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The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape | Choice360 | White Papers

From Choice 360:

“Last year saw a variety of changes in the institutional repository landscape. Download Choice and Informed Strategies’ 2018 report for a snapshot of where institutional repositories stand and perspective on future directions from thought leaders such as Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist of the Online Computer Library Center, and Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information.”

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Source: The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape | Choice360 | White Papers

Open Education Symposium | Florida State University Libraries

From the Florida State University Libraries:

“FSU Libraries are excited to host a one-day Open Education Symposium on March 8th, 2018. The purpose of the symposium will be to raise awareness about Open Educational Resources (OER) and their potential to support student success by reducing textbook costs and creating opportunities for open, learner-centered pedagogy.
David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, will deliver the opening keynote presentation, which will be followed by invited presentations from FSU faculty and students in addition to collaborative breakout sessions.
Registration is free and participants are welcome to attend the entire event or individual sessions in person or remotely through our live webcast.”

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Source: Open Education Symposium | Florida State University Libraries

Color Our Collections 2018 | DPLA

From the DPLA Blog:

“Sharpen your colored pencils and crack open the crayon box! We are once again pleased to team up with libraries, archives, and museums across the country and around the world for #ColorOurCollections week, a celebration of public domain reuse and proudly coloring in your free time, taking place February 5 through February 9, 2018.”

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Source: Color Our Collections 2018

Format Aside: Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals | Olivarez | College & Research Libraries

From CR&L (with thanks to The Idealis):

“Abstract: Jeffrey Beall’s blog listing of potential predatory journals and publishers, as well as his Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access (OA) Publishers are often looked at as tools to help researchers avoid publishing in predatory journals. While these Criteria has brought a greater awareness of OA predatory journals, these tools alone should not be used as the only source in determining the quality of a scholarly journal….”

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Source: Format Aside: Applying Beall’s Criteria to Assess the Predatory Nature of both OA and Non-OA Library and Information Science Journals | Olivarez | College & Research Libraries

Sharing and Republishing Content – Copyrightlaws.com

From Lesley Ellen Harris:

“Sharing and republishing content happens all the time on the internet. However, you need to keep copyright law in mind when sharing and republishing content you don’t own. Below are six essential facts about copyright law, plus six tips for staying on the right side of it whenever sharing and republishing articles, images and presentations and other content.”

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Source: Sharing and Republishing Content – Copyrightlaws.com: Copyright courses and education in plain English

OER State Policy Tracker – SPARC

From the SPARC website:

Open educational resources (OER) has increasingly become a go-to strategy for legislators seeking to make college education more affordable and effective. Nearly half of all U.S. states have considered OER legislation in past years, and the trend is likely to continue. Given the increasing activity at the state level, SPARC is expanding the support we provide to our members in this arena.

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Source: OER State Policy Tracker – SPARC

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

A work in progress from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

Our organisations have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form the basis of the criteria by which suitability for membership is assessed by COPE, DOAJ and OASPA, and part of the criteria on which membership applications are evaluated by WAME.

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Source: Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

Mythbusting 101: Reflecting on a Year of Open | UTA Libraries

From Michelle Reed via the IRIS Blog:

Earlier this year, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) published “OER Mythbusting.” The document identifies seven common myths related to open educational resources (OER) and presents facts to counter the myths. In my discussions with UTA faculty and administrators about OER over the past year, I’ve been asked to address a few of the myths in multiple conversations. Below I’ll discuss these and others I’ve encountered in my time at UTA.

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Source: Mythbusting 101: Reflecting on a Year of Open | UTA Libraries

Of note in College and Research Libraries News Vol 78, No 11 (2017)

There are several Scholarly Communications related topics in the latest issue of C&RL news:

The University of Southern California Voltaire Letters: A polymathic multimodal digital project

Danielle Mihram

Textbooks on open reserve: A pilot project

Dolores Skowronek

Beyond buttonology: Digital humanities, digital pedagogy, and the ACRL Framework

John E. Russell, Merinda Kaye Hensley

Open access, power, and privilege: A response to “What I learned from predatory publishing”

Shea Swauger

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Source: Vol 78, No 11 (2017)