Event description: Organized by a group of science librarians from New York University, Brooklyn College (CUNY), and Columbia University, OpenSciNY is a free, one-day conference on the impact of publicly accessible scientific tools & resources, open access publishing in the sciences, and open data/notebook efforts. The day’s events include a series of speaker presentations followed by informal roundtable discussion. A continental breakfast has been generously provided by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), and lunch has been kindly sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Speakers: Jean-Claude Bradley (Drexel University), Elizabeth Brown (Binghamton University – SUNY), David W. Hogg (New York University), Heather Joseph (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), Antony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry, UNC – Chapel Hill) [Speaker Bios]

Topics: Speakers and participants will address a broad range of issues related to Open Science, including: the transformative impact of open access on traditional forms of publishing in the sciences; the personal, professional, and greater societal issues regarding the provision of public access to science monographs, articles, data, lab notebooks, and research wikis/blogs; the implications of the development and use of freely available science tools/resources; tenure and promotion in an era of openness.
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Goals: Bringing together a diverse group of speakers (including scientists, software developers, librarians, and academics), this conference is designed to explore how increased openness in science communication affects day-to-day research activities, publishing, academic & public policy, as well as the world at large.