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Stay a step ahead in scholarly communications

Are you passionate about the future of scholarly communications? Do you want to stay current on the changing landscape?

Then don’t miss FSCI – a premium combination of learning and networking.

What is FSCI all about?

Fundamentally, FSCI is about equipping you for the changes taking place across in scholarly communication. Whether you are a researcher, a librarian, a funder or a publisher, FSCI will deepen your understanding of the forces at work in our community –and how you can use them to shape the future.

By attending FSCI, you will learn about:

  • The mechanisms supporting scholarly communications 
  • Relationships between publishing, research and the real world
  • How technology is creating an open, transparent and collaborative research endeavour
  • New ways to measure research output and show success
  • The role of data in developing a robust and trustworthy research environment

“It was inspiring. I would be tempted to return to take advantage of classes that I didn't have time for this first time around."

You are in control of your learning from the wide choice of courses on offer. Renowned experts will guide you and provide ample support for your learning.

"I would love to go again. What was great: the overall atmosphere, the willingness of everyone to talk and share, and the diversity of subjects."

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet fellow thought leaders from many different backgrounds. The relaxed environment will encourage lively discussion and allow you to share your views and experiences.

"This was an intense but very worthwhile week. I learned a lot and felt privileged to be among so many people who are change-makers at their institutions”

The FSCI experience is designed so you can bring back your new wisdom and make change happen where you work. 

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When and where is FSCI 2018?

July 30th – August 3rd

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
California, USA

"It was a great week, I would recommend it to others."

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How much is FSCI 2018?

The five-day course including tuition and course materials is $950 (students $750).

But register before 2 July for discounted prices: $750 (students $500)

More details on further discounts and information on housing is here.
 

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Why do we need FSCI 2018?

Winds of change are blowing through the halls of academia.

The monograph and journal article have long been established for scholars to stake their claim on original ideas while also sharing their thinking with the wider community. 

The PDF enabled these communication channels to move smoothly into the digital. Methods to measure research performance, output and effectiveness have grown around them. These have been used to compare the performance of researchers, institutions and even countries.

But the internet has opened up many more possibilities for sharing scholarly work. From the development of preprints for early review of new research through embedding raw and visualized data in research articles to new ways of discussion through social media.

The potential for new forms of scholarly communication has never been higher. 

These new processes enable greater collaboration across disciplines (even across the humanities and sciences). They will yield new insights with more reliability, transparency and accountability. They offer greater confidence for the wider community in the academic approach, the scientific method and the aspiration of studying our world, and ourselves, to improve life for all.

FSCI aims to focus conversations around these issues and to hasten development of new models for a new world of scholarly communication, beyond the PDF.

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Who is FSCI?

FSCI 2018 is organized by FORCE11 – 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. Join Today.