Open UBC 2014 – Our Most Successful to Date

After a very exciting and passion-filled two days, Open UBC-2014 has come to an end. The planning committee would like to thank all presenters and attendees for participating and making this year’s events so successful.

A few highlights from the last couple of days include:

  • A motivational key-note address courtesy of Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
  • A thoroughly engaging panel discussion on the future of scholarly publishing that touched on everything from the struggle for small publishers to survive in a new OA environment to the weight that publication in certain journals has in influencing tenure and promotion committees.
  • A lively and passionate (and very well attended!) debate over the benefit of MOOCs in higher education.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, know that you have access to all of the sessions via our extensive presentation archive (hosted by UBC’s very own cIRcle). Currently only sessions from  2009-2013 are available, but this years events will be posted soon, so check back!


UBC University Librarian Ingrid Parent with our Keynote Speaker, Nicole Allen

Image Courtesy of Amanda Wanner