The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Scholarly Communication Working Group

Fall 2009 / Spring 2010 Semester Programs

Next Meeting

Note: Programs displayed in teal and with an * are not sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Working Group, but may be of interest to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff.

2009 Date Topic Time Location
CDLA logo September 2 Shaping the Library's Digital Presence through Librarian-Scholar Collaboration

Richard V. Szary, interim director of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA), director of the Louis Round Wilson Library, and associate university librarian for special collections, will present an overview of the CDLA program and services and the challenges and opportunities created by the librarian-scholar collaboration working to define the future of the digital collection and services.

Suggested reading: "Blind Spots" by Johanna Drucker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 3, 2009.

Please note: this is not our usual day & time.


Wednesday
2:15 p.m.

Please note: this is not our usual meeting location.

Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Wilson Library
Google Scholar Logo October 14 Google Scholar

What does Google Scholar offer? Who can best make use of it? How does it compare with proprietary databases? What effect does search strategy have on results?

Google makes a wide variety of different applications available to users. As well as being free, many of them are fun, engaging, useful, or all three. Join Rita Moss, Davis Library Business/Economics Librarian, for a brown-bag lunch presentation and discussion on the search features and coverage accessible through Google Scholar.

Wednesday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library
Display of Scientific Journals

November 19

Journal Impact Factor

Join K. T. Vaughan, UNC Health Sciences Library, for a discussion of IF and how it relates to tenure and promotion.

"The impact factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in science and social science journals. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones."
-- Wikipedia

Thursday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.

Room 214
Davis Library
UNC Press December 10

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What's New with Digital Publishing at UNC Press

How are cell phones and e-readers affecting the University Press publishing community? Dino Battista, Senior Director of Marketing at UNC Press, will describe some ongoing and new publishing programs at the press, such as ebooks, bringing out-of-print books back into print as print-on-demand titles, large-print editions, and audio books.

Please note this is not our usual meeting day

Thursday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library
2010 Date Topic Time Location
January 13 To Be Announced Wednesday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library
February 10 To Be Announced Wednesday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library
March 10 To Be Announced Wednesday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library
April 14 To Be Announced Wednesday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library
May 12 To Be Announced Wednesday
12:00 noon-
1:00 p.m.
Room 214
Davis Library

The Scholarly Communication Working Group
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Information contact: marjorie_fowler@unc.edu
Last modified: March 18, 2011
Our sponsor: Odum Institute for Research in Social Science