The University of Salford is celebrating this year's Open Access Week with a pair of lunchtime talks by researchers who are engaging with the wider public by making their research openly accessible. The theme of this year's Open Access Week is "Open in order to..." and each event will look at our researchers' motivations for opening up their research publications and research data and the benefits of openness for audiences beyond academia.
Beyond making the findings discoverable and accessible to non-academics, what else can be done to broaden the cultural legacy of digital research projects when they are finished? How might the afterlives of digital research be experienced, how, by whom and for what purpose? How might digital data get immersive, fuel people’s imaginations, shape identities, right wrongs? Erinma will illustrate some of the creative ways that staff, students and the public can get involved in bringing scientific research data to life through virtual reality experiences, live performance and citizen science.
Staff from the library will briefly talk about how they support open research activities at the university and there'll be an opportunity for discussion and networking too.
Lunch will be provided.
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contribute to Open Access Week at the university by tweeting with the hashtag #OAWeekSalford.
Who is this event for?
This event is predominantly for staff and students at the University of Salford. However, in the spirit of openness, staff from other institutions and members of the public with an interest in open research are welcome to attend.