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Micah Vandegrift: “Open to Change: Possibilities and Probabilities”

Micah Vandegrift: “Open to Change: Possibilities and Probabilities”

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The grand challenges of our day are being met with grand visions for the future. An opportunity sits at the intersection of climate change, open science, and community engagement. This talk will speak to what is distinctive about that opportunity in 2022, especially in light of the fresh directions in U.S. research policy, and will offer a case study in what that might look like. Micah Vandegrift will speak from experience and his recent research, and will provide attendees with a foundation and a forecast.

Micah Vandegrift advocates for the evolution of policies and technologies that maximize the dissemination and public impact of scholarship. As NC State University Libraries’ first Open Knowledge Librarian, Micah is dedicated to building programs and projects that enable the research and learning community to embrace open principles and practices. He was the lead Principal Investigator for Visualizing Digital Scholarship in Libraries and Learning Spaces (Immersive Scholar) funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Micah studied open science policy and infrastructure in The Netherlands and Denmark as a Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow, and previously worked as the Director of Digital Scholarship at Florida State University.

Location: Online

Monday, October 24, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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