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KU Libraries to host Mozilla “Working Open Workshop”

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

KU Libraries are pleased to announce a partnership with Mozilla to bring the Mozilla Working Open Workshop (WOW) to the University of Kansas on October 16-17, 2017. WOWs are highly customized, agile events for researchers to learn, share and connect around open research best practices.

“This event is a great opportunity for anyone interested in bringing more transparency to their work to learn and practice open forms of collaboration, project management, and research,” said Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, data services librarian. “The Libraries are so pleased to partner with Mozilla in bringing the WOW to Kansas.”

Modules in the workshop will cover the essentials of designing an open project, using collaboration tools, sharing research products, and fostering an active community around a project. The WOW will be a hands-on and project-based event, supplemented with ample time for participants to make real, meaningful progress on projects and to network and collaborate across disciplines.

KU Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, with members of the Center for Faculty Initiatives & Engagement and Digital Initiatives are pleased to welcome the Mozilla team and to co-sponsor this workshop for the University of Kansas. WOWs have been previously hosted in Montreal, Boston, Austin, Berlin, Portland and Cape Town.

The WOW will conclude with a reception and keynote presentation by Stephanie Wright, Mozilla Science Lab program lead, on October 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union, Big 12 Room. Wright will explore how “open” is revolutionizing higher education. The winner of the 2017 Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication will also be recognized at the event. This presentation is open to all who are interested.

The Working Open Workshop is open to all, but space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Josh Bolick at for more information or to inquire about registration. Interested parties may also register online

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