23. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
24. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
The Move to Open Access
Young Researchers vs Established Researchers
Who owns research?
Science vs Humanities
25. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
Although this is the British Science Festival, we wanted to explore our topic with all forms of academics: science, humanities and arts. We have asked a potential panel: we have sought out researchers, and have deliberately avoiding the publication industry which has vested interests in one direction or the other. Our panel will be:
Emma Short <email@example.com>
Meera Sabaratnam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mark MacGillivray <email@example.com>
Sophie Kershaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
All have expressed an interest in Open Access. We have split the panel approximately between the Sciences and Humanities. Mark MacGillivray and Sophie Kershaw are current members of the Open Knowledge Foundation. Meera Sabaratnam is a founding member of "The Disorder of Things" -- a blog of critical inquiry of Global Politics. Emma Short was lead author of a letter concerning the potentially damaging impact of Gold OA proposals on postgraduates, early career researchers and independent scholars which was recently published in the Oxford Magazine with over 80 signatures
The panel will be chaired by Phillip Lord, from Newcastle University. He has been investigating new technology for the academic publication process; in particular, how to use standard blogging platforms for light-weight and rapid publication, while still retaining the mechanisms for citation and digital preservation.
The Web 2.0 aspects of the format will be run by Lindsay Marshall, also from Newcastle; a leading exponent of innovative technology for pedagogical purposes. Live content generation will be from Allyson Lister -- an active researcher, who is recognised for her conference live-blogging and tweeting.