In the last episode we talked about The Carpentries, the joint initiative comprising the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry. In this episode we’ve invited Chris Erdmann to talk to us about the third well-known Carpentry out there (not being part of The Carpentries yet): Library Carpentry. Together with Chris, who is the current Library Carpentry Community and Development Director, we dive into what Library Carpentry is, how it came to being, what it does and where it heads to.
In this episode we had the great opportunity to talk to Jon Tennant, a fairly well-known Open Science advocate with many hats and even more projects. We talked to him about what drove him to Open Science, how it came about that he wore some of these hats and about his most recent (and community-driven) project, the Open Science MOOC. Jon has a thing with dinosaurs – be it the extinct species or legacy publishers in the academic world. And one thing became clear: he’s doing something about it.
Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman are probably well-known in the Open Science scene, especially from their work on the Innovations in Scholarly Communications project. During the barcamp they presented their 1-week summer school course on Open Science and Open Scholarship and were involved in the Open Science MOOC idea initiated by Jon Tennant.
Dominik Scholl works for Wikimedia e.V. and held a session on how to bring Open Science education to interested people. We asked him elaborate a bit on his idea and the session’s feedback.