April 6, 2012

April 30 event: Open Research and Learning: Collaboration, Connections & Communities

The University of Minnesota Libraries and the Department of Anthropology present

Open Research and Learning:
Collaboration, Connections & Communities

Monday, April 30, 2012 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Light refreshments will be served.

The "open" movement provides fertile ground for innovation and collaborations that advance research and enrich the learning environment. Through open-source tools and initiatives, students and faculty are reaping the benefits of free-flowing knowledge and data.

The presentations include:

  • Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, folklore professor from Indiana University, will give the introductory talk on "Open Access 2.0", which includes virtual research spaces and the "collaborator practices" of the human social connections that allow a distributed human community to link together and work together in the digital humanities and beyond.
  • David J. Ernst, Director of Academic Technology, College of Education and Human Development, will talk about the open textbooks project at the U of M.
  • Dr. Lucy Fortson, Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, will talk about open data/Galaxy Zoo, citizen science.
  • Doug Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press, will talk about open publishing initiatives at the University of Minnesota Press.

The panel moderated by copyright librarian Nancy Sims. Among the questions they will address are:

  • What social dynamics or institutional cultural shifts lead to successful open research partnerships?
  • In what ways are open textbooks a potential solution to the issues facing the traditional textbook publishing model?
  • What predictions can you make about monographic publishing practices?
  • What issues surround the concept of open data?

Attendees may ask questions and contribute to the discussion with their fellow colleagues. All perspectives and experiences are welcome.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Friday, April 27)

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March 15, 2012

Video available for Columbia U's "Research Without Borders" speaker series

Columbia University has made available the video recordings of its February 28 event Protests, Petitions and Publishing: Widening Access to Research in 2012:

How can access to important research and scholarship be available to all, not just "the one percent"? "Protests, Petitions and Publishing: Widening Access to Research in 2012" looks at how Occupy Wall Street, the Research Works Act (RWA), the boycott of Elsevier journals by a growing number of academics, and other recent developments are informing the debate over access to research and scholarship.

The Occupy movement resonated widely on college campuses in America and around the world when it began in Fall 2011 and reinvigorated discussion of socioeconomic inequality and increasing costs associated with higher education. Current debates about scholarly publishing have further echoed these themes. Two bills--the RWA, which seeks to end public-access policies to federally funded research, and the Federal Research Public Access Act, which seeks to expand the reach of these policies--are currently under consideration in Congress. In response, over 6,000 scholars have signed an online petition boycotting the scholarly journals published by the commercial publisher Elsevier, one of the major financial supporters of the sponsors of the RWA. Meanwhile, several societies have begun to address their membership's concerns about publishing practices that may be seen to exclude scholars at all but the most wealthy institutions. Are scholars and publishers finally ready to change the process by which scholarship is distributed?

The speakers bring a variety of perspectives to the issue of access to research.

Allan Adler is Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs in the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), where he deals with intellectual property, freedom of speech, new technology, and other industry-related issues.

Gail Drakes is a doctoral candidate in the Program in American Studies at New York University and Associate Faculty at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her current teaching and research interests explore the ways in which copyright (and other forms of private ownership of information) serve to regulate access to the stories, sounds, and images that shape collective scholarly and public understandings of the past.

Alex Golub is assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research interests include kinship and identity, resource development, and political anthropology. He is a founder of the popular cultural anthropology blog "Savage Minds."

Oona Schmid is the Director of Publishing at the American Anthropological Association. She is responsible for the daily oversight and long-term planning around a complex publishing program that includes more than 20 specialized anthropological journals.

Peter Woit is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Columbia University and author of the blog "Not Even Wrong."

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October 14, 2011

October 24-30: Open Access Week focuses on graduate students

In 2011, the University Libraries are recognizing Open Access Week by celebrating the scholarship of graduate students. We are hosting several activities to raise awareness and knowledge on campus around issues of access to information.

Please join us for any or all!

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April 29, 2011

Sustainable Models for Society Publications: Recording of our April 25 faculty forum

You can watch an archived webcast of our April 25 faculty forum here:

https://umconnect.umn.edu/p63403805/

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December 3, 2010

Recording available for Dec. 2 Faculty Editor Forum

If you weren't able to attend our forum with campus faculty editors, you can watch the presentations and Q&A via UMConnect:

https://umconnect.umn.edu/p70705905/

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November 12, 2010

Invitation: Faculty Forum on Current and Future Publishing Practices

What: Current and Future Publishing Practices: An event especially for, but not exclusive to, faculty editors. Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public.

Three U of M faculty members will present and have a conversation about current and future publishing practices:
Joshua M. Feinberg, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
David Levinson, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Center for Transportation Studies
Patricia Lorcin, Dept. of History

The panel will be introduced and moderated by University Librarian Wendy Lougee. Questions they will address include:

* What is your journal's greatest challenge?
* What rights do you give your authors? (e.g. ability to create derivative works, post or distribute pre/post-print, archive in the University Digital Conservatory or a subject repository)
* At what point after publication is most of your journal's content made available free of charge to the public?
* How important are library subscriptions to your journal's revenue flow?
* What predictions can you forecast about future publishing practices of your journal?


The forum will offer the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and contribute to the discussion with their fellow colleagues. All perspectives and experiences are welcome.

Organized by the Scholarly Communication Collaborative, a group formed by the Libraries to inform and educate the campus on policy and practical issues surrounding scholarly communication.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Friday, November 19)

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April 2, 2010

Attend our May 12 forum: Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future

Who controls publishing in your discipline?

How do restrictive publishing agreements hinder access to the scholarly literature?

How would open-access publications promote wider readership and potential cost savings?

How is peer review handled in an open-access environment?

How can an open-access journal achieve financial sustainability?

How can tenure and promotion committees best evaluate new publishing models?

Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future
A Forum for Authors and Creators of Academic Works

Attend this short forum to discuss these questions with your colleagues and learn about issues of access and authors' rights. Connect with others who wish to advance sustainable venues for disseminating the results of scholarship through their roles as authors, editors, society leaders, campus advisors, and committee chairs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Walter Library, Room 402


Jason Baird Jackson is an ethnographer whose work bridges the fields of folklore studies, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and ethnomusicology. He is the editor of the open-access scholarly journal Museum Anthropology Review, published by the Indiana University Libraries as part of the IUScholarWorks Journals project. Jackson launched the journal after becoming dissatisfied with publisher policies while serving as editor of Museum Anthropology, published by the American Anthropological Association and Wiley-Blackwell. He was part of a group that recently published an article entitled "Anthropology of/in Circulation: The Future of Open Access and Scholarly Societies," which appeared in Cultural Anthropology and is now freely available.

More about Professor Jackson...

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with faculty members from the Academic Health Center, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Institute of Technology.

Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Senate Library Committee, and Office of the Provost.

Free to University of Minnesota community.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!

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October 16, 2009

October 19-23 is the first international Open Access Week

The goal of Open Access Week is to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public. To hear why researchers and students feel OA is important to them, to see how many University authors have published in Public Library of Science journals and what effect the National Institutes of Health's OA mandate has already had, and more, visit the U Libraries' Open Access Week site at http://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/openaccessweek.phtml.

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February 20, 2009

Workshop recording available: "Who Owns Your Scholarship?"

The Feb. 16 workshop "Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy," presented by Dr. Kenneth Crews, may be viewed at https://umconnect.umn.edu/p39015026/ (approx. 2 hours). Thanks to all who attended for the great questions brought up for discussion! (A description of the workshop is available at http://tinyurl.com/c5h6u6.)

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January 30, 2009

A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works: Who Owns Your Scholarship?

A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works
Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy

* Who owns the article or book you just published?
* Who owns your course syllabus and lecture notes?
* Who controls publishing in your discipline?
* How can you fairly use the work of others in your scholarship?
* How does the new University Copyright Policy affect you?

Attend this short workshop to discuss these questions with your colleagues and learn how to manage your copyrights while increasing the impact of your work by providing the greatest possible visibility and access.

Monday, February 16, 2009
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Free to University of Minnesota community.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!

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