A New Model for OA: Radically Accessible and Transparent

Hear about advances in peer review and options for publishing!

May 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Geisel Library Dunst Classroom. 

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A New Model for OA: Radically Accessible and Transparent 

What exactly does the “access” mean in OA? Some university presses have begun to publish works open access, but this often means that either the authors or their institution have to come up with large subventions to make this possible. We will discuss the benefits of OA broadly but also platinum OA in particular, which is the version that is neither market dependent nor contingent upon subventions.

Along with it’s benefits, OA has many challenges, one of which is a reputation problem. Presses are dealing with this is through rigorous peer review. But when we say something is peer reviewed, what exactly do we mean? Scholarly publishers of all kinds (OA and traditional, commercial and non-profit) claim that their uniqueness pivots on the process of peer review; however, when we ask individual presses what form that process takes, the answers vary. In this talk, we will discuss the work that is being sponsored by Lever and MIT on a signaling system for peer review transparency. We will also discuss the unique challenge that DH projects pose in the peer review process.

Speaker Bio:

Beth Bouloukos acquires broadly in the humanities and social sciences for the open access and digitally native Amherst College and Lever Presses. She previously acquired books in education, Latin American/Latinx studies, and gender and sexuality studies at SUNY Press for seven years. Beth received her PhD from Cornell University where she researched Latin American literature, film, and culture through a feminist lens.  She has also served as a visiting assistant professor at Fairfield University and the University at Albany, SUNY.

May 3, 2018 workshop on Measuring and Communicating Your Scholarly Impact

“Getting em up” at U.S.Naval Training Camp, Seattle, Washington. Webster & Stevens., ca. 1917 – ca.1918. The U.S. national Archives on flickr 

Measuring and Communicating Your Scholarly Impact

Date: May 3, 2018 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm  

Venue: BLB Classroom 3

Registration

Instructor Information: Teri Vogel, Librarian at the UC San Diego Library

Workshop Description:
Scholars and researchers, academic departments, and universities increasingly are asked to explain the impact of their research to external funders and to measure themselves against their peers. Tracking citations and attempting to measure research impact isn’t new, but in recent years the number of available tools has grown significantly. In this workshop, you will learn about these available metrics tools, both “traditional” (like Web of Science) and “alternative” (like Altmetric), how to incorporate these into the telling the story of your research impact, and learn some of the ways you can increase your visibility as a scholar. We’ll cover impact metrics for a variety of research and scholarly works, from journal articles and books to datasets.

If the date & time for the workshop does not fit your schedule, contact us to schedule a special session for you or your department.

Related LibGuide: Measuring your Research Impact
20180503_METRICS_WORKSHOP_TV_attendees_copy by Teri Vogel

May 29, 2018 workshop on Managing your Researcher/Scholarly Identity

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Managing your researcher/scholarly identity

Date: May 29, 2018 from 1-2pm

Venue: Applied Physics and Mathematics Building (AP&M) 4301

Allegra Swift: Scholarly Communications Librarian, UC San Diego Library

Brownbag series produced by the UC San Diego Linguistics students (and Tamara Rhodes): Cog Sci and Psych have also been invited. All are welcome.

Workshop Description:

A professional online presence is one of the best tools a researcher and scholar can employ to increase the visibility of their publications and research output, to increase institutional recognition, to find potential collaborators, future co-authors, and readers. Learn about tools and techniques to retain more control over your reputation and ensure that search results reflect how you want to be seen.

This workshop will cover strategies, services, and tools for curating your online profile and making your digital footprint work for you

Related guide: Online Identity and Reputation Management

May 9, 2018 workshop on Managing your Researcher/Scholarly Identity

Woman using microscope, St. Luke’s Hospital, U.S.Industrial Alcohol Company, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University. On Flickr 

Managing your Researcher/Scholarly Identity

  • Date: May 9, 2018 from 2-3 pm
  • Venue: BLB events Room
  • Registration: UC San Diego Library Libcal
  • Instructor Information: Allegra Swift: Scholarly Communications Librarian, UC San Diego Library
  • Audience: All are welcome.

A presentation of the issues, tools, and options will be interspersed with activities.

*Please bring a laptop or tablet to access the internet*

Workshop Description:
A professional online presence is one of the best tools a researcher and scholar can employ to increase the visibility of their publications and research output, to increase institutional recognition, to find potential collaborators, future co-authors, and readers. It is increasingly important to reach the public and policy makers and to keep discipline experts and their scholarship visible in Google search results. Even though It can be overwhelming as we attempt to stay abreast of every new development and option discovered or sold to us; curating your online identity is possible at any comfort level. Learn about tools and techniques to retain more control over your reputation and ensure that search results reflect how you want to be seen.

This workshop will cover strategies, services, and tools for curating your online profile and making your digital footprint work for you. Learn how scholars and researchers at all stages in their careers and comfort level can increase their visibility, impact, and collaborative opportunities. Take-away tools to make, track, and communicate broader impacts.

Related guide: Online Identity and Reputation Management

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Radical Open Access II – The Ethics of Care

This year’s Radical OA conference includes UC speakers, Chris Kelty (UCLA), Christopher Newfield (UCSB), Eileen Joy (UCSB).

Radical Open Access II – The Ethics of Care

Two days of critical discussion about creating a more diverse and equitable future for open access

The Post Office
Coventry University
June 26-27 2018 

Organised by Coventry University’s postdigital arts and humanities research centre: The Post Office, a project of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures

Attendance and participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Register here.

Co-curators: Culture Machine, Mattering Press, Memory of the World/Public Library, meson press, Open Humanities Press, punctum books, POP

Speakers: Denisse Albornoz, Janneke Adema, Laurie Allen, Angel Octavio Alvarez Solís, Bodó Balázs, Kirsten Bell, George Chen, Jill Claassen, Joe Deville, Maddalena Fragnito, Valeria Graziano, Eileen Joy, Chris Kelty, Christopher Long, Kaja Marczewska, Frances McDonald, Gabriela Méndez-Cota, Samuel Moore, Tahani Nadim, Christopher Newfield, Sebastian Nordhoff, Lena Nyahodza, Alejandro Posada, Reggie Raju, Václav Štětka, Whitney Trettien

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UC San Diego is a FSCI 2018 Partner

UC San Diego is now a FSCI partner. Our Vice Chancellor for Research, Sandra A. Brown sent the campus a message today:

“Members of the UC San Diego community are invited to attend the second
FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute (FSCI2018) being
hosted by the UC San Diego Library, July 30 – August 3, 2018 at the MET
Building.  All UC San Diego community members will receive a $150
tuition discount. UC San Diegans should check your email from the VC on April 17, 2018 for the discount code or contact us for more info.

Image credit: Geisel Library, CC-BY 4.0 Allegra Swift

Scientific and Scholarly Communication is in the middle of a system-wide disruption.  These changes have affected every aspect of research, from its practice, to its administration, to its use. There are new forms of
publication, new standards and expectations, new ways of measuring and demonstrating success, new challenges and pitfalls.  At the FSCI, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and
gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.

All levels of participant, from absolute beginners to those advanced at scholarly communication, will find courses of interest.  If you are a scholar/researcher, librarian, institution administrator, fund manager,
publishing administrator/editor, data manager, student, or anyone else
who participates in scholarly communication, you will benefit from
attending FSCI. You can review the complete course list here. To register please click.”
UC San Diegans should check your email from the VC on April 17, 2018 for the discount code or contact us for more info.

UCSD-only workshop invite: metrics and altmetrics to communicate impact

Using Bibliometrics and Altmetrics to Help Communicate Your Scholarly and Research Impact

Scholars and researchers, academic departments, and universities increasingly are asked to disclose the impact of their research to external funders, for promotion and tenure review, and to measure against their peers. While the practice of measuring research impact isn’t new, the availability of new tools and methods of communication has proliferated in recent years. In this workshop, you will learn about these available metrics tools, both “traditional” (like Web of Science) and “alternative” (like Altmetric), how to incorporate these into telling the story of your research impact, and learn some of the ways you can increase your visibility as a scholar. We’ll cover a variety of metrics methods and tools that allow for the communication of impact across the disciplines. When : Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 – 11:30 am (11:30 -12:00 hands-on) in Geisel Library Classroom 2

Questions? Interested in this workshop but the time doesn’t work for you, or you’d like to schedule something just for your research group or department? Please contact scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu