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The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training.
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Monday, July 31 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MT01 - Open Humanities 101 LIMITED

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This two-day hands-on course will serve as an introduction to Open Access (OA) and open educational resources with a specific focus on the needs and concerns of humanities scholars. The first day, we will delve into journal and monograph publishing and examine the advantages of making scholars’ work openly available. We will focus on author rights, on how to negotiate an open contract, on Creative Commons licensing, and on fair use. We will explore venues and opportunities for Open Access publishing in the humanities, and we will discuss the different types of “Open Access” publishing currently available. 

On Day 2, we will focus on the original sense of “publish,” from the Latin publicare, to make public. We will look at the potential benefits and drawbacks of making work publicly available earlier in the research life cycle and of publishing non-traditional forms of scholarly communication: blogs, articles, presentations, and more. We will touch on different models and methods of open peer review and look at how institutional and disciplinary repositories and social sharing sites allow scholars to archive their work for future generations while also expanding its reach and increasing its impact.

Finally, we will spend some time exploring openly published course materials, learning objects, and other educational resources, discussing how humanities scholars can employ open thinking to increase student retention and engagement in the classroom while contributing to and benefiting from the expertise of a broader pedagogical community.

Intended audience: Early to mid-career humanities and social science scholars and graduate students.

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Nicky Agate

Head of Digital Initiatives, MLA / Humanities Commons
Humanities Commons, The Idealis, HuMetricsHSS

Monday July 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Social Science Research Building (SSRB)

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