Forum: The INKE Partnership for Networked Open Social Scholarship

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized

Forum: The INKE Partnership for Networked Open Social Scholarship
Thursday September 8th, 11am-2pm
Council Chamber (AA160), University of Toronto Scarborough | #INKEforum

The INKE Partnership is a collective of researchers and partners who are concerned with networked open social scholarship and the future of scholarly communication in the digital age. Networked open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad, interdisciplinary audience of specialists and non-specialists in ways that are both accessible and significant. It builds on a foundation of digital scholarship, social knowledge creation, open access, and digital humanities. On Thursday September 8th we will discuss the broader scope of networked open social scholarship. We will also consider the following questions within this context: what are the best ways to how to mobilize knowledge across researchers and fields, and between academia, the public, and other invested stakeholders? What implications for policy implementation do open knowledge practices have? Which alternative modes or methods need to be developed or employed for effective open social scholarship? How can we develop initiatives collaboratively to best serve these ends?

Please join us for what is sure to be a stimulating day of presentations and discussions.

11.00am to 11.45am: Keynote lecture & discussion
Chair: Susan Brown (U Guelph)
1. Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), “Networking Networks of Networked Open Social Scholarship: Potential Futures for Online Scholarly Work”

11.45am to 12.45pm (Lunch provided): Panel 1, Knowledge Mobilization and Alternative Modes & Methods
Chair: Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U)
2. Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U), “Openism and the Open Agenda”
3. Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), “Knowledge Mobilization and Open Social Scholarship”
4. Daniel Powell (King’s College London) “Cooperative Creation of Federated Digital Resources”
5. Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), “Confronting Complexity, Integrating Data and Engaging Publics”

12.45pm to 1.00pm: Break

1.00pm to 2.00pm: Panel 2, Policy Engagement and Collaborative Development
Chair: Lisa Goddard (U Victoria)
6. Michael Sinatra (U Montréal), “Open Platform for Public Engagement”
7. Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), “Collaborations in the Digital Scholarly Ecosystem”
8. Leslie Chan (U Toronto-Scarborough), “Aligning Funding Policies to Foster Open Scholarship”
9. Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design) “Collaborating on the Show Before the Show” (with Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Joao Ricardo Bruning Alves, Yasmin Galdino Lins De Moura, Filipe Artur Honorato Ferreira De Souza, and Ruanivalson Santos E. Santos)
10. Aaron Mauro (Penn State Eerie, Behrend C), “Developing the Social Knowledge Timeline”

This forum is open to the public and free of charge, and is hosted by the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. We are very grateful to our sponsors for this event, Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance; the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough; and the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga. This forum is organized by William R. Bowen, Ray Siemens, and Alyssa Arbuckle. Please contact us with any questions!


  1. ron tomasson
    September 2, 2016

    greetings. any chance of telepresence or streaming content? intriguing – especially the morning lectures. not sure i can make it to scarborough.

    • Admin
      September 2, 2016

      Hey Ron,

      We’re working with our local hosts on the possibility of recording the sessions. If we’re able to, we’ll put them online and link to them via this page, as well as make an announcement via Twitter. Thanks for your interest!


    • Admin
      September 26, 2016

      Hello again Ron,

      Video recordings of our public forum are now posted here:



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