Introduction

I am a researcher and publisher working within the humanities and information science, with a focus on ethics and inclusive systems. At UCL my PhD research looks at public archaeology in India, specifically at issues of community engagement and utilisation of cultural heritage.

I am also the founder of a researcher-focused publishing company called Ubiquity Press, which specialises in open access academic journals and open data. We work on different ways to break down barriers to publishing, and have several interesting projects underway.

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March 28, 2014 Gave presentation titled Publishing Long Tail Data, Research Data Alliance 3rd Plenary, Dublin, Ireland.
March 21, 2014 Gave presentation titled Disrupting Academic Publishing, Research Libraries UK Annual Meeting, York, UK.
March 11, 2014 Gave presentation on Disrupting eBook Publishing, Jisc Digifest, Birmingham, UK.
February 25, 2014 Gave presentation on Sustainable, Successful Open Data Publication, 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco, US.
January 29, 2014 Gave presentation on Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing Research Data, Academic Publishing in Europe 9 Conference, Berlin, Germany.
November 13, 2013 Gave presentation on Libraries and the Future of Publishing, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals AGM, London.
November 12, 2013 Gave presentation on Text and Data Mining, Copyright & Research and Innovation Policy meeting, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.
October 24, 2013 Gave presentation titled Open Access, LSE Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, London.
October 21, 2013 Gave guest lecture titled The Shift to Open Access Publishing, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, London.
September 20, 2013 Gave presentation titled Ubiquity Press: open scholarship, 5th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, Riga, Latvia.
August 30, 2013 Gave presentation titled Incentivizing Data Sharing: The Journal of Open Public Health Data, Workshop on Open Access for Health Scientists and Professionals, Kampala, Uganda.
August 20, 2013 Gave presentation titled Building a scalable, sustainable service with OJS, PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2013, Mexico City.
July 31, 2013 Gave presentation titled Building a scalable, sustainable service with OJS, OJS Forum, Edinburgh, UK.
July 5, 2013 Gave presentation titled From Open Access to Open Data, Digital Preservation Coalition Workshop, York, UK.
June 26, 2013 Presented on The Journal of Open Research Software, SoundSoftware Workshop, London, UK.
June 7, 2013 Gave a presentation titled The Journal of Open Economics Data, MIT, Cambridge MA, US.
May 22, 2013 Gave a presentation titled The data journal: incentivizing open scholarship or 'a convenient fiction'?, The Now and Future of Data Publishing Oxford, UK.
May 22, 2013 Gave a presentation titled Data availability policies and licensing, The Now and Future of Data Publishing, Oxford, UK.
May 9, 2013 Gave presentation titled Open Access eBooks and Scholarly Publishing , EBooks 2013, University College London, UK.
April 17, 2013 Gave talk titled Universities as a site for innovation in publishing: the Ubiquity Press case study , London Book Fair, UK.
April 16, 2013 Gave talk titled Publishing Books and Data, London Book Fair, UK.
April 12, 2013 Gave presentation titled Publishing Open Data: Incentivising Rigour, Oxford Future of Science Conference, UK.
March 25, 2013 Gave presentation titled PRIME: Achievements, Challenges & Recommendations, Jisc MRD Programme Workshop, Birmingham, UK.
March 19, 2013 Gave presentation titled Articles are so 60's: New Models for Content Dissemination, Beyond the PDF2, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
February 22, 2013 A Many-Cornered Thing: The Role of Heritage in Indian Nation-Building, by Brian Hole, published in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.
February 13, 2013 Presented paper titled Obtaining Credit for Research Software, Research Programming in Practice seminar series, University Colllege London.
February 8, 2013 Presented paper titled Introducing PRIME: Publisher, Repository and Institutional Metadata Exchange, OpenAIRE Interoperability Workshop, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
January 18, 2013 Presented paper titled The Journal of Open Archaeology Data and PRIME: Incentivising Open Data Archiving, World Archaeological Congress 7, Dead Sea, Jordan.
December 13, 2012 Presented talk titled Copyright Exceptions: Perspective of a Researcher-Led Publisher, CEPS Task Force on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, Brussels, Belgium.
November 12, 2012 Presented and took part in panel discussion on Publishing Research Data: What's in it for Me? SpotOn London (ScienceOnline), London.
October 29, 2012 Delivered seminar titled The Shift to Open Access Publishing: Journals, Books and Data, Digital Humanities Department, University College London.
October 25, 2012 Presented talk titled PRIME: Publisher, Repository & Institutional Metadata Exchange, JISC MRD Programmme Progress Workshop, University of Nottingham.
October 24, 2012 Presented talk titled Open Access: Advantages, Funding, Opportunities, Oxford Publishing Society, Oxford Brookes University.
October 22, 2012 Open Access Ahoy: An Interview with Ubiquity Press interview with me published on the Chronicle of Higher Education blog.
October 22, 2012 Presented talk titled Metajournals: A Possible Bioresources Use Case, BRIF Workshop, Université de Toulouse, France.
August 29, 2012 Presented two talks titled Publishing in Open Access Journals: International, National and Institutional Perspectives and Curbing Plagiarism: Is Open Access the Cause or the Cure? University of Nairobi, Kenya.
July 19, 2012 Presented talk titled Researcher-led Publishing at UCL, UCL Publishing Workshop, London.
July 2, 2012 Adventures in data citation: sorghum genome data exemplifies the new gold standard by Scott C Edmunds, Tom J Pollard, Brian Hole and Alexandra T Basford, published in BMC Research Notes.
May 9, 2012 A Call for Open Scholarship in Archaeology published in Bonacchi, C, (ed.) Archaeologists and Digital Communication: Towards Strategies of Public Engagement. Archetype: London, UK.
April 24, 2012 Presented talk titled Data Publishing with Subject-based Repositories, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Data Publishing Seminar, London.
March 27, 2012 Presented talk with Anastasia Sakellariadi titled Incentivising Data Publication: the REWARD Project and JOAD, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA), University of Southampton.
March 26-30, 2012 Presented poster titled The Journal of Open Archaeology Data, at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA), University of Southampton.
November 7, 2011 Presented talk titled ePublishing and the Ubiquitous Book at Book Camp, UCL, London.
September 28, 2011 Presented talk titled ORCID and Small Publishers at the ORCID Outreach Meeting, CERN, Geneva.
July 15, 2011 Presented talk titled An OA Publisher on Campus: Ubiquity Press, Open Access Publishing in the Arts and Humanities Conference, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
June 28, 2011 Presented talk titled Research Data, Publishers and Libraries, "Libraries and Research Data: Exploring Alternatives for Services and Partnerships" workshop, LIBER Annual Conference, Barcelona.
16 May, 2011 Presented talk titled Open Access and Open Data - and Why they Matter for Archaeology, ACRN and CASPAR workshop "Archaeologists and the Digital. Towards Strategies of Engagment", UCL, London.
19 March, 2011 Presented talk titled DryadUK: Challenges, Solutions and Implications, JISC Managing Research Data International Workshop, Birmingham.
September 22, 2010 Presented talk titled LIFE3: A Predictive Costing Tool for Digital Collections, at iPRES 2010: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, Vienna.
August 25, 2010 Edited and released Present Pasts Volume 2 Number 1, which contains papers from the WAC Ramallah inter-congress on "Overcoming Structural Violence", held in 2009.
July 27, 2010 Presented talk titled Understanding the true costs of Digital Preservation at the Decoding the Digital conference at the British Library.
July 5, 2010 Presented talk titled LIFE3: Predictive Costing of Digital Preservation at the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting in Madrid. Then stuck around and attended a few days of the Open Repositories conference.
February, 2010 Overcoming Structural Violence: The WAC Inter-Congress in Ramallah August 2009 by Brian Hole published in Public Archaeology (Volume 9 Number 1).
February 27, 2010 Presented talk titled Predicting Digital Preservation Costs for Newspapers at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) annual conference in Delhi.
November 19, 2009 Presented talk titled Politics, Religion and Violence in Indian Archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology Heritage Studies Research Group.
February 6, 2009 Presented talk titled Archaeology: The Pagan Threat with Gabriel Moshenska at the UCL Institute of Archaeology Heritage Studies Research Group.
December, 2008 The Moral Force of Indigenous Politics: Critical Liberalism and the Zapatistas (Courtney Jung) reviewed by Brian Hole in Public Archaeology (Volume 7 Number 4).
November, 2008 The Debate at Avebury by Brian Hole - opinion piece published in Current Archaeology (Volume 225).
December, 2007 Human Remains: Retain or Return? by Brian Hole - opinion piece published in Current Archaeology (Volume 214).
October, 2007 Presented talk titled Human Remains in Museum Collections to the Birkbeck Archaeology Society.
September, 2007 Playthings for the Foe: The Repatriation of Human Remains in New Zealand by Brian Hole published in Public Archaeology (Volume 6 Number 1).