Calling All Content Providers:
Authors in the Brave New Worlds of Scholarly Communication

A symposium for early career humanities scholars



Major movements and issues in scholarly communications are controversial:  Open Access, discoverability and privacy, metrics and alt-metrics, sustainability, the role of for profit publishers and aggregators, funder policies.  One thing many in the
scholarly communications business can agree on, however, is that for the most part scholars are disconnected from these important developments that are nonetheless shaping how they do their research and how it is disseminated.  The stakes are high for researchers across disciplines, though many of these issues emanate from needs or perceived needs in STEM.

This symposium is designed to raise some of these issues and discuss their particular importance for graduate students and early career academics in the humanities. It brings together scholarly communications professionals, including librarians, publishers, and experts in data analytics, for a conversation aimed at exploring whether the values and needs of humanities scholars are reflected in these emerging changes.  What are the urgent issues for humanities scholars?  How can and should authors expect to produce and share their scholarship?  How should they expect their work to be evaluated by their peers and for promotion and tenure?



Wednesday, April 13th

Heyman Center for the Humanities

Columbia University

The stakes are high

RSVP to Melissa Morris at [email protected]

Presented by the Columbia University Seminars on American Studies and Early American History and Culture

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