Please join us for a talk by David Novak, Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12-1:30pm, Social Science and Humanities, Room 1246
David Novak is Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with affiliations in Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies. His work deals with the globalization of popular music, remediation, protest culture, and social practices of listening. He is the author of the award-winning Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation (2013) and the co-editor of Keywords in Sound (2015), as well as recent essays and sound recordings in Public Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Popular Music, Sensory Studies, and The Wire. He is the founder of the Music and Sound Interest Group in the American Anthropological Association, and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music.
Science and Technology Studies
Innovating Communication in Scholarship
The Center for Science and Innovation Studies
Interesting article at NPR’s Goats and Soda by Nurith Aizenman. It discusses the concept of parachute researchers “Scientists from wealthy nations who swoop in when a puzzling disease breaks out in a developing country”
Researchers drop in. They take specimens. And they head home and don’t share. That’s no way to fight an epidemic. Can they do things differently when it comes to Zika?
Source: Scientists Fighting Zika Vow To Stop Parachute Research, Share Discoveries Quickly And Widely : Goats and Soda : NPR
It is of relevance to some of the discussions we have been having on the ICIS project regarding biopiracy and the risks of the commons. Although I note – I think this article did not quite get into a key aspect of the issue which is that even if researchers share everything there are still possible risks for the countries where samples have been taken. This may be a major topic for a future ICIS meeting so stay tuned.
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 3pm to 6:00pm
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), Meeting Room 1
Frontiers is a leading Open Access scholarly journal publisher, with 55 journals in many disciplines and growing. In addition to rising journal Impact Factors, Frontiers is advancing article-level and author metrics as new ways of measuring the impact of research. A growing number of UC Davis faculty members edit Frontiers journals and have gained experience with this new publishing model and its benefits and challenges for publishing research. Join us for a look at the benefits of Open Access publishing for improving research impact through increased citations, and a cross-disciplinary panel of five UC Davis editors, on how Frontiers has worked in practice.
MacKenzie Smith, University Library (moderator)
Neelima Roy Sinha, Plant Biology
Cecilia Giulivi, Molecular Biosciences & Vet Med
Patrice Koehl, Computer Science & Genome Center
Mary M Christopher, Vet Med Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Arne Ekstrom, Psychology
Sandra Hausmann, Frontiers
A presentation and panel will be followed by a networking reception from 5:00-6:00pm
Christopher Kelty (UCLA) gave a fascinating talk for the Provost’s Forums on “Open Access, Piracy, and Scholarly Publication” on March 16, 2016.
Another interesting post relating to open access in Inside Higher Ed: The Fix Isn’t In | Library Babel Fish
It is by Barbara Fister and discusses some of her thoughts, as a librarian, on Sci-Hub.
Thanks again to Art Shapiro for pointing me to this.
I am still not sure how I feel about SciHub. I like that people can get access to more literature. But I would prefer that that happened by legal means and I think I agree with Fister that this is “not the fix for the mess we’re in.”
Anyway – the post is worth a look.
A post of possible interest at Inside Higher Ed. By Ernesto Priego: Open Access Reinterpreted | University of Venus
Thanks to Art Shapiro for sending this to me.
Lots of interesting points and also an interesting response from Bjorn Brembs. Definitely worth a look.
AUTHORSHIP AND THE PROMISES OF DIGITAL DISSEMINATION
March 9, 4:00- 5:45 pm
UC Davis School of Law, King Hall, Rm 2100A
A cross-disciplinary panel discussion on authorship in the digital age, with a focus on the specific goals and needs of academic authors. Authors who write to be read care about how their works are published and what that means for reader access. While traditional options and copyright arrangements still predominate in many fields, there are ever-increasing ways to share works of authorship. What works best to get textual and visual works out there and under what circumstances? Join us for this panel discussion with Authors Alliance, where we will explore the opportunities and challenges authors face in maximizing the reach of their work, both in and outside of academia.
Mario Biagioli (Law, STS)
Stephanie Boluk (English)
Jonathan Eisen (Biology)
Alexandra Lippman (STS)
Rick Prelinger (UCSC and director of the Prelinger Archive)
Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy)
Pam Samuelson (Authors Alliance)
MacKenzie Smith (Library)
Madhavi Sunder (Law)
Michael Wolfe (Authors Alliance)
Davis Humanities Institute
Institute for the Social Sciences
Center for Science and Innovation Studies
Innovating Communication in Scholarship Project
UC Davis School of Law