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Workshop: Increasing openness & reproducibility in quantitative research

March 24th, 2016 by Mary Wood

4 May 2016 Workshop hosted by the Center for Open Science

Increasing openness & reproducibility inquantitative research

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There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work.
Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps
researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on.

Topics covered include Project documentation | Version control | PreAnalysis plans | Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Frameworkindex

Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate.

Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Time: Two Sessions 9am – 12pm OR 1pm – 4pm
Location: Shields Library, DSI Classroom, room 360
Pizza lunch will be provided at noon for attendees from both sessions.

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Authorship and the Promises of Digital Dissemination: Panel

February 29th, 2016 by Mary Wood

Authors Alliance event, with Pam Samuelson
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AUTHORSHIP AND THE PROMISES OF DIGITAL DISSEMINATION
March 9, 4:00- 5:45 pm
UC Davis School of Law, King Hall, Rm 2100A

A cross-disciplinary panel discussion on authorship in the digital age, with a focus on the specific goals and needs of academic authors. Authors who write to be read care about how their works are published and what that means for reader access. While traditional options and copyright arrangements still predominate in many fields, there are ever-increasing ways to share works of authorship. What works best to get textual and visual works out there and under what circumstances? Join us for this panel discussion with Authors Alliance, where we will explore the opportunities and challenges authors face in maximizing the reach of their work, both in and outside of academia.

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Pam Samuelson (Authors Alliance)
Mario Biagioli (Law, STS)
Stephanie Boluk (English)
Jonathan Eisen (Biology)
Alexandra Lippman (STS)
Rick Prelinger (UCSC and director of the Prelinger Archive)
Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy)
MacKenzie Smith (Library)
Madhavi Sunder (Law)

Digital Science visit June 11

June 5th, 2015 by Mary Wood

OVERLEAF,  LABGURU,  DIMENSIONS,  ALTMETRIC
Digital Science Research Tools presentation 6/11

UC Davis Office of Research and University Library welcome Digital Science, featuring products for collaborative writing and publishing, research management for life science labs, to help analyze and understand the research funding landscape and altmetrics.

Lunch / presentations
Thursday, June 11
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Shields Library, Instruction Room (2nd floor)
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Overleaf is a collaborative science publication system that makes the whole process more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into one place, from idea to writing to review to publication

Labguru marries the electronic lab notebook with project and logistics management. It offers an easy means of tracking projects, protocols, biological collections & materials.

Dimensions for Universities is a funding data aggregator that provides a view on funding resources where the funding has been allocated. The system shows historical awarded grant data from over 70 funders back to 1965 and active grant data up to 2024 and allows institutions to identify emerging areas into which research funding is being channeled

Altmetric tracks article level outputs for your institution. The data in this tool can be used to show faculty, staff and students a richer picture of their online research impact & it allows users to track and measure online activity around academic research.

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Workshop: Art of the Archive

May 12th, 2015 by Mary Wood

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ICIS Innovating Communication in Scholarship Workshop

Art of the Archive

May 21, 2015 from 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

King Hall 2100A, UC Davis

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Classical notions of the archive are in flux. The proliferation of born-digital and digitized cultural heritage and expressive culture opens up new modes of curation, circulation, collaboration and scholarly communication. Politics and poetics of collections are shaping access, use and re-appropriation. Bringing together perspectives from the humanities, arts, and social sciences, workshop will address the challenges and possibilities for an emerging art of the archive.

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Speakers

Jane Anderson (NYU)
Allison Fish (UC Davis)
Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA)                    

Tarek Elhaik (San Francisco State University)
Erica Farmer (Smithsonian Institution)
Ilana Gershon (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Rick Prelinger (UC Santa Cruz)
Mary Murrell (University of Wisconsin, Madison)              

Nathalie Casemajor (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Alessandro Delfanti (UC Davis)

Kim Christen Withey (Washington State University)
Tara McPherson (University of Southern California)
Alexandra Lippman (UC Davis)                      

Xan Chacko (UC Davis)
May Ee Wong (UC Davis)
Alexis Rossi (Internet Archive)

Challenges and solutions in scholarly information management

February 27th, 2015 by Mary Wood

Digital Science April 22, 2015 Workshop

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN SCHOLARLY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:
the changing face of research and the resources evolving to support it

Fort Mason
San Francisco
Wednesday April 22, 2015
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Free admission, Registration link

Research institutions are under tremendous pressure to become more efficient in how they manage research information, whether in the lab or in the library. They want smarter ways to help faculty manage and share their research data, and track their research output. They want more options when it comes to procuring scholarly resources and understanding scholarly impact.  The workshop offers a series of conversations between academic institutions and the providers of some of the new software solutions addressing institutional and researcher “pain points” in the scholarly information management space.

AGENDA

9:00-9:30 Welcome and introduction, Amy Brand, VP Academic and Research Relations, Digital Science
9:30-10:30 The changing metrics landscape and the role of altmetrics ; Sara Rouhi, Product Sales Manager, Altmetric
10:45-12:15 Navigating the data management ecosystem ; Panelists: Dan Valen, Product Specialist, figshare; Jonathan Cachat, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Neuroinformatics and Data Curation, UCDavis; Amy E. Hodge, Science Data Librarian Stanford
12:15 to 1:15 Keynote address, MacKenzie Smith, UC Davis
1:15-2:00 Global view of grant funding with UberResearch, Ashlea Higgs, Co-founder, UberResearch
2:00-2:45 Collaborative writing technologies: Overleaf for institutions ; John Hammersley, co-founder and CEO Overleaf and Helen Josephine, Head, Terman Engineering Library, Stanford
2:45-3:30 Reproducibility, data collection, and laboratory management technologies; Panelists: Louis Culot, CEO Biodata/Labguru; Kathryn Ivey, Director Gladstone Stem Cell Core, Gladstone Institutes
3:45-4:30 Institutional management of faculty information; Panelists: Catherine Mitchell, Director eScholarship Publishing, CDL; Julia Hawks, VP North America, Symplectic
4:30-5:00 Closing remarks, Daniel Hook, Head of Metrics, Digital Science; Co-founder, Symplectic
5:00-6:30 Reception

The UC Open Access Policy and what it means for you

October 13th, 2014 by Amy Studer

UC Open Access Policy Learn MoreThe UC Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/ or http://uc-oa.info) was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014.
The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate.  Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, psayers@ucdavis.edu

Data Citation

June 24th, 2014 by Mary Wood
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ICIS/CSIS Event

April 9th, 2014 by Mary Wood

PUBLICATION MISMATCHES: IS THERE A COMMON CURRENCY FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT?

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:00AM-6:00PM
UC Davis, Andrews Conference Room, SSH 2203

Sponsors
Innovating Communication in Scholarship

Center for Science and Innovation Studies

This workshop will examine the various disjunctures, in different disciplines, between what scholars produce in the course of their work and what is deemed credit worthy for career advancement in the academy  …  In other words, we are looking into the changing meaning of what “making things public” (or public-ation) means in academia, and why.

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Workshop Schedule includes:

| From Talk to Text

Mario Biagioli (STS,Law,History,UCDavis) | Tim Murray (English,Cornell) | Jonathan Eisen (GenomeCenter,UCDavis)

 | Filming, Curating, Translating: Publication’s Boundary Objects

Alan Klima (Anthropology,UCDavis) | Tarek Elhaik (Cinema,SanFranciscoState) | Tom Conley (French,Harvard)

 | Publication Potentials

Jim Griesemer (Philosophy,UCDavis) | MacKenzie Smith (Library,UCDavis) | George Marcus (Anthropology,UCIrvine)

| Making the Un-publishable Public

Tiffany Ng (Music,UCBerkeley) | Larry Bogad (TheaterDance,UCDavis) | Allison Fish (ICIS,Library,UCDavis) | Tim Choy (STS,Anthropology,UCDavis)

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9th International Digital Curation Conference

March 3rd, 2014 by Mary Wood
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Commodity, catalyst or change-agent?
Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society

24 – 27 February 2014
San Francisco
The 9th IDCC focused on how data-driven developments are changing the world around us, recognising that the growing volume and complexity of data provides institutions, researchers, businesses and communities with a range of opportunities and challenges. It explored the expanding portfolio of tools and data services, as well as the diverse skills that are essential to explore, manage, use and benefit from valuable data assets. The programme reflects cultural, technical and economic perspectives and illustrates the progress made in this arena in recent months.
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Have You Received an Elsevier Takedown Notice?

January 9th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Elsevier recently sent DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices to some UC campuses, several other universities, and academia.edu claiming that the availability of certain Elsevier journal articles posted on websites infringes Elsevier copyrights.  The postings at issue are believed to have been the final published versions of articles for which Elsevier believes it holds the copyright.  (Some authors retain copyright to their articles, in which case Elsevier’s request would be invalid).  Many publishers permit authors to self-archive journal articles on websites; however, they generally stipulate that the version posted be the author’s final manuscript, after peer review but before the publisher formats it in the journal layout.  In addition, publishers may require an embargo or time-delay prior to self-archiving. 

If you have received a takedown request from Elsevier or another publisher, please contact OASupport@lib.ucdavis.edu for assistance regarding what to do.

The UC Office of Scholarly Communication website summarizes the issues and options should you receive a takedown request from Elsevier:  http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/2013/12/elsevier-takedown-notices/

Selected articles describing the Elsevier takedown requests:

(2014, January 11).  No peeking:  A publishing giant goes after the authors of its journals’ papers.  The Economist.  Accessed January 9, 2014, from http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21593408-publishing-giant-goes-after-authors-its-journals-papers-no-peeking

Peterson, Andrea. (2013, December 19). How one publisher is stopping academics from sharing their research. The Washington Post. Accessed January 8, 2014, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/19/how-one-publisher-is-stopping-academics-from-sharing-their-research/

Howard, Jennifer. (2013, December 6).  Posting your latest article? You might have to take it down. Chronicle of Higher Education.  Accessed January 8, 2014, from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/posting-your-latest-article-you-might-have-to-take-it-down/48865

Elsevier Response:

Reller, Tom. (2013, December 6). A comment on takedown notices (with update).  ElsevierConnect [blog]. Accessed January 8, 2014, from http://www.elsevier.com/connect/a-comment-on-takedown-notices

Questions? Contact OAsupport@lib.ucdavis.edu