1. ASERL Webinar: "Overview of Reprints Desk & Article Galaxy"

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    ASERL webinar: Tony Landolt & Chris Atwood describe the services and functions of "Article Galaxy," a service to aid libraries in providing access to research articles for their users.

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    • ASERL webinar: "Your Invitation to Join the Library-OER Community Lessons from the Field"

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      ASERL webinar: In light of growing interest among librarians to support new modes of publishing and lowering the cost of higher education, ASERL is pleased to host a panel of scholarly communication leaders to discuss their experiences in the field of alternative textbooks, a.k.a. Open Educational Resources (OERs). Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian at Temple University, opens the discussion with an overview of OERs, why the movement is important, and the leadership roles libraries can play in promoting OERs and encouraging faculty to think differently about learning material. In her role as Scholarly Communications & Special Initiatives Librarian at UMass Amherst, Marilyn Billings and the Open Education Initiative have been supporting the development and option of OERs for four years. She describes how the issues have evolved over time from her perspective, the lessons she has learned about engaging with faculty on this issue, and the rewards she has seen for both faculty and students. In 2013, the NCSU Libraries launched a team-based program to foster faculty development of OERs at North Carolina State University. The program is led by Will Cross and hosted by the NCSU Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center. In this webinar, Will talks about the motivations for creating such a program, the strategies they have used for gaining support for the program, and the successful outreach activities they have created to grow the program at North Carolina State University. Most recently, Emory University created a program to support faculty in their development of OERs. Melanie Kowalski, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Emory, describes the goals and anticipated benefits of their program, why and how it is similar to / different from the other panelists’ efforts, and offer suggestions for others who are thinking about creating their own programs to support the development and adoption of OERs on other local campuses.

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      • ASERL webinar: "Overview of Open Science Framework"

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        Curious about all the recent attention on research integrity, transparency, and reproducibility? Recent examples from the AAAS (bit.ly/1ke1At0) and The Economist (econ.st/18qNQ59) highlight the issue. The Center for Open Science (centerforopenscience.org/) is a non-profit tech startup in Charlottesville, VA, funded specifically to work on improving the alignment between scientific values and scientific practices. In this webinar, Andrew Sallans covers the main mission and work areas of COS and introduce attendees to the Open Science Framework (osf.io/), a free, open source platform developed by COS for research data management and connection of the scientific workflow. As a 100% free, open source tool, the OSF comes with features like automated versioning, file sharing, backups, citation, and connection to tools and services already used in the day-to-day research workflow.

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        • ASERL Webinar: "Preservation Needs for 'Big' and 'Small' Data"

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          In this webinar for ASERL members, Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University reviews how the executive memoranda last year from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has highlighted one of the major issues related to data sharing: Data preservation, which remains a largely-unaddressed need in the data realm. This webinar features lessons Sayeed and his colleagues have learned from the Data Conservancy as it relates specifically to the preservation needs of both "big data" and "small data." The webinar identifies both commonalities and differences between 'big' and 'small,' and outlines possible approaches to bolster our community's ability to meet the challenge of data preservation.

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          • ASERL Webinar: "Overview of DMPTool2 -- New and Improved!"

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            In this webinar for ASERL memebrs, Sherry Lake, Senior Data Consultant at the University of Virginia Librarry, introduces the features and functions of DMPTool2. Originally released in 2011, DMPTool provides a free step-by-step wizard, detailed guidance, and links to general and institutional resources to walk a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive Data Management Plan tailored to specific funder requirements. This webinar will demonstrate some of the original features of the tool as well as the new features in DMPTool2, including institutional customizations and researcher collaborations. Original webinar date = November 12, 2014.

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            • ASERL Webinar: What Role(s) Should the Library Play in Support of Discovery?

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              In this discussion with ASERL members, Roger Schonfeld from Ithaka S+R takes stock of whether library accomplishments and investments are being made in support of a realistic vision for the library’s role. For example, while libraries have served as the starting point for anonymous research inquiries, they might be able to support personalization, current awareness, and more/other user services. Roger will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss existing, complementary, and alternative roles that libraries might pursue in support of discovery. This session is derived from the recent Issue Brief published by Ithaka S+R, "Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality?" (See http://www.sr.ithaka.org/blog-individual/does-discovery-still-happen-library) Original webinar date = October 31, 2014

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              • Refresher / Q & A session: Using ASERL s Statistics Portal

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                ASERL Webinar: Karen Kupiec from Counting Opinions reviews the data input process for ASERL's annual statistical survey, and demonstrates a variety of reports available to ASERL libraries via this portal. Original webinar date = October 28, 2014.

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                • ASERL Webinar: "Acquiring, Managing, and Preserving Born-Digital Archives"

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                  In this webinar for ASERL and other colleagues, Erika Farr, Head of Digital Archives in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University, discusses the process used by MARBL for the acquisition, appraisal, and storage of born-digital archival collections. The discussion will address good practice and emerging standards as well as highlight how staff work to incorporate these standards into policy and workflows. Gina Costello, Associate Librarian and Head, Digital Services at LSU Libraries will introduce the session.

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                  • ASERL Open Access Week 2014 Webcast "Erin McKiernan: Open Access -- A Researcher s View"

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                    ASERL celebrated Open Access Week 2014 with a talk / Q and A session led by Erin McKiernan. Erin McKiernan is a researcher working primarily in experimental and theoretical neuroscience. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona, and now works in Mexico at the National Institute of Public Health. The differences in literature access between the US and Mexico started her on her current path of open access advocate. Erin will discuss her personal experiences with lack of access to scholarly literature, publishing in subscription and OA journals, green self-archiving, open peer review, and altmetrics. Information about Erin's research can be found at http://emckiernan.wordpress.com/. Information about Open Access Week can be found at http://www.openaccessweek.org/.

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                    • ASERL Webinar: "Overview of Penn State s One Button Studio, and How GMU Made use of the PSU Model"

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                      In this webinar for ASERL librries, Joe Fennewald, Head of the Tombros McWhirter Knowledge Commons at Penn State University Libraries, and Ryan Wetzel, head of PSU's Media Commons, discuss the development of their "One Button Studio," the technologies they selected, and how the system has been received by PSU library users. . The studio enables students to produce professional-quality presentations and green screen recordings by simply plugging a flash drive into a USB port and pressing a single button. OBS has appealed to a huge audience at PSU -- more than 4,500 uses in the last year alone! More recently, George Mason University created a similar facility in their library based on the Penn State model. Jason Byrd will discuss their experiences, what they did the same / differently than PSU, and the response they have had from the GMU community. Original webinar date = October 10, 2014.

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