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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
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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  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 or submit your proposal via this form - 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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