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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Gilliland, email@example.com.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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/
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.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
3:00–4:00 p.m. EST
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
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!
Creating an Open Scholarly Commons: New Technologies, Old Threats
Davis Library Rm 214, Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor, UNC-SILS
Zeynep Tufekci joined the faculty at UNC in Fall 2011. She is an assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. Previously she was an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Additionally she is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in 2011-2012. Her research interests include the social impacts of technology, collective action and social movements, privacy and surveillance, inequality, research methods and complex systems. She blogs at http://www.technosociology.org.
*Note that we’ll be back to meeting on Wednesdays this spring.
Digital Libraries, Digital Archives, Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship: What’s the Difference? Prioritizing, Strategizing, and Executing
Jenn Riley, Head, Carolina Digital Library & Archives
When: Tuesday, December 13th, noon
Where: Davis Library, Meeting Room 214
Various digital fields have evolved in the academic environment in the last 20 years, from new ways of doing research and creative work to new ways of expressing and collecting this work. Academic libraries in particular are a part of many of these efforts, yet missions, funding, and staffing have not necessarily evolved to match the new possibilities that have arisen. This session will explore issues related to the development of library services in these areas at UNC and elsewhere—balancing innovation and sustainability, taking risks while remaining accountable to our users and our funders, and working to define a new role for libraries in 21st century scholarly communication practices.
In addition to our regularly scheduled meeting, please join us for…
A Discussion of “Open Science”
When: Wednesday, Oct 5th, 12-1pm
Where: Room 3206A-B UNC Student Union
Some background on Michael:
Michael has been a pioneer in quantum computation but in recent years has devoted himself to championing ‘open science’ as a new paradigm for scholarship. His book about open science, Reinventing Discovery, will be published by Princeton University Press in 2011. Prior to his book, Michael was an internationally known scientist who helped pioneer the field of quantum computation. He co-authored the standard text in the field, and wrote more than 50 scientific papers, including invited contributions to Nature and Scientific American. His work on quantum teleportation was recognized in Science Magazine’s list of the Top Ten Breakthroughs of 1998. Michael was educated at the University of Queensland, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of New Mexico. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as the Richard Chace Tolman Prize Fellow at Caltech, was Foundation Professor of Quantum Information Science and a Federation Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a Se nior Faculty Member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. In 2008, he gave up his tenured position to work fulltime on open science.
Sample talk by him from TEDxWaterloo in March 2011http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/open-science-2/
The net is transforming many aspects of our society, from finance to friendship. And yet scientists, who helped create the net, are extremely conservative in how they use it. Although the net has great potential to transform science, most scientists remain stuck in a centuries-old system for the construction of knowledge.
The talk is in two parts. In the first part, I describe some striking leading-edge projects that show how online tools can radically change and improve science. And in the second part I discuss why these tools haven’t spread to all corners of science, and how we can change that.
In the first part, we’ll see how mass online collaboration is being used by some of the world’s top mathematicians to solve challenging mathematical problems. These collaborations use online tools to dramatically amplify a group’s collective intelligence, and so expand our capacity to solve problems at the limit of human problem-solving ability.
I’ll also describe how online citizen science projects are enabling amateurs to make scientific discoveries. There were early attempts to do this in the 1990s and 2000s, with projects such as SETI@Home and Clickworkers. But while intriguing, these projects produced limited scientific outcomes. I’ll describe a second wave of citizen science projects that live up to the early promise, and which are producing a stream of important scientific discoveries.
These examples illustrate some of the ways the net can change science.
In the second part of the talk I discuss the major cultural barriers that inhibit scientists from using or developing new tools. We’ll see that scientists have strong incentives to keep their best ideas and data secret, hoarding them against the possibility of future journal publication. I’ll describe how we can create a much more open scientific culture, one that will truly make the net work for science.