OA Publishing at Emory
International Open Access Week: October 22-28, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012 - SPARC and World Bank Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Live Webcast - "Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress, and Pitfalls"
4-5:30pm, The Jones Room, 3rd Floor, Woodruff Library
Audience: Faculty, Librarians, Staff, and Students
The distinguished panel of speakers is comprised of experts from the broad range of stakeholders in the Open Access movement: researchers, students, policy makers, publishers and academics. The following speakers will discuss why Open Access is an imperative to them, and to their work:
Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University and founding Board Member, Creative Commons
- Matt Cooper, President, The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
- Maricel Kann, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland and member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, NIH
- Carlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank
- Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The 90-minute panel will be moderated by Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, with ample time for questions from audience members.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Using Social Media to Promote Your Research in OpenEmory
12-1pm, The Jones Room, 3rd Floor, Woodruff Library
Social media can be powerful tools for reaching a wide audience, but how can it be used to promote academic research? Melissa Terras, University College London, has explored this very question and found approaches that increase awareness of her research. Melissa will be sharing her experiences using social media to promote her articles in UCL’s open access repository, and the increase in number of times her articles are downloaded as a result.
In September 2012, the Emory Libraries launched OpenEmory, an open access repository for Emory faculty authored articles. OpenEmory was created in response to the Open Access Policy passed by Faculty Council in 2011. One goal of OpenEmory is to provide a platform that includes social media tools for faculty to promote their research. Learn how you can use OpenEmory to promote access to your articles and increase the impact of your research.
Melissa Terras is the Co-Director of University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities, and Reader in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies at UCL. She teaches Internet Technologies, Digital Resources in the Humanities, and Web Publishing, and supervises a range of Masters and PhD students.
See also Melissa’s article ‘The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment’ in Journal of Digital Humanities, v. 1, no. 3, Summer 2012, at http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-3/the-impact-of-social-media-on-...
As of March 15, 2011, the Faculty of Emory University have adopted an Open Access Policy for scholarly publishing. To learn more about Emory's Open Access Policy, visit the Emory Open Access Policy LibGuide created by the Intellectual Property Rights Office.
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Open Access journals published by Emory:
- Southern Spaces: a peer-reviewed, online journal exploring the real and imagined places of the American South and their connections with the wider world.
- Methodist Review: an open access, peer-reviewed electronic journal which publishes scholarly articles in all areas and eras of Wesleyan and Methodist studies.
- Molecular Vision: a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of research results in molecular biology, cell biology, and the genetics of the visual system (ocular and cortical).
- Practical Matters: a transdisciplinary multimedia journal of religious practices and practical theology.
- Religion Dispatches: an online magazine exploring the intersections of religion, politics, and public life in the contemporary world.
- nonsite.org : an online peer-reviewed quarterly journal of scholarship in the humanities, plus poetry, editorials, reviews, visual art and more. nonsite addresses interest in a set of theoretical topics – the ontology of the work of art, the question of intentionality, the ongoing appeal of different and sometimes competing materialisms – as well as opposition to the dominant accounts of those topics.
- The Spenser Review : provides reviews and notices of books, abstracts and notices of articles, and news of conferences that are of interest to the Spenserian community.
- Journal of Family Life: a peer-reviewed, multimedia, academic journal focused on all aspects of family life. (Note: This journal is no longer publishing new volumes.)
Emory's Open Access ETD Repository:
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- Emory's Electronic Theses and Disserations Repository: The primary purpose of the ETD repository is to provide convenient access to one of the most important intellectual products of the university - masters theses and doctoral dissertations. (It will also recognize the contributions of undergraduate scholars by collecting undergraduate honors theses.)
Open Access Projects at Emory:
- Voyages - The Trans-Atlantic Slave Database:The Voyages Database contains records from four centuries of trans-Atlantic slaving voyages (nearly 35,000 voyages, or approximately 82 percent of the total trans-Atlantic trade). It is provided freely online and open to public data contribution.
- Holocaust Denial on Trial: The purpose of this resources is to fight against Holocaust denial, racism, and hate.
- Beck Center Projects : The Beck Center hosts and facilitates collaborative digital projects with library, University, and other academic partners. It is a part of the Woodruff Library's Digital Programs Team.
Further information and resources:
- Academic Exchange Spring 2010 issue on Open Access
- Academic Exchange article, "Digital Scholarship Comes of Age: New questions about credibility, modes, and readership," highlighting some of the digital scholarship at Emory.
- OA Week 2008 first person account by Rick Luce, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, Emory University Libraries: "Open access: removing barriers benefits all"