Citizen Science Webinar – June 10

Those of you interested in Citizen Science – register for the webinar on 10 June “Citizen Science At Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations”. To attend the webinar, please, register here.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR: 

A number of European recommendations – including the League of European Research Universities (LERU)’s advice paper “Citizen Science at Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations” – highlight the importance of creating a single point of contact for citizen science within the institution.

In this webinar, organised by LIBER`s Citizen Science Working Group, four speakers will share what they are doing to devise just the right solution through a three-fold approach: 

  • Current trends within Citizen Science at universities; 
  • A template for a Citizen Science Single Contact Point which your institution could start developing;
  • A snapshot of the forthcoming Research Librarian’s Guide to Citizen Science and the possible roles research libraries could adopt to move the citizen science activities forward.

Examples of UC San Diego Citizen Science Programs, Initiatives, and Resources

Graphic of Citizen Science Projects by Topic, CCBY 2.0 by Sepulte. Based on 2015 data.

For UC San Diego researchers and citizen scientists interested in collecting, curating, preserving, and communicating the data you produce – contact the UC San Diego Library Scholarly Communications and Research Data Curation Program.

Open Publishing Fest May 18-29, 2020

Join an existing session even or propose a new one even as the event is ongoing. Looking forward to learning from the international #OpenPublish community!

Open Publishing Fest celebrates communities developing open creative, scholarly, technological, and civic publishing projects. Together, we find new ground to share our ideas.

This is at once a collaborative and distributed event. Sessions are hosted by individuals and organizations around the world as panel discussions, fireside chats, demonstrations, and performances. We connect those points to bring them in conversation with one another and map out what’s next.

We seek to build networks of resilience and care for people working on new ways to develop and share knowledge.

Join us by proposing a session. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis up to and throughout the fest.

About Open Publish and Open Publish Calendar

2020 Library Publishing Forum is now virtual and free!

#LPForum20
May 4-8 | noon to 5 PM Eastern Time

For the first time, the Library Publishing Coalition will host the Forum virtually. Registration is free and open to all, although workshops and experimental sessions will have a limited number of participants.

Library Publishing Forum virtual conference announcement more info bit.ly/virtual-lpf20

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice.

Library Publishing Coalition, Library Publishing Forum

CFP for the Florida OER Summit 2019 Poster Session

The Florida OER Summit Executive Advisory Committee is pleased to invite proposal submissions for the OER Summit 2019 Poster Session.  The 2019 summit will be held February 27th and 28th at the Sheraton Orlando North (600 North Lake Destiny Rd., Maitland, FL 32751) and is designed for attendees to learn how to implement the use of OER at their college or university.  Accepted posters will be featured during the evening reception of the first day.


Topics of interest for this year’s summit:

1.      How institutions implemented and organized OER through grants, partnerships, etc.

2.      Staff and Faculty OER training

3.      How to locate and organize library OER resources

4.      How to locate peer reviewed ancillaries

5.      Develop ancillary materials to track OER usage

6.      Key instructional design issues related to the development of OER courses

We encourage submissions to include handouts, resources, and a better understanding of how to implement OER within attendee’s institutions. Poster proposals will be due on January 11, 2019Submissions will be received online.

If you have any questions about the proposal process or summit please contact Rebel Cummings-Sauls, rsauls@flvc.org.  We are seeking vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the 2019 Summit.

Consider registering early as we anticipate increased participation from last year.

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.

Using Bibliometrics and Altmetrics to Communicate Your Scholarly and Research Impact

Using Bibliometrics and Altmetrics to Communicate Your Scholarly and Research Impact 

Links to METRICS WORKSHOP 2-7-2018 slides and guide.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 |10:00 – 11:30 am (11:30 -12:00 hands-on)

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.

CDL Visit to UC San Diego Library – Everything Wanted to Know about eScholarship

Join discussions and opportunities to make eScholarship https://escholarship.org/  work for you, your department, your program. The California Digital Library’s https://www.cdlib.org/ Publications & Engagement Manager, Monica Westin and eScholarship Operations Coordinator, Justin Gondor will be on hand to present, answer questions, and field requests..

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. – Biomed Library Bldg. Events Room

  • 12:00 – 1:30 Part one: learn how eScholarship can work for you, your department/program
    • UCSD Health Nursing as an example (site hierarchy, CMS editing, issues that have arisen), Help center (Justin & Monica), Publishing (Monica)
    • Google analytics
    • Altmetrics
    • Other features on the way – high level (Justin)
    • OA policy/Elements (Justin)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Deep dive into eScholarship for admins and super users
    • ORCID (Lisa Schiff – Zooming in)
    • Citations and other features on the way – detailed (Justin)
    • Submission form navigation (Monica & Justin)
  • Office hours 3:00 – 4:00pm
    • Audience – by appt

RSVP for the section you’d like to attend (UC San Diego attendees only)

Questions? scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu