Keynote Speakers

Martin Poulter

Dr Martin Poulter is the past Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, Maritn Poulterpast Wikimedia Ambassdor for Jisc, and promotes open education in the Economics Network based at the University of Bristol.

“Your OERs will outlive you: Open Education in the long term” – Day 1 at 09.45.

This talk is about the seeming paradox of the long-term sustainability of educational resources which need continuous evolution to stay relevant. The preservation of the utility of educational content is more challenging than just preserving that content. I will defend a web-of-knowledge approach rather than an atomistic approach. In the increasing ubiquity of these webs of knowledge justifies optimism about the sustainability of open educational resources and communities.

Professor Ewan Klein

Ewan is Professor of Language Technology in the University of Edinburgh’s School of ewan kleinInformatics, where his areas of research include the semantic web, open data and the human-data interface. He was recently appointed as joint lead of the SICSA Future Cities Research Theme and is part of a core group piloting an experimental Internet of Things network on the University of Edinburgh’s campus. As the Scottish Ambassador for Open Knowledge International, Ewan has been instrumental in building a cross-sector local network for people interested in open data and related topics.

Talk summary:

A Living Lab methodology involves carrying out research “in the wild”, where as far as possible we treat human participants as co-creators rather than experimental subjects, and try to address research issues that are embedded in everyday situations. We use a wide variety of kinds of data, both qualitative and quantitative, and treat evidence as a contested space which is open to negotiation. The approach raises a number of challenges for data sharing and data repositories. I will focus on two salient (and related) issues: (i) an increasingly large volume of data will be streamed from sensors, and (ii) much of the data collected is likely to be personal.

Ewan will be delivering his keynote on Day 1 at 13.15.

Nina Karlstrøm

Nina Karlstrøm is Head of the License and Open Access group at CRIStin – Current Nina_KarlstromResearch Information System in Norway. CRIStin, as well as being the national CRIS for Norway, also acts as national coordinator for work on open access, and manages license agreements on behalf of Norwegian research libraries. Nina is on the Executive Committee of the CERN initiated SCOAP3 project, and she represents CRIStin as partner in the EU funded projects OpenAIRE and PASTEUR4OA.

Nina will be delivering her keynote,  ‘More than just a CRIS – How CRIStin is building a national infrastructure for Open Access’ on Day 1 at 13.50.

Dr Erinma Ochu

Erinma Ochu is a digital creative and science communicator, teaching at Salford erinmaUniversity –

Erinma will be delivering her keynote, ‘The Social Life of Data’ on Day 2 at 9.15 in the Pentland East room.



Stuart Lewis

Stuart Lewis is currently Head of Research and Learning Services at the University ofStuart Lewis Edinburgh, having worked for well over a decade with repositories and open access in several different countries. Stuart is responsible for the delivery of research support services including Open Access, Research Data Management, and the hosting of more than a dozen open access journals. Stuart and his teams hold numerous grants in the area of repositories and research data, and provide shared repository services to many universities across Scotland. Stuart has had a long involvement with the DSpace community, and is now a committer emeritus and member of the DSpace Steering Group.

‘The Secret Diary of a Repository Aged 13 ¾’ – Day 2 at 15.30.

Now that many of our repositories are entering their teenage years, it’s good to look back at what they have achieved, how they are reacting to becoming teenagers, what their peer group are doing, and where they are going next. Or better put: what are their exam grades, what are they wearing, what music are they listening to, and who are they hanging out with?