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Innovative And Open Publishing Models, Cynthia Damon, Dot Porter, Whitney Trettien 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Innovative And Open Publishing Models, Cynthia Damon, Dot Porter, Whitney Trettien

Penn Open Access Events

New and innovative publishing models are developing thanks to online, open access publishing. This panel will feature Penn experts whose research revolves around issues of open access or who make their completed and ongoing projects openly accessible. They are each instrumental in the creation of and contributions to new and creative publishing platforms.

Panelists are Cynthia Damon, Professor in the Department of Classical Studies, who has been at the center of the Society for Classical Studies' development of an online Latin Library, and has published on the Dickinson Classical Commentary platform, Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services, who is ...


Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship For Professional Credit, Seth Denbo 2017 American Historical Association

Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship For Professional Credit, Seth Denbo

Open Access Week

As the field of digital humanities becomes an ever more important facet of both research and teaching, we need to find means for ensuring that the work is properly evaluated and that credit is given to the scholars who engage in it. The problems associated with developing this are complex, and new modes of research and publication have proven difficult to incorporate into disciplines that have traditionally put high value on print. Scholarly societies have an important role to play in encouraging creative thought and action about how best to accommodate these new modes within our disciplines.


The Unh Open Access Incentive Program, Eleta Exline 2017 University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Unh Open Access Incentive Program, Eleta Exline

Open Access Week

The UNH Sustainability Institute and the University Library, with funding from the Provost's Office, have teamed-up to offer UNH faculty, students, and staff an incentive for participating in the Scholars' Repository. If you've submitted 8 or more articles for publication in a journal, you may be eligible.


Open City Data And Civic-Mindedness, Dan Ford, Diana Lu, Akira Drake Rodriguez, Ken Steif 2017 Azavea

Open City Data And Civic-Mindedness, Dan Ford, Diana Lu, Akira Drake Rodriguez, Ken Steif

Penn Open Access Events

State and city governments across the country are providing open access to data about municipal services and infrastructure, right down to parking violations and bike lane networks (for examples, see OpenDataPhilly). What are the ways in which open data has expanded the ability for cities and governments to offer new services (or improve on existing ones), understand and tackle problems, and communicate with citizens? What civic engagement opportunities does open data pose for our Penn community and Philadelphia at large? Join us for a conversation about city data developments in the area and what having access to open civic data ...


Closing Talk: Progress And Poverty: The Paradox Of Scholarly Communication In The Digital Age, John Wenzler 2017 California State University, East Bay

Closing Talk: Progress And Poverty: The Paradox Of Scholarly Communication In The Digital Age, John Wenzler

Open Access Conference

We live in an era of unprecedented scholarly productivity and vastly improved scholarly communication. Academic researchers today have immediate access to an immense volume of scholarly articles and research data that would have amazed a researchers of 25 years ago. Today, my library at a medium-sized Masters institution, offers students and faculty an online Discovery System that provides direct access to millions of articles and nearly 80,000 online journals -- increasing the amount of scholarly information available to our patrons by 20, 30, 40 times? ... I don't know -- compared to what was available to them in 1980. So, why ...


Open Access, Privacy, And Ethics, Emily K. Chan 2017 San Jose State University

Open Access, Privacy, And Ethics, Emily K. Chan

Open Access Conference

Open access is generally touted as a beneficial good. It enables communities, especially those with the least resources, to access literature that they often would otherwise not be able to afford. It brings publicly funded studies and ensuing publications out from behind a paywall for the public good. Open data sets allow for the aggregation of studies, leading to higher statistical power and generalizability. Open data sets can also be utilized to address replication concerns.

Despite these tremendous benefits, there are existing and valid concerns about open access in a networked world. As increased quantities of materials are digitized, especially ...


Images Of Agua Y Tierra: Changing The Narrative Of Chicano/Mexicano Farming, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes 2017 San Jose State University

Images Of Agua Y Tierra: Changing The Narrative Of Chicano/Mexicano Farming, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes

Open Access Conference

This presentation will consider how almost 10,000 pictures from the Chicano/Mexicano farming communities of the Upper Rio Grande Valley of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico can contribute and alter the narrative of farm working. This digital collection documents over 30 years of farming with acequias, or communal irrigation canals, and captures themes of food production, the care of the land and environment, and water management. In a time where large-scale agribusiness is fomented by Monsanto chemicals and seed control, these farmers work to maintain acequia agriculture. The presenter will discuss how her efforts with The Acequia Institute ...


Promoting Faculty Comfort Level With Open Access Resources: The Online Faculty Workshop At Csu Stanislaus, Laura J. French, Maryann Hight 2017 California State University, Stanislaus

Promoting Faculty Comfort Level With Open Access Resources: The Online Faculty Workshop At Csu Stanislaus, Laura J. French, Maryann Hight

Open Access Conference

When the library first became involved with the Affordable Learning $olutions (AL$) initiative, a strategic decision was made to focus our efforts on providing faculty with the information they needed to incorporate affordable learning materials into their courses. Initially, three face-to-face workshops were offered with great success. However, time constraints on faculty was limiting participation. The decision was made by AL$ coordinators to restructure the workshop into an online format.

This presentation will address the process of adapting the in-person workshop to an online format. Feedback from the face-to-face workshops identified faculty concerns with the adoption of open access and ...


Life Support For The Open Access Policy, Anneliese Taylor, Teddy Gomes 2017 University of California, San Francisco

Life Support For The Open Access Policy, Anneliese Taylor, Teddy Gomes

Open Access Conference

UCSF faculty passed an Open Access Policy in 2012, yet it wasn’t until a partially automated research information management system (RIS) was in place in 2015 that there was any measurable increase in deposits to the institutional repository. Despite this uptick, overall engagement with the RIS as well as deposits were lower than the university wanted them to be. In an effort to increase participation with the policy, the UCSF Library embarked on a six-month project to improve the RIS search results and ramp up the deposit rate.

This talk will present the scenario before the project, the methods ...


Building Ethnically Diverse Digital Collections, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Emily K. Chan, April Gilbert 2017 San Jose State University

Building Ethnically Diverse Digital Collections, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Emily K. Chan, April Gilbert

Open Access Conference

Building ethnically diverse collections has always been challenging -- either because minority communities do not see traditional institutions as keepers of their histories or librarians/archivists are not embedded sufficiently in the communities to recognize the value of their materials. And lastly, when communities do donate physical materials, processing and enabling access to these collections can often be slow, due to a myriad of reasons. The perception of a lack of public interest may lead to low processing priority, which only increases the potential for loss. Minority communities' motivation may be negatively impacted, furthering mistrust of traditional institutions and harming any ...


Open Access Publishing In Southeast Asia, Zoë McLaughlin 2017 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Open Access Publishing In Southeast Asia, Zoë Mclaughlin

Open Access Conference

Throughout Southeast Asia, universities are turning to open access publishing for their journals. In Indonesia, the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education has advised all universities to use Open Journal Systems as a means for archiving and displaying their content. However, these journals and others of their kind remain poorly indexed and volatile. What is the current state of journal publishing in Southeast Asia? How can the positive aspects of open access be harnessed to allow for more discoverability and use of scholarly research from Southeast Asia? In this lightning talk, I will provide an overview of open access ...


Open Access In Health Sciences: Learning, Adapting, And Trying To Grow In Academic And Clinical Settings, Rachel K. Stark, Mickel Paris, Joy Rodriguez 2017 California State University, Sacramento

Open Access In Health Sciences: Learning, Adapting, And Trying To Grow In Academic And Clinical Settings, Rachel K. Stark, Mickel Paris, Joy Rodriguez

Open Access Conference

Increasingly clinical doctors desire and need to publish their research. As a result, the issue of open access is moving into the clinical setting. This presents unique challenges to Health Science Librarians. In addition to working alone and with very limited library budgets, Health Science Librarians must stretch their current role to include becoming an open access expert in order to educate hospital administrators and library users, while giving proper advice and guidance to authors within their institutions. Health Sciences Librarians in academic settings also face limited budgets and increasing requests for access to materials on generally smaller budgets. Issues ...


Read, Gold, And Green: California Academic Librarians And Open Access Publishing, Lana Wood 2017 California State University, East Bay

Read, Gold, And Green: California Academic Librarians And Open Access Publishing, Lana Wood

Open Access Conference

Academic librarians are often charged with providing copyright and intellectual property guidance to faculty. However, librarians are also producers of information and make decisions about where their information is published and how this affects access to their work. In this presentation, I will discuss findings from a 2016 survey of California academic librarians on their publishing and archiving practices, to better understand whether librarians “practice what they preach.”


Situating Open Educational Resources For Csu Faculty And Student Success, Leslie Kennedy EdD, Lesley Farmer PhD 2017 CSU Chancellor's Office

Situating Open Educational Resources For Csu Faculty And Student Success, Leslie Kennedy Edd, Lesley Farmer Phd

Open Access Conference

Economic inequity is a pervasive aspect of the population of California State University (CSU) students. There are significant differences in the ability of our students to afford the total cost of their CSU education. Not only are they afforded less access to educational materials, but they also may be disadvantaged in knowing how to take advantage of those resources.

Providing free, open, and/or low-cost options for course materials is a CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) strategy to significantly reduce the impact of economic inequities. Thus, we situate open as enabling equitable academic opportunities and successful educational outcomes for all ...


Opening Talk: What Is Access? Thinking Beyond Online Availability To A More Just Scholarly Communication System, Charlotte Roh 2017 University of San Francisco

Opening Talk: What Is Access? Thinking Beyond Online Availability To A More Just Scholarly Communication System, Charlotte Roh

Open Access Conference

We've come so far with the open access movement on the institutional, state, federal, and even international level. It's fair to say that the open access movement has in fact changed the landscape of scholarly publishing. But there are also things that haven't changed, and injustices that remain, that we need to consider in how scholarly knowledge is traditionally constructed.


#Textbookbroke: What's The Most You've Spent On Textbooks In One Semester?, Scholarly Communications 2017 Gettysburg College

#Textbookbroke: What's The Most You've Spent On Textbooks In One Semester?, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

Throughout Open Access Week, a large graph will hang on the main floor of Musselman Library where students will share how much they spend on textbooks in a semester. Under the title of "#textbookbroke," this crowdsourced data will be displayed to the campus community as it's gathered over the course of the week.


Full Schedule For 2017 Open Access Week Events At The University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Erin Jerome 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Full Schedule For 2017 Open Access Week Events At The University Of Massachusetts Amherst, Erin Jerome

Open Access Week

The UMass Amherst Libraries will host a series of events as part of Open Access Week 2017 pertaining to copyright and fair use, open access, electronic theses and dissertations, open technologies, and open data.


Escholarship@Umms Flyer, Lisa A. Palmer 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Escholarship@Umms Flyer, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications and Presentations

Flyer and poster created to promote eScholarship@UMMS, UMass Medical School's digital archive and publishing system for research and scholarship, which is managed by the Lamar Soutter Library. The intended audience is faculty, researchers, staff, and students at UMass Medical School.


Open Access Week Seeks To Address “Textbook Crisis”, Gauri Mangala 2017 Gettysburg College

Open Access Week Seeks To Address “Textbook Crisis”, Gauri Mangala

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

Jay Hauser ‘19 spent $391.43 for a single course’s materials during his first semester at Gettysburg College.

“I had a class where we read classical text of [political] philosophy. But only sections of each text. But we had to buy the books. No one ever tried to bring in open source online copies of them and the professor did not provide them. Instead we spent a lot of money on like twentyish books and only used parts of them.”

In fact, a 2016 analysis conducted by College Board found that the price of books and supplies for a ...


Group Fun: Moving To Alma In The Cohort Model, Daniel Taylor, Terri Ann Coronel 2017 Ithaca College

Group Fun: Moving To Alma In The Cohort Model, Daniel Taylor, Terri Ann Coronel

Library Presentations

Ithaca College, along with 5 other US institutions, went live with Alma in August 2017. The migration to Alma, as part of a cohort, has its share of advantages and disadvantages. In general, we’ll give an overview the plan Ithaca College used in our cohort migration, and what worked well and could have used improvement. More specifically, we will discuss topics such as preparing to migrate, creating a holistic plan, streamlining project/time management, training library staff, managing expectations, and what we would have done differently. The presentation will be around 50-60 minutes.


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