On Friday, December 11th, at 6pm GMT/1pm EDT, Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman will join us for our final OpenCon Community Webcast for 2015. They’ll discuss innovation in scholarly communication and how new tools are changing researcher’s workflows.
Bianca and Jeroen are librarians at Utrecht University Library conducting a global survey on research tool usage. They also maintain a partly crowdsourced database of online tools for all phases of the research cycle. Their survey aims to empirically test researchers' choices for openness, transparency and/or efficiency in their workflows, across disciplines, career stages and countries, and has garnered 6,500 responses so far. With the survey available in 5 languages—and soon to be 7—this might be the biggest multilingual survey into how open researchers really are in their work. All results will become public, for anyone to analyze.
You can view both webcasts at opencon2015.org/community_webcasts, on this page, or through the embedded YouTube links above. You can join the discussion and ask questions on Twitter with the hashtag #opencon. Recordings of each presentation will be available online immediately following the webcast at the same URLs. To ensure you don’t miss out on future online events and discussion, join the OpenCon discussion group below or add us to your calendar.
If you have suggestions for what you’d like to see on future OpenCon webcasts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch over Twitter by tweeting @open_con or via email to Joe[at]righttoresearch.org.