2012 Open Access Events at UVic
LEARN. SHARE. ADVANCE.
Open Access, from CARL and McGill U
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries, in partnership with McGill University Library produced a one minute animated video explaining the concept of open access to students and faculty in a simple and fun format. The video is available for free and is licensed under a Creative Commons license.
Open Access 101, from SPARC
An animated video explaining open access to research and why it's important.
Open Access Discussion Series in McPherson Library;
Webcasts at other Canadian institutions
When: October 5, 2012, 9:30-11:30am
Where: Room 210
Topic: Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
Speaker: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association; Profession of Media Studies (on leave), Pomona College
Abstract: Academic institutions are facing a crisis in scholarly publishing at multiple levels: presses are stressed as never before, library budgets are squeezed, faculty are having difficulty publishing their work, and promotion and tenure committees are facing a range of new ways of working without a clear sense of how to understand and evaluate them. Planned Obsolescence is both a provocation to think more broadly about the academy's future and an argument for re-conceiving that future in more communally-oriented ways. Facing these issues head-on, Kathleen Fitzpatrick focuses on the technological changes-- especially greater utilization of internet publication technologies, including digital archives, social networking tools, and multimedia--necessary to allow academic publishing to thrive into the future. But she goes further, insisting that the key issues that must be addressed are social and institutional in origin. Confronting a change-averse academy, she insists that before we can successfully change the systems through which we disseminate research, scholars must re-evaluate their ways of working--how they research, write, and review--while administrators must reconsider the purposes of publishing and the role it plays within the university. Springing from original research as well as Fitzpatrick's own hands-on experiments in new modes of scholarly communication through MediaCommons, the digital scholarly network she co-founded, her talk explores all of these aspects of scholarly work, as well as issues surrounding the preservation of digital scholarship and the place of publishing within the structure of the contemporary university.
About the Speaker: Kathleen is the author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy , which was published by NYU Pressin November 2011; Planned Obsolescencewas released in draft form for open peer review in fall 2009. She is also the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press (and of course available in print), and she is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. She has published articles and notes in journals including the Journal of Electronic Publishing, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal.
When: October 9, 2012, 10-11am
Where: Room 210, McPherson Library
Topic: Locked in the cloud: What lies beyond the peak of inflated expectations?
Speakers: John Durno, Head of Library Systems and Corey Davis, Systems and Business Librarian
According to Gartner, cloud computing is “the most hyped subject in IT today.” (Hype Cycle Special Report, 2011). In the world of library technology, this observation is borne out by the intensive marketing of the emerging class of “Next Generation” library systems, which it is claimed will build economies of scale, eliminate redundancies in library workflow and infrastructure, and facilitate the development of innovative new services.
But efficiency gains are just part of the cloud’s calculus. As Joe McKendrick recently wrote, “going with a cloud solution means buying into the specific protocols, standards and tools of the cloud vendor, making future migration costly and difficult.” (Forbes, 2012.) When a significant part of library’s data and technical infrastructure resides with a single cloud provider, what happens when license terms change for the worse, or costs increase excessively, or a better system comes along? What happens when you can only access your data via the vendor’s APIs? And is it even your data anymore? This presentation with examine the unique tension between the cloud and vendor lock-in, both generally and in relation to the experience of the our institution.**************
When: October 12, 2012, 5:30-7pm
Where: Cinecenta (Student Union Building)
Topic: Archive of the Legendary Grateful Dead Moves Online
Speaker: Robin Chandler, Project Manager of digitization for the archive and creation of the porject's socially constructed website
Abstract: The Grateful Dead Archive documents the Grateful Dead’s 30-year history from 1965-1995. The archive itself was only just launched this June. It is one of the most significant popular culture collections of the 20th Century.
Presented by UVic Libraries, the Faculty of Fine Arts, CFUV and the Greater Victoria Public Library.
When: Friday, October 19, 2012: 11-12pm
Where: Senate Chambers (A180), University Centre
Topic: The Intellectual Properties of Learning and the Changing Political Economy of Technology in Canada
Speaker: John Willinsky, Professor, Stanford University School of Education, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Abstract: What often goes missing in today's discussions of educational technology is the intellectual property question. What could we be teaching the young about this decisive factor, whether in determining access to knowledge or in participating in an information economy? How have recent Canadian Supreme Court decisions, the amended copyright act, and research funding agencies altered education's place in the cultural life of this country? And, finally, how can this concept of intellectual property focus greater attention on the intellectual value and contribution of integrating technology in education? Such are the questions to be addressed, if not entirely answered, in this presentation. Link to flyer.
Presented by the Learning & Teaching Centre, UVic Systems and the Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab
Moderator: Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian
Elsevier - Lynne Herndon, Senior Vice-President, Global Academic Relations
Springer - Laura Brown, Licensing Manager
SAGE - Jim Gilden, Editor, SAGE Open Sales
BioMED Central - Bob Schatz, North American Sales Manager
Faculty: Dr. Ray Siemens, Dr. Mary Ellen Purkis and Dr. Frank van Veggel
Archived Webcast: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4328
Abstract: The panelists will be discussing how open access publishing can significantly boost the visibility and impact of your research, as well as the perceived or common misunderstanding/myths around open access publishing:
- OA journals are not peer reviewed? That they have a low impact factor or no metrics and therefore considered to be second tier journals to publish with.
- OA publishing model is free?
- What is the difference between OA publishing model vs. traditional publishing model?
- What is the motivation behind the OA movement? What is the role that OA can play for the world/scholars?
- What are the risks, threats and opportunities/benefits in publishing with an OA journal?
- What is your experience with having your work published in an OA journal?
- Open access publishing will eliminate the need for libraries to manage traditional journal subscriptions?
- Is OA publishing becoming the norm for publishing / for scholars to share their research?
- What do we have to do as an institution to get OA publishing the norm at UVic?
Vendor Showcase - Lunch and LearnWhere: Room A025 (Lower Level, McPherson Library)
When: October 31, 11-11:30am PST
Where: Archived Webcast
Topic: Uncovering the Impact Story of Open Research
Speaker: Heather Piwowar, Postdoctoral Research Associate with DataONE and the Dryad digital repository at NESCent, blogger (ResearchRemix.org)
Abstract: Research today is often evaluated by the journal impact factor of a published article. This has left little room for innovation: it is difficult for new journals to achieve a high impact factor, and non-traditional research products are often published outside of journals. It has also failed to recognize and reward broad impact and post-publication use. As scholarly publishing and interactions move online, scholarly and public impacts are becoming easier to follow and measure. Heather Piwowar will talk about tools that can track these impacts today, and discuss how these tools are empowering revolutions in open access publishing and open data repositories.
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