ARL Webinar Series: Reshaping Scholarly Communication

Part 1: Building on Success
Monday March 22, 11am-12:30pm, Rm 161, Murray Library
The purpose of this webinar is to begin the next phase of scholarly communication program planning with an overview of where we are. A series of speakers will present several implementations of comprehensive scholarly communication programs, followed by time for questions and discussion.
Scheduled Speakers:
• Julie Bobay, Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communications at Indiana University Libraries
• Beth McNeil, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at Purdue University Libraries
• Inba Kehoe, Copyright Officer and Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries
All are welcome!
Brought to you by the Learning and Development Committee, University of Saskatchewan Library. The Library has registered to the entire 8-part series. There will be approximately one part per month – so watch for upcoming webinars!
Here is a poster to advertise the event:
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For more information on this series see: http://www.arl.org/sc/institute/iscwebseries/index.shtml

Chilean Tectonics Papers made Open Access

The Geological Society has now made openly available scientific papers on the tectonics of the Andean region – the zone responsible for the recent major earthquake in Chile. Certainly, the U of S already has a subscription to this content through the Lyell Collection, and we own a copy of the monograph The Geology of Chile as well, but it is useful to have the relevant works collected in one place. Earlier this year, they also made publicly available papers on the Caribbean geology responsible for the Haitian earthquake. It is commendable that The Geological Society has responded so quickly with this public service initiative after each earthquake.
Here is the link: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/gsl/publications/lyellcollection/page7188.html

ACRL OnPoint Discussion about Scholarly Communication this Thursday (March 4)!

This Thursday March 4th 2010 the ACRL will be holding a live chat session entitled: Conversational openings with faculty about scholarly communication (11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern).
The session will be convened by Dan Lee, Director, Office of Copyright Management & Scholarly Communication at the University of Arizona Library, and Adrian Ho, Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of Western Ontario.
See http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/onpoint/index.cfm for more info!
ACRL OnPoint Discussions are informal, live chat sessions held monthly in a Meebo chat room. They are free and open to the public, but the chat rooms are limited to 80 participants on a first-come first-serve basis. They are normally about 30-40 minutes long, and you can also check out the chat log after the event.