Project Open Source | Open Acccess

Abstract: 
Project Open Source|Open Access was a University of Toronto initiative to develop a networked community of scholars, students and members of the broader community interested in the phenomenon of open source and open access.

Project Open Source|Open Access was a University of Toronto initiative to develop a networked community of scholars, students and members of the broader community interested in the phenomenon of open source and open access. This cross-divisional, tri-campus project was launched in November 2004 with a two-and-a-half year grant from the Provost's Academic Initiatives Fund (AIF) to the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) . The project gained a sound footing during this first phase with a rich schedule of events – seminars, panels, and workshops covering a broad range of topics – and a resoundingly successful student experience program. Our brochure provides more information on this phase of the project. Also see Project OS|OA's archived website.

With the networked community well-established, phase II of the project focused on research. We identified Open Scholarship as the theme for ongoing development, but we will also continue to build on faculty research strengths and interests in the design, development and use of open source environments for collaboration and learning; in institutional innovation; in OS business models; in open access journal publishing; and in the evaluation of journal impact factors.

About the Project
Funding Sources: 
U of T Arts & Science Academic Initiative Fund
Founding Date: 
2004
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Who's Involved?
People Involved: 
Project OS|OA Executive Committee Gale Moore Chair Director, Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI). Department of Sociology. gmoore@kmdi.utoronto.ca Zaheer Baber Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga. Leslie Chan Associate Director, Bioline International. Program Supervisor, Joint Program in New Media Studies, University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC). Rea Devakos Project OS|OA Library Representative Coordinator, Scholarly Communication Initiatives, University of Toronto Libraries. Gunther Eysenbach Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network. Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine. Editor & Publisher, Journal of Medical Internet Research Frances Garrett Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion Affiliated Faculty of KMDI, the Centre for South Asian Studies and the Asian Institute Kumar Murty Chair, Dept. of Mathematical & Computational Sciences and Professor of Mathematics, University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM). Vincent B. Robinson Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM). Jim Slotta Canada Research Chair in Technology and Education at OISE/UT. Brian Cantwell Smith Professor & Dean, Faculty of Information Studies (FIS). Virginia Lee Strain Project OS|OA Student Representative, PhD Candidate, Department of English. James Till Senior Scientist, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics & Behaviour, Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI). Jutta Treviranus Director of the Adaptive Technology Research Centre (ATRC). Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Information Studies (FIS).
DISC Members Involved: 
Gale
Frances Garrett
Leslie Chan