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Open Access Week 2011 events

Open Access Week 2011 events at UC Davis
Hosted by the UC Davis Libraries and the Davis Open Science Group
Please join us! Everyone is welcome. Contact Phoebe Ayers, with any questions.


Beyond the Impact Factor: Getting your research noticed in the algorithmic era

  • William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley
  • Tuesday October 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Shields Library Instruction Room (2nd floor)

William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, will be talking about alternative metrics for research evaluation. Increasingly, the process of finding research is mediated at some point by an algorithm that sifts through the mountains of data online to deliver to a searcher what they’re looking for. Researchers need to know how to write for the “algorithmic audience” and to understand the multi-dimensional metrics that are increasingly used to find and assess research. How can individual researchers be evaluated using a broader suite of metrics than just impact factor, to get a much more accurate view of what the researchers’ personal impact has been – from citations to software to data to blogs and discussions?
Questions or to RSVP: contact Phoebe Ayers,

“Things I wish I knew three years ago”: Open Science tools

  • Jason Moore, Carl Boettiger, and Luke Peterson
  • Friday, October 28, 12:00pm-1:30pm – with lunch!
  • 1127 Kemper Hall

Hear how UC Davis graduate students are making research more collaborative, blazing new trails on how data and scientific tools are shared, and opening up our research to the world. See how to use social networking tools to increase the impact of your work, and learn approaches that will give you an edge on your research. Find out more about the Davis Open Science group and their innovative approaches to science. Pizza will be provided! Questions or to RSVP: contact Carl Boettiger,


Workshop on Mendeley

  • William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley
  • Tuesday October 25, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Room 1204, Medical Education Building, Sacramento Health Sciences Campus

The Blaisdell Medical Library is hosting a workshop on Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network. Led by William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley, it will feature a 30-45 minute tutorial, with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, and to come prepared with questions! If you do not already have Mendeley installed on your computer, you may do so from the following location:
Questions or to RSVP: contact Raquel Abad at or 916.734.3870.


“New Directions in Scholarly Communication”

  • Monday, October 24, 10:00am-1:00pm (see below for schedule)
  • Shown in Shields Library Instruction Room (2nd floor)

This webcast features John Wilbanks of Creative Commons, Heather Piwowar of DataONE/Dryad, and Molly Keener, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Wake Forest University. We’ve booked the library instruction room for the whole session; join us for all or part of this webcast! Schedule and further details:

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