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Fall 2014

Panel: "The Future of Scholarly Communication," a conversation with Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Seth Denbo, and Maria Bonn

The ubiquity of digital technology and networked communication, in parallel with changing dynamics and economics of scholarship and the academy, have led to rapid change in scholarly communication. While it appears clear that sharing scholarship and engaging in scholarly dialog will remain central to the academic enterprise, the best ways to share and to conduct that dialogue are less clear. Libraries, scholarly societies, and of course, scholars themselves are all assessing both present and future modes and methods of communication. This panel discussion will be conducted by those on the front lines of that assessment an of innovations in response.

Watch the archived presentation - many thanks to CITES for recording this event.

Date: Sept 17, 2014
Time:
4:30pm
Location:
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

Image of Kathleen FitzpatrickKathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association and Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she has led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing.

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Seth Denbo oversees the publication department of the AHA and is working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization's mission. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick and is a cultural historian of eighteenth-century Britain. He has taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also worked on digital projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. He also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.

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Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, the institutional repository (Deep Blue), the Copyright Office, and the Text Creation Partnership. Bonn has also been an assistant professor of English at Albion College and taught at Sichuan International Studies University (Chongqing, China) and Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey). She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, master's and doctoral degrees in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a master's in information and library science from the University of Michigan.

Sponsored by IPRH, GSLIS, Spurlock Museum, and the Scholarly Commons of the University Library



Spring 2014

 ImpactStory

You’re more than your h-index: How quantification is ruining science, and how it’ll save it

Research output is constantly measured: how many papers we write, where they’re published, how many citations we get.  Focus on these simplistic metrics is ruining science.  Funders and institutions know this and want a bigger picture of research impact.  Come hear how ImpactStory, a nonprofit funded by the NSF and the Sloan Foundation, can empower you to uncover and share the full story of your research impact.

Watch the archived presentation - many thanks to CITES for recording this event. 


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Join us for a conversation with Heather Piwowar from ImpactStory: http://impactstory.org/ 

Date: February 6th

Coffee and refreshments served: 8:30-9am

Opening remarks with Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John Wilkin and Lecture: 9-10:30am

Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

About Heather: Heather Piwowar is a postdoctoral research associate with DataONE and the Dryad digital repository at NESCent. Heather studies how scientists share and reuse research data; she hopes such evidence will inform policy for more efficient and effective use of data resources. She has measured the citation benefit of publicly archiving research data, variation in journal data sharing policies, patterns in public deposition of datasets, and is currently investigating patterns of data reuse and the impact of journal data sharing policies. Heather co-leads total-impact, an online tool for tracking the broad impact of diverse scholarly products. Heather has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering, 10 years of experience as a software engineer, and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh. She has an active research blog (http://researchremix.wordpress.com) and twitter account (@researchremix).

To read up on altmetrics, you may have seen this article in the Chronicle over the summer: http://chronicle.com/article/Rise-of-Altmetrics-Revives/139557 

Learn more: http://www.library.illinois.edu/learn/research/altmetrics.html 

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons, University Library with special thanks to the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.



Fall 2013

Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility

Watch the archived presentation - many thanks to CITES for recording this event. 


Victoria Stodden

Join us for a conversation with Victoria Stodden to discuss Open Access, Open Date, and Open Code

October 24, 2013
Refreshments at 9:30
Talk and Conversation from 10-11:30
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

Known for her research and policy work on open data and reproducible science, Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. After pursuing degrees at Stanford in Statistics and Law, her research has focused on the problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. Victoria has developed the acclaimed “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational result and is the co-founder of RunMyCode, an “open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.” She serves on the National Academies of Science Committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process” and on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).

Learn more about Open Access Week events! http://go.illinois.edu/openaccessweek

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and made possible through a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.