[ESIP-all] DataONE Webinar: Scholarly Communication

Amber E Budden aebudden at dataone.unm.edu
Mon Feb 23 12:59:51 EST 2015

Dear ESIP Community

We are pleased to open registration for the second event in the
DataONE Webinar Series (www.dataone.org/webinars) focussed on open science,
the role of the data lifecycle, and achieving innovative science through
shared data and ground-breaking tools.

Our webinar will be presented by *Dr **Cameron Neylon *from the Public
Library of Science and is titled:

"*Boyle's Laws in a Networked World: How the future of science lies in
understanding our past"*.

The abstract for the talk is detailed below and you may register at:
www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar.  Please circulate widely in your
communities; registration is free.

Webinars will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon Eastern
Time.  They will be recorded and made available for viewing latter the same
day. A Q&A forum will also be available to attendees and later viewers

We welcome you to join us for this and future webinars in the series.  More
information on the DataONE WebinarSeries can be found at:
www.dataone.org/webinars and we welcome suggestions for speakers and topics.


When we talk about scholarly communication, we are almost always talking of
the future. If we do look to the past it is to a canonical work. In the
sciences today, we begin almost every discussion of the scholarly
communications with the first edition of the Philosophical Transactions of
the Royal Society, published in 1665, before proceeding to move past this
and show that nothing (or everything) has changed. I will argue that if we
are to understand the origins of scholarly communication in the sciences we
need to look past the object to the community and the values that defined

In the writings of Robert Boyle, we find guidance on the proper modes of
scientific conduct and communication that might appear in a graduate
training book today, but which are rarely realised in practice. Data
sharing, open criticism and open experimentation all form a core part of
the program of natural philosophy promoted by Boyle. If those values were
truly realised in the 1660s it was because the community was small,
exclusive and homogenous. Over the past 350 years those values were
weakened and lost as scaling issues made them impractical. Do the internet
and the web offer a solution to these problems? And if so, how can we
develop communities and infrastructures that combine the best of the values
of the early Royal Society with our more modern values of diversity,
inclusion and equality

Amber E Budden, PhD
Director for Community Engagement and Outreach
University of New Mexico
1312 Basehart SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Tel: 505-814-1112
Cell: 505-205-7675
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