The University of North Carolina Scholarly Communications Working Group

January 2013 Topic

February 11th, 2013 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Speakers: Jane Greenberg, SILS and Director of the Metadata Research Center; Emily Roscoe, SILS doctoral student; Tim Elfenbein, SILS master’s student/Duke Press; and Chelcie Rowell, Research Assistant, Metadata Research Center & DataONE
Where: Davis Library, Rm 214
When: Wednesday, February 13th at 11:30am – note the different time!

Open access and copyright issues can dominate discussions addressing the reuse of digital resources. Metadata reuse has introduced a host of rights questions and challenges. Metadata rights was explored via the SILS-Metadata Architectures and Applications class this past fall as part of a student issues presentation. Our meeting will include a recap of important issues and also covers copyright in the context of metadata, plus two case studies (one via Duke University Press, and the other examining open bibliographic data), and wraps up with a series of questions for discussion.

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December 2012 Topic

November 5th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Speaker: Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer, UNC Libraries
Where: Davis Library, Rm 214
When: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012, noon

Do you have questions about copyright and scholarly communications? Here is an excellent opportunity to hear from Anne Gilliland (Scholarly Communications Officer for the Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill). She will provide an overview on current issues and controversies in copyright and scholarly publishing, including fair use and recent copyright litigation. Anne will also discuss her role and services at the university as an attorney and librarian.

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November 2012 Topic

November 5th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Title: Conference Report: In re Books
Speaker: Carol Hunter, UNC Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services
Where: Davis Library, Rm 214
When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, noon

Please join us in a lively discussion as Carol Hunter (UNC Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services) reports from the In re Books conference that she recently attended at New York Law School. The conference provided an overview of the future of the book, with an emphasis on the cultural, economic, and legal topics. Carol will play some clips from some of the best speakers’ presentations, and lead a discussion of the issues raised by these thought leaders. For more information about the conference, be sure to check the conference website.

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Open Access Week Events at UNC

October 5th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

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Please join us as we celebrate Open Access Week at UNC! Find below a round-up of events on campus.

Who Owns Your Work: Copyright and Access
Wednesday, October 17, 10-11:30 a.m. – Pleasants Room of Wilson Library

Dwayne Buttler, a lawyer who holds an endowed chair in intellectual property at the University of Louisville Libraries, will give a presentation entitled “Who Owns Your Work: Copyright and Access.” Buttler is a renowned figure in the world of library and higher education copyright (view his bio). His most recent publication, Intimacy Gone Awry: Copyright and Special Collections, was published in the Journal of Academic Library Administration. Buttler will be available for informal conversation and a brown bag lunch in the Pleasants Room at noon following his presentation.

Open Access Week 2012 Kick-Off Webcast, broadcast from the World Bank
Monday, October 22, 4-5:30pm –UNC Health Science Library, Room 527

Co-sponsored by SPARC and the World Bank, this live event will be broadcast from the state of the art World Bank facilities, featuring a liveblog and webcast (via live.worldbank.org). The event will also be recorded, and made available to the community for use during and after local Open Access events. The event will feature a panel discussion with Open Access experts from a variety of stakeholder groups – including students, researchers, and policy makers – as well as representatives from the World Bank and SPARC. As this year’s Open Access theme is “Set the Default to Open Access,” the panelists will touch upon what that means to them, their institutions, and their work. The World Bank was recently named as SPARC Innovator for its implementation of a new open access policy, which included the launch of the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) in 2012. The World Bank opened its data to the public in 2010.

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4:00 p.m. – Genome Building, Room 200
A panel of faculty authors, editors, and publishers will talk about issues in open access publishing. For more information, contact Todd Vision, tav@bio.un.cedu or Anne Gilliland, anne_gilliland@unc.edu.

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October 2012 Topic

September 12th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Title: Screen Rhetoric, Performance, and Alt-Scholarship
Speaker: Dan Anderson, Professor and Associate Chair, English and Comparative Literature (UNC); Director, Studio for Instructional Technology and English Studies
Where: Davis Library, Rm 214
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, noon

Sparked by transformative digital changes, many scholars find themselves faced with exciting new opportunities for the production and distribution of knowledge. However, much of the scholarship circulating in these new environments appears in pdf-based articles, Web-based essays, or long-form blog postings, revealing a stubborn, discursive bent. How can we account for this tendency in our emerging forms of communication? And what might scholarship look like with an emphasis on the screen as composing and performing space?

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September 2012 Topic

September 7th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Title: Enhanced Ebooks and Other New Digital Formats from UNC Press
Speaker: Tom Elrod, Digital Production Specialist, UNC Press
Where: Davis Library, Rm 214
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, noon

New platforms for digital research are evolving and forcing scholars, libraries, and publishers to re-imagine models for publication. Tom Elrod, Digital Production Specialist at UNC Press, will talk about some of the initiatives the Press has focused on in regards to its ebooks and digital products, including enhanced e-books, digital omnibus editions, and e-book shorts.

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May 2012 Topic

April 16th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Title: Digital Humanities as Public Goods: An Introduction to the Digital Innovation Lab
Speaker: Pam Lach, PhD
Where: *Davis Library, Rm 219
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, noon

Digital technologies are transforming the nature of humanities research and scholarship. Digital humanities produce scholarship that is more accessible to more people than ever before, all the while transforming citizens into potential citizen-archivists, citizen-curators, and citizen-scholars. The Digital Innovation Lab, launched in October of 2007, is a virtual, collaborative, and interdisciplinary unit which seeks to leverage technology and “big data” to create projects, processes, and tools that can be used and repurposed by others—scholars and students, cultural heritage organizations, and community-based groups—in the creation of their own meaningful digital public humanities projects. Thus, the lab strives to create digital humanities that are “public goods.”

Bio:
Pam Lach is manager of the Digital Innovation Lab (http://digitalinnovation.unc.edu/), which was launched in October 2011. She holds a PhD in U.S. History from UNC (2007) and is currently finishing her MS in Information Science at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science. She is also Project Manager for Main Street, Carolina, a digital history toolkit developed with the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA).

*Note the change in location for this month! To get to Davis 219, go up the steps to the second floor of Davis, and the room’s straight ahead, past the computer labs and the study space, to the left of the microforms service desk.

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April 2012 Topic

March 26th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Title: A Conversation with Marilyn Billings
Speaker: Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communications & Special Initiatives Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Where: Davis Library, Rm 214
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position she has held since 2006. She provides campus and regional leadership and education in alternative scholarly communication strategies and gives presentations on author rights, new digital publishing models and the role of digital repositories in today’s research and scholarship endeavors. Marilyn is also actively involved in regional and national workshops on these topics, most recently the international SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Resource Coalition) OA workshop held in Kansas City in March 2012. Current projects include her oversight of the UMass Amherst’s digital repository ScholarWorks and her recent role as the leader of the campus’ Open Education Initiative.

Ms. Billings’ recent presentations include “Documenting and Promoting Engagement Using ScholarWorks” with Dr. William Miller at the 2009 National Outreach Scholarship Conference at the University of Georgia; “Library as Publishing Agent: Exploring New Roles” at the New England Library Association meeting in October 2009; “The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication: The Role of the Library and an IR”, an invited speaker at SUNY Buffalo March 2010; “Author Rights, Or, The Rights of Copyright”, co-presented with Fred Zinn at a NERCOMP Workshop entitled “Copyright and IP for Image Use” in May 2010, and “Open Education Resources at UMass Amherst” at the Charleston Conference in November 2010.

For a more complete listing of presentations and publications, visit http://works.bepress.com/marilyn_billings/

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March 2012 Topic

March 6th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Title: METRICS FOR OPENNESS
Speaker: David Nichols, Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Where: Davis Library Room 214

When: Wednesday, March 14 from noon to 1 p.m.

Abstract: Metrics in information science have been largely based around publications and citations. The altmetrics proposal has highlighted that citations alone are inadequate for a holistic description of the impact of scholarly communication. This talk will present some further metrics to characterize research publications – emphasizing open access and open science.

Biography: David Nichols is a senior lecturer in Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research interests include digital libraries, usability and open source software. He co-authored (with Ian Witten and David Bainbridge) the textbook How to Build a Digital Library (2010, Second Edition) and is a member of the research group that develops Greenstone, a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections.

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Supplementary January Event

January 19th, 2012 by Megan Kilb in Uncategorized · No Comments

Thursday, January 26, 2012

3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Davis 214

UNC Libraries and the Scholarly Communications Working Group are sponsoring a group viewing and discussion in Davis 214 of this free ARL Webcast to discuss the forthcoming ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. The Code facilitators—Patricia Aufderheide of the Center for Social Media at American University, Brandon Butler of ARL, and Peter Jaszi of the American University Law School—will deliver a brief presentation on the contents of the Code, followed by a question-and-answer session. The webcast will offer academic and research librarians a chance to learn about the Code’s substance on the day of its formal release and to ask questions and share ideas with the team of facilitators at the earliest stages of the public rollout. The webcast will be recorded and made freely available on ARL’s YouTube channel.  If you cannot join the group viewing/discussion in Davis 214, you may register as an individual to participate live or view the recording at  http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=84533.

We hope you can join us!

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