Community, collaboration, and the commons | trianglesci.org

“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?…”

Open Education Southern Symposium: Call for Proposals

“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. …”

Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications | Duke University Libraries

“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….”