New Approaches to Scholarly Communications and Publishing

Are you aware of the types of Open Access options available for your research journals, how to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy, and maintain rights to material you publish and share? New Approaches to Scholarly Communications and Publishing examined recent developments in scholarly communications and publishing for campus faculty to use in their research and teaching practice. The program is structured around the life cycle of information, from creation to publication, dissemination, and preservation. 

Julia Blixrud, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) summarized SPARC’s many activities and recent government legislation on author depositing of federally funded research:New Models and Open Access: The Changing Nature of Scholarly Publications.

Kenneth DiFiore, JSTOR/Portico, showed how JSTOR can assist humanities and social science faculty with their research needs and the need to preserve the digital scholarly record with Portico: JSTOR & Portico: Committed to preserving the scholarly record.

Campus faculty provided personal perspectives on related editorial, research, and external funding projects as well as the future of scholarly publishing.

About the Presenters and Panelists

Questions? Contact the Libraries' Scholarly Communications Officer Elizabeth Brown at (607) 777-4882 or or ebrown@binghamton.edu  

Program Schedule, Binghamton University Libraries, LS 2523

Session 1: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

1:00 pm Welcome: Mary Ann Swain, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Binghamton University

1:10 pm Welcome: John M. Meador, Jr., Director of Libraries, Binghamton University

1:15 pm What is happening in Scholarly Communications and Publishing?

      • Julia Blixrud, Assistant Director for Public Programs, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
      • Kenneth DiFiore, Associate Director, Library Relations, JSTOR/Portico
2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Faculty Perspectives on Publishing: How does this affect me and my work?

      • Professor Benjamin Fordham, Department of Political Science
      • Professor Wayne E. Jones, Jr., Department of Chemistry, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
      • Elizabeth Brown, Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, Binghamton University Libraries

4:00 pm Group Discussion: What should we do? How can we adapt to change?

4:45 pm Conclusion and final comments
 

Session 2: Thursday, April 16, 2009

9:00 am Welcome: Mary Ann Swain, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Binghamton University

9:10 am Welcome: John M. Meador, Jr., Director of Libraries, Binghamton University

9:15 am What is happening in Scholarly Communications and Publishing?

      • Julia Blixrud, Assistant Director for Public Programs, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
      • Kenneth DiFiore, Associate Director, Library Relations, JSTOR/Portico, New York NY

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Faculty Perspectives on Publishing: How does this affect me and my work?

      • Professor Richard Lee, Department of Sociology, Director of the Fernand Braudel Center
      • Visiting Professor Lucas Sabalka, Department of Mathematics
      • Professor Peter Gerhardstein, Chair, Psychology Department, Binghamton University
      • Elizabeth Brown, Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer, Binghamton University Libraries

12:15 pm Group Discussion: What should we do? How can we adapt to change?

12:45 pm Conclusion and final comments

New Approaches to Scholarly Communications and Publications was jointly sponsored by the University Libraries, Faculty Senate Library Committee, and the Division of Research. Funding was generously provided from the Provost's Symposia program.

Last Updated: 8/19/13