Berlin 10 Open Access Conference Electronic Posters
The following posters will be on display on plasma screens in the lunch and foyer area of STIAS during the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference (6-8 November 2012). They will loop continuously throughout the 3 days, and be rotated between 5 different plasma screens. You are also welcome to visit the ePosters via electronic means and post your comments. The ePosters will be announced via facebook, twitter and the Berlin 10 News Blog (from 5 November 2012).
- Africa Spectrum/ Ellen Baumann
- The World Bank’s Open Knowledge Repository/Thomas Breineder
- The power of networks to increase engagement with open access/ Lucy Browse
- UK RepositoryNet+: developing new services over the UK Repository Network/ Peter Burnhill, Pablo de Castro, Andrew Dorward, Terry Sloan (EDINA)
- Open scholarship and multilingualism through the University of Cape Town’s open content/ Laura Czerniewicz, Sarah Goodier
- The citation impact of scholarly research from the National University of Science and Technology’s (NUST) Institutional Repository/ Israel Mbekezeli Dabengwa
- From hosting to publishing/ Ina du Toit
- Open access statistics: services and standards for internationally comparable usage statistics/ Justine Haeberli-Kaul, Katja Bandlow
- Metadata for open access material: steps toward coherence/ Neil Jacobs
- Benefits of open access for innovation and growth/ Neil Jacobs
- Building the Gold OA infrastructure/ Neil Jacobs
- Cases database: the value added solution/ Samantha Kaye
- Europe PubMed Central: expanding access to publicly funded research/ Anna Kinsey
- Working towards the global open access repositories network for a networked scholarship/ Iryna Kuchma, Eloy Rodrigues, Silvia Nakano, Maxie Putlitz
- The need to digitise SA Newspaper Archives/ Charlotte Mbali
- Wikimedia as a bridge between open access, science outreach and open education/ Daniel Mietchen
- Necessary efficiencies: the economics of transition to open access/ Heather Morrison
- Effects of the intellectual property (IP) regime on generating value from publicly funded research: an exploratory study of two South African Universities/ Caroline Ncube, Lucienne Abrahams
- A-Vector: a new tool for quality assessment of (open access) journals/ Tom Olijhoek
- MalariaWorld: a scientist networked community for malaria researchers/ Tom Olijhoek
- High tech, high touch: open access implementation at UP/ Elsabé Olivier
- Improving access to socio-economic information in Africa: the ECA Institutional Repository Replication project/ Irene Onyancha
- OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus: paving the way to open access scientific scholarly information/ Najla Rettberg
- CARPET: the ePublishing information platform/ Felix Schüle
- From concept to reality: a publisher’s experience of setting up in open access/ Dan Scott
- Cold storage: on building an archival platform for South African Antarctic History/ Dora Scott
- From access to understanding of health information/ Karen Walshe
- BioMed Central as a leader in the advancement of OA publishing/ Sally Wynn-Jones
- Stellenbosch University opening access to knowledge research/ Ricardo Davids & Paulette Talliard
- Discover open access materials with the Primo Central Index/ Daniela Wittig
Call for Electronic Posters - Submit an abstract to the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference Electronic Poster Display
Proposals are now being invited for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference electronic poster display, which will showcase Open Access initiatives from all corners of the globe.
Electronic posters will be displayed at the venue on electronic display boards for the duration of the Conference as well as on the Conference web site (at www.berlin10.org ), and will also be promoted via social networking tools. Electronic poster proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and evaluated according to their contribution to the Conference theme: Networked scholarship in a networked world: participation in Open Access. Successful proposals and electronic posters will highlight the importance of research sharing within an Open Access environment, and will link to the theme and sub-themes for this Conference. Given that the Conference will be held in Africa, the sub-themes to be explored are concomitant with the development and transformative agenda of Open Access. The sub-themes are:
Transformation through Open Access
- Transformative impact of Open Access
- Funding and sustainability
- Transformation in publishing
Open Access and other forms of openness
- Open Education
- Access to research data and cultural heritage
- Open Research
- Grey literature
Benefits of Open Access for scholarship and wider society
- Open Access and empowerment
- Open Access and innovation
- Open Access and economic growth
Open Access and improving assessment of research and scholarly publishing
- Article level-metrics
- Assessment metrics
- National assessment exercises
- Global scholarship
- South-South coalitions
- Interdisciplinary research
- Early career researchers
- Student engagement
What is an Electronic Poster or ePoster?
An electronic poster utilises a large monitor and computer to display multimedia versions of a poster. It gives an opportunity for a computer savvy presenter in the poster session to more effectively convey information that would not necessarily be possible with a traditional printed poster. It also enhances visualisation to attract interest of attendees. Electronic posters are intended to provide a display of information that is not possible with a traditional printed poster. Embedding multimedia content, along with static elements, such as titles, logos, and summaries, would be a good way to convey information. Examples of dynamic visual elements include videos, slide shows, animated charts or graphs, scrolling text, or 3D rotation of a model.
The intention of an electronic poster does not include attracting visitors to stay for a long oral, video, or slideshow presentation. Display elements can either loop for a minute or less, or be activated and controlled by the poster presenter on command. Remember, you are to interact with those who are interested in your electronic poster, not give a presentation to an audience.
1. Please create your electronic poster using MSPowerPoint or OpenOffice presentation software.
2. The electronic poster can consist of 1 to 5 slides, and should not exceed 5 minutes in total.
3. Use animation and multimedia content to enhance your electronic poster.
4. Set the electronic poster up as a slide show, with slide transitions included.
5. It will be your own responsibility to ensure that the electronic poster displays correctly on the day prior to the start of the Conference. All slide shows will be pre-uploaded by the 6th of November 2012.
6. The poster title and your name should be clearly displayed on each slide.
7. No audio speakers will be available.
8. The electronic poster stations will have no connection to the Internet. Therefore please do not embed any items that require Internet connection.
9. After being set up, the electronic poster should be able to loop without any human intervention (e.g. avoid clickable hyperlinks).
10. The final electronic poster will be subject to quality control.
11. Pamphlets/brochures/leaflets are welcome. If you do not plan to attend the conference in person, you can ship the mentioned material to reach us by the 4th of November:
For Attention: Ina Smith
Library and Information Service
Private Bag X5036
12.Your poster will be distributed widely over the web. You are welcome to assign a CC-license to your poster.
Specifications of the equipment provided for the ePoster
PVision 47” LCD screen/TV
Resolution ‐ 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio ‐ 16: 9
Panel grade ‐ A+
Response Time ‐ 5 ms
HD Compliance ‐ 720p
2 x HDMi Inputs
Contrast ratio ‐ 100000 : 1 (Adaptive)
Brightness ‐ 500 cd/m²
Video Processor ‐ MStar
USB ‐ Plays Video, JPEG & MP3
Example of display screen:
Display software preloaded on the computer will include
Video Player (Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, VLC, etc.).
Special needs for other software may be considered. Please contact the co-ordinator prior to the conference.
No personal computing devices can unfortunately be attached to our monitors.