Summer of Open Science

The Summer of Open Science was a series of workshops and events intended to support skill acquisition for faculty and graduate students in topics that are core to modern research practice.

Overview

The open science movement reflects a shift in modern research practice towards the use of increasingly open and collaborative methods and tools. The Summer of Open Science was a series of workshops and events designed to support the acquisition of skills relevant to modern research practice for faculty and graduate students. The topics selected for the workshops were informed by user research conducted by the NCSU Libraries which allowed us to present content that was useful in context.

How We Did It

The series lasted over the course of two summer terms, six weeks each, and was composed of five workshops, each of which happened once in each term for a total of 10 individual events. In addition to workshops we held four informal meetups and one end of summer showcase. The meetups and the showcase in particular were intended to foster a community of practice on campus.

The workshop topics were:

  • Intro to the Command Line Interface
  • Web Scraping with Python
  • Understand and Build Your Scholarly Identity
  • Scientific Computing with Python & Raspberry Pi
  • Build Your Scholarly Website the Easy Way

Meetups occured once a month and took the form of informal two hours sessions in a cafe on campus. The end-of-summer showcase gave participants the opportunity to present brief lightning talks on their work or what they had learned during the Summer of Open Science and took the form of a single two hour event.

Team

Publications and Presentations

Blaine, A., Davidson, B., DiMonte, L., Garret, J., Grguric, E. (2016). "Open science tools and workflows: what does open science really look like?", Poster session presented at LITA Annual Forum. Fort Worth, TX, November 19, 2016.

Blaine, A., Davidson, B., DiMonte, L., Garret, J., Grguric, E. (2016). "Open science: How libraries can support modern research practice", Digital Library Federation Annual Forum, Milwaukee, WI, November 8, 2016.

Blaine, A., Davidson, B., DiMonte, L., Garret, J., Grguric, E. (2016). "Supporting the modern research skillset: The summer of open science", Digital Library Federation Annual Forum, Milwaukee, WI, November 8, 2016.

Grguric, E., Davis, H., and Davidson, B. (2016). "Supporting the Modern Research Workflow", Poster session presented at the Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Copenhagen, DE, October 17, 2016.

Davidson, B. and Grguric, E. (2016). "Exploring the Role of the Library in Supporting Open Science", Poster session presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Columbus, OH, August 15-16, 2016.

Blaine, A., Davidson, B., DiMonte, L., Garret, J., Grguric, E. (2016). "Supporting the Modern Research Skillset: the Summer of Open Science", Triangle Research Libraries Network Annual Meeting. Chapel Hill, NC, July 14, 2016.

Davidson, B. and Grguric, E. (2016). "Exploring open science: where can libraries help?", STELLA Unconference. Chapel Hill, NC, May 21, 2016.