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IT Connections interview with Gardner Campbell

IT Connections writer Nate Gilles interviewed Gardner Campbell after his November talk at Knight Library. Link to that interview (published 2/28/11) here:


Sorry, this link was broken (redundant URLs) for a few days!

Video Version of Digital Scholars Symposium


Introductory Remarks: Deb Carver, Dean of UO Libraries
Introduction of UO HASTAC Scholars: Andrew Bonamici, Associate UO Librarian
Keynote: “Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor,” Jonathan Sterne



Digital Studies at UO
• Moderator: Kate Mondloch, Art History
• Allison Carruth, English
• Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures
• Colin Koopman, Philosophy
• Bish Sen, Journalism



Graduate Research in Digital Studies
• Moderator: Carol Stabile
• Ashley Gibson, Art History
• Bryce Peake, Anthropology
• Whitney Phillips, Folklore
• Staci Tucker, School of Journalism and Communications
• Mara Williams, School of Journalism and Communications



UO Digital Projects: Introduction by Don Harris, Vice Provost, Information Services
• Moderator: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration
ChinaVine: Doug Blandy and John Fenn, Arts & Administration
•  Open Access journals at UO: JQ Johnson, UO Libraries
Fembot: Carol Stabile, SOJC/English, and Karen Estlund, Digital Collections Coordinator, UO Libraries
Nolli Map of Rome/Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: James Tice, Architecture, and Erik Steiner, InfoGraphics

(Owing to illness Massimo Lollini was unable to present on the Oregon Petrarch Open Book project. Instead, JQ Johnson discussed OPOB’s forthcoming  OA journal, Petrarch and Digital Humanism.)

Read a related UODS Symposium story in the Information Technology newsletter here: http://it.uoregon.edu/node/1518.

Many thanks to Lynnette Boone and Ward Biaggne of UO Libraries for their videography.

Making digital learning environments / technologies accessible for all students?

I found this week’s story in the Chronicle of Higher Education on blind students who are advocating for improvements in the accessibility of digital websites, forums, and programs worth sharing with the Digital Scholars group. The story made me newly attentive to how I design course blogs, integrate multimedia learning modules, make use of PowerPoint and streaming video in class, and the list goes on. Perhaps we could put together a list of best practices as well as practical tips on this and related issues?

Article link

List of best and worst University websites for blind students

UO Open Access Week 10/15-22

Open Access Week 2010

Open  Access LogoJoin the University of Oregon Libraries as we participate in an international celebration of Open Access, Oct 14-22, 2010. We’re highlighting a series of new services provided by the UO Libraries that support Open Access.  For more details of UO initiatives to support Open Access see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/scis/sc/uoopenaccess.html.

Week at a Glance

Oct 15
Keynote speaker:  Kevin L. Smith, Duke University: “Why Open Access Works and Copyright Doesn’t”
Friday, Oct 15, 3:30pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Oct 18
OA Week kickoff videocast
Harold Varmus (director, National Cancer Institute) and Cameron Neylon (author of “Science in the Open”) are featured speakers in this short video highlighting the benefits of open access.
Screening in the Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 19
Electronic Theses and Dissertations at the UO
1:00pm ETDs at UO, an Overview, Ann Miller
1:30pm How to Prepare and Submit an ETD, Nargas Oskui
Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 20
New Library Services Supporting Open Access at UO
1:00pm Open Access Repositories, Karen Estlund
1:30pm OA Publishing Grants from the UO Libraries, Dean Walton
2:00pm UO Libraries as OA Journal Publisher, JQ Johnson
Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 22
Retaining Your Rights: Negotiating Publisher Copyright Transfer Agreements, JQ Johnson
Knight Library Collaboration Center Continue reading

Congressional Hearing on Public (Open) Access to Federally Funded Research 1: a mixdown of Timothy Vollmer’s tweetfeed on the webcast 7/29/10

  1. What follows is a Twitter feed  by Timothy Vollmer (http://twitter.com/tvol) on the 7/29/10 webcast of  “Public Access to Federally-Funded Research” held today by the Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee (of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform) in Congress.
  2. For “Public Access” substitute “Open Access” to get a sense of what open access advocates are up against in commercial research publishers.
  3. How to read this: start at the bottom (#22) and scroll up.
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  5. Lipman: there’s been doubling of use of pubmedcentral since 2008
  6. Rep Clay: why doesn’t NIH just link to articles on publishers’ websites? Lipman: archiving & access is ensured by libraries, not publishers
  7. Dr David Lipman from NIH National Library of Medicine: Canada and UK have open access infrastructures similar to biomedcentral
  8. Maxwell: access only if you can afford it, or access only for experts is limiting–we need broad democratic access to make new discoveries
  9. Rep Clay: will open access have negative affect on peer review? Witnesses: No. And, peer reviewers are not paid across the board 
  10. Nancarrow: public access promotes creative reuse of content 
  11. Catherine Nancarrow from PLoS: we’ve proven open access is high quality and financially sustainable
  12. Dr Shulenburger from Assoc. of Public and Land Grant Universities: those students with least access are at community colleges (50% in US)
  13. colamarino: it’s hard to tell our research funders that they’ll have to pay again to see the published results 
  14. Dr Colamarino from Autism Speaks: families have access to info, but not the most scientifically rigorous because it’s locked up
  15. Maxwell: making info more accessible and available can increase return on investment, reduce redundant research
  16. Elliott Maxwell from center for economic development: rise of Internet has lead to greater openness. this openness is crucial for innovation
  17. Sharon Terry from Genetic Alliance: not only scientists and academics need access to scientific info: patients, parents, students need it
  18. Roberts: public access to publicly funded research would be beneficial to students at all levels 
  19. Dr Roberts from New England Biolab: without comprehensive access to the literature, it’s impossible to know where the cutting edge is.
  20. Now when the pro open access witnesses begin their testimony, all members save the chairman have left the hearing. 
  21. Rep Maloney: We need more IP protection. We can’t even protect a song, much less a cure for cancer. 
  22. the members (present) of this subcommittee have the only a cursory grasp on how scholarly publishing and peer review actually works
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Research and Instructional Technology blog

UO Research Technologist and UODS member Sean Sharp has commenced a blog, Research and Instructional Technology (http://ufolio.uoregon.edu/rit/). Have a look. We’re adding it to our links and encourage our readers to do the same.

Why Do History Digitally?

courtesy of U-Richmond

Edward Ayers, historian and president of the University of Richmond does a podcast , “The Case for Digital History,”  for the Chronicle’s Tech Therapy. Plenty of high-tech teaching materials are now available, but the use of digital tools in scholarship has been slow to take off, says Ayers.

You can also subscribe to Tech Therapy on iTunes.