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Tuesday, April 28 • 1:10pm - 2:05pm
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Introducing Digital Literary Studies: Building and Sustaining an Open-Access Humanities Publication
James O'Sullivan

Digital Literary Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication with a focus on those aspects of Digital Humanities primarily concerned with literary studies. Digital Literary Studies publishes scholarly articles on research concerned with computational approaches to literary analysis/criticism, or critical/literary approaches to electronic literature, digital media, and textual resources. This talk will outline how the journal’s editorial and advisory boards are attempting to replicate the success of other open access publications in the field, while building on the range of scholarly forms valid for review.

Introducing the Open Access Network
Rebecca Kennison & Lisa Norberg

This session introduces the Open Access Network (OAN), a bold new model for open access publishing and preservation that offers a scalable, sustainable, and discipline-independent solution that can be applied to the entire scholarly communication ecosystem. Funded by an institutional fee structure based on a student-and-faculty per-capita sliding scale, the OAN model encourages partnerships among scholarly societies, research libraries, and other institutional partners (e.g., collaborative e-archives and university presses) who share a common mission to support the creation, distribution, and preservation of research and scholarship. The OAN model includes a plan to convert traditional subscription publication formats, including society-published journals and books or monographs, to OA; however, the ultimate goal is to present an approach to funding infrastructure for scholarly communication that supports new and evolving forms of research output.

Commons Open Repository Exchange: A Dynamic, Durable Platform for Scholarly Communication, Nicky Agate
Over the past 18 months, the Modern Language Association and Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship in have been working on a prototype of the Commons Open Repository Exchange (CORE). Made possible by an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, CORE combines a library-quality repository for sharing, discovering, retrieving, and archiving digital work with the social networking capabilities of MLA Commons, the organization’s in-development network for scholarly communication, collaboration, and publishing. During this presentation, Nicky Agate, CORE project manager, will present the pilot, which will have launched to MLA members on April 21. She will share what the team learned during this preliminary stage, comment on the limitations and potential of the project as it was originally conceived, and introduce tentative plans for the future of CORE.

Public Access Mandate Leveraging for Communication, Alvin Hutchinson
Smithsonian scholarship is conducted in large part by federal employees. In addition to the obvious copyright exemption this confers, the Smithsonian has agreed to comply with the White House OSTP memorandum on public access to research. Current procedures are being worked out but it is likely that capturing publications upstream--upon manuscript acceptance by publishers--the Smithsonian can also use this data to inform press releases and social media efforts around new Smithsonian scholarship. Alvin Hutchinson, librarian at the Smithsonian will speak about these efforts.

Getting to No: Promoting Scholarly Communications Initiatives, Jimmy Gghaphery
While consensus building is one key to success in higher education, clarity of vision is also essential. In promotion of new initiatives, a startup sales mentality can be especially useful. Valuing a "No" to a focused pitch can help refine future efforts and lead toward an energetic promotion of services. This session will contemplate what aggressive sales techniques might offer those in a position to promote scholarly communications efforts.





Speakers
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Nicky Agate

Project Manager for Digital Initiatives, Modern Language Association
Modern Language Association
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Alvin Hutchinson

Digital Services Librarian, Smithsonian Institution
Publishing reform. Exposing publication data in various formats (e.g. RDF, JSON), enterprise-wide bibliographic management software. Authorship among federal scientists.
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Rebecca Kennison

Rebecca is one of the two Principals at K|N Consultants. Prior to working full time at K|N, she was the founding director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, where for nearly 8 years she was responsible for developing programs to facilitate scholarly research and the communication of that research through technology solutions. Rebecca has worked... Read More →
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Lisa Norberg

Principal, K|N Consultants
Open Access Network
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James O'Sullivan

Digital Humanities Research Designer, Penn State University
All the biographical stuff is over at http://josullivan.org


Tuesday April 28, 2015 1:10pm - 2:05pm
Chestnut Room

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