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Scholarly Communication Events

Our Scholarly Communication events are designed to provide an open forum for discussions of how research and scholarship are changing and for continuing University dialogue surrounding initiatives in scholarly communication.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming events, or if you would like more information about past or future events, send an email to Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication.

Past Events:

Assessing Impact: Altmetrics

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

With speakers:
Jacques Berlinerblau, Director, Program for Jewish Civilization and Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University
Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian, American University
Blaise Cronin, Rudy Professor Emeritus of Information Science, Indiana University

Moderated by:
Richard Brown, Director, Georgetown University Press

At this symposium, our panel of experts discussed the questions facing faculty, administrators, librarians and publishers about how we can best measure the quality and impact of scholarship in a world where the way in which scholars and researchers communicate has evolved far beyond the printed book or journal article.

Read more about measuring impact.

Get It Right: Negotiating the Publishing Contract and Rights to Your Scholarship

Friday, April 24, 2015

With speakers:

Jan Constantine, General Counsel, The Authors Guild
Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor and Program Manager, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University
Laura Leichum, Digital Publishing and Rights Manager, Georgetown University Press
and moderator Yianna Vovides, Director of Learning Design and Research, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)

In this workshop, our panel of experts provide practical advice on how to negotiate effectively with publishers and to preserve the rights you need as an author, educator and scholar.

Read more:

Academic Presses and Scholarly Publishing

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

With speaker:

Kate Marshall, Acquisitions Editor, University of California Press

In this talk, Ms. Marshall shared her experience and insights gained as an acquisitions editor and provided practical advice to authors about submitting book proposals and manuscripts to university presses.

The Future of First Books

Friday, October 3, 2014

With speakers:

Brett Bobley, CIO of the National Endowment for the Humanities and director of the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities
Greg Britton, editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press
Rikk Mulligan, Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing at the Association of Research Libraries and ACLS Public Fellow
and moderator Richard Brown, director of Georgetown University Press

The aim of this symposium was to identify current initiatives supporting the publication of first books in the humanities and social sciences and to analyze and assess which initiatives hold promise and why.

Read more about scholarly monograph publishing.
Read more about revising your dissertation for publication.

Communicating Scholarship in the 21st Century

Friday, April 11, 2014

With speakers:

Jeff Collmann, Ph.D., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University (formerly at the Georgetown Law O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law)
Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., Global Health Initiative, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine
George E. Shambaugh, IV, M.I.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Affairs and Government, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, (former Chairman of the GU Dept. of Government)
Francis Slakey, Ph.D., Co-Director, Science in the Public Interest (SPI), Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy, Georgetown University
and moderator Carol Benedict, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Department of History

This symposium addressed the pressing question of how academic disciplines endure and evolve, and how scholarship is communicated across generations.