Seminar “A Public Library of India”, 28 December 2018

Seminar “A Public Library of India”, 28 December 2018

Seminar

on

“A Public Library of India”

Venue: Seminar Hall, Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 28 December 2018 (Friday) | Time : 4.00 pm

DST Centre for Policy Research

Centre for Society and Policy

Indian Institute of Science

invites you to the seminar in the Policy Lecture Series entitled 

A Public Library of India  

by  

Carl Malamud
President and Founder, Public.Resource.Org

at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 December 2018, in the Seminar Hall of the Centre for Society and Policy (next to the Health Centre), IISc.

Abstract: Carl Malamud, founder of Public Resource, will speak about his efforts to make more information from India and about India online. He’ll discuss the Hind Swaraj and Public Library of India collections he maintains on the Internet Archive, efforts underway to increase high-quality digitization efforts throughout India, and his vision for a true Public Library of India effort, an effort that would take a decade and a national commitment to accomplish.

Speaker Biosketch: Carl Malamud is the Founder and President of Public.Resource.Org, a nongovernmental organization based in the United States. He was previously founder of the Internet Multicasting Service, a nonprofit that started the first radio station on the Internet and was responsible for making the SEC EDGAR database available. He is the recipient of the Berkman Award from Harvard, the Pioneer Award from the EFF, and the Bill Farr Award from the First Amendment Coalition.

Author of 9 books (including “Code Swaraj” co-authored with Sam Pitroda), Malamud works actively in India as well, and is engaged in a Public Internet Litigation suit to make Indian Standards available to the public at no charge.

All are Welcome.

Seminar “Chinese Rural S&T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook”, 27 December 2018

Seminar “Chinese Rural S&T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook”, 27 December 2018

Seminar

on

“Chinese Rural S & T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook”

Venue: Seminar Hall, Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 27 December 2018 (Thursday) | Time : 4.00 pm

DST Centre for Policy Research
Centre for Society and Policy
Indian Institute of Science

invites you to the seminar in the Policy Lecture Series entitled

Chinese Rural S&T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook
by
Dr. Zhuqing Xu
[Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), Beijing]

at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 27 December 2018 in the Seminar Hall of the Centre for Society and Policy (next to the Health Centre), IISc.

Abstract:
Dr. Xu will introduce different stages of Chinese rural S&T development policies in the last 40 years. Focusing on the top-down policy system and the bottom-up
local practices, she will explain why the rural S&T development become incredibly important after the central government launched the Rural Revitalization and
what should the Chinese government do to foster a flourishing Innovation and Entrepreneurship environment in Rural China.

Speaker biosketch: Dr. Zhuqing Xu is an Associate Researcher of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), affiliated to Ministry of
Science and Technology of CHINA. She got her PhD Degree from Renmin University of China in 2012. Her research areas are Science, Technology and Innovation
Policy, Rural Development based on ICTs, Poverty Alleviation, Rural Entrepreneurship by S&T.

All are Welcome.

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018 Result Announcement

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018  Result Announcement

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018 Result Announcement

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018

Result Announcement

Venue: Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 28 Nov 2018 (Wednesday) | Time : 4 pm

Discussion Forum on Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access

Discussion Forum on Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access

Discussion Forum on Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access

Discussion Forum

on

“Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access”

 

Venue: SERC Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 26 Oct 2018 (Friday) | Time : 5.30 pm

Dear All, The DST- Centre for Policy Research at the Indian Institute of Science and J.R.D. Tata Memorial Library, IISc.,  are pleased to invite you to a
Discussion Forum on “Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access”

 

Speakers: 

Subbiah Arunachalam (DST-Centre for Policy Research, IISc),
T.A. Abinandanan (Indian Institute of Science),
Madhan Muthu (Azim Premji University),
Hamsa Kalayani (National Institute of Advanced Studies),
Francis Jayakanth (JRD Tata Memorial Library, IISc), and  
Leena Shah (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Please confirm your participation via RSVP: https://goo.gl/TzbTuN

There will be High Tea at 5.00 pm. Please join us!

This event is a part of International Open Access week activities planned at IISc Bangalore, organized by DST-Centre for Policy Research at IISc in association with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Karnataka State Library Association (KALA), JRD Tata Memorial Library, Science Policy Group (SPG) and International Scientific and Technological Education Program (i-STEP).

International Open Access Week (October 22-28, 2018) is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. This is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress to build more equitable foundations for opening knowledge. 

The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.

 

Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge

Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge

Panel Discussion on “Equitable Access to Knowledge”

Panel Discussion

on

“Equitable Access to Knowledge”

Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 23 Oct 2018 (Tuesday) | Time : 4pm

Open Access (OA) seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon. Price barriers should not prevent students, researchers (or anyone) from getting access to research they need. Open Access, and the open availability and searchability of scholarly research that it entails, will have a significant positive impact on everything from education to the practice of medicine to the ability of entrepreneurs to innovate.

Panelists: 
1. Arul George Scaria – National Law University, Delhi

  1. Carl Malamud – Public.Resource.Org
  2. Pranesh Prakash (Moderator)  –  Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
  3. Richard Poynder – Journalist (covering OA movement around the world) 
    5. S Nayana Tara – Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  4. Shahid Jameel – Welcome Trust DBT India Alliance

There will be High Tea at 5.30 pm. Please join us!

Please confirm your participation via RSVP: https://goo.gl/rLqhnw

This event is a part of International Open Access week activities planned at IISc Bangalore, organized by DST-Centre for Policy Research at IISc in association with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Karnataka State Library Association (KALA), JRD Tata Memorial Library, Science Policy Group (SPG) and International Scientific and Technological Education Program (i-STEP).

International Open Access Week (October 22-28, 2018) is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. This is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress to build more equitable foundations for opening knowledge. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.

Workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Research”, 11-13 December 2017

Workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Research”, 11-13 December 2017

Workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Research”
11-13 December 2017 | Biological Sciences Building, IISc, Bengaluru

Panel Discussion on Science, Technology, Innovation and its impact on Socio-economic Development

On December 12, 2017 at CES Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Biological Sciences Building, IISc, Bengaluru.

Please find the Poster for the event below.

 

Workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Research”

11-13 December 2017 | Biological Sciences Building, IISc, Bengaluru

The event is supported by Department of Science Technology (DST), Government of India, organized jointly by DST – Centre for Policy Research, IISc, Bengaluru, and Nation Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.

About the Workshop

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are now recognized as playing a significant role in advancing human, social, and economic development and meeting the aspirations of people and nations across the world. As a result, understanding STI processes and exploring ways to strengthen them is a major strand of intellectual activity, evinced by the explosion of literature on these topics in the last decade. At the same time, there are significant efforts to link this understanding to better policy-making by a range of governmental agencies (both in developed and emerging economies) and inter-governmental organizations. It is important to understand the inter-link between ‘science and public policy’; i.e., the use of scientific skills in formulating better policies (science for policy) as wee as understanding how the policies impact the science (policy for science). Department of Science and Technology (DST) recognized the importance of evidence-driven research and established DST Centers for Policy Research (CPRs) in various academic institutions across the country. These centers are engaged in targeted research in number of key areas relevant to the country, train young scholars in STI policy research, and contribute towards better STI policy making by providing inputs to DST.

The workshop intends to introduce various components, tools, methodologies and frameworks of STI policy research to young scholars working in this field, covering both; ‘science for policy’ and ‘policy for science’ related topics through series of lectures, invited talks and panel/group discussions. Also, this workshop aims to provide a deeper understanding about STI policy drafting and implementation mechanisms in India.

Please find the agenda attached : WSTIPR2017_Program

For more information, contact:

SECRETARIAT
WORKSHOP ON STI POLICY RESEARCH
DST – CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE.
BENGALURU – 560 012

+91-80-2293 2750/2066

chagunbasha@iisc.ac.in

Event on “Eugene Garfield and Scientometrics” Eugene Garfield in Memoriam, 30 Oct 2017

Event on “Eugene Garfield and Scientometrics” Eugene Garfield in Memoriam, 30 Oct 2017

Event on “Eugene Garfield and Scientometrics”

Eugene Garfield in Memoriam


, 30 Oct 2017

Dear all,

The DST-Centre for Policy Research at Indian Institute of Science is pleased to invite you to a half-day event on

“Eugene Garfield and Scientometrics”

Eugene Garfield in Memoriam

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

30 Oct 2017 | 10 am – 12.30 pm

This event is to celebrate the life and work of a man who not only had the imagination, pragmatic judgment, and immense energy required to invent, produce, and develop a useful tool for a seemingly routine but fundamental task in science, viz. searching the literature, but also had a deep intuitive sense of the social, cultural, and cognitive structures latent in the practice of science. With his visionary enthusiasm, Garfield saw in his creations a better science for society and the ideal of a unified body of knowledge accessible to all. The two speakers, between them, will cover the impact of the man and his work on science and scientists as well as on the way performance in science is evaluated. We will also get to hear about how Garfield evolved from humble beginnings to a businessman, scholar and a polymath. Come and listen to the fascinating story of the man whose creations have transformed the fabric of science.

Talks:

In Quest of the World Brain: The Life and Work of the Pragmatic Polymath Eugene Garfield

 by David A. Pendlebury

Eugene Garfield and His Impact on Science and Scientistsby P. Balaram

About the speakers:

David A. Pendlebury joined the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), now Clarivate Analytics, in 1983. He began as a translator and indexer and later worked with ISI’s founder Eugene Garfield on personal research projects. Until June 2004, Pendlebury was Manager of the department’s contract research services. He has served as Consulting Citation Analyst for Clarivate Analytics since 2006.

  1. Balaram is a former Director of Indian Institute of Science and a former Editor of Current Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor, Molecular Biophysics Unit, IISc, and DST Year of Science Chair Professor, NCBS, Bengaluru.

All are Welcome

Event Poster: E.Garfield and Scientometrics

Panel Discussion on “Institutional Open Access Policy”, 27 Oct 2017

Panel Discussion on “Institutional Open Access Policy”, 27 Oct 2017

Panel Discussion on “Institutional Open Access Policy”, 27 Oct 2017 

Dear all,

The DST-Centre for Policy Research at Indian Institute of Science is pleased to invite you to the

Panel Discussion

on 

“Institutional Open Access Policy”

What Universities and Administrators Can Do to Promote Open Access?

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science

 27 Oct 2017 (Friday) | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon.  Price barriers should not prevent students, researchers (or anyone) from getting access to research they need. Open Access, and the open availability and searchability of scholarly research that it entails, will have a significant positive impact on everything from education to the practice of medicine to the ability of entrepreneurs to innovate.

Panelists 

Prof. Satyajit Mayor (Director, The National Centre for Biological Sciences)

Prof. Jayant M. Modak (Deputy Director, Indian Institute of Science)

Mr. Sunil Abraham (Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society)

Dr. Padmini Ray Murray (Vice-Chair, Global Outlook: Digital Humanities)

Mr. N V Sathyanarayana (Chairman & Managing Director, Informatics India Ltd)

Mr. Madhan Muthu (Visiting Scientist, DST-Centre for Policy Research, IISc)

All are Welcome

Workshop on Dissertation Expectations and Quality Criteria: Is it Enough to have a Good Dissertation? 12 Jan 2016

Workshop on Dissertation Expectations and Quality Criteria: Is it Enough to have a Good Dissertation? 12 Jan 2016

Workshop on Dissertation Expectations and Quality Criteria: Is it Enough to have a Good Dissertation? 12 Jan 2016

Update: The list of selected students appears at the end.

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The DST-CPR is pleased to announce a one-day Workshop entitled Dissertation Expectations and Quality Criteria: Is it Enough to have a Good Dissertation? to be held on 12 January 2016 (Tuesday). See below for a brief write-up about the Workshop.

The Workshop will be conducted by Prof. Maresi Nerad,  the founding director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) and Professor in the Leadership in Higher Education Program, College of Education, at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. [Please see her website for more details].  Prof. Nerad will be at DST-CPR as a Visiting Professor during December 2015 – January 2016. She has presented this type of Workshops in Germany (in many universities), the US, South Africa, and the Middle East.

Here’s a brief description of the Workshop:

Dissertation Expectations and Quality Criteria: Is it Enough to have a Good Dissertation? 

How do we know when a dissertation is outstanding, passing, or not satisfying? 

Much discussion worldwide has been about what competencies (knowledge, skills, and experiences) doctorate candidates should develop, how they acquire them, and whether the next generation of researchers is appropriately prepared for careers inside and outside academe (see Lovitts 2007). Little attention has been given to the role of the dissertation and the criteria for its quality. This workshop aims at highlighting the expectations and quality criteria by doctoral candidates and their professors on what is an original piece of research.

This workshop will focus first on quality criteria identified by the participants, second on those identified in a recent study by professors, and third it will end by asking whether producing a good dissertation is enough these days and what other qualifications are indeed needed.

Who should attend:  PhD scholars who have completed at least 2 years of doctoral studies, who know what they will do in their dissertation.

Structure of the Workshop: It will be a very interactive workshop, and participation is limited to just 20. With an initial input from the Instructor, all other activities  are group work, reflections, brainstorming, and role play.

Selection will be made to ensure a diversity of backgrounds, fields of  study, and types of institutions.

There is no registration fee. Also, travel expenses will be reimbursed at the applicable rates. Limited accommodation is available for outstation participants.

Registration: Interested PhD scholars may file an application by filling all the details in this form. If you are selected, please bring along a letter from your advisor endorsing your participation in the Workshop.

Last date for filing the application: 5 January 2016.

For further enquiries, please send an e-mail to: chairman@apc.iisc.ernet.in

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Update: Here is the First List of selected candidates (Additions to this list will be made later):

  1. Nimisha Agarwal [*], National Institute of Advanced Studies, Natural and Engineering Sciences
  2. Ajith Ashokan [*], IISER-Bhopal, Biological Sciences
  3. Aniket Basu Roy [*], IISc-Bangalore, Computer Science and Automation
  4. Sudarshan P Bhat [*], IISc, Ecological Sciences
  5. Jagriti Gangopadhyay [*], IIT-Gandhinagar, Humanities and Social Sciences
  6. V Vijay Girish K, IISc-Bangalore, Electrical Engineering
  7. Anupriya Gogna, IIIT-Delhi, Electronics and Communication Engineering
  8. Javed GS [*], IISc-Bangalore, Electrical Communication Engineering
  9. Smita Kamble [*], IISc-Bangalore, Materials Engineering
  10. Abhiruk Lahiri [*], IISc-Bangalore, Computer Science and Automation
  11. Mayamol T R [*], Academy of Medical sciences, Community Medicine
  12. Kanchan Mishra [*], TIFR-Mumbai, Homi Bhabha centre for Science Education
  13. Aishwarya Narayan [*], IIT-Bombay, Biosciences and Bioengineering
  14. Sudhir Pujahari [*], IISER-Pune, Mathematics
  15. Arijit Roy [*], IIT-Bombay, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science
  16. Ankur Shringi [*], IISc-Bangalore, Ecological Sciences
  17. Vivek Srinivas [*], IIT-Bombay, Bioscience and Bioengineering
  18. Gaurav Tikas [*], IISc-Bangalore, Management Studies
  19. Amit Tripathi, IISc-Bangalore, Aerospace Engineering
  20. Asheesh Navneet [*], Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore), Center for Political Institutions, Governance and Development
  21. Umesh Pratap Pandey [*], IISc-Bangalore, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Note: [*] indicates confirmed participants.

DST-CPR Discussion Series on Science for Policy & Policy for Science [Open Access Policy], 7 Jun 2017

DST-CPR Discussion Series on Science for Policy & Policy for Science  [Open Access Policy], 7 Jun 2017

DST-CPR Discussion Series on Science for Policy & Policy for Science [Open Access Policy]: 7 Jun 2017

DST-CPR Discussion Series on Science for Policy & Policy for Science  [Open Access Policy]: 7 Jun 2017 

Dear All, This is an open call for a meeting on “Science for Policy & Policy forScience” discussion. The topic of discussion for the upcoming meeting on7th of June is *Open Access Policy*.  Date   : 07-06-2017Day    : WednesdayTime   : 5:30 PMVenue  : The Seminar Hall, DST-CPR, Archives and Publications Cell, IISc Bangalore.Contact person: 8248169895email ID: chagun@apc.iisc.ernet.in Expert Panelists:       1. Subbaiah Arunachalam (Professor. DST-CPR-IISc);                        2. Francis Jayakanth (IISc, Bangalore);                        3. Madhan Muthu (Visiting Scientist, DST-CPR-IISc) Discussion Focus: Why Open Access is important to Science, particularly inIndia? When researchers publish their works in journals and conferenceproceedings, they would want their works to be read, cited, and built uponby as wide an audience as possible. Much of the scientific publicationsare being published by commercial publishers. Subscription costs of suchpublications are very high, constantly increasing, and beyond the means ofmost of the libraries. The high subscription costs create an accessbarrier to the scientific literature because of which the publications donot get the kind of visibility that the researchers would like to have.The lack of adequate visibility will reduce the potential impact of thepublications. This in turn could affect the advancement of knowledge. Itis therefore imperative that the access barrier to scientific literaturecreated because of high subscription costs should be overcome and thiscould be achieved through OA publishing. More Details: Open Access in India: Q&A with Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam(http://bit.ly/2qPXheE)  All are cordially invited to attend. PS: This is part of the policy discussion series scheduled for *first andthird Wednesday of every month*

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