NCUP Seminar Research Excellence & Publishing Open Access, Data, Copyright Impact

NCUP Seminar Research Excellence & Publishing Open Access, Data, Copyright Impact

3rd April 2017 9:30am – 16:30pm King’s College, London WC2R 2LS

Professor Margaret Cox welcomed delegates to the seminar on a wide range of issues relating to academic publishing, copyright, open access and impact in the context of the Research Excellence Framework. Eight presentations were given, followed by lengthy discussions and a roundtable session at the end of the day.

  • Research Reach and Impact Via Open Access Research Summaries, Professor Marilyn Leask
  • Big Data, Professor Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby
  • Art in Public Spaces: Smart Cities, Dr Tracy Harwood, De Montfort University
  • Active and Healthy Ageing: The Challenges and Directions, Professor Liming Chen, De Montfort University (in absentia)
  • HHuLOA Jisc Open Access project, Chris Awre, University of Hull
  • Copyright and Digital Humanities, Naomi Korn, Copyright Consultant
  • Research Impact: AHRC Searching For Theatrical Ancestors, Professor Katharine Cockin, University of Hull

Professor Marilyn Leask, University of Bedfordshire, UK co-chair Ed. Futures Collaboration, is a member of the EFC/MESH steering group.

MESH is being developed by a worldwide network of educators who want to make this happen. MESH is an example of ‘translational research’ in education – translating research-based concepts into classroom practice. Much research based knowledge is currently buried in theses, held by individual academics and teachers or published in academic journals and reports, which are not easily accessible to teachers. MESH provides a way for teachers to access this knowledge so that it can be leveraged to improve student outcomes. MESH provides the e-infrastructure to support worldwide collaborative work between those who want to strengthen the educational evidence base and support teaching becoming a strongly evidence-based profession.

Professor Fionn Murtagh, Proessor of Data Science, Trinity College Dublin and Universite P&M Curie Paris

Professor Murtagh’s research is in data science, digital content analytics and computational science. Learner analytics is one growing theme of current research. Another, related, theme of research is Computational Psychoanalysis. This includes such application domains as creative activities and forensics. The work by Reddington et al. (2013) was based on Murtagh’s data analytics that supported collaborative authoring by university students (in English literature) and by school students. The outcome of the analytics-supported collaborative authoring by school children was half a dozen books, authored by the children, published as Kindle e-books. This work also won a prestigious teaching prize in Royal Holloway University of London.

Dr Tracy Harwood, Reader in Digital Marketing and Consumer Culture, Usability Lab, Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University

Dr Harwood’s research is transdisciplinary, working across computer science, informatics, arts, design, health and marketing subjects. Current projects relate to Internet of Things, online communities, including in gamified contexts, social media and servicescapes. She has a management background in practice, and is also manager of the university’s Usability Lab. She is a specialist in mixed methods research and has taught on post-graduate and research development programmes on this approach, latterly focussing on practice-based research.

Professor Liming Chen, Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University

Professor Chen’s research focuses on context computing, agent based intelligent systems, human machine interaction, data and knowledge engineering and their applications specifically in the domain of smart home-based assistive living. Special emphases have been placed on the use of semantic technologies for behaviour modelling and analysis, activity recognition, user profile modelling, and interface and interaction personalisation and adaptation.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck University London

Professor Eve specialises in contemporary American fiction (primarily the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace), histories and philosophies of technology, and technological mutations in scholarly publishing. In addition, Martin is well-known for his work on open access and HE policy, appearing before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, writing for the British Academy Policy Series on the topic, being a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Access Steering Group, the Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation advisory board, the California Digital Library/University of California Press’s Humanities Book Infrastructure advisory board, and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel (2014) and founding the Open Library of Humanities.

Chris Awre, Head of Library Services, Library Learning and Innovation, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

The HHuLOA project (developing institutional embedding of open access support) brought together three universities – Hull, Huddersfield and Lincoln – to explore how institutions could better support open access processes and requirements for local academic communities.  The project was part of the Jisc Open Access Pathfinder programme.  HHuLOa and the other projects produced a range of tools and guidance to support open access activity and compliance, as well as helping to foster understanding of what open access is and how it can be best used.

Naomi Korn, IP Consultant

Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy Ltd –  Private Limited Company: 7804095
Chair: LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance)
Trustee: CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)

With over 16 years’ experience, Naomi Korn provides expert advice and support to a range of UK organisations including the British Council,  the Imperial War Museums, the Royal Academy of Arts, NHS England, Museum of London and  the Wellcome Trust. Naomi Korn has contributed to various versions of SPECTRUM, the International Standard for Collections Management. Naomi is currently Chair, Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA), leading national and international campaigns for the cultural heritage and educational sectors. She regularly meets UK Government Ministers and Government officials and sits on Government advisory groups. Naomi Korn is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP), the second largest professional organisation for librarians in the world. Naomi Korn is a visiting lecturer at City University, University College London and Kingston University.

Professor Katharine Cockin, Professor of English, School of Arts, University of Hull

Professor Cockin’s research in theatre history and women’s suffrage history has focused on the National Trust’s Ellen Terry and Edith Craig archive of over 20,000 documents. One of her major projects has been the creation of an online descriptive catalogue of this archive. She is currently Principal Investigator of the AHRC Searching for Theatrical Ancestors (2015-17). This project involves enhancements to this resource such as digitized Shakespeare play programmes and mapping theatrical tours using googlemaps, to extend this online resource to family history