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Open Philosophies: Open Science Tools in an Open Research Ecosystem

EBSCO webinar on Open Philosophies: Open Science Tools in an Open Research Ecosystem

About the webinar

With the improvement of internet and communication technologies, the global academic research ecosystem is more transparent and faster than ever. The trend toward open science emphasizes the use of digital tools, online sharing, and collaboration so that scientific research results can be shared and accessed more openly and transparently.

In this webinar, Wei Jeng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Sciences at National Taiwan University, will discuss the development and trend of open science as well as the tools that support the sharing of research output so it can be more easily reproduced. Also, Mike MacKinnon, Director of SaaS Innovation, will introduce the current mainstream open science sharing tools (such as Code Ocean,, etc.) Please join us and feel free to share this invitation with researchers at your institution.


Wei Jeng | Assistant Professor at Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University

  • Wei Jeng is Assistant Professor at Department of Library and Information Science and an affiliated researcher of CRETA at National Taiwan University. She completed her PhD studies at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. Professor Jeng’s work aims to comprehend the concept of open science through 1) data accessibility and sharing, 2) research transparency and reproducibility, and 3) participatory science. Given the increasing need in academic communities to manage a huge amount of data, Professor Jeng’s long-term research goal is to provide insights on improving research data infrastructure for scholars in all disciplines, particularly health science and humanities, and to explore how people share information, data, and resources in the digital age.

Mike MacKinnon | Director of Saas Innovation at EBSCO Information Services

  • Mike has been working in technology for more than 16 years, with 13 of those years in the library industry. He was an early team member of ProQuest’s Summon and Intota products, and an original contributor for Plum Analytics in the research analytics and engagement space. For the past five years at EBSCO he has worked with EBSCO’s SaaS (native and partner) services, and he currently focuses on EBSCO’s services supporting FOLIO, an Open Source community driven LSP. Consistent across all his roles, Mike has had the challenge to work with “new to market” services: Summon was the first single, centrally-indexed discovery tool to market; Plum Analytics was the first robust research impact measurement tool to include not just social media metrics, but usage, citation, news impacts, and more; and FOLIO is the first microservices ILS platform in the library industry.