As last year, Konrad visited the WikiCite 2017 event that seeks out “…to design a central bibliographic repository, as well as tools and strategies to improve information quality and verifiability in Wikimedia projects.” This year he took the opportunity to do a couple of interviews with participants.
WikiCite draws a very diverse crowd, so in this episode you’ll hear a couple of short introductions from the “event floor”. Have fun getting to know some of the participants of WikiCite 2017 and hearing about their motivations. Enjoy!
Open Science Radio is happy to attend this year’s Barcamp Open Science as well as the Open Science Conference. As in 2016 we’ve been kindly ask to participate and help documenting the events with our recordings. In order to provide you with a bit of background about this two events and this year’s focus, we’ve invited one of the organizers, Guido Scherp, to give us a rundown what we can expect. Especially with the Barcamp probably becoming more international this year, we are absolutely looking forward to meet some interesting people their and we would be glad to meet some of you there too. Registrations are still open, and hopefully this episode can give you some reason to attend too! Enjoy!
Update: in between yesterday’s recording and today’s publishing of this episode, the conference sold out!
As you certainly have recognized, we have published a couple of short episodes from the Barcamp Science 2.0, the event organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 in connection to their annual Science 2.0 conference. This episode is a short wrap-up together with Guido Scherp, one of the organizers of the Barcamp (you know him from episode 40 already). Guido is providing his impressions from the two events, we share ours and discuss a few things.
Konrad visited this year’s WikiCite event, “…an event focused on designing data models and technology to improve the coverage, quality, standards-compliance and machine-readability of citations and source metadata in Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.” He took the ad-hoc opportunity to sit down with two members from the organizing committee, Lydia Pintscher and Dario Taraborelli, and chat with them about the concepts of WikiCite and WikiData in general as well as the WikiCite event in particular. Unfortunately the recording quality is not optimal since we did not have the proper equipment available. Still, it was an opportunity that couldn’t be missed. So, hopefully it isn’t too bad and we hope that you can still enjoy the conversation!
The Open Science Radio will attend this year’s Barcamp Science 2.0 and the Science 2.0 Conference (at least day 1 of 2) in Cologne. We will use this great opportunity to record and publish a few special episodes dedicated to these events and the related topics.
This year’s edition of the barcamp (#s20bar), taking place on the 2nd of May, will focus on the topic “Putting Science 2.0 and Open Science into practice!” and addresses all people interested in open science – junior scientists, senior researchers, practicioners and also interested non-professionals. The interactive barcamp format will be a good opportunity to meet members of the community and take active participation in the fruitful discussions.
The conference (#s20conf), taking place on the 3rd and 4th of May, will mainly focus on the European Open Science Cloud and the many (open) questions around it. This classical academic conference format will give researchers, policy makers and publishers a good opportunity to get interesting insights on the European level of open science. Furthermore, it is the final conference of the EEXCESS project and participants will be shown concrete scenarios and applications developed by this EU project.
In order to get a good introduction to both events and topics, we’ve invited one of the organizers, Guido Scherp, to join us in this episode and provide us with a brief overview what participants can expect from the 2 events. Since registrations are still open, Guido warmly invites all interested people to join either (or both) of the events.