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(via Jessica Koos, Stony Brook University)

Stony Brook University Libraries Open Access Symposium 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018

*Values & Ethics in Open Access* will feature visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium will explore influential scholarly communication initiatives that concern values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. The symposium brings open access
front and center, with presentations and discussions on its value and meaning for academics, researchers, students and librarians.

Featuring keynote speaker *Heather Joseph*, SPARC Executive Director, and presentations on *open access policy development*, *OER development and implementation*, lightning talks, posters and much more!

Light breakfast, lunch, and a reception included.  REGISTRATION IS FREE

See the Symposium site for more information.

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee is excited to announce that our program schedule is now live! You may view the session descriptions and full schedule here.

As a reminder registration is still open until Friday, September 7. Registration is $99 for our day and a half event on October 1 and 2, 2018, at the University of Arkansas. This fee covers full participation for both days, shuttle service between the hotel and event location, lunch on the first day, snacks and beverages, and event goodies. Register now!

For more information, check out the symposium website:

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Registration Open for DataONE Users Group Meeting (July 16)

(via Bob Sandusky, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The DataONE Users Group meeting is just over a month away. Register today!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join us for the 2018 DataONE Users Group Meeting. Co-located with the with the ESIP Summer Meeting, we will have one full day of talks, break-out sessions, community presentations and an evening poster reception on Monday July 16th. This is a great opportunity to learn more about DataONE, to network with colleagues and to share your perspectives on the future of DataONE and the DUG. There is no cost to register and we are still accepting abstracts for talks and posters.

On July Tuesday 17th you may also join us for two half-day workshops offered by DataONE as part of the ESIP agenda (separate registration required). Details below:

For information on the DUG meeting, please go here.

Please also consider forwarding the DUG meeting information with colleagues and networks that are interested in DataONE.

Building a Community of Scientific Data Repositories in an Open Science Landscape

Monday July 16th 2018
Marriott University Park, Tucson AZ; co-located with the ESIP meeting

  • Bringing together repository managers and users in support of open science
  • Community contributed talks and posters
  • DataONE updates and visioning
  • Topical breakout sessions and workshops

There is no registration fee to attend and participate in the DUG meeting.
Information, registration and group hotel rates can be found at:

Meeting Theme and Objectives
The 2018 meeting theme, “Building a Community of Scientific Data Repositories in an Open Science Landscape” will bring together repository managers, users and other stakeholders to explore achievements and future work in the open science landscape. Community talks and posters that explore broad topics of interoperability, preservation, data discovery, reproducible research and sustainability are invited.

DataONE encourages DataONE Member Nodes, data scientists, researchers, scientists, students and others to submit abstracts for posters and talks.

Abstract Submission for Posters and Talks

Abstracts for talks and posters are solicited during the registration process. Talks will be approximately 10-20 minutes in duration, to be confirmed with development of the agenda. Submissions for talks will be accepted until June 10th, 2018. Oral presentations are not guaranteed. Those not accepted as oral presentations will be given the option to present a poster. Poster submissions will remain open until the close of registration.

A shareable flyer and postcard are available online.  We would be grateful if you could circulate widely in your networks.

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(via Jill Hallam-Miller, Bucknell University)

Bucknell University will host its fifth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC18) from October 5th-7th. The theme of the conference is “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.”

#BUDSC18 will bring together a community of practitioners-faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others-committed to promoting access to and through digital scholarship. We consider “access” in the broadest possible terms: accessible formats and technologies, access through universal design for learning, access to a mode of expression, access to stories that might not otherwise be heard or that might be lost over time, access to understanding and knowledge once considered beyond reach.

We encourage proposals that explore or critique digital scholarship as it relates to access, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but should not be limited to, the following:

  • accessibility of digital platforms and technology
  • access to resources to engage in or produce digital scholarship
  • digital scholarship and social change
  • sustainability and future access to digital scholarship
  • digital scholarship and multimodal/interdisciplinary access
  • access to digital scholarship beyond the academy
  • the public mission of digital scholarship
  • creating opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives
  • designing for access, activism, and advocacy

Submissions may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

We look forward to building on the success of the last four years, in which we have come together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2017 meeting, the conference website and this year’s call.

Proposal Submission Form

Proposals are due: Saturday, June 30, 7:00 PM CDT
Notifications will be sent by July 15th.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium at the University of Arkansas is accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Monday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Proposals should fall into one of three categories: 

o    Presentations: 15-20 minutes (Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A after presentations.) 

o    Panel Discussions: 45 minutes (Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A after panel discussions.) 

o    Lightning Talks: 7 minutes (A short 5 to 10 minute Q&A will follow all lightning presentations.)

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, special libraries, and any others involved in open education and open pedagogy. We’re particularly interested in proposals with topics centering around: 

o    Adoption and creation of resources

o    Publishing platforms

o     Best practices and the impact of Open Education 

o    Creative Commons, copyright, and other licensing 

o    Marketing and advocacy

o    Pedagogy and student success, including K-12 highlights

o    Instructional design strategies for OER

o    Trends and innovation

o    OER in community colleges

o    Tenure, promotion, and OER

o    OER community building

o    Assessment

o    Inclusion and diversity in Open Education 

Submission Details:

·         The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT. The submission form can be found on our event website under the Call for Proposals page.

·         Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included).

·         Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.

·         All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of Open Education and Open Pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use similar proposal criteria to those being used by the Open Education Conference and OER18.

·         The planning committee will deliver decisions by June 29, 2018.

·         Presenters will be asked to accept or decline invitation to present by July 13, 2018.

·         All presenters will be required to register for the symposium. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, Head of the Physics Library at the University of Arkansas (, or the Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee. 


Registration is $99 for our day and a half event on October 1 & 2, 2018 at the University of Arkansas. Registration covers full participation for both days, shuttle service between the hotel and event location, lunch on the first day, snacks and beverages, and event goodies.

Register now!

For more information, check out the symposium website:

We hope to see you in October!

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on healf of Lars Hagelin, Greatrer Western Library Alliance)

The Colorado Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance are pleased to offer four (4) scholarships for the upcoming conference: OER: FROM VISION TO ACTION, to be held August 1-2, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

Two (2) scholarships are targeted towards current students in ALA accredited Library Science graduate programs. The other 2 scholarships are directed to library employees in a community college.

The chosen applicants will have their registration fee for the 2-day conference (including lunch both days and the conference evening reception) WAIVED!  Please note that all transportation and lodging costs are the sole responsibility of the scholarship winner(s).

Please email a 250 word essay detailing your financial constraints and any future or current OER projects presently ongoing in your institution.  The request should be emailed JUNE 11TH, 2018 no later than 5 pm PST to: with the subject line: REQUESTING A SCHOLARSHIP.  Please ensure that your full name, institution, institutional email, and phone are included.  Decisions will be announced no later than Friday June 15, by close of business.

See you in Denver!

For more information about the conference, visit:

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Open Access | No Comments »

(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

Reminder: Faculty Experiences Teaching with OER webinar

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Please share with any administrators, faculty, and staff at your institution interested in learning more about how open education resources can be incorporated into their courses.

The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) and The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) have joined together to bring an exciting webinar on open educational resources (OER) to you during Open Education Week 2018.

The webinar will feature special guest speaker Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) as the moderator. The panelists include Esteban D. Araya (Western Illinois University), Kelly Black (College of Lake County), Francesca Mellieon-Williams (Southern University), and Mollye Russel (Baton Rouge Community College).

Register with LOUIS.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

This survey will close on Wednesday, February 28th. Thank you to those that have already completed the survey. On average, this survey takes 3 minutes to complete.

The CARLI Collection Management Committee is exploring the availability of Open Access eBooks and their corresponding cataloging records. Open Access eBooks refers to academic monographs that are made freely available for use and distribution online. The committee is interested in what Open Access eBooks would CARLI member libraries like to see available to all libraries using I-Share and eventually through OCLC Collection Manager to all CARLI members.

All CARLI members are encouraged to complete the survey so there is an accurate representation of the entire consortium even if your institution does not currently select or add Open Access eBooks to your local catalog.

Thank you for completing the survey to help the committee understand current practices and interest in this topic within the CARLI membership. If you have any questions, please email CARLI Support at

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(via Carl Lehnen, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies now available at UIC Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library is pleased to announce that it is now a partner site of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Library. It is one of twelve partner sites in North America and the first partner site located west of the Appalachians. The Archive contains over 4,500 digitized interviews and over 10,000 hours of testimony from those with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including survivors, bystanders and liberators.

As a partner site, UIC makes these recordings available for viewing in the Special Collections and University Archives department at the Richard J. Daley Library. To prepare for a visit, researchers must first request access to particular testimonies via Yale’s library catalog, receive confirmation, and then make an appointment with the UIC Library’s Special Collections department to view. Detailed instructions for searching and requesting access can be found on the UIC Library’s guide to using the Fortunoff Archive:

About Yale University Library’s Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies

The Archive traces its beginnings to a grassroots project started in 1979 to gather testimonies of Holocaust survivors. In 1981, this seed collection of 183 recordings was deposited at Yale, and since then the Archive has grown from a local New Haven project into a worldwide effort involving 37 affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe and Israel, including Northwestern University’s Holocaust Educational Foundation. Excerpts from the testimonies have appeared in award-winning documentaries; “Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory” (1995), which was named one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century by the New York Times Book Review; and the Grammy-award-winning “Different Trains” by Steve Reich. In 2016, the Archive completed a multi-year digitization project that ensured the long-term preservation of the testimonies.

About the University of Illinois at Chicago Library’s Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives houses rare books and printed materials, manuscript collections and university archives, specializing in the history of Chicago. For more information, visit or call (312) 996-2742.

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(via Elizabeth Clarage, CARLI)

Registration is now open!

In-Person Workshops from the Open Textbook Network Trainers

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) when they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI? s OTN membership.


April 23: Governors State University
April 24: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
April 26: Heartland Community College

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop.

Who should attend:
These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN? s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants? familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

Registration information:
Due to expected high interest in these workshops, registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library. A waitlist will be established.

Registration will open on February 1 at noon. If registration is not full on March 15, registration will be opened to those on the waitlist. Registration will close for all workshops on April 8.

CARLI plans to stream the program on April 24 for those not able to attend in person. The program will NOT be recorded. You do need to register for this option.

If you have any questions, please contact CARLI Support at

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