MIT will host a working summit on the Grand Challenges in Information Science and Scholarly Communication March 19-23, 2018. Inviting experts from across disciplines and sectors, the summit aims to identify critical problems in information science that are solvable within 10 years and which have broad implications across the scholarly community.
Three consecutive 1.5-day workshops will produce draft research agendas in the areas of:
- Scholarly discovery
- Digital curation and preservation
- Open scholarship
Attendance at the workshops is by invitation only. The March 19 opening keynote address is open to the MIT community, and all three keynote addresses will be live-streamed.
Grand Challenges Summit Participation Platform
We are openly sharing background readings, survey results, detailed schedules, and information shared by the summit participants through the PubPub platform (hosted by the MIT MediaLab). Following the summit, drafts of the Grand Challenges report will be hosted on this platform, for open commentary by interested members of the community.