Where: Pisa (Italy)
When: 22-26 March 2010
Location: University of Pisa - Faculty of Political Sciences Via Serafini, 3
56126 Pisa - Department of Political and Social Sciences, in cooperation with COST A32
Facoltà di Scienze politiche
Via Serafini, 3
The international training school “Open Scholarly Communities on the Web: Theory and Practice” is a new learning course promoted by the Faculty of Political Sciencies of the University of Pisa in collaboration with the European Action COST A32. The course, targeted to doctoral students, PhDs and young researchers, aims at providing the participants with the knowledge required to effectively use the Web as a scholarly research and publishing tool. The school will deal with the following topics: finding relevant information; understanding legal terms and conditions of Web resources; using licenses; writing, publishing and archiving scholarly content; developing and managing scholarly web communities on the Web.
The training school is targeted to young researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral students in the area of the Humanities and Social Sciencies. Familiarity with PCs is required.
The school is open to a maximum of 20 participants, 12 of which will be selected among the COST A32 member institutions. A selection committee will consider all applications based on the eligibility and curriculum vitae.
A certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the course, which grants 4 ECTS/CFU.
Application requests complete with CV must be e-mailed to Francesca Di Donato between November 16th and December 31th 2009.
16 November- 31 Dec. 2009: Applications
31 January 2010: Notification of acceptance
22-26 March 2009: Pisa Spring Training School
The Training School offers a total of 30-hours classroom lessons in 5 days session. The program is divided in four parts on Technology, Communication, Copyright and Communities. In addition to the classroom lessons, the School will offer three hands-on laboratories.
1. Module. Technology
1.1. WWW as a Research Environment
(Dr. Francesca Di Donato, Università di Pisa)
1.2. Introduction to the Semantic Web and applications to SSH
(Michele Barbera, Net7 - Internet Open Solutions -)
2. Module. Communication
2.1. Communication in Science
(Prof. Maria Chiara Pievatolo, Università di Pisa)
2.2. Open Access
(Dr. Paola Gargiulo, CASPUR)
3 Module. Copyright
3.1. Copyright in the EU: Towards a Common Framework?
(Dr. Antonella De Robbio, Università di Padova)
3.2. Creative Commons for Scholars
(dr. Paolo Guarda, Università di Trento)
4. Module. Communities
4.1. Social Networks on the Web
(Prof. Andrea Salvini, Università di Pisa)
4.2. COST projects: Schopenhauersource
(Dr. Matteo D'Alfonso, Università di Bologna)
4.3. NINES project: a presentation
(Dana Wheeles, Nines)