“Getting access to physical textbooks has become more difficult during the pandemic. Campuses are closed to students, and the cost of textbooks is a growing barrier.
The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) launched an online library of educational content in December to provide faculty and students with free digital materials to enhance teaching and learning.
The cloud-based openNCCC is an OER platform, also known as open education resources. The initiative enables educational entities to create, share and access a library of digital materials that can be modified to adjust to student and faculty needs. The platform will support new approaches to teaching and provide equitable access to quality educational materials throughout the state….”
“The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations for the 2021 conference. Please consider submitting a proposal addressing any aspect of the scholarly communications field, librarianship, the serials industry, or serials management. Submissions by any member of the community including librarians, support staff, students, publishers, and vendors are welcome.
Possible topics could include:
* Scholarly communications and the roles of libraries, publishers, and vendors
* Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work within libraries
* Open access publishing …”
“The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a part of Randall Library’s newly developed Scholarly Research Services team designed to support UNCW’s recently elevated status as a doctoral university and will serve as Randall Library’s functional expert on scholarly communications. This position works to inform and educate UNCW faculty, staff, and students on the evolving scholarly landscape and will coordinate the vision, planning, and implementation of the Library’s scholarly communications program. This position will coordinate the Library’s open access initiatives, serve as a campus resource on issues and trends relevant to intellectual property, copyright, fair use, and author rights, and collaborate with liaison librarians to assist faculty with articulating research impact and managing scholarly reputation utilizing appropriate research metrics.
The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also lead the Library’s institutional repository initiatives through promotion and solicitation of content from students and faculty by overseeing the ingest of scholarly content to NCDOCKS, UNCW’s institutional repository, including the creation of metadata, communication with authors, and development/administration of author profiles.
The Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes awareness of strategic scholarly communications initiatives through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. This position will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff inside and outside of Randall Library….”
“When librarians, publishers, and academics talk about “scholarly communication,” we usually have a particular definition in mind: “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use.” But “scholarly community” is curiously left undefined.
Who is part of this community, and do we really mean to limit scholarly communications dissemination to them? What about the “public”? What about the subjects of our research? Taxpayers? Industry? Students? Most academic authors probably imagine some or all of these as being relevant or important audiences for their work. Yet in many cases the processes, infrastructure, and economics of scholarly communication do not include them, and even when they do, it’s mainly as consumers or supposed beneficiaries of the scholarly work, and not as contributors to it or interlocutors with it.
For the 2020 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute, we invite proposals from teams that aim to broaden the definition of “community” as it pertains to scholarly communication, and to develop projects and initiatives that will help activate these communities as valued participants in scholarly communication. What can the core constituencies of scholarly communication do to ensure that more of the process is open to collaboration with broader communities, and more of the outputs become part of a globally available commons?…”
“The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) is accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, 17, 2020 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the beautiful North Carolina State University campus. …
We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators as well as institutions and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy. …”
“GoOpenNC is the name of the OER initiative in North Carolina, and it’s also the name of the platform where NC educators can become part of an OER community of practice as they find, develop, and share instructional and professional learning materials….”
“The Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications will provide leadership and coordinate scholarly communication activities for Duke University. Working with library colleagues, s/he will offer training and consultative services for the university community about intellectual property issues and their impact on the nature and conduct of scholarly inquiry and instruction. S/he will serve as an advisor to individuals and groups, analyzing specific situations in order to recommend creative solutions and help develop best practices. S/he will also be an advocate for innovation in scholarly publishing with individuals, as well as in regard to institutional and national policies….”