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ARL Fall Forum on Scholarly Monograph Featured in Inside Higher Ed

open-hardcover-bookimage © Horia VarlanOn October 9, ARL hosted its Fall Forum 2014, “Wanted Dead or Alive—The Scholarly Monograph,” convened by Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel university librarian at University of California, San Diego, and ARL president Deborah Jakubs, the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway university librarian and vice provost for library affairs at Duke University. The forum was covered by Colleen Flaherty in Inside Higher Ed the next day.

 
 

ARL Fall Forum on Scholarly Monograph—Register by September 26

open-hardcover-bookimage © Horia VarlanRegister by Friday, September 26, for the ARL Fall Forum 2014, “Wanted Dead or Alive—The Scholarly Monograph,” to be held in Washington, DC, on Thursday, October 9. The program will explore the future of the scholarly monograph. The forum will feature a keynote address by Laura Mandell, director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University. Additional sessions will cover the engagement of university leadership and faculty in creating new forms of scholarship and other strategies being employed to address the changing scholarly environment. See the program schedule for more details.

 
 

ARL Fall Forum on Scholarly Monograph—Register Now

open-hardcover-bookimage © Horia VarlanRegistration is open for the ARL Fall Forum 2014, “Wanted Dead or Alive—The Scholarly Monograph,” to be held in Washington, DC, on Thursday, October 9. The program will explore the future of the scholarly monograph. The forum will feature a keynote address by Laura Mandell, director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University. Additional program sessions will cover the engagement of university leadership and faculty in creating new forms of scholarship and other strategies being employed to address the changing scholarly environment.

 
   

Schedule for ARL Fall Forum 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

8:00 a.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

Registration Begins/Breakfast


9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

 

Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

Deborah Jakubs, ARL President, and Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, Chair, ARL Advancing Scholarly Communication Steering Committee, and Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California (UC), San Diego

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

“Imminent Demise or Potential Rejuvenation?: The Future of the Scholarly Monograph”

New forms of scholarship are reshaping both the format and the role of the scholarly monograph. While analysts usually focus on new formats and tools made possible by digital media, keynote speaker Laura Mandell will discuss how changes in the content of arguments made possible by digital forms of scholarly research will impact scholarly communication. Can the monograph be transformed from hierarchical data filter (via argumentation) and a token of prestige into a virtual research environment, and, if not, will it survive?

Moderator:

Brian E. C. Schottlaender

Speaker:

Laura Mandell, Professor and Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

“The Monograph and Current Scholarship”

New forms of scholarship have appeared in all disciplines. This session will discuss how some scholarly communities are considering what effects these new forms are having, or might have, on the scholarly monograph. The session also will address how research libraries and their staff can engage with campus faculty about this set of issues.

Moderator:

Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries

Speakers:

Timothy Burke, Professor and Chair, History Department, Swarthmore College

David Shulenburger, Former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Stefan Tanaka, Professor of Communication and Director, Center for the Humanities, UC San Diego

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

Lunch

1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

“The Monograph in the Global Environment”

This session will introduce participants to scholarly monograph projects that are occurring across the globe.

Moderator:

Charles D. Eckman, Dean of Libraries, University of Miami

Speakers:

Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, Australian National University (participating via Skype)

Frits Pannekoek, President Emeritus and Professor, Athabasca University

Roger Tritton, Head of Projects (acting), Jisc Collections (participating via Skype)

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

 

“At-Scale Strategies to Support the Monograph”

Two large-scale ideas have been proposed to address the need to support monograph publishing in academia. The joint AAU/ARL Task Force has proposed a project for first book or initial scholarly work by new faculty. At the same time, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been conducting some work to rethink publishing in the humanities. This session will include a discussion about both efforts and how best to engage academia in their consideration.

Moderator:

Brenda L. Johnson, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University

Speakers:

Chad Gaffield, Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Barbara Kline Pope, President, Association of American University Presses and Director, National Academies Press

Elliott Shore, Executive Director, ARL

Donald J. Waters, Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications and Information Technology, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Dupont Circle Ballroom

Final Thoughts

A summary of the day’s speakers and discussions will conclude the day’s forum.

Speaker:

Brian E. C. Schottlaender

4:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 
 

ARL Membership Meeting & Fall Forum 2013 Slides Online

young man bicycling on a university campusimage © University of DenverSpeakers’ slides from the ARL Membership Meeting and the ARL Fall Forum held October 9–10 and October 10–11 in Arlington, Virginia, are now on the ARL website. Several ARL Membership Meeting sessions built on recent discussions about strategic thinking and the future landscape for research libraries. This year’s ARL Fall Forum, “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise,” explored opportunities and collaborations in responding to the White House memorandum on “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research.” Available slides include:

 
 

Fall Forum 2013: OA x 3: Engaging Campus Interests at the University of California

Presented by Laine Farley on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.

pdfff13-farley.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2013: Leveraging the Network for Local Advantage

Presented by Kathleen Shearer on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.

pdfff13-shearer.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2013: Preparing When You Can't Plan

Presented by Karla Strieb on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.

pdfff13-strieb.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2013: Coordinating Deposit and Compliance

Presented by Rebecca Kennison on October 11, 2013, at the ARL Fall Forum on “Mobilizing the Research Enterprise” in Arlington, Virginia.

pdfff13-kennison.pdf

 
 
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