November 18 emerging trends powerpoint

November 18th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

The powerpoint on Emerging Trends from this morning can be found here

The link to the 20-minute presentation on open data by Hans Rosling is on the second slide.

Expedited Submission Process

October 28th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Thanks to Rob Stibravy and Leanna Jantzi for this link to the OJS expedited submission process, which may come in handy for anyone wishing to add extra content to their OJS journal:

October 27 notes and links

October 28th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Some links and notes from this morning’s class:

SHERPA RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies and Self Archiving

SPARC Canadian Author Addendum

Copyright book:

Siva Vaidhyanathan.  Copyrights and Copywrongs:  the Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity.  New York University Press:  New York, 2001.

Presentation & Term Paper Marking Sheets

October 13th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Presentation Marking Sheet

Term Paper Marking Sheet

Peer Review Exercise & Intro to Open Access Powerpoint

October 7th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Here is the link to today’s powerpoint, Peer Review Exercise & Intro to Open Access – links to OA resources are towards the end of the slideshow.

Links from Sandra Wong’s talk

October 6th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Learned Publishing:  Journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

Guédon, Jean-Claude:  In Oldenburg’s Long Shadow 2001.  Brief, very readable history of scholarly publishing.

BCLA Browser

Open books links from September 23 class

September 24th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Open Humanities Press

Open Monograph Press

PhD Comics and related URLs

September 20th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Thanks to Alice Darnton for these links:

Update!! On UBC and Sage Bistro:

Here’s a link to the “Newcomer Orientation” page:

The comic about journal publication I was thinking about (which briefly makes mention of free/open access journals) is here:

And if just for some laughs, especially check out…
“Addressing Reviewer Comments”:

“Questions Not Even 5+ Years of Grad School Will Help You Answer”:

“How Professors Spend Their Time”:

“Grad Motivation Graph”:

A lot of the comic is in jest, but it also has some poignant points to make about why people choose to go to grad school and join the world of academia.

Free webcast of first Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association conference

September 10th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Free webcast of the first Open Access Scholarly Publishing Conference which begins September 16! Announcement from OASPA follows:

Dear All, I am pleased to announce that the 1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing will be broadcast live online at: in order to broaden the reach of the conference beyond those participants who will be able to physically join us next week. Assuming that there are no technical hiccups, the webcast will begin on Monday September 14th at 12.30 pm Swedish time (11.30 am London/6.30 am in New York), and will continue according to the conference schedule, which can be found at: If you check the website and find that the webcast is not working, I would encourage you to check back after a while to see if the conference has come back online. The parallel breakout sessions on the second day of the conference, as well as the social events in the evening, will not be broadcast. In addition to the live webcast, we will be recording both the video and audio of all of the conference presentations, which should be made available online within 1-2 weeks after the conference has ended. The recordings of the individual presentations will be posted as soon as they are ready at:, and once all of
the presentations have been uploaded we will send out a final announcement. If you will be joining us in Lund, I look forward to seeing you next week. Otherwise, I hope you take the opportunity to check out the conference online.

Best Regards,
Paul Peters,
Chair 1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

Caroline Sutton, PhD
Publisher Co-Action Publishing

URLs / resources from September 9 class

September 10th, 2009 by Heather Morrison

Here are links to the resources briefly presented in class September 9:

Student Journals
Topics in Scholarly Communication (produced by 1st SLAIS Schol. Comm class)
Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management
PKP conference presentation on undergrad serious student journal in biotechnology

Creative Commons
Creative Commons Canada: to learn about Creative Commons and obtain licenses.
Flickr. Photo sharing. Try an advanced search, limiting to CC-licensed content, for material that you can use in your OJS Journal project.

Open Access Resources
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): a librarian-vetted list of fully open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Over 4,000 titles, growing at a rate of about 2 titles per day (DOAJ Canada, about 2 titles / month).
OpenDOAR: a vetted list of open access repositories (archives). Over 1,400 listed.
Scientific Commons: a metasearch tool for open access archives (repositories)
PubMed: a free version of Medline, links to PubMedCentral, world’s largest open access archive
E-LIS: open access archive for library and information studies
Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies (ROARMAP): list and links to funding agency and institutional open access policies

Public Knowledge Project
Best known for developing Open Journal Systems, the Public Knowledge Project was initially developed by John Willinsky at UBC to bring academic knowledge to the public. PKP is now a partnership of UBC, SFU, and other partners; the main software development site is SFU library.