The Future of Scholarly Publishing

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The Future of Scholarly Publishing

Time: October 28, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Country: Florida State University - Strozier Library Scholar's Commons Reading Room
Street: 116 Honors Way
City/Town: Tallahassee
Website or Map: http://g.co/maps/6g6w
Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Micah Vandegrift
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2011

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The Future of Scholarly Publishing – A Symposium

Florida State University Libraries will host a symposium titled "The Future of Scholarly Publishing" as part of International Open Access Week. The event will feature a lecture by Dr. Mark Riley, Chair of the Department of Physics “What is Open Access and Why Does it Matter?” Following the lecture will be a panel discussion and lightning talks on topics, issues and ideas surrounding scholarly communication in the digital age.

Proposals are now being accepted for panelists and/or lightning talks relating to the future directions of scholarship in light of the tools and possibilities afforded by the open web. Lightning talks should be 5 minutes or less, and can be accompanied by slides or other presentation tools. This type of talk offers a creative and different approach to the academic presentation while emphasizing brevity and simplicity in sharing knowledge. Examples can be seen at http://igniteshow.com.  Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit 200-250 word abstracts for participation.

Possible topics include, but should not be limited to:

  • Open educational resources
  • Open data
  • Open government
  • Institutional repositories
  • Digital humanities
  • E-science
  • Data curation
  • Data mining in the humanities
  • Blogging as scholarship
  • The database as scholarship
  • Open peer review
  • Linked Open Data
  • Evolving journal models
  • Peer review
  • Author’s rights
  • Tenure and Promotion
  • Digital Scholarship

Email 200-250 word abstracts to Scholarly Communications Project Manager Micah Vandegrift mlv03@my.fsu.edu or submit your proposal via this form - http://bit.ly/digiFSU. Please indicate if your proposal is for a presentation or to serve on the panel.

Accepted presenters will be notified by October 14th.

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