OpenCon 2014

News item published on: 2014-11-13 09:53:49

University Libraries will host an OpenCon 2014 satellite event for the student and early career researcher conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data, Monday, November 24, 2014, 4-5 p.m. in Cook Library Room 123.

“We answered a call for partners to organize an OpenCon 2014 satellite event in order to bring the energy of the in-person event to those unable to attend the conference in Washington, DC. Southern Miss is an official satellite event partner, and only one of two sites in the United States. As with the main conference, satellite events provide a place to conceptualize, catalyze and launch initiatives advancing Open Access, Open Data and Open Education. We are going to have a difficult time deciding which OpenCon speaker our event will feature. Notable figures such as Patrick Brown, Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University and co-founder of the Public Library of Science and Martin Paul Eve, Lecturer at University of Lincoln, UK and co-founder of The Open Library of Humanities are some of the lecturers at OpenCon 2014,” said Englert.

OpenCon 2014 aims to build on the momentum that began during the events that took place during October’s Open Access week. Southern Miss’ OpenCon 2014 satellite event will feature a lecture recorded at the main OpenCon 2014 Conference and then an open discussion around the session’s topics. OpenCon 2014 is organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and an Organizing Committee of students and early career researchers from around the world.

During the OpenCon event November 15-17, 2014, in Washington, DC, students and early career researchers from around the world will convene to focus on OpenCon's three areas – Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.

Find out more about OpenCon2014 at For details contact Tracy Englert at 601.266.6396 or or .