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ARL Fall Forum on Scholarly Monograph—Register by September 16

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.

Location TBD

Forum Registration Begins


9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Location TBD

 

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, San Diego (UCSD)

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Location TBD

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

This keynote will address how new forms of scholarship are reshaping the role of the scholarly monograph. The presentation will include thoughts both on how the monograph might look in the future or if there will be monographs at all.

Moderator:

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

Speaker:

Laura Mandell, 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.

Location TBD

The Monograph and Current Scholarship

New forms of scholarship have appeared in the results of scholarship in all disciplines. This session will discuss how some scholarly communities are considering the effect these new forms have on the scholarly monograph. This session also will address how research libraries and their staff can engage with faculties on campus.

Moderator:

Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries

Speakers:

TBD

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Location TBD

The Monograph in the Global Environment

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

Moderator:

Charles Eckman, Dean of Libraries, University of Miami

Speakers:

TBD

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Location TBD

 

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 AAU/ARL Task Force has proposed a project for first book or initial scholarly work by new faculty. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been conducting some work to rethink publishing in the humanities. This session will include a discussion about both projects and how academia will respond to them.

Moderator:

Brenda Johnson, Ruth Lily Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University

Speakers:

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

Elliott Shore, Executive Director, ARL

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

4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location TBD

Final Thoughts on What’s Ahead

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

Speaker:

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

4:30 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: 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.

pdf ff13-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.

pdf ff13-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.

pdf ff13-kennison.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2013: SHARE: Discovery: Focus on Papers

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

pdf ff13-dempsey.pdf

 
 

Fall Forum 2013: Facilitating New Forms of Discovery

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

pdf ff13-lannom.pdf

 
 
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