New Forms of Scholarly Publishing: A Panel Discussion of Challenges & Opportunities

W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601
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Join a panel discussion about ways faculty and graduate students are disrupting traditional publication channels through open scholarship. Open scholarship, as defined by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is “The principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility, and equity.” 

Researchers will give brief overviews of their projects:  

  • Luiz Amaral, Professor and Director of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, will talk about launching and editing the internationals, multilingual open access journal, Living Languages

  • Matthew Fertakos, PhD Candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, will talk about publishing open data for the Historical Plant Sales database; 

  • Rebecca Seifried, PhD in Anthropology and Geospatial Information Librarian, will talk about publishing her archaeological research open access and developing UMAP GeoData

Come engage with forum participants about their motivations for publishing and contributing to “open,” as well as impacts on and challenges to their research. Christine Turner, Scholarly Communication Librarian, will facilitate this one-hour forum. 

This event is co-hosted with UMass Libraries Office of Open Scholarship & Scholarly Communication.