Date: Monday 7 October 2019
Time: 1300 BST (British Summer Time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A
– Rebecca Evans, Senior Library Training Manager, SAGE Publishing.
– Claire Sewell, Research Support Librarian – Physical Sciences, Cambridge University Libraries
This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic concepts of Open Access and how they work together to build wider access to knowledge. Attendees will also be encouraged to think about the different ways in which librarians can build their skills and get involved in this rapidly growing and exciting area.
This is a free webinar and open to all. If you are interested, but unable to join the live event, please register anyway as a recording will be made available to all who register. If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2745038931918742284
Dates: Oct. 16-18, 2019
The Library Research Seminar brings together library practitioners, scholars, and students to share ideas and explore emerging research in the field of 21st century library and information science. It is a unique opportunity to gather with fellow professionals in a collegial setting to uncover new approaches for supporting evidence-based practice.
Our theme, Research Matters: Strengthening Our Values, Defining Our Practice, reflects the ongoing challenges we face in bridging research and practice to better serve the rapidly changing needs of our communities.
Travel Grants are available! Please see the registration page.
ARL News reports that “the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) jointly hosted a meeting on July 22, 2019, in Washington, DC, of the TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) community. TOME is a five-year pilot initiative of the three associations that supports the digital publication of peer-reviewed scholarly books by participating university presses, allowing the open-access (OA) publication of these works online and broadly improving access to these works by scholars and the public.
In this third year of the pilot, presenters reported on the initiative’s progress. Sixteen universities currently participate in TOME, providing baseline grants to publish open-access monographs. Sixty-two participating university presses have published 18 TOME books to date. Representatives of three participating presses and four participating universities related their perspectives on TOME. The meeting concluded with a discussion of actionable steps. The group agreed to highlight TOME’s connection to the larger conversation around sustainable scholarly infrastructure, including lowering the financial and time commitment for participating in TOME. Emphasizing that TOME is a movement not a club, the participants support and are engaged with other OA monograph initiatives.
For more information on the TOME meeting, please see the full report.“
ARL News also reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) hosted the third meeting of press and library directors with reporting relationships (P2L3) in Detroit, Michigan, on June 14, 2019. The P2L3 theme was “a world not dependent on sales.” Participants focused on the unique strength of the P2L community to sustain open access monograph publishing, given the organizational and operational alignment between the library and the press.
P2L builds institutional capacity by sharing and combining staff for such activities as copyright consultations, outreach and advocacy, and implementation of open scholarship practices. The P2L community is well positioned to create standards and best practices around digital scholarship, including peer review, publication, and presentation.
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