The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

“Surveying the Landscape: Research Data Management,
Data Governance and Ethics”

Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
CLIR Data Fellow at University of Victoria McPherson Library
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology


Time:
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: University of Victoria McPherson Library / Mearns Center for Learning, Digital Scholarship Commons (3rd floor)

Registration: To attend the January 25 event in Victoria, please email Scott Johnston at scjo@uvic.ca.

Webcast: This event has now ended, but you can watch the recording of the presentation.

Abstract:
The history of the collection of data on Indigenous people across the globe has been problematic because of the methods which have failed to capture important differences relating to Indigenous peoples and communities and also in the way the data is processed, analyzed and disseminated. The 94 recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have further generated responses regarding how to address the impacts of residential schools.

This presentation will draw on a 2017-2018 campus-wide research study at the University of Victoria to discuss Research Data Management and challenges to open sharing. The conversation will explore topics related to data curation and data management, open access, and practices that are both ethically and culturally informed in the context of Indigenous protocols and data initiatives.

About the presenter:
Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
is currently a CLIR Data Fellow, and works in Digital Scholarship and Strategy at the University of Victoria. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and an award winning sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and Angus-Reid Foundation for her community-based research to advancing Human Welfare in Canada.

In celebration of Open Access Week 2016 The BC Research Libraries Group is Proud to Present:

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Rick Anderson — President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing &  Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah who will speak about

What Do We Want? (We’re Not Sure!) When Do We Want It? (Hard to Say!): Reconciling the Needs of Analysis and Advocacy in Scholarly-Communication Reform.

DATES & LOCATIONS:
Monday, October 24, 2:00-3:30pm 
University of Victoria McPherson Library, Room 210
OR
Tuesday, October 25, 9:00-10:30am 
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Campus, Room 7000
(with Live Webcast starting at 9:30am)

ABSTRACT:   Reforming scholarly communication is a tough job, made tougher by factors that include the lack of unanimity among stakeholders as to what reform should look like (or whether it’s needed at all);  the wide variety of needs and interests among the system’s stakeholders; the structural complexity of the system itself; the lack of unanimity as to what “open access” means; the heavy weight of tradition in academic practice; and the high level of emotion that inevitably accompanies discussion of these issues.  The difficulty and complexity of the reform project suggest that analysis is needed, but the moral and emotional weight of the issues involved naturally lead us in the direction of advocacy instead—and advocacy and analysis are, unfortunately, natural enemies.  In this session we will review salient aspects of the scholarly-communication landscape that make reform particularly challenging, some principles for addressing those challenges, and some possible mechanisms for applying these principles to bridge perspectives, including strategies for including the all-important authors’ voice.

This event has now concluded, but you can watch the recorded webcast.

How to Register:

  1. to attend the Oct. 24 event in Victoria, please register by emailing Scott Johnston scjo@uvic.ca OR
  2. to attend the Oct. 25 event in Vancouver, please register here.  Space limited, so register early!
  3. To view the Oct. 25 live webcast, please watch this site for details: http://www.sfu.ca/webcast/index.html

ABOUT RICK ANDERSON:   Over the past decade, Rick Anderson has distinguished himself as one of the most creative thinkers and provocative speakers on libraries, library collections, and scholarly publishing.  Named a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker” in 2005, Rick currently serves as Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, as President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and member of several editorial boards, but is best known as a popular conference speaker, writer and contributor to Library Journal’s Academic Newswire and the Scholarly Kitchen. His experience spanning the worlds of libraries, publishing, and as a writer and bookseller uniquely qualifies him to address the current challenges and future of open access and scholarly publishing. Rick has authored several books including the recent Libraries, Leadership and Scholarly Communication: Essays by Rick Anderson, published by ALA Editions in 2016.

 

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

Rick Lugg

President, Sustainable Collection Services

who will be speaking about

Rethinking Library Resources:

The Role of Local Print Collections in a Digital Age

Vancouver

March 6, 2014, 1:00-3:00p.m.

Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room (Rm. 7000),

SFU Harbour Centre (webcast available for this session only)

  • Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1:00 p.m., with the talk beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • Be sure to arrive early for some mingling, and feel free to socialize after the talk as well.

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Victoria

March 7, 2014, 1:30-3:30p.m.

Haro Room, Cadboro Commons

University of Victoria

  • Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m., with the talk beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to arrive early for some mingling, and feel free to socialize after the talk as well.

 

 

Library shelves are increasingly full, and print books are still being acquired. Yet surprisingly few are being used. In 2011, a study of OhioLINK’s 88 libraries and 30 million monograph volumes showed that 6% of those books accounted for 80% of circulations. In October 2010, Cornell reported that 55% of its books had not circulated since 1990. Meanwhile, library administrators seek to expand space for group study, information commons, and writing centers. Much of the available space is currently occupied by low-use print collections, stored and maintained at an estimated annual cost of $4.26 per volume in open stacks, $.86 per volume in high-density storage. For these reasons, print collections face increased scrutiny.

This session will focus on three aspects of this challenge:

The Changing Value of Local Print Collections: changing user preferences; usage of print collections; shelving and floor space; lifecycle management costs.

Alternatives to Local Print Collections: collection integrity & security; the “collective collection”; archival copies, service copies and surplus copies; Hathi Trust; shared print initiatives (WEST, CRL, MI-SPI, Maine Shared Collection Strategy and others); and independent action in a collective context.

Managing Down Local Collections: making the case; coordinated deselection; efficient storage & withdrawal; analytical tools and deselection metadata; disposition options.

The intent of this session is to explore why rethinking print collections is a reasonable idea at this time, and how management of print collections might be adapted while assuring archival security and continued access for users.

About the Speaker:

Additional background information can be found on two blogs:

Sample & Hold: Rick Lugg’s Blog http://sampleandhold-r2.blogspot.com/ Most recent topic: “Shared Print Monographs: The Question of Scale”

SCS Insight: News & Comment on Data-Driven Deselection: http://sustainablecollections.com/weed-feed/ Most recent topic: “Talking with Faculty About Library Collections (Revisited)”

Logistics

For those attending in Victoria, the easiest parking is available in Lot 5, accessed off Sinclair Road (which continues MacKenzie). Refer to the following map: http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/com.php

For those attending in Vancouver, parking and public transit info for SFU Harbour Centre is available here: http://www.sfu.ca/mecs/harbour+centre/location.html

 

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