The 2015 Scholarly Communication Institute concluded last Thursday and it was an exhilarating and exhausting week for everybody involved. As we hoped, participants started new collaborations, incubated new ideas, developed new plans, built new things, and made new friends. One team completed and submitted a grant proposal by the end of SCI in order to continue their project, and other teams are already working on their next steps. We got lucky with beautiful fall weather, ate well, took walks in the DuBose house gardens, and had tours of nearby universities and their host cities.
I won’t recount the whole week here, but will point you to some links where you can get a gist of what it was like to be at SCI.
- Highlights from the week (mainly tweets and photos), collected in a Storify thread
- Photos by SCI 2015 participant Eric Dye
- Reflections after participating in SCI 2015 by Cameron Neylon and Bridget Almas
- Overview of the reception for SCI 2015 at the National Humanities Center, including a recording of remarks by Robert Newman and Don Waters and photos by Joel Elliott
We’ll soon begin work on planning SCI 2016, and will announce the RFP early in the new year. Check back on trianglesci.org or @TriangleSCI for the announcement, and we hope you will consider submitting a proposal for the next round.
A big thanks again to everybody who participated, and especially to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for making this possible and to our partners at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Triangle Research Libraries Network, the National Humanities Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies for their work to make it a success.
[ Featured photo and slide show photos by Eric Dye used under CC license: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137077175@N05/sets/72157659949691661/ ]