ALA Midwinter and SPARC are over, but the Digital Commons community is still busy speaking and presenting in the month of April!
- Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University, will be participating in a project briefing at the Coalition for Networked Information meeting on “Enriching How We Create, Teach, and Learn: The Intersections of Scholarly Communications and Information Literacy.” In addition, big congratulations are in order for Stephanie, as she was also just recently named 2014 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian, as well as recognized by Library Journal as one of their Movers & Shakers 2014 – Change Agents. Congratulations, Stephanie!
- Jim DelRosso, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library at Cornell University will be presenting a session on April 8, 2014 at the 2014 Computers in Libraries Conference about the creation, development, and success of DigitalCommons@ILR, the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations digital repository. During his session, “Re-creating Success with Digital Commons,” DelRosso will share the lessons he learned both about digital repositories in general and about using digital projects to reach out to new communities on campus.
The University of San Diego will be hosting its first annual Digital Initiatives Symposium on April 9, 2014, with numerous presentations and panels on a wide variety of topics. The event will conclude with a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting, led by bepress staff.
Speakers from the Digital Commons community include:
- Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University, will be giving the closing remarks for the event.
- Debra Skinner from Georgia Southern University, will present “Just in Time! Digital Commons@Georgia Southern Offers a Suite of Services for the Entire Campus.”
- Loretta Parham and Elizabeth McClenney, from the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center will speak about the various digital programs and initiatives at their institution in “Introducing and Sustaining Digital Initiatives at an HBCU.”
- Jill Bunch, Chris Vinson, and Andy Wesolek of Clemson University will discuss their experience moving beyond ProQuest for publishing graduate research in “Going NoQuest: How and Why One University Looked Beyond ProQuest to Publish and Manage its Electronic Theses and Dissertations.”
- Allegra Swift of the Claremont Colleges Library will share how they have used Digital Commons to showcase undergraduate work in a variety of formats in “More Than Just a Pretty Picture: Challenges, Pitfalls, Opportunities, and Successes in Sharing Undergraduate Research with the World.”
- Michele Wyngard of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will share her library’s investigation into preservation, special collections, and data in “Beyond Backups: Exploring Digital Preservation Solutions for Locally Created Content.”
- Terri Fishel from Macalester College will be presenting on incorporating the production and publication of a peer-reviewed journal into undergraduate curriculum in “Publishing Student Journals: Integrating into the Undergraduate Curriculum.”
- Frances Wright and Nichole Rustad at the University of Dayton will focus on the evolution of their digital collection management practices in “What’s in YOUR Institutional Repository? It Can Be So Much More Than Scholarship and eJournals.”
Registration for the event ends March 25. For more information, visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/library/symposium.php
If you’ll be speaking or presenting soon, please let us know—we’d love to hear about it! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.