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Thursday, August 3 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
WT03 - AuthorCarpentry: A Hands-on Approach to Open Authorship and Publishing LIMITED

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This hands-on course teaches researchers the skills and best practices they need to effectively manage their publications, scholarly identity, and professional reputation on the open scholarly web. The course draws on the curriculum from the newly developed AuthorCarpentry initiative, which adapts the successful instructional design principles of the global Data Carpentry community. The Carpentry approach to researcher training utilizes hands-on methods, live coding, case studies, authentic datasets, carefully designed learning outcomes, and formative assessment to provide a high-impact and immediately applicable learning experience.

The specific AuthorCarpentry lessons covered in the course include: 

  • Persistent access for research outputs with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and associated metadata.

  • Establishing scholarly identity with Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs).

  • Enhancing scholarly reputations with ORCID and trustworthy scholarly sharing sites.

  • Using Markdown and GitHub to author for web and print.

  • Sustainable authorship with Markdown and Pandoc.

  • Management of open-citation data and references.

By the end of the course, participants will have applied command-line and open-source tools to retrieve their publication data in open formats. They will be able to associate the data with unique digital identifiers, including DOI and ORCID; integrate the data with trusted open scholarly sharing sites; and develop their own GitHub websites that include their publications lists and other author content.

Proposed level: Advanced beginner to intermediate. Participants should have basic proficiency with the Unix command line and experience installing select open-source software according to provided instructions.

Limits on participation: Each participant should have a laptop (Windows, Mac, or Linux) for hands-on exercises. 

Intended audience: Researchers, librarians, and other professionals with some publishing experience.

Instructor | Speaker
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Gail Clement

Head of Research Services, Caltech
Gail Clement is a Library Administrator and science research librarian at the Caltech Library. She oversees a team of subject librarians, repository, metadata and licensing specialists who develop knowledge management resources, publishing services, and authorship programs for the... Read More →
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Thomas Morrell

Research Data Specialist, Library, California Institute of Technology
I manage CaltechDATA (data.caltech.edu) and help researchers share and preserve their data and software. I'm also a member of the Invenio RDM project, working to make a modern and open data repository platform.

Thursday August 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT

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