INLS 700, section 001, Fall 2019
Instructor: Dr. Hemminger

This planned schedule lists the assignments and readings for each of the topics we'll cover. Readings are listed in the order they should be read. Other readings or assignments may be assigned as appropriate.




Tuesday
10/15

A0 due

Introduction to course and each other. Background and history of scholarly communications. Discuss your first Assignment A1. History Slides.

Thursday
10/15

FALL BREAK

NO CLASS



Tuesday
10/22

R1a: Fjallbrant 1997 Historical Development and New Possibilities
R1b: Barjak 2006 Role of the Internet
A1 due
How the digital representation of materials has changed everything. New models of scholarly communications. Challenges present in old and new models.

Thursday
10/24

R2a: Panitch2005 Serials Crisis
R2b: Urs2004 Copyright

Serials Crisis Discussion in depth. How it affects libraries, scholarship, collection development/licensing. A2 assigned.

 

Tuesday
10/29

R3a: Branin2000 Changing Nature of Collection Development
R3b: Suber2012 Open Access
How libraries manage their content has changed. Cover Open Access in detail. Discuss what's happening at UNC. Discuss Open Access at UNC, and what's happened at other leading institutions ( SPARC OA Guidelines, Harvard-OA-GoodPractices, University of California, Duke).
Thursday
10/31

A2 due

R3c: Bohannon2014
R3d: Michael Eisen response
R3e: Peter Suber response
R3f: Faked Peer Reviews
Reading Responses optional.

Review A2 work, and discuss what we think would be best policies. Talk about the "Wild West" of online publishing. Lead into University Presses, library publishing.

 

Tuesday
11/5

R5a: Tower2012: Video Introduction to OERs
R5b: Mossely2013 OER and Open Education. Read through end of "Commonly Asked Questions".

Discuss how textbooks are different. Introduce and explain OERs in detail, and history of OERs at UNC and other institutions. Talk about what the potential positives are and what faculty and institutional concerns are. UNC OER Reference materials Executive Summary, Challenges, Evaluation.

Thursday
11/7
A3 due
R6a: Ware 2012 Peer Review
R6b: Smith 1998 Problems with Peer Review
Review A3. Discuss how peer review works, and flaws (draw on my slides). Discuss how T&P works. (slides/?). Discuss it's problems. Discuss possible solutions.discuss Peer Review in detail.

 

Tuesday
11/12

R8a: Pendelbury 2009 Use and Misue of Journal Metrics
R8b: Roemer 2012 From Bibliometrics To Altmetrics
In depth discussion of evaluation, covering citation metrics, impact factor, through new altmetrics.
Thursday
11/14
R7a: Bonn2015The Roots and Branches of Library Publishing Programs. ONLY the first 16 PAGES
R7b: Skinner2014 Library-as-publisher: Capacity building for the library publishing subfield

Guest Presenter: Katherine Skinner on library publishing. Additional materials on IR and library publishing. Presentation. (2014 Slides, Notes, and Video for reference).

 

Tuesday
11/19
R4: The Value of the Monograph.The paper is full of detail. Read as much as possible. Be sure to be familiar with the blue boxed "highlights".
Three short blog posts. Mellon OA project Read them in chronological order (June 2018, April 2019, October 2019). No reading response for blog posts.
Guest Presenter: John Sherer, director of UNC Press, on challenges faced by University Presses (slides). Talk about how monographs/books are handled differently than journals articles (as well as commonalities).
Thursday
11/21

A4 due

Discuss A4 and contrast and compare ways to evaluate scholarly value.
Introduce "public scholarly knowledge", citizen science etc. Talk about new forays into expanding sphere of public knowledge overlapping scholarly knowledge (wikipedia, Encyclopedia of Life, etc.)

 

Tuesday
11/26
A5 due
Review A5 and what they think are the best (and what they use). What would be the ideal characteristics of a personal or university based system for managing scholarly resources?.
Start on role of libraries and in particular Scholarly Communications Officer.

Thursday
11/28
Thanksgiving Holiday

No Class.

 

Tuesday
12/3

Reading (from Kevin Smith's blog):
Fair Use vs Open Access
EU's gift to Libraries
MOOCs and student learning
Who owns that Journal?
You do not have to write responses. Instead please think of 3 thoughtful and provocative questions to pose to our two guests. Write them out in our Reading Response area.
Guest Speakers: SCC directors from UNC (Anne Gilliand) and NC State (Will Cross).
Course Evaluations.
Thursday
12/5

 

Thursday
12/12 12:00pm-4:00pm

Final Project Presentations

Final Project Presentations

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