• Creating Knowledge X
    No 3 (2020)

    Arranged by NordINFOLIT, a Nordic collaboration forum for information literacy, Creating Knowledge conferences have been held every second or third year in one of the Nordic countries since 1999.

    Creating Knowledge highlights current topics in information literacy and learning in higher education.

    UiT The Arctic University of Norway is hosting the 10th Creating Knowledge conference on June 4th-5th, 2020, in Tromsø, the Arctic capital of Norway.

  • European Dataverse Workshop 2020
    No 2 (2020)

    The European Dataverse Workshop 2020 gathered over 70 representatives from European higher research and education institutions to discuss their knowledge about, expertise in, and experiences from developing and operating research data support services based on the open-source repository application Dataverse. The workshop also served as a venue for European higher research and education institutions still seeking advice and guidance on how to get started with research data management support services. 

    The workshop was held over two days, on January 23 and 24, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. In addition to an introduction to FAIR research data stewardship and the Dataverse application and user community, the following topics were discussed on day 1: general issues such as installation types, business models, repository policies and guidelines, Dataverse in a European context (e.g. GDPR, OpenAIRE, funder requirements and mandates, the European HE landscape). These issues were discussed based on presentations of case studies of European Dataverse deployments by different types of stakeholders, including national installations (DataverseNL and DataverseNO), institutional installation (University of Göttingen), domain-specific installation (INRAE), and European installation (SSHOC). Another perspective included in the program of day one was how researchers use Dataverse to share their research data. 

    Day 2 started with an open talk by Mercè Crosas from Harvard University about research data management support services at Harvard. After the open talk, there were three parallel workshop sessions, focusing on (1) technical topics, (2) organizational topics, and (3) configuration and workflows. In all three sessions, the participants explored and discussed how Dataverse can be deployed in a European context, and what features need to be adapted and improved in order for Dataverse to become an even more suitable research data repository solution for European researchers. 

    To ensure the representation of different European stakeholders as well as high-level expertise on the topics to be discussed, representatives from a number of European higher research and educations institutions as well as representatives from Harvard University were be invited to contribute to the workshop.

    The collaborative notes from the workshop are available here.  

    Organizers:

    Philipp Conzett, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Leif Longva, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
    Stein Høydalsvik, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

  • Workshop on FAIR Research Data Curation
    No 1 (2020)

    On January 20-21, 2020, RDA in Norway together with UiT The Arctic University of Norway, organized a workshop in FAIR research data curation.

    The aim of the workshop was to provide practical training in four central areas of research data management and curation: documentation and metadata, file organization and file format, copyright and ownership, and licensing (see the workshop announcement).

    The course was aimed at staff working with research support at Norwegian research organizations. Emphasis was placed on data that can be openly shared, and on data from researchers belonging to the so-called long tail, that is smaller and medium-sized data sets. The course therefore did not emphasize big data from research projects that have access to extensive research infrastructure.

    Five trainers introduced each their thematic session: 

    • Iris Alfredsson (Swedish National Data Service) on documentation and metadata 
    • Philipp Conzett (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) on file organization and file format, and on metadata in linguistics 
    • Erik Hjerde (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) on metadata in life sciences
    • Olav Torvund (University of Oslo) on copyright and ownership
    • Aysa Ekanger (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) on licensing 

    Each thematic session was followed by hands-on exercises where the participants had to apply their acquired knowledge on near-authentic datasets provided in the testbase of DataverseNO.

    The workshop gathered 46 participants from 16 Norwegian research organizations, and there were even more on the waiting list. This shows that there is a great demand for expertise in data curation in Norway, too. 

    Course announcement

    Organizers: 

    Philipp Conzett, UiT The Arctic University of Norway 

    Leif Longva, UiT The Arctic University of Norway 

  • Kjønnsforskning NÅ!
    No 3 (2019)

    Presentations from the Kjønnsforskning NÅ! (Gender Research NOW!) conference at UiT The Arctic University of Norway 13th-15th November 2019.

    Kjønnsforskning NÅ! is a national conference that assembles established researchers, new researchers and students with competence or an interest in gender research. The conference is intended to strengthen and develop Norwegian gender research across academic disciplines.

    Event Committee: Hege Andreassen, Katrin Losleben, Ann Therese Lotherington, Dragana Lukic, Lilli Mittner

  • Wikipedia-akademiet 2015
    No 2 (2019)

    Presentasjonar frå Wikipedia-akademiet 2015, arrangert av Wikimedia Norge og UiT Noregs arktiske universitet i Tromsø 23.–24. april 2015. Temaet for konferansen var Wikipedia som det utvida biblioteket, og målet var å samla Wikipedia-skribentar, forskarar og alle som er interesserte i Wikipedia si rolle i det nye kunnskapssamfunnet.

    Arrangementskomitéen: Astrid Carlsen (Wikimedia Norge), Philipp Conzett (UiT Noregs arktiske universitet, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6754-7911), Harald Groven (Senter for IKT i utdanninga), Trond Trosterud (UiT Noregs arktiske universitet)

  • The 14th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2019
    No 1 (2019)

    The 14th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2019. UiT The Arctic University of Norway, November 27–28, 2019.

  • The 13th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2018
    No 1 (2018)
    The 13th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2018. UiT The Arctic University of Norway, November 28–29, 2018.
  • UiT Digital Humanities Conference 2017
    No 2 (2017)

    Presentations from the UiT Digital Humanities Conference 2017

    Organizers: Per Pippin Aspaas (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6760-9617), Philipp Conzett (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6754-7911)

  • The 12th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2017
    No 1 (2017)
    The 12th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2017. UiT The Arctic University of Norway, November 22–23 2017.
  • The 11th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2016
    No 1 (2016)
    The 11th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2016. UiT The Arctic University of Norway, November 21–22 2016.
  • The 10th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2015
    No 5 (2015)
    The 10th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing 2015. UiT The Arctic University of Norway, November 30 - December 1 2015.
  • Living the War, part 2
    No 4 (2015)
    The focus of the project “Living the War” is the impact of the 2nd World War on health and daily living conditions for the population in the North-Western part of Europe.
  • Proceedings of a Workshop on the Historic Place Names of Franz Josef Land
    No 3 (2015)

    A workshop, held in Oslo, Norway, from 12-13 May 2015, and supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, initiated a discussion of the historic place names of the High Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. The islands contain hundreds of place names that amount to a virtual catalog of polar exploration and explorers of the mid- to late-19th Century. The workshop examined the study of these historic names, as well as the potential creation of an English-language database of them.

    Edited by P.J. Capelotti

  • Sustainable development in the circumpolar North. From Tana, Norway to Oktemtsy, Yakutia, Russia
    No 1 (2015)
    The Gargia Conferences for Local and Regional Development (2004-14).

    Tor Gjertsen and Greg Halseth (eds.)

    UArctic Thematic Network on Local and Regional Development

    UiT/The Arctic University of Norway, University of Northern British Columbia

  • The 7th Munin Conference on Scientific Publishing 2012 – New Trends
    No 1 (2012)
    The Munin conference is an annual conference on scientific publishing, with an Open Access approach. This years' conference will be held 22–23 November 2012 at the University of Tromsø, Norway.
  • The 6th Munin conference 2011 – Enhancing publications
    No 1 (2011)
    The Munin conference is an annual conference on scientific publishing, with an Open Access approach.
  • MC5 2010: Open Access - The Competitive Advantage
    No 1 (2010)
    The 5th Munin Conference looks at the economics of Open Access in a broad sense.