistas del Ecuador)

12h30 - 14h00

Círculos de aprendizaje

  • Datos Abiertos
  • Acceso Abierto (Divulgación)
  • Educación Abierta (OER)
  • Generación de política pública - CIENCIA ABIERTA  

 

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
UNITECH in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

OpenCon 2018 Haiti

It will be a space for conferences on Open Science, Open Access to scientific knowledge in the South as Haiti, the digital transformation, the negative perception of local knowledge, epistemological alienation and cognitive justice. The theme for this satellite event is: The enhancement of Haitian scientific heritage through the development of digital media.

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Monday, November 26, 2018 at 04:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) through November 29, 2018 · 3 rsvps

Challenges and opportunities of the openness movement: the role of libraries and librarians

General purpose:
Know and discuss the challenges and opportunities for libraries and librarians generated by the open movement
Specific objectives:
  • Know the principles and initiatives of the open movement at a global, regional and national level
  • Recognize the role and opportunities that libraries and librarians have in face of the challenges that the open movement poses
  • Identify the commitments and responsibilities that libraries and librarians can assume for the open movement
  • Forming a community of librarians and a network of libraries for and around the open movement
Table of Contents:
Day 1 November 26 - 4 to 8pm
  • Access to information and access to knowledge
  • The open movement ... the openness movement
  • The open ecosystem
  • Declarations and principles
Day 2 November 27 - 4 to 8pm
  • Libraries and open librarians
  • Actions and initiatives
  • Challenges and commitments
  • Roadmap
Day 3 November 28 - 4 to 8pm
  • Open experiences
  • Creating community
  • Declaration
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