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Importance of GIS Repositories

Description: This presentation highlights the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data repositories, including issues and challenges.
Date: October 8, 2016
Creator: Burns, Douglas

Critical Digital Pedagogy Kick Off Meeting

Description: This presentation provides an overview of the Critical Digital Pedagogy Faculty Mentoring Network Grant project, including activities, goals, and projected outcomes.
Date: September 9, 2016
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.

Enabling Scholarly Annotation Using Open Frameworks for the Web

Description: This presentation presents two implementations of the W3C Web Annotation Working Group’s data model for annotations: Hypothesis (for annotating webpages) and IIIF (for interoperability of images).
Date: August 24, 2016
Creator: Judkins, Julie & Hawkins, Kevin S.

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different models for auxiliary services. Libraries are by their very nature cost centers, providing services without the expectation of recovering revenue, and are usually part of larger organizations that similarly provide services under partial or full subsidies. While libraries are often comfortable with charging for convenience services and for services to those outside their designed community of users, careful thought should be given to which costs a publishing service-or any new service-should be expected to recover.
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

Charting New Territory: Mapping the UNT Libraries Collections

Description: Presentation given at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) Conference on July 22, 2016. This presentation describes the components and creation of the Collection Map, a collection assessment tool developed by the University of North Texas.
Date: July 22, 2016
Creator: Harker, Karen & Klein, Janette

Sustaining OA with Publishing Cooperatives

Description: This presentation reports on the MacArthur-funded Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study, which is investigating the viability of publishing cooperatives through an examination of pilot projects in Africa, Canada, and the United States.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Stranack, Kevin

SHARE in Open Science and Open Access

Description: This presentation contains an overview of SHARE, an open dataset repository to track research projects across the research lifecycle.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Walters, Tyler

Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma

Description: This overview of the grant-funded project was given as a lightning-round presentation during the panel "Giving New Life to Old Books: The NEH/Mellon Humanities Open Book Program" at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses.
Date: June 17, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.

Why Science is Better with Communism? The Case of Sci-Hub

Description: This presentation will discuss why intellectual property rights, in the form of copyright law, are contradictory to science as an enterprise, and will draw on the example of Sci-Hub.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Elbakyan, Alexandra

Fair Open Access: A Roadmap

Description: This presentation provides a model for flipping subscription journals to Open Access using Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA) as an example.
Date: May 20, 2016
Creator: Rooryck, Johan