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Volume 2, No 1 | Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship

From the Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship, new content available:

In this issue of JCEL you will find the proceedings from the 2017 Kraemer Copyright Conference, held June 5-6 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. It includes session summaries, contributed papers, and posters that were presented at the conference.

Source: Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship

How Do You Stay Informed About Scholarly Communications? | The Scholarly Kitchen

From Ann Michael via The Scholarly Kitchen:

“Back in October of 2014, we asked the Chefs how they stay informed about scholarly publishing. Since several years have passed, we were curious if any of the Chefs had found new channels of information or new ways to effectively digest all that is going on around us. We also thought that it was past time to broaden the question and consider all of scholarly communications, not just publishing.

So this month we asked the Chefs: How do you stay informed about scholarly communications?”

Read more here:
Source: how chefs stay informed about scholarly communication

Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill – SPARC

From Nicole Allen at SPARC:

“In a landmark victory for the Open Education movement, the U.S. Congress has included funding for a $5 million open textbook grant program in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill unveiled today. This marks the first major investment by Congress explicitly in open educational resources (OER) as a solution to the high cost of college textbooks, and underscores that course materials are a significant factor in making higher education affordable. The FY18 omnibus is expected to proceed swiftly to votes in the House and Senate and get signed into law this week.”

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Source: Congress Funds $5 Million Open Textbook Grant Program in 2018 Spending Bill – SPARC

Call for Papers: 2018 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference

The Scholarly Communication Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana is pleased to
announce a call for papers and panel presentations for the 2018 ALI Scholarly Communication
Librarianship Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the
University Library at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. To date, this is the only annual conference
devoted entirely to Scholarly Communication Librarianship. We invite submissions from all
areas of academia and the public sector for this growing conference. Please see the schedule and
presentations from last year and from the previous iteration of the conference.

Any topics relating to scholarly communication in academic librarianship will be considered.
We welcome proposals and presentations on both theory and practice, as well as individual and
panel presentations. We are also soliciting submissions for a poster session and a quick hits
session (see below). This is not an ALI-specific or Indiana-specific conference and all are
encouraged to submit – including international presenters. We look forward to hearing from

 Individual presentations on research, theory or practice related to scholarly
communication librarianship.
 Panels on topics related to scholarly communication librarianship.
 Submissions for conference poster session
 Submissions for 5-10 minute quick hits presentations

Please send submissions consisting of a title and a brief description of around 200 words, along
the names and affiliations of all presenters to Stephen Craig Finlay at

We will also be offering two scholarships to attend the conference – one for a current MLS
student and one for an early-career librarian. Keep an eye out for that announcement.

OA2020 Transformation Workshop | ICOLC

This year at the International Coalition of Library Consortia conference in Detroit, there will be a post-conference workshop focused on Open Access on 4/18/2018. It’s open to all in the academic library community:

“This workshop provides participants with a clear understanding of the strategic and practical aspects of transitioning to open access, enabling them to create and implement their own OA2020 roadmap to drive open access within their local community and have impact on a global scale.”

Learn more and register here:
Source: OA2020 Transformation Workshop

Announcing the Launch of our New Website | DPLA

From DPLA:

“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to unveil its all-new redesigned website, now live at Created in collaboration with renowned design firm Postlight, DPLA’s new website is more user-centered than ever before, with a focus on the tools, resources, and information that matter most to DPLA researchers and learners of all kinds. In a shift from the former site structure, content that primarily serves DPLA’s network of partners and others interested in deeper involvement with DPLA can now be found on DPLA Pro.”

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Source: Announcing the Launch of our New Website | DPLA

Presented to PALNI | Disciplinary Differences in Scholarly Communication: Awareness, Attitudes, and Practices

We had an engaging and productive meeting of the PALNI Scholarly Communications Advisory Group last week . It kicked off with a very interesting talk presented by Jere Odell and Emily Dill, drawing on their research recently published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Abstract here:

“Access to scholarship in the health sciences has greatly increased in the last decade. The adoption of the 2008 U.S. National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy and the launch of successful open access journals in health sciences have done much to move the exchange of scholarship beyond the subscription-only model. One might assume, therefore, that scholars publishing in the health sciences would be more supportive of these changes. However, the results of this survey of attitudes on a campus with a large medical faculty show that health science respondents were uncertain of the value of recent changes in the scholarly communication system.”

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Slides from PALNI talk:Disciplinary Differences in Scholarly Communication: Awareness, Attitudes, and Practices

Source: Faculty Attitudes toward Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Disciplinary Differences on an Urban and Health Science Campus

Global Digital Humanities Symposium 3/22-3/23 | Michigan State University

From Michigan State:

“Digital Humanities at Michigan State University is proud to extend its symposium series on Global DH into its third year. Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials.”

Read more and register here (virtual option available):

Source: Michigan State University – Global Digital Humanities Symposium