Victoria 2019

Understanding and Enacting Open Scholarship
An INKE-hosted gathering
16-17 January 2019 | #INKEVictoria19
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC, Canada

*Please note that a discounted early registration rate is available until November 15th.

Please click here ( to view or download a password-protected PDF packet of the papers accepted to this gathering. These papers are not for circulation outside of the participant group.


n.b. Program is current as of January 9th 2019, and is subject to change. All proceedings will take place at the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC. All conference proceedings and meetings will occur in Center / West Vancouver Island Ballroom, with lunch served in the adjacent Saturna room. Reception to be held in the South Pender Ballroom.

We are grateful for the sponsorship, support, and participation of the Advanced Research Consortium, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory,  Compute Canada, Digital Humanities Research Group, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Edith Cowan University, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, Érudit, J.E. Halliwell Associates, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences,  Iter, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University Library, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of Victoria Libraries, and Voyant Tools, among others.

Wednesday January 16th 2019 (main gathering day)

8.30am to 9.00am: Registration, coffee, & light breakfast fare (provided) 

9.00am to 9.05am: Territorial acknowledgement by Suzie Thomas, Esquimalt Nation

9.05am to 9.10am: Brief opening comments by Ray Siemens (U Victoria) and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria)

9.10am to 9.55am: Featured speaker & discussion
Chair: Tanja Niemann (Érudit)

  • Gabriel Miller (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences), “Engaging Canadians on the Value of the Humanities and Social Sciences”

9.55am to 10.05am: Coffee break (provided)

10.05am to 10.50am: Lightning session #1 – Co-creating Knowledge
Chair: Jon Saklofske (Acadia U)

  • Heather O’Brien (U British Columbia), Heather DeForest (Simon Fraser U), Luanne Freund (U British Columbia), Aleha McCauly (U British Columbia), Lindsey Richardson (U British Columbia), Suzanne Smythe (Simon Fraser U), and Angela Towle (UBC Learning Exchange), “Evaluating and Enhancing University-Community Knowledge Exchange: The STOREE Project”
  • Kate Shuttleworth (Simon Fraser U), Ali Moore (Simon Fraser U), Kevin Stranack (Simon Fraser U), “Leveraging the Power of Social Learning”
  • Lise Brin (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), “Update on CARL’s Initiatives toward Open Scholarship”
  • Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U), Heather DeForest (Simon Fraser U), and Hope Power (Simon Fraser U), “Open SFU: Building our Community of Practice”

10.50am to 11am: Coffee break (provided)

11am to 11.45am: Lightning session #2 – Where Can We Take Open Scholarship?
Chair: Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network)

  • Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), “MMOmuseums: A Proposal for the Creation of Experiential Memory Archives”
  • Randa El Khatib (U Victoria), “Diversifying the Narratives of Maps Through Community-Based Mapping”
  • Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria), “Reanimating Shelley’s ‘Hideous Progeny’: Frankenstein, Frankenreads, and Enacting Open Scholarship”
  • Michael Sinatra (U Montreal) and Marcello Vitali-Rosati (U Montreal), “Parcours numériques: Five Years of Open Scholarship, and a Qualified Success”

11.45am to 12.30pm: Lightning session #3 – Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: Susan Brown (U Guelph)

  • David Wrisley (New York U Abu Dhabi), “Enacting Open Scholarship within Transnational Contexts”
  • Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), “Co-creating Knowledge: Conditions and Opportunities for Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities”
  • Julia Bullard (U British Columbia), “Knowledge Organization for Open Scholarship”
  • Jonathan Bengtson (U Victoria, Canadian Association of Research Libraries), “Scaling Digital Preservation in Research Libraries”
  • Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), “Building and Supporting Humanities-Based Community-University Partnerships”

12.30pm to 1.30pm: Lunch break (provided)

1.30pm to 2.15pm: Lightning session #4 – Computational Methods for Open Scholarship
Chair: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)

  • Juan Pablo Alperin (Simon Fraser U), “Leveraging Open Altmetrics Data for Greater Engagement with Research”
  • Kim Martin (U Guelph), Susan Brown (U Guelph), Chelsea Miya (U Alberta), and Shawn Murphy (Nooron Collaboratory), “Walking the Walk: Exploring Linked Data with HuViz”
  • Luis Meneses (U Victoria), Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), Hector Lopez (U Victoria), Belaid Moa (U Victoria), Richard Furuta (Texas A&M U), and Ray Siemens (U Victoria), “Social Media Engine: Extending our Methodology into Other Objects of Scholarship”
  • Alessandra Bordini (Simon Fraser U) and John Maxwell (Simon Fraser U), “Breaking SFU Aldines Out of the Vaults: Aldus Manutius and the Origin of Open Social Scholarship”

2.15pm to 3pm: Lightning session #5 – Infrastructure for Open Scholarship
Chair: Robbin Tourangeau (Compute Canada)

  • Ben Hyman (Vancouver Island U), “The BC Digital Library initiative: Radical Collaboration Toward Community­Based Infrastructure for Open Access”
  • Émilie Paquin (Érudit) and Tanja Niemann (Érudit), “Open Infrastructures to Foster Sustainable Open Access”
  • Susan Haigh (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), “Capacity Building for Long-term Research Data Management: An Update on Portage”
  • Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network) and Jason Friedman (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), “CRKN’s Collaborative Approach to Advancing Open Social Scholarship”

3pm to 3.15pm: Coffee break (provided)

3.15pm to 4pm: Lightning session #6 – Praxis-based Approaches to Open Scholarship in the Humanities
Chair: Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan)

  • Diane Jakacki (Bucknell U), Kim Martin (U Guelph), Susan Brown (U Guelph), Mihaela Ilovan (U Alberta), Nia Kathoni (U Alberta), and the REED London Team, “REED London: A Year in the Making”
  • Hart Cohen (U Western Sydney) and Gerald Cohen (Independent), “Knowledge Networks and Digital Scholarship: Communities of Practice in the Public Sphere”
  • Willis Monroe (U British Columbia), “Designing for Global Scale: the Database of Religious History”
  • Caroline Winter (U Victoria), “The Jane Austen Society of North America and Open Social Knowledge Creation”

4pm to 4.15pm: Coffee break (provided)

4.15pm to 5pm: Featured speaker
Chair: Jonathan Bengtson (U Victoria)

  • Bonnie Stewart (U Windsor), “Open Practice: Cheers & Challenges for Connected Scholarship”

5pm to 5.10pm: 2019 Open Scholarship Awards announcement by Gabriel Miller (Federation) and Tanja Niemann (Érudit)

5.10pm to 5.15pm: Closing comments, & wrap-up by Ray Siemens (U Victoria) and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria)

5.15pm to 6.30pm: Light reception


Thursday January 17th 2019 (INKE Partnership meeting, by invitation only)

8am-8.30am: Coffee & light breakfast fare (provided)

8.30am–8.35am: Welcome & introduction to day’s proceedings, Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) and Ray Siemens (U Victoria)

8.35am-9.45am: Featured panel (sponsored by INKE, ETCL, C-SKI and UVic MATRIX)
Chair: John Maxwell (Simon Fraser U) – HSS Infrastructures for Open Knowledge and Data  Science?

  • Susan Brown (U Guelph), Michael Sinatra (U Montreal), Robbin Tourangeau (Compute Canada), David Wrisley (NYU Abu Dhabi)

9.45am-10.00am: Coffee break (provided)

10.00am-11.00am: INKE Partnership update, Ray Siemens (U Victoria) and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria): update on recent initiatives, including the Canadian HSS Commons, Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, and the Canadian-Australian Partnership for Open Scholarship

11.00am-12.00pm: Featured workshop, Part 1

  • Robbin Tourangeau (Compute Canada), “Understanding and Working with Government”

12.00pm-12.30pm: Grab & Go working lunch (provided)

12.30pm-1.30pm: Featured workshop, Part 2

  • Robbin Tourangeau (Compute Canada), “Understanding and Working with Government”

1.30pm-2pm: Next Steps conversation and wrap-up, Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) and Ray Siemens (U Victoria)



Call for Proposals

Proposals Due: 1 October 2018

An increase in active collaboration, community building, and knowledge mobilization presents new opportunities to create and share knowledge across traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries, as well as with members of a broad public. As open scholarly practices gain momentum in our local, national, and international contexts, questions about how best to understand open scholarship from the perspective of its support and implementation gain prominence.

“Understanding and Enacting Open Scholarship” seeks to highlight activities, research, infrastructure, and policies that engage open social scholarship. Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad, interdisciplinary audience of specialists and non-specialists in ways that are both accessible and significant. Together, at this gathering we will consider how best to model open social scholarship practices and behaviour, as well as pursue the following leading questions, among others: What are the tangible public benefits of openly accessible research data, as well as consequences of inaccessible data, and how can we ensure positive benefit by prioritizing research preservation and its open access? How do we readily and effectively promote, study, and archive cultural data and engagement with it? Which practices for mentorship, training, workflows, publications, protocols, policies, and initiatives best foster and encourage scholarly openness?

We invite you to register for this event and join the discussion during our 6th annual INKE-hosted researcher and partner winter gathering. This event will be held in Victoria, BC, and will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around digital scholarship, with an especial focus on:

  • community building and mobilization
  • shared initiatives and activities
  • digital scholarly production
  • (open) access
  • partnership
  • knowledge dissemination
  • alternative modes and methods, including in academic publishing practices
  • infrastructure
  • shifting from prototype to production
  • social knowledge creation
  • stakeholder roles and activities
  • collaboration
  • available technologies and skills
  • social media
  • public humanities

We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, as well as proposals for relevant project demonstrations. Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters. Longer papers supporting the lightning talks will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community; note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before October 1st 2018 to Alyssa Arbuckle at <>.

This action-oriented event is geared toward leaders and learners from all fields and arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, librarians and archivists, publishers, members of scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, community groups, and other stakeholders. Taking the success of past years’ INKE-hosted gatherings in Whistler (2014, 2015, 2016) and Victoria (2017, 2018) as our starting point, we hope to simultaneously formalize connections across fields and open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of digital scholarship.

Events include:

  • Featured talks by Gabriel Miller (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bonnie Stewart (U Windsor), and a featured workshop by Robbin Tourangeau (Compute Canada)
  • Lightning talks, where authors present 4-minute versions of longer papers
 circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
  • Show & Tell session, where presenters give digital demonstrations of their projects and / or prototypes
  • Next Steps conversation, to articulate in a structured setting what we will do together in the future

We will also celebrate the 2019 Open Scholarship Award winners (, as sponsored by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI; and its partners. The 2018 Open Scholarship Award was awarded to Juan Pablo Alperin (Simon Fraser U), with honourable mentions for Dene Grigar (Washington State U) and Stuart Moulthrop (U Wisconsin Milwaukee), Gantulga Lkhagva (Mongolian Libraries Consortium), and Ernesto Priego (City U London) and Peter Wilkins (Douglas C). The 2018 Emerging Open Scholarship Award was awarded to Erin Rose Glass (UC San Diego Library), with honourable mentions for Avery Dame-Griff (Winona State U), Luis Meneses (U Victoria), and Patrick Smyth (CUNY Graduate Center).

“Understanding and Enacting Open Scholarship” is sponsored by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This gathering is organized by Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, and Jon Bath, working with our Whistler and Victoria Advisory Group: Clare Appavoo, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Chad Gaffield, Janet Halliwell, Brian Owen, and Sally Wyatt. Please consider joining us in Victoria for what is sure to be a dynamic discussion!