Category: Professional Development

CC Certificates spring into action – Creative Commons

From Creative Commons:

In order to better teach open tools and practices to communities around the world, Creative Commons has developed open educational resources and a certification program called the CC Certificate.

Of course, the underlying course content will be freely available to the public and CC-licensed, including text, images, and videos. The content covers Creative Commons as a whole – the organization, the tools, and the movement. We are treating this as a chance to tell the full story of what CC is and what we do. The materials include sections on the basics of copyright law, many of the ins and outs of CC licenses, practical information about how to use the licenses and how to use CC-licensed work, information about the values connected to use of CC, and case studies about what it looks like in the real world. For a full preview of the course topics, see the current syllabus here.

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Source: CC Certificates spring into action – Creative Commons

Introduction to Open Education | edX

This MOOC started this week from David Wiley and George Siemens, and it’s been very interesting so far! A good introduction to all the issues surrounding open education:

Learn about open education and how it can significantly reduce costs, increase agency and transparency, and improve learning outcomes.

Register here:

Source: Introduction to Open Education | edX

Community Calls – OpenCon

From OpenCon, a great opportunity for connection and professional development:

Community calls for people interested in learning, educating and advocating for Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Join us once a month for calls to leave you better connected to the global community advocating for these causes with new knowledge, ideas and enthusiasm. 

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Source: Community Calls – OpenCon

Tune in to the 4:AM altmetrics conference live! + Conference Digest – Altmetric

From Catherine Williams of Altmetric, via the SCHOLCOMM listserv:

Tune in to all of the sessions via the links below to hear about the latest
altmetrics developments and research, plus practical case studies of
institutions, publishers and others using these data in their day-to-day
Wednesday, September 27:

Thursday, September 28th:

Read more here:

Source: scholcomm – [SCHOLCOMM] Tune in to the 4:AM altmetrics conference live! – arc

And here:

4:AM Toronto, Canada – September 26-29 2017

Conference digest here:

2017 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference – ALI

From the ALI Scholarly Communication Committee:

The Scholarly Communication Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) is pleased to announce the ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference will be held in the Ruth Lilly Auditorium at the IUPUI University Library on Friday, October 27, 2017.  Formerly the Michiana Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference, this marks the first of a new partnership with ALI and a move to a more central location.   An interdisciplinary conference, this event should be of interest to working scholarly communication librarians, library directors looking to implement scholarly communication initiatives and library school students planning on a career in academic librarianship. This year we are featuring presentations from a number of copyright and legal experts including several former Ball State Copyright Conference Presenters.

Source: 2017 ALI Scholarly Communication Librarianship Conference

OpenCon 2017 Live – Participate Remotely in OpenCon

From OpenCon:

You’re invited to join us for “OpenCon 2017 Live” to remotely participate in OpenCon 2017 in a meaningful way. Join us for a few hours, or a few days, from wherever you are to become an expert in Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education, build your network, and help advance progress.

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Source: OpenCon 2017 Live – Participate Remotely in OpenCon

Help us Help You: Creating Faculty Champions with Library Services – Bepress

This webinar may have a Digital Commons slant to it, but it’s sure to be informative nonetheless in the area of faculty outreach and engagement.

In this webinar Maureen Schlangen, E-scholarship and Communications Manager at the University of Dayton, and Jane Wildermuth, Head, Digital Initiatives and Repository Services at Wright State University, will share how they have grown their library services by tailoring their outreach to specific faculty needs.

See link below to register for this free webinar.

Source: Help us Help You: Creating Faculty Champions with Library Services

Learning the Basics of Scholarly Communication – Codex

From Madeline Cohen, of Lehman College/CUNY comes this concise and helpful overview of some essential schol comm resources. Abstract:

“Academic librarians are playing a greater role in scholarly communication at their
institutions. Scholarly communication has become a part of every academic librarian’s
work. In particular, the role of subject liaison librarian often includes responsibilities
related to advising discipline faculty on scholarly publishing, open access, institutional
repositories and copyright. Liaison librarians might take on these responsibilities without
having a firm grasp of the landscape of scholarly communication due to lack of
experience or education in this area. This article is a guide to the key issues and concepts
of scholarly communication for librarians new to this facet of academic librarianship. A
guide to readings and resources is offered for librarians to educate themselves quickly on
these basic issues.”

Read here:

Source: Learning the Basics of Scholarly Communication