Research Without Borders Panel: Effecting Change in Scholarly Communication: Opportunities and Costs

Please join Columbia University Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Program for the next installation in our Research Without Borders event series, “Effecting Change in Scholarly Communication: Opportunities and Costs.” This event will take place from 2-4pm on Monday, November 21, 2016 in Garden Room 2 of Columbia’s Faculty House. It is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register for the event using the “Reserve Your Seat” button on the Columbia Events page, available here.

The panel consists of stakeholders and observers across the scholarly enterprise who have worked to understand and effect purposeful change in the ways scholars and researchers communicate with each other. Their work seeks to better assess the costs of change and the motivations and challenges facing forward momentum across disciplinary domains, institutional initiatives, and publication practices.

Our panelists:

MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California-Davis Libraries. MacKenzie will be speaking about the Pay-It-Forward report: an investigation into a sustainable model of open access article processing charges for large North American research institutions.

Kevin Hawkins, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, University of North Texas Libraries. Kevin will be discussing Project Meerkat, a project aimed “to develop guidelines and standards for digital scholarly monograph usage data and to construct a neutral organizational apparatus for the ongoing collection and aggregation of data about these scholarly publications,” and the resulting cooperative to be developed out of that project, the Publishing Analytics Data Alliance.

Peter Muennig,  Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Peter will be speaking about the ourJournal open source journal publishing initiative.

This event is part of our speaker series Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication. It is sponsored by Columbia University Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Program. Join the discussion on Twitter at #rwob and @ScholarlyComm.

The Scholarly Communication Program (SCP) supports the global reach and impact of research produced at Columbia University. Its mission is to explore and raise awareness about new research tools, methods, and support services that are available to Columbia faculty, students, and staff. In pursuit of this mission, the SCP hosts events and workshops, curates news and resources on our Web site, and engages in innovative scholarly communication initiatives on campus and in the wider academic community. The SCP is an initiative of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, which is part of Columbia University Libraries.