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The Open Access India is hosting the global annual OpenCon satellite event in Ranchi, OpenCon 2016 Ranchi on Nov. 12, 2016 in partnership with the Dept. of Zoology, Ranchi University.

All the students, researchers, librarians, professors and members of the public who are interested in learning more about openness in research and education are welcome to participate. The tentative programme schedule is updated here.

The Programme Committee for the Event is as follows:

  • Dr. S.C. Gupta, Dean of Students Welfare, Ranchi University
  • Prof. K.P. Mishra, Head, Department of Zoology, Ranchi University
  • Dr. Abhijit Dutta, Department of Zoology, Ranchi University
  • Prof. Sanjoy Misra, Department of Chemistry, Ranchi University
  • Dr. Uday Kumar, Department of Chemistry, Ranchi University
  • Dr. B.K. Sinha, Department of Zoology, SS Memorial College, Ranchi University
  • Dr. Sridhar Gutam, Convenor, Open Access India

For queries, please contact sridhar@openaccessindia.org

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Saturday, November 12
 

10:00

Arrival and Registration
Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00 - 10:45
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

10:45

Opening and Welcome Address
Formal Inagural session begins at 10:45 AM and the internary is as follows:
10:45 AM - Welcome by Dr. Abhijit Dutta
10:50 AM - About the OpenCon 2016 Ranchi by Sridhar Gutam
10:55 AM - Address by Prof. K.P. Mishra
11:00 AM - Address by the Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) R. K. Pandey, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Ranchi University
11:15 AM - Vote of Thanks by Sridhar Gutam
Followed by Tea

Hosts
avatar for Abhijit Dutta

Abhijit Dutta

Ranchi University
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 10:45 - 11:15
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

11:15

Tea Break
Saturday November 12, 2016 11:15 - 11:30
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

11:30

OpenCon
More about OpenCon: conference, satellites, community, calls & collaboration

Speakers
avatar for Lorraine Chuen

Lorraine Chuen

Satellite & Communications Coordinator, Right to research coalition
I’m a retired psychology grad student interested in knowledge translation, storytelling through data and design, and advocating for more equitable and accessible mediums for information sharing.
avatar for Joseph McArthur

Joseph McArthur

I spend far too much time thinking about things with the word open in front of them., The Right to Research Coalition
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Hosts
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:30 - 11:45
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

11:45

Session on Open Access
Speakers
avatar for Diptanshu Das

Diptanshu Das

Editorial Board member, WikiJournal of Medicine
I am a medical doctor, a long term Wikipedian and a member of the Editorial board at Wikijournal of Medicine.

Hosts
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:45 - 12:15
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

12:00

Public Peer Review Journal - WikiJournal of Medicine
Speakers
avatar for Diptanshu Das

Diptanshu Das

Editorial Board member, WikiJournal of Medicine
I am a medical doctor, a long term Wikipedian and a member of the Editorial board at Wikijournal of Medicine.



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:00 - 12:15
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

12:15

How Scholarly communities can make Access to Knowledge possible
Speakers
avatar for Tito Dutta

Tito Dutta

Program Associate, Centre for Internet and Society
I am a Program Associate working for the Centre for Internet and Society. I am also an English Wikipedia administrator.


Saturday November 12, 2016 12:15 - 12:30
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

12:15

Session on Open Education and Wikipedia
Speakers
avatar for Gangadhar Bhadani

Gangadhar Bhadani

Wikipedian
Wikipedian and former Chief Manager, Bank of India
avatar for Diptanshu Das

Diptanshu Das

Editorial Board member, WikiJournal of Medicine
I am a medical doctor, a long term Wikipedian and a member of the Editorial board at Wikijournal of Medicine.
avatar for Tito Dutta

Tito Dutta

Program Associate, Centre for Internet and Society
I am a Program Associate working for the Centre for Internet and Society. I am also an English Wikipedia administrator.
avatar for Ravi Murugesan

Ravi Murugesan

Associate, INASP


Saturday November 12, 2016 12:15 - 13:00
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

12:45

Open Education: A perspective on Moodle and MOOCs
Speakers
avatar for Ravi Murugesan

Ravi Murugesan

Associate, INASP


Saturday November 12, 2016 12:45 - 13:00
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

13:00

Lunch Break
Saturday November 12, 2016 13:00 - 13:30
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

13:30

Open Access Movements
Speakers
avatar for Jamila Jaber

Jamila Jaber

Director Central Library, Islamic University of Lebanon

Hosts
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 13:30 - 14:00
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

14:00

Session on Open Data
Speakers
AM

Alka Mishra

Senior Technical Director and HOD, Open Government Data Division, National Informatics Centre

Hosts
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 14:00 - 14:45
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

14:15

Open Government Data - Data.Gov.In
Speakers
AM

Alka Mishra

Senior Technical Director and HOD, Open Government Data Division, National Informatics Centre


Saturday November 12, 2016 14:15 - 14:30
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

14:45

Tea Break
Saturday November 12, 2016 14:45 - 15:00
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

15:00

DOAJ and Global South
Speakers
avatar for Dominic Mitchell

Dominic Mitchell

Community Manager, DOAJ


Saturday November 12, 2016 15:00 - 15:15
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

15:00

Session on DOAJ
Speakers
avatar for Vrushali

Vrushali

Librarain, AISSMS College of Engineering
Ambassador, DOAJ (Western India)
avatar for Dominic Mitchell

Dominic Mitchell

Community Manager, DOAJ
avatar for Leena Shah

Leena Shah

Ambassador, DOAJ
I am one of the ambassadors for DOAJ in India. I am a librarian by profession and keenly interested in Open Access and Research Data Management.

Hosts
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 15:00 - 15:45
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

15:15

Are you publishing your research in a questionable open access journal?
Speakers
avatar for Leena Shah

Leena Shah

Ambassador, DOAJ
I am one of the ambassadors for DOAJ in India. I am a librarian by profession and keenly interested in Open Access and Research Data Management.



Saturday November 12, 2016 15:15 - 15:30
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

15:30

Best Practices in Publishing - the DOAJ approach
Hosts
avatar for Sridhar Gutam

Sridhar Gutam

Convenor, Open Access India
Agricultural Research Service and Open Access


Saturday November 12, 2016 15:30 - 15:45
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University

15:45

DOAJ Application Process
Speakers
avatar for Vrushali

Vrushali

Librarain, AISSMS College of Engineering
Ambassador, DOAJ (Western India)


Saturday November 12, 2016 15:45 - 16:00
Zoology Department of Zoology, Ranchi University