October 23-25, 2012
How do readers find and get access to published research results? And what makes them likely to download and cite papers? Does it depend on researchers’ publishing choices and how do those choices differ among disciplines? These questions and more will be explored during the 4th annual Open Access Week at the University of Utah. This year’s keynote address will provide insight into the world of scholarly communications and will include a panel of University of Utah authors who will share their experiences publishing in open access journals and how it affected their readership. And don’t miss the workshop on how to make your research article visible as well as a presentation on the University of Utah’s online collection of research material created by faculty, staff, and students.
Free and Open to the Public.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, October 23
WorkshopPublishing SMART: How to Make Your Article Visible Instructors: Allyson Mower, Marriott Library and Abby Adamczyk, Eccles Library 1 to 3 pm, Marriott Library, Room 1009 Register Here
Authors want their scholarly articles to be seen, cited and utilized. This class provides opportunities for researchers to increase their visibility by exploring various publishing and archiving choices. Tools for evaluating journal impact factors, online usage, local online availability, retaining copyrights, and submission to online archives are covered.
Wednesday, October 24
Keynote Address and Panel DiscussionThe Social Impact of Research: New Modes of Scholarship and New Ways of Publishing Presenters: Dr. Johan Bollen, Indiana University-Bloomington and Mr. Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R U of U Panelists: Jose Crespo, Biology; Rob Gehl, Communication; Randy Irmis, NHMU/Geology & Geophysics 2 pm to 4 pm, Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium
Dr. Bollen is associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He was formerly a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to 2005. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Brussels in 2001 on the subject of cognitive models of human hypertext navigation. He has taught courses on Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries. His research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Science Foundation, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His present research interests are usage data mining, computational sociometrics, informetrics, and digital libraries. He has extensively published on these subjects as well as matters relating to adaptive information systems architecture. He is presently the Principal Investigator of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded MESUR project which aims to expand the quantitative tools available for the assessment of scholarly impact.
Mr. Schonfeld leads the research efforts at Ithaka S+R, including examinations of the impact of new technologies on academia through studies of faculty attitudes and practices, teaching and learning with technology, and the changing role of the library. Key projects at Ithaka S+R that Roger has led include the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey; projects on the changing research methods and practices of faculty members in fields such as history and chemistry; studies of the impact and sustainability of courseware initiatives; the Ithaka S+R Library Survey of deans and directors; a number of projects on library strategy, economics, and collections analysis, with a particular emphasis on digitization, management, and preservation of library collections, culminating in What to Withdraw for scholarly journals and two national consulting projects regarding government documents on behalf of ARL/COSLA and GPO. Roger has served on theNSF Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access and the Western Regional Storage Trust’s advisory committee. Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. There, he collaborated on The Game of Life: College Sports and Academic Values with James Shulman and William G. Bowen (Princeton University Press, 2000). He also wrote JSTOR: A History(Princeton University Press, 2003), focusing on the development of a sustainable not-for-profit business model for the digitization and preservation of scholarly texts.
Thursday, October 25
PresentationUSpace at Seven: Shaping and Sustaining the U’s Institutional Repository Presenters: Lisa Chaufty, Donald Williams, Kinza Masood, Sarah LeMire, Allyson Mower (Marriott Library) 2 to 3 pm, Marriott Library, Room 1150
During Open Access Week 2010, we celebrated USpace’s fifth birthday. Two years have flown by. Come and hear how the University of Utah’s open access digital repository has continued to develop and grow. Presenters will discuss recent projects, new content development streams, and areas of future growth.