This group is where members of the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable (and anyone else who is interested) can discuss programming and issues relating to scholarly communications in the libraries and elsewhere.
Roundtable Co-Chairs: Jean Amaral (BMCC) and Madeline Cohen (Lehman)
Group logo by Thomas Frank: http://flic.kr/p/9DyKAa
Recent group activity
We’ve posted the February 2 meeting notes, if you’d like to read updates from the campuses and see what we’ve lined up for the spring:
Feel free to volunteer if you’d like to help with any of the upcoming…[Read more]
Many thanks to everyone who joined us today for Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice. Thanks especially to the Library for co-sponsoring; to April Hathcock, Matt Gold, and Michelle Fine for sharing their work; and to Steve Zweibel and Allison Guess for leading such a powerful discussion.
The conversation…[Read more]
Hello SCRT member and anyone interested in Scholarly Communications at CUNY:
Welcome to spring 2016 semester!
We invite you to the spring planning meeting of the Scholarly Communications Roundtable on Tuesday Feb. 2nd, 10 am to 12 noon, at the CUNY Graduate Center Library, Room 196.05.
Open floor to share informal reports from CUNY…[Read more]
SPARC has launched a new website (sparcopen.org) and logo! If you are interested in learning more about their approach to the website and branding, you can check it out on their blog.
Thanks to everyone who responded to the schedule poll.
The best time for our spring SCRT planning meeting worked out to be Tuesday, February 2, 10am-12pm. We’ll be in touch closer to the date with the location.
Many thanks for all your wonderful work and events this semester. Hope everyone has a fabulous, relaxing break.
jean and…[Read more]
Before heading out for the holidays, we’d like to schedule the spring LACUNY SCRT planning meeting. Here’s a link to the scheduling poll:
At the meeting, we’ll be revisiting the SCRT/CETL publishing workshops collaboration and international OA webinars, and thinking about possible face-to-face…[Read more]
Megan Wacha started the topic Authors Alliance Publishes New Guide to Understanding Open Access in the forum LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable 2 months ago
The Authors Alliance has published a new guide to understanding open access, and from the mythbusters in chapter 1 to the guidance on how to negotiate with your publisher in chapter 6, it looks like a great resource for faculty within and outside the libraries. Full text is available online with a print copy coming soon.
Jill Cirasella started the topic Two Schol Comm Events @ GC This Week, and One at NYPL in the forum LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable 3 months, 1 week ago
These three events might be of interest to anyone hoping to write a book or grappling with scholarly communication questions in general!
1) Tues, Nov 3, 6-8pm @ NYPL: Write to Be Read: Publication & Rights Management Strategies for Maximizing Impact
Authors Alliance co-founder Pamela Samuelson and Executive Director Michael Wolfe will discuss…[Read more]
Check out new open artwork created by City Tech intern, William Luperena, and Monica Berger:
Great images and free to use. Thanks, William, thanks Monica!
Check out what @PLOS & others have going on during #OAWeek2015 http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2015/10/open-access-week-2015-open-for-collaboration/ … #OpenAccess
Celebrate Open Access Week 2015 by participating in and sharing some highlights from PLOS and the broader Open Access community:
ACRL Presents Webcast – Celebrate Open Access Week All 52 Weeks of the Year
Join ACRL for a free ACRL Presents webcast to kick-off Open Access Week. The webcast, “Celebrate Open Access Week All 52 Weeks of the Year” will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central on Monday, October 19. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/acrlpresents
The work done to…[Read more]
Here is the first of a series of columns on OA published as we celebrate Open Access Week:
Maria Bonn. “Maximizing the benefits of open access: Strategies for enhancing the discovery of open access content.” College and Research Libraries News, October 2015.
Editors’ note: From October 2015 through J…[Read more]
Think.Check.Submit. is a newly launched campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their work. It does not tell researchers which journals they should submit to, but how to decide if a journal is trusted. I’m very glad to see that it also separates open access from the issue of predatory publishing (a phrase now going out of style)…[Read more]
FYI–for publicity during OA Month–
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). We are funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly…[Read more]
How library and information science faculty perceive and engage with open access
Wilhelm Peekhaus and Nicholas Proferes
Journal of Information Science. 2015; 41:640-661.
This might be useful for use in activities surrounding OA Month:
Let ACRL’s Scholarly Communication Toolkit help you prepare to lead events on your campus during Open Access Week, October 19-25, 2015. Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn a…[Read more]
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