CFP: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

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


Hosted by: 

Florida State University – Scholarly Communications Task Force


Contact email:


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  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.


Micah Vandegrift

Project Manager

Scholarly Communications Task Force

Florida State University Libraries



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