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FSCI 2020 – FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute
3 August - 7 August
FSCI IS A WEEK-LONG PROGRAM OF INTENSIVE COURSEWORK, GROUP ACTIVITIES, AND HANDS-ON TRAINING AROUND THE LATEST TRENDS IN SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION.
Courses cover new and emerging topics in scholarly communication from a multidisciplinary and global perspective: from research ethics, rigor and responsibility, and measuring impact to new publishing technologies and forms of scholarly publication. Whether you’re a researcher, a librarian, or an administrator, you’ll encounter new ideas, challenge your preconceptions, and return home with ideas, tools, and tactics for instigating change at your institution. See what past attendees have to say about their FSCI experience.
Scientific and Scholarly Communication is in the middle of a system-wide disruption. These changes have affected every aspect of research, from its practice to its administration, to its use. There are new forms of publication, new standards, and expectations, new ways of measuring and demonstrating success, new dangers and pitfalls.
The Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute at UCLA (FSCI) is a summer school that helps people learn how to navigate this new world. Its instructors include leading practitioners from the world of research, libraries, publishing, and research administration. Its courses range from basic orientations through classes in the most advanced topics. Its goal is to provide a friendly, community-based way of learning about and keeping up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities that are transforming the way science and scholarship is done.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
FSCI is intended for anybody who is interested in the developing new world of Scholarly Communication: researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and postdocs. There are courses for those who know very little about the current trends and technologies, as well as courses for those who are interested in more advanced topics. Our courses cover Scholarly Communication from a variety of disciplinary and regional and national perspectives. We have courses that will be of interest to the scientist, the social scientist, and the Humanities researcher. There are courses for those who manage, organize, and publish research as well as for the researchers themselves and end-users.
FSCI is organized by FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communication and eScholarship) in collaboration with the UCLA Library. Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that arose organically to study and facilitate new developments in knowledge creation and communication. Membership is open to all who share this interest!