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Event 2 – Presentations

Event 2 – Presentations

On Friday 28th April 35 colleagues from across the University came together for the second UoE Open Knowledge Network meet up.  The event featured a morning of speakers followed by workshops in the afternoon.  Guillaume Evrard has created a Storify of tweets from the event here University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network

PhD Thesis Digitisation Project

by Gavin Willshaw, University Library & Collections

Wikipedia in the Classroom –  World Christianity

by Alex Chow, School of Divinity

Details about this course can be found on Alex’s Wikipedia page here Wikipedia in the Classroom

Algorithms

by Jeremy Knox, Research in Digital Education

MOOC Production at UoE

by Jo Spiller, Education Development & Enhancement

International Open Science Conference report

by Lorna M. Campbell, Learning, Teaching and Web Division

A transcript of Lorna’s talk is available from her blog here International Open Science Conference Report .

UoE Internet of Things Programme

by Ewan Klein, School of Informatics

Ewan’s slides can be accessed from SharePoint here University IoT Programme.

Use of Wikipedia as a teaching tool in Biomedical Sciences

by Chris Harlow, Centre for reproductive Health

Open Data at the University of Edinburgh

by Wilbert Kraan, Data Architect

Learning by Developing in a Living Lab

by James Stewart, Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation

Introduction to Edinburgh DataShare

by Pauline Ward, Data Library

Edinburgh DataShare is a digital repository of research data produced at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by Information Services. Edinburgh University researchers who have produced research data associated with an existing or forthcoming publication, or which has potential use for other researchers, are invited to upload their dataset for sharing and safekeeping.

Wikidata and Histropedia Workshop

by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence

Slides and resources from Ewan’s workshop are available from Google drive here Wikidata and Histropedia.

Event 2 – Registration, Speakers & Workshops

Event 2 – Registration, Speakers & Workshops

Registration is now open for the second UoE Open Knowledge Network event which will take place on Friday 28th April in Argyle House, University of Edinburgh.

The event will feature a morning of talks and discussions followed by hands on workshops and demonstrations in the afternoon.

Morning talks will include influence of algorithms on MOOCs – Jeremy Knox, Centre for Research in Digital Education.

  • Thesis Digitisation Initiative – Gavin Wilshaw, University Library & Collections.  
  • UoE Open Data Policy – Wilbert Kraan, Enterprise Architecture. 
  • MOOC developments –  Stuart Nicol, Education Development and Enhancement.
  • Internet of Things project – Ewan Klein, School of Informatics. 
  • OER17 and LILAC conference reports – Charlie Farley, Education Development and Enhancement.
  • International Open Science Conference report – Lorna M. Campbell, LTW.
  • Living labs, teaching & community engagement – James Stewart, Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Reproductive Biology Wikipedia projects – Chris Harlow, Centre for Reproductive Health. 
  • World Christianity Wikipedia initiatives – Alex Chow, School of Divinity.

Additional speakers will be confirmed.

Afternoon workshops

  • Using Edinburgh DataShare – Pauling Ward, Data Library
  • Histropedia Timelines and Wiki Data – Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, LTW

Register here

This event is free of charge and open to all colleagues and students. Participants are welcome to register for morning talks, afternoon workshops or both.

Numbers are limited, so if you register for the event and are unable to attend, please let us know so we can allocate your place to a colleague.

Programme

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee & networking

10.00 – 11.15 Presentations & discussions

11.15 – 11.30 Tea and coffee

11.30 – 12.45 Presentations and discussions

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.45 DataShare Workshop 

14.45 – 15.00 Tea & Coffee

15.00 – 16.30 Histropedia and Wiki Data workshop.

Incentivising Open Research

Incentivising Open Research

In addition to a keynote and lightning talks, the recent UoE Open Knowledge Network event hosted a series of parallel discussion sessions focused on open educational resources, the interface between unrestricted and open data and incentivising the sharing of research data.  This latter session, led by Pauline Ward of the Data Library, identified a number of key points to address and potential actions to take forward.

Key Points

Greater sharing of research data can happen through:

  • Financial incentives.
  • Culture shift to ‘open by default’.
  • Leading by example e.g. raise awareness of clinical anonymised data already in DataShare.
  • Encouraging all researchers to put their own data on wikidata. Raising awareness of Wikidata’s potential for data linkage and visualisation, reputational gain, powerful analytics, citation impact.
  • Clarity asap from HEFCE on how impact (from data in particular) will be defined and measured in the next REF.
  • New research to demonstrate increased citation impact from sharing data.

Actions

1. Formulate an offer of training on DataShare and Wikidata as an incentive for a volunteer researcher to become a Data Champion (for the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, after the Data Safe Haven becomes available this Summer).

2. Ensure clear guidance is available to researchers on how to mitigate the risk of infringing the General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into force in 2018. (There has been concern the stringent penalties may be deterring data sharing.)

We’d welcome thoughts and comments on these points and actions, so please let us know what you think.

UoEOKN breakout sessions, CC BY Natalie L.Carthy
Sharing Practice – Free For All

Sharing Practice – Free For All

The first University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network event took place at the Informatics Forum on Tuesday 31st January.  The aim of the event was to enable colleagues to share practice and to highlight some of the diverse range open knowledge activities going on around the University.  Open Knowledge is about creating an inclusive, international community and sharing knowledge both within and outwith the bounds of the institution.

A storify of tweets and pictures from the event is available here: UoE Open Knowledge Network 1 

Lorna M. Campbell introducing the UoE Open Knowledge Network, CC BY Stephanie Farley

Free For All

The University of Edinburgh recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library of Scotland encouraging collaboration and partnerships between the two organisations and we were delighted to welcome Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager at the NLS, to open the UoE Open Knowledge Network.  Gill gave an inspiring keynote that provided a unique historical over view of openness and also highlighted some of the National Library’s open initiatives including sharing image collections on flickr, hosting Wikimedians in Residence, and making data available through the NLS Data Foundry.  Gill also spoke about some of her own personal open knowledge activities:

“I like to edit lochs and dead women and remove hyperbole on Wikipedia

Ultimately Gill reminded us that open knowledge and open data are more important than ever in this era of “alternative truths”.

Following Gill’s keynote we had a series of lightning talks from colleagues around the University, some of which are included here.

OER Policy at the University of Edinburgh

– Stuart Nicol, Education Development and Enhancement

We are not in a post facts world

– Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence

Open Content / Open Collections

– Claire Knowles, Library and University Collections

Open Data in the Global South

– Dan van der Horst, Geosciences

MESH – Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History

– Richard Rodger
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Edinburgh Cityscope Data and Features

– Richard Good

Open Data: who decides?

– Dave Berry, Enterprise Architecture

Building student capital through student led outreach engagement and learning development

– Colin Graham, Geosciences