the developing world
IAP Program on Digital Knowledge Resources and Infrastructure in Developing CountriesMeeting Agenda
Technical Meeting on Open Access and Dissemination of Scientific Information in
Central America and the Caribbean
Courtleigh Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
January 18-19, 2011
Tuesday, 18 January.
08:30 - 09:00 Registration.
09:00 - 10:15 Session 1. Welcome and review of Workshop objectives.
Chair: Ronald Young, PVC Graduate Studies and Research, University of West Indies (UWI) and Fellow, Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS), (Jamaica).
1. Welcoming remarks by Ronald Young, UWI.
2. Greetings from Isidro Fernandez-Aballi, Advisor for Communication and Information for the Caribbean, UNESCO.
3. Background to the IAP Program and Workshop objectives by Paul F. Uhlir, Director of the Board on Research Data and Information, US National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
4. Update to the Caribbean Scientific Union Project "Open Institutional Repositories infrastructure network for Central America and the Caribbean", Alejandro Caballero Rivero, Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC)
5. Overview of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, Carlton Samuels, CKLN
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
The work continues even during coffee breaks
10:30 - 12:15 Session 2. Introduction to the OKE concept and discussion.
Chair: Ronald Young, UWI and CAS
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation of Open Knowledge Environments: an introduction of the OKE concept and workbook to provide context for the remainder of the workshop, Paul Uhlir, NAS
11:00 - 12:15 OKE-type initiatives in the region and discussion of the concept:
Advances in the development of a National Directory and Harvester of science in Cuba,
MSc. Ricardo Casate Fernández, Director, National Library for Science and Technique (IDICT);
Open Access Document Repositories: Cuban Experience from The National Information Network for Medical Sciences,
MSc. Keilyn Rodríguez Perojo, Department Head of Information Sources and Information Services,
National Center for Information on Medical Sciences (INFOMED)
Trinidad and Tobago
The Caribbean Information Platform on Renewable Energy, CIPORE
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3. Content types and characteristics of an OKE
Co-Chairs: Robert Lancashire, Caribbean Academy of Sciences and University of the West Indies, and William Anderson, University of Texas, Austin
Discussion of Columns A and B of the table, and the corresponding pages in the workbook
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:15 Session 4. Management of an OKE: Content Management and Dissemination Policies, Practices, and Licenses
Co-Chairs: Raed Sharif, Syracuse University, and Paul Uhlir, NAS
Discussion of Column C of the table, and the corresponding pages in the workbook
16:15-17:00: Session 5. OKE Technological Infrastructure Issues
Co-Chairs: William Anderson, University of Texas at Austin, and Raed Sharif, Syracuse University
Discussion of Column D of the table, and the corresponding pages in the workbook
18:00 Public Lecture: Vanderlei Canhos, Director, CRIA, Brazil, "Open Knowledge Environments and the Brazilian experience on the management of biodiversity data and information"
- Discussion with audience
Wednesday, 19 January.
08:30 – 09:00 Session 5 (continued) Discussion, comments, and questions about the entire previous day.
09:00 - 10:15 Session 6. Management of an OKE: Management and Operations/Support Personnel
Co-Chairs: Raed Sharif, Syracuse University, and Carlton Samuels, Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network
Discussion of Columns E and F of the table, and the corresponding pages in the workbook
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Session 7. Management of on OKE: Cost and Sustainability Issues
Co-Chairs: William Anderson, UT, Austin, and Paul Uhlir, NAS
Discussion of Column G of the table, and the corresponding pages in the workbook
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Session 8. Other issues and moving toward implementation
Co-Chairs: Carlton Samuels, CKLN, and Paul Uhlir, NAS
Participants to suggest one or more OKEs to initiate or bring into production by the end of 2011.
14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 16:00 Session 9. Extending the IAP Program on a regional basis
Co-Chairs: Alejandro Caballero, ACC, and Tara Dasgupta, CAS
Identification of funding requirements, partner organizations, and actions to move forward.
16:00 End of meeting