Submissions/Working group: Learning from the wiki community to make science more open
After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.
- Submission no. 8030
- Title of the submission
- Working group: Learning from the wiki community to make science more open
- Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
- Author of the submission
- Elizabeth Seiver
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- United States
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- PLOS Labs – Public Library of Science
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
This session will be a participation-based workshop session with several panelists (from both the wiki community and the science community) guiding the discussion. Despite advances in technology and even the trend towards Open Access publishing, scientists remain reticent to share data and collaborate openly with other scientists. In part, this is due to structural issues in academia that can incentivize scientists away from being more open. In contrast the wiki community has shown huge success in organizing large group through open systems and commons production. After a brief introduction to these problems (grants, tenure, "publish or perish", etc), we'll work together with lean design exercises covering how publishers and science professionals can better draw on the participation model of wiki community culture, such as on Wikipedia, to foster more openness.
- Open Scholarship
- Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
- 60 minutes
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Special requests
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