Hello readers! Micah asked me to share this with my fellow grad students at FSU, and sharing a link seems easier than copying the entire thing in multiple e-mails, etc. Of course, I suspect other folks are welcome to participate (and certainly attend) as well!
Call for Participation: The Future of Scholarly Publishing
Florida State University – Scholarly Communications Task Force
Proposal submission deadline: October 3, 2011
Location: Florida State University, Strozier Library, Scholar’s Commons Reading Room
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. The event will be held Oct 28th from 9am-12pm in Strozier Library’s Scholars Commons Reading Room.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Scholarly Communications Task Force
Florida State University Libraries