Looking back on last July’s online seminar

Time has passed since we held our online seminar on Digital Scholarship and Open Access. Let’s take a moment to reflect on this event.

The topic and speakers prove to be of great interest to the community as more than 250 people watched the live stream while the video reached 2500 views on YouTube within one month.

Over the course of almost 90 minutes, the various aspects of Open Access were covered in great detail. From an in-depth showcase of the situation of Open Access in the Philippines by Stephen Alayon to the more precise example of the Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (https://e-flt.nus.edu.sg/) by Daniel Chan. Worthy of note was also Natalie Pang’s contribution underlining the crucial need to make scholarship more accessible through digital means, as well as Dasapta Irawan’s intervention bringing in the idea of how this movement can ultimately benefit the global south.

It was particularly pleasing to see scholars from different backgrounds and different countries coming together to discuss these topics, and we can hope that this is the beginning of a network of specialists forming in the region.

The Digital Scholarship team at NUS Libraries is working on future sessions and we will keep you informed about our projects on this blog, so stay tuned!

You can find the video of the event on YouTube here:

And the content of the panelists presentations below:

Dasapta Erwin Irawan : Crossing Between Digital And Neanderthal

Natalie Pang : Making Scholarship Accessible

Stephen Alayon : Digital Scholarship And Open Access in the Philippines

Daniel Chan : Digital Scholarship and Open Access Journals