The 2005 forums

The year in review

25 November 2005

The final Information Futures Forum was a chance to reflect on the year and discuss future developments in scholarly communications and open access at the University of Melbourne.

  • Welcome - Professor Jeff Borland, Chair of the Libraries Committee
  • Open access - international issues and developments - Eve Young
  • University of Melbourne ePrints Repository - Shirley Sullivan
  • Building our intellectual capital - submission of digital theses - Karen Kealy
  • Profiling research and maximising the benefits of the University Systems Project - Simon Porter

Researchers, Research Councils and the UK Information Infrastructure

30 September 2005

Dr Michael Jubb of the British Library discussed the characteristics of the infrastructure that provides information services for the UK research community. He spoke of the challenges in seeking to enhance those services so that they better serve researchers' interests.

Michael Jubb was Director of the Research Information Network (RIN). This new body was established to take a strategic lead in developing the UK's information infrastructure for researchers across all disciplines in science, technology and medicine as well as the arts and humanities.

Michael's career has included work with the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the British Academy, the Department of Education and Science and Wolverhampton Polytechnic. His doctorate in history was from Cambridge.

National Scholarly Communication Forum's 19th roundtable

27 September 2005

Topics included open access, open archives and open source. This event was held in Sydney, with presentations from a range of Australian and& international leaders and policy makers.

Creative Commons and Open Access Initiatives

16 September 2005

Guest presenter: Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support), Queensland University of Technology.

21 July 2005

The inaugural Information Futures Forum was held on Thursday 21 July 2005.

The keynote address was delivered by Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow of the Australian National University.

Formerly the ANU University Librarian (1980 to 2002) and, more recently, Director of Scholarly Information Strategies at ANU (2000 to 2004), Colin Steele is nationally recognised as being at the forefront of the  scholarly communication debate in Australia.