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Discussion Interested in hosting ACRL 2018 scholarly communication workshop? Identify collaborators here!

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:23 am

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder's mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world.

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder's mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2018.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focuses on a variety of themes, and selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities so that the expert presenters can offer a deep dive into specific content areas.

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5pm Central. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the scholarly communication workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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Discussion ReSEC Committee Meeting and Related Sessions at 2017 ALA Midwinter

by Patricia Hswe on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

Besides the usual ReSEC meeting, please make additional time for two other meetings that ReSEC sponsors - the ACRL/SPARC Forum and the ACRL Scholarly Communication Discussion Group:

ACRL/SPARC Forum
Saturday, Jan. 21
3-4 PM
Room: Georgia World Congress Center, B406

ReSEC Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 22
9:00-11:30 AM
Room: Westin, Chastain F

Joint ACRL and STS Scholarly Communication Discussion Group
Sunday, Jan. 22
3-4 PM
Room: Georgia World Congress Center, B204

Discussion Interested in hosting ACRL 2017 scholarly communication workshop? Identify collaborators here!

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world.

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” Once again, ACRL is underwriting the cost to take this workshop on the road to five locations in 2017.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focus on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. Selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities, offering a deep dive into specific content areas.

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 5pm Central. Find out more on the program website. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round. Please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or 800/545-2433 ext. 2521 to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details. ACRL currently offers four licensed workshops that can be brought directly to your institution, covering a variety of topics including: scholarly communication, the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, research data management, and the intersection of scholarly communication and information literacy. Stay tuned in 2017 for new traveling ACRL workshops on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and assessment.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the scholarly communication workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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Discussion Interested in hosting ACRL 2016 scholarly communication road show workshop? Identify collaborators here!

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 02:28 pm

Today’s academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular workshop “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” on the road to five locations in 2016.

Today’s academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular workshop “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” on the road to five locations in 2016. The day-long workshop is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community.

The program continues its cost-sharing model as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000. The application to host is now available. Apply by Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 5pm Central. Find out more on the program website.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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Discussion ReSEC Annual 2015 minutes

by Shan C. Sutton on Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 04:19 pm

Discussion Scholarly Communication Discussion Group Co-Sponsors ALCTS ALA Annual Virtual Preconference “Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services”

by Devin Savage on Thu, May 7, 2015 at 05:04 pm

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ACRL Scholarly Communication Discussion Group invite you to join us for the ALCTS ALA Annual Virtual Preconference “Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services.”  The preconference will feature three days of exploring the expansion of metadata services, including:

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management (June 2)

  • ·         Research Data Support at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG): a Metadata Perspective

o    Anna Craft, Metadata Cataloger at UNCG

The ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ACRL Scholarly Communication Discussion Group invite you to join us for the ALCTS ALA Annual Virtual Preconference “Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services.”  The preconference will feature three days of exploring the expansion of metadata services, including:

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management (June 2)

  • ·         Research Data Support at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG): a Metadata Perspective

o    Anna Craft, Metadata Cataloger at UNCG

  • ·         Using DDI Metadata to Support Research Data Management

o    Jared Lyle, Director of Curation Services, ICPSR

Session 2: Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows (June 3)

  • ·         Evolving Workflows for Metadata Ingest at The UC San Diego Library

o    Arwen Hutt, Metadata Librarian, UC San Diego

  • ·         Integrating New Services into Existing Metadata Workflows

o    Nathan B. Putnam and Bria L. Parker, Metadata Services, University of Maryland

Session 3: Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies (June 4)

  • ·         Special Collections, Special Thesauri: Managing and Publishing Local Vocabularies with TemaTres

o    Allison Jai O'Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries

  • ·         Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families and Washingtoniana Collections: A Pilot Project at the George Washington University Libraries

o    Dan Tam Do, Metadata Services Managers, George Washington University Libraries

 

When: June 2-4, 2015

 

Time :  2:00pm (EDT)

1:00pm (CDT)

12:00pm (MDT)

11:00am (PDT)

 

Length: 90 minutes

 

Event webpage (including session details and registration information)http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/060215

 

 

Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services
University Libraries
University of Houston
A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university
713-743-9685
sathompson3@uh.edu

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0337-6439

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Discussion Interested in hosting ACRL 2015 scholarly communication road show workshop? Identify collaborators here!

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 03:57 pm

Today's academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular scholarly “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” workshop on the road to five locations in 2015.

Today's academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular scholarly “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” workshop on the road to five locations in 2015. The day-long workshop is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community. We continue the extended timeline started last year so that hosts selected for the subsidized version of the program will have longer to prepare and promote the workshop on their campuses.

The program continues its cost-sharing model as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000. The application to host is now available. Apply by Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 5pm Central. Find out more on the program website.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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Discussion Board Response: ACRL and Data Management: How ACRL may best serve members

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

To:          Lisa Macklin, Chair, Research and Scholarly Environment Committee

From:    Mary Ellen Davis, ACRL Executive Director

Date:     April 11, 2014

Re:         ACRL and Data Management:  How ACRL may best serve members

Cc:         Trevor Dawes, ACRL President

Irene Herold, ACRL Director-at-Large

              Lori Goetsch, Chair, ACRL 2015 Coordinating committee 

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener, Digital Curation Interest Group

Angela Courtney, Convener, Digital Humanities Interest Group

To:          Lisa Macklin, Chair, Research and Scholarly Environment Committee

From:    Mary Ellen Davis, ACRL Executive Director

Date:     April 11, 2014

Re:         ACRL and Data Management:  How ACRL may best serve members

Cc:         Trevor Dawes, ACRL President

Irene Herold, ACRL Director-at-Large

              Lori Goetsch, Chair, ACRL 2015 Coordinating committee 

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener, Digital Curation Interest Group

Angela Courtney, Convener, Digital Humanities Interest Group

Joyce Ogburn, Chair, Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication Task Force

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Liaison, Research and Scholarly Environment Committee

Marianne Stowell Bracke, Vice-Chair, Science and Technology Section

Lori Goetsch, ACRL 2015 Conference Chair

Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development

Kara Malenfant, ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives

Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Coordinator

Tory Ondrla, ACRL Conference Supervisor

 

I am writing to inform you that the ACRL Executive Committee, at its Spring Executive April 2, 2014, meeting in St. Louis, approved the following recommendations of the Data Management Roles report:

 

1)      Have a pre-conference workshop on data management at ACRL 2015. The Executive Committee that the topic was important enough that a slot at the ACRL 2015 Conference would be reserved for this preconference and it would not have to go through the competitive  process. The preconference will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Portland Convention Center. We anticipate a day long preconference and these are scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. so that they can be completed before the first keynote session.

 

However, the Executive Committee noted that there were weekly if not almost daily notices of professional development opportunities in this area already underway and recommended that ACRL not wait for another year to offer a workshop.  Staff will work with you and the interested parties to identify existing opportunities that may be offered under the ACRL umbrella. Margot Conahan mconahan@ala.org will work with you on developing these additional opportunities and can help you with any logistical information developing the one-day joint Research and Scholarly Environment Committee and Digital Curation Interest Group preconference.

 

2)      Add more information on data management to the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit, including linking to existing resources.

 

The Executive Committee felt this was an important and logical step to take and looks forward to seeing more content on this topic added to the Toolkit.  Your staff liaison, ACRL Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives Kara Malenfant can assist with adding more information on data management to the ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit, including linking resources on the ACRL website, as well as creating data literacy competency standards.

 

3)      Survey DCIG members for their needs and suggestions on data management.

 

The Executive Committee asked whether you (and any of the members copied here) might be aware of a member with expertise in this area that would be willing to work on crafting a survey. It was also suggested that many academic institutions offer assistance in survey design through the campus assessment office and it would be ideal if that expertise could be brought to this project.  If you could identify such an individual I will work with him/her to identify the best way and time to launch the survey.

 

As to your fourth recommendation to develop data literacy competency standards, some members of the ACRL Executive Committee had attended a presentation at CNI the day before the Executive Committee meeting about the research data management competencies being developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The draft document that was shared seemed to indicate considerable overlap with what ACRL might develop. Rather than ACRL starting its own initiative, ACRL President Trevor Dawes will reach out to ARL to find out if ACRL might join this effort and have an ACRL member to be appointed to their group.

 

Regarding the fifth recommendation to create professional development opportunities on data literacy, ACRL will continue to work on this and welcomes suggestions from all of the members who prepared this report.  Currently ACRL is offering an online course and a webinar on these topics this month and next. (Details posted below.) We welcome your suggestions for expanding our work in this area.

 

 Thank you for your stewardship on the important topic of data management. I so appreciate your participation in the Midwinter Forum that we held and in developing such a thoughtful set of recommendations. I especially appreciate your willingness to use the Knowledge-based Dialogue approach to preparing your report. It made it very easy for the Executive Committee to engage with the recommendations and understand the thinking behind them.

 

Please let me know if I can provide any assistance as we continue this work.

 

 ACRL Webinars and Online Courses

What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans (April 7-25, 2014)
Description: Demand for data management plan consultants is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Most presentations concerning data management do not provide practical advice on how to consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission. This course teaches participants about the elements of a successful data management plan, and provides practice critiquing data management plans in a supportive learning environment where no grant funding is at stake.  Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plan. Each week will include assigned readings, a written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.   

Participants will examine how data and metadata are defined, open data formats, dark archives, and secure repositories as well as addressing specialty concerns such as how securely preserve information related to at risk populations, etc. Selection of effective long term data preservation and sharing strategies will also be examined. Lastly, participants will evaluate sample data management plans from the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities as a final project for the course. Critiques of each plan will be presented to the class during the final chat session at the end of the course.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • List specific data depository resources in order to formulate recommendations for researchers to securely deposit and share their data.
  • Learn about how different funding agencies, and departments within those agencies, have different requirements for data management plans in order to determine how to effectively advise each researcher according to the requirements for their specific plan.
  • Analyze sample data management plans in order to develop an understanding of what constitutes a thorough data management plan.

Presenters: Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

LIVE WEBCAST –Scheduled for May 27

An Introduction to Data Management Plans (May 27, 2015)

Description: Data management is one of the hottest topics in librarianship due to the increasing number of funding agencies, both federal and private, that are requiring data management plans (DMPs) as part of the grant application process. Management of information and libraries are a natural fit but many librarians remain unsure of how they can effectively work with researchers creating DMPs.   

Join two data management plan consultants as they provide a detailed guide to the basic principles of data management plan consultation that attendees can use to guide their own data management plan consultations. Discover how the skills and knowledge  you already have can lead to a successful data management consultation. Participants will examine the elements of a data management plan, learning about data repository and preservation options, discuss the pros and cons of providing boilerplate language to researchers, and learn about tips and tricks for dealing with unique data management issues.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the required elements of a data management plan in order to evaluate the data management plans of their researchers.
  • List specific resources related to data management plans, and data depositories, in order to formulate recommendations for researchers working on a data management plan.
  • List specific issues that must be addressed in a data management plan regarding long term preservation of data, file formats, and disposal of physical samples in order to evaluate whether of not all types of data, and their preservation have been addressed by a data management plan.

Presenter(s): Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Discussion Interested in hosting ACRL 2014 scholarly communication road show workshop? Identify collaborators here!

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

Today's academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular scholarly “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” workshop on the road to five locations in 2014.

Today's academic and research librarians increasingly act as change agents in the higher education community. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of open access and scholarly communication. To help empower our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system, ACRL is once again taking its popular scholarly “Scholarly Communications: From Understanding to Engagement” workshop on the road to five locations in 2014. The day-long workshop is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community. New this year, we are shifting the timeline so that hosts selected for the subsidized version of the program will have longer to prepare and promote the workshop on their campuses.

The program continues its cost-sharing model as ACRL is committed to underwriting the bulk of the expense for delivering the road show, and the cost for successful host institutions is $2,000. The application to host is now available. Apply by Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 5pm Central. Find out more on the program website.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, you may bring this one-day workshop, at full cost, to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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Discussion Indicate interest in hosting ACRL 2013 scholarly communication road show workshop to identify collaborators

by Kara Malenfant-IL (staff) on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

Once again, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2013.  The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community.

Once again, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2013.  The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community.

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Central on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Complete details, including the application to host, are available on the program website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/scholcomm/roadshow.

If you are interested in applying to host the workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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To oversee and coordinate ACRL's Research and Scholarly Environment Initiative as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, and advocacy and in developing the ACRL research and scholarly communications website; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Initiative.

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