Scholarly Communications Unconference

There is still time to join the Scholarly Communications Unconference in Saratoga, NY on Wednesday, November 2!
The event precedes the NYLA Annual Conference. Online registration is now closed, but you can register at the door. For more information or if you want to let us know to expect you, please contact Tessa Killian.
Details about the day: 

featured speaker: Bryn Geffert, Library Director, Amherst College

About the Unconference, and why you should attend!
If you are an up-and-coming expert at your library in areas such as institutional repositories, open access, library publishing, and intellectual property or if you want to learn about these topics, please join us for this unconference on topics related to scholarly communications. The program is designed to be an informal exchange of ideas between participants where you have opportunities to discuss best practices as well as emerging initiatives and tools related to this burgeoning field. A team of facilitators will work with participants to plan topics to be examined throughout the day, which will feature lightning presentations and three blocks for topical discussions. The featured speaker, Bryn Geffert, the Library Director at Amherst College will give a presentation on "launching a new publishing venture."

Possible themes for the unconference will be decided by participants, and could include:

  • open access publishing, tools, and initiatives
  • intellectual property (copyright)
  • institutional repositories and digital commons
  • management of research data
  • library publishing
  • service providers

The Unconference is sponsored by Empire State Library Network, and is $40 to register. We hope to see you there!