Spreading the Word: Open Access Digital Scholarship in the 21st Century

Thurs, Nov. 12, 11am

The manner in which students and scholars produce and consume research has undergone a shift in recent decades. Expanded research territories, rich avenues for collaboration, and new paths for sharing knowledge abound. At the same time, questions remain for many about this new landscape, such as: What is the status of open access journals? What are the most professional ways for authors to leverage their rights to share research? What roles are available for libraries, university centers, departments, professional organizations, or individual scholars in promoting open access? How can the scholarly community navigate this landscape to accomplish our individual and collective goals?

Join us for a presentation by Josh Bolick (Scholarly Communications Librarian, Watson Library, University of Kansas) to learn more about institutional repositories, open access journals, and the present and future of digital scholarship. Mr. Bolick will introduce these topics from his experience as a scholarly communications librarian, address specific opportunities available to the IUP community, and respond to audience questions.

Format: 45 min presentation, 15 min Q&A

Location: (Stabley 201)
(Please RSVP - http://bit.ly/OpenAccessIUPEvent; refreshments will be served following the presentation)

Co-sponsors:
Center for Digital Humanities and Culture
IUP Libraries
Department of English Colloquium Series
School of Graduate Studies and Research