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A University Library Creates a Digital Repository for Documenting and Disseminating Community Engagement (with William A. Miller), Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (2012)

Digital repositories are new tools for documenting the accumulated scholarly work produced at academic institutions...

 

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The Institutional Repository as a Publishing Platform (with Richard W. Clement, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Jeffrey Belliston, and Jay Burton), Institutional Repositories: Disseminating, Promoting, and Preserving Scholarship (2009)

J.G. will speak about the Edikit journal software. Jeff will speak about Open Journal Systems...

 

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Vision for the Future (with G. Sayeed Choudhury, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, Kenning Arlitsch, Jessica Colati, and Sue Kunda), Institutional Repositories: Disseminating, Promoting, and Preserving Scholarship (2009)

This discussion will include 5 minute lightening talks by each presenter with an open floor...

 

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The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts (with Mary E. Piorun and James F. Comes), Library Publications and Presentations (2007)

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass...

 

Reports

Institutional Repositories: Sabbatical Report, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2005)
 

Unpublished Papers

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Response to RFI on Public Access to Peer-reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research (2012)

This report is the University of Massachusetts Amherst response to an RFI issued by the

 

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Template letter for permissions request - author, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2007)
 

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Template letter for permissions request - department, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2007)
 

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Template letter for permissions request - on behalf of an author, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2007)
 

ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst: Talking Points, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2006)

Talking points document to use when initiating discussion with faculty, researchers, departments, schools and colleges...

 

Presentations

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Seeking Alternatives to High-cost Textbooks: A Case Study of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative, MCCLPHEI Annual Conference (2014)

The high cost and lack of availability of commercial print textbooks is a major concern...

 

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Librarian Engagement in OER Adoption Leadership and Roles, Lumen OpenEd Leadership Summit (2014)

This presentation provides an overview of the potential for library leadership of open education resources...

 

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Seeking Alternatives to High-cost Textbooks: A Case Study of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative, Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) E3 Engagement, Empowerment & E-learning Conference (2014)

The high cost and lack of availability of commercial print textbooks is a major concern...

 

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Libraries and Faculty Partnering To Advance Scholarly Communication, Promoting Scholarly Communications Through Open Access Journals (2014)

Since the 1990s serials crisis brought a struggle for university libraries to keep up with...

 

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Seeking Alternatives to High-cost Textbooks: A Case Study of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition (SPARC) (2014)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that either reside in the...

 

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Seeking Alternatives to High-cost Textbooks: A Case Study of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative (with Jay Schafer), AMICAL (2014)

The high cost and lack of availability of commercial print textbooks is a major concern...

 

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Ditch Your Textbook: Academic Librarians Inspiring Faculty to go "Open" (with Steven Bell, Mei-Yau Shih, and Kristina Morris Baumli), Association of College and Research Libraries (2013)

College students descend on the academic library in search of current textbooks, typically discovering there...

 

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Documenting and Promoting Research & Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst's Digital Repository, bePress Webinar Series: Institutional Repositories Supporting Community Engagement, Part 2 (2013)

At UMass Amherst, Marilyn Billings works with university administration and faculty to publish the University's...

 

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Office of Scholarly Communication: News and Updates, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries (2013)

This is a short update of recent activities and news from the Office of Scholarly...

 

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The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High-Cost Textbooks (with Sarah C. Hutton), University of Massachusetts Curricular Re-Design Symposium (2013)

This presentation highlights the successful Open Education Initiative begun at UMass Amherst in the spring...

 

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The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooks, Living the Future Conference, University of Arizona (2012)

Breakout session of conference: To describe the Open Education Initiative that began at the University...

 

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Transforming Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Sabbatical talks (2012)

Variation of sabbatical talks given at University of Washington, Indiana University, University of North Carolina,...

 

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The Transformation of Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Syracuse University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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New Roles for Library Faculty Liaisons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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Scholarly Communication, Open Access Publishing, and the Berlin Declaration, Faculty Senate Research Council, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)

Presentation to the Faculty Senate Research Council to facilitate discussion of UMass Amherst as a...

 

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Scholarly Communication, Open Access Publishing, and the Berlin Declaration, Faculty Senate Research Council, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)

Presentation given to the Faculty Senate Research Council prior to signing the Berlin Declaration.

 

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Managing a University Library in the Digital Age (with Gerald J. Schafer), China Institute - BUPT Higher Education Executive Training Program (2011)

This presentation discusses the structure and function of libraries, student and faculty services, scholarly communication...

 

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The Transformation of Scholarly Communication: Roles for Libraries, Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions (2011)

Topic: Scholarly Communication and Institutional Repositories: the role of Librarians

 

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Building a Sustainable Business Model for Library Publishing Services, Library-based Publishing: Strategies for Success (2011)

Presentation on staffing models used by the ScholarWorks Team at UMass Amherst.

 

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Recruiting and Retooling To Staff the IR, SPARC and bepress ACRL pre-conference: Winning Strategies from the Institutional Repository All Stars (2011)

This presentation uses the IR at UMass Amherst, ScholarWorks, as a case study in finding...

 

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication: The Role of the Library & Its Partners, NERCOMP/NITLE ISIS Seminar series (2011)

Presentation for online ISIS group.

 

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Open Education Resources at UMass Amherst, Charleston Conference (2010)

This presentation was the third part of a panel discussion entitled Open Textbook Models: View...

 

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Author Rights, Or, The Rights of Copyright (with Fred Zinn), NERCOMP Workshop (2010)

This moderated discussion will cover the two roles that institutional repositories can play when talking...

 

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication: The Role of the Library and an IR, SUNY Buffalo: Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Institutional Repositories: A Panel Discussion (2010)
 

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New Partnerships with Faculty: Creating and Publishing Open Access Journals, NERCOMP Workshop (2010)

This presentation explores new collaborations with faculty to create, manage, and distribute open access journals...

 

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The Potential of Partnerships, ALCTS (2009)

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts‘ institutional repository as a case study to...

 

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication & the Role of an Institutional Repository, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (2009)

This presentation outlines new emerging areas of scholarly communication that are being seen in Academic...

 

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Library as Publishing Agent: Exploring New Roles, New England Library Association (NELA) Fall 2009 (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves as campus publishers. One...

 

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ScholarWorks, the UMass Amherst Digital Repository: Showcasing new ways of sharing our scholarly work, University of Massachusetts Graduate School (2009)

Presentation about ScholarWorks digital repository, scholarly communication, ETDs, graduate student work, and open access publishing...

 

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ESENCe: The Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse, LITA National Forum (2009)

This talk provides an example, through ESENCe, of the benefit to librarians of partnering with...

 

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ScholarWorks as a Digital Publishing Platform, Utah IR Day (2009)

This presentation demonstrates how the University Libraries at UMass Amherst are using their Digital Commons...

 

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Documenting and Promoting Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst’s Digital Repository, 10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference (2009)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst scholarly community is exploiting new digital technologies to showcase campus...

 

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Library Space Redesign (Virtual), Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) (2009)

This session will present a series of "think pieces" for both librarians and other campus...

 

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Academic Library as Publishing Agent: showcasing student, faculty, and campus scholarship and publications (with Teresa Fishel and Allegra Gonzalez), ACRL 14th National Conference, March 12-15, 2009: Pushing the Educge: Explore, Engage, Extend (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to be a campus...

 

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To Host or Not To Host, or, Decisions Along the Way to a Successful Hosted Repository Investment, ALCTS Midwinter Symposium (2009)

The decision to host a digital repository or purchase a hosted solution can be a...

 

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ScholarWorks, the UMass Amherst Digital Repository: Showcasing new ways of sharing our scholarly work, UMass Amherst Graduate School Update: Initiatives and Training (2008)

Presentation about ScholarWorks digital repository, scholarly communication, ETDs and graduate student work. Given at the...

 

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Filling the Void: publishing within the digital repository., bePress / American Library Association (2008)

This presentation showcases original digital publishing of journals, books, and other scholarly materials using the...

 

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Research Showcase Projects within ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst, bePress / American Library Association (2008)

This presentation highlights various types of research projects that are contained in the digital repository...

 

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Cyberinfrastructure and the Transformation of Libraries, NERCOMP Conference: Cyberinfrastructure and The Liberal Arts: Institutions and the Future of Discipline-based Research (2008)

Libraries are beginning to exploit the transformation that cyberinfrastructure allows: for example, for discovery and...

 

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Changing Scholarly Communications and the Role of an Institutional Repository in the Digital Landscape, University of Maine (2008)

Presentation to University of Maine community (faculty, administration, librarians, and administration) about scholarly communication topics...

 

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Faculty Senate Research Library Council: Scholarly Communication Activities at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, University of Maine (2008)

Presentation to University of Maine Faculty Senate Library Advisory Committee members about the work done...

 

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Selected Digital Repository Projects at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, American Library Association Mid-Winter (2008)

In this presentation, I describe the Digital Commons service at UMass Amherst and show a...

 

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How To Keep Your Author Rights (and Influence People), Author Rights Science Faculty Colloquy (2007)

This presentation was part of the “Got Rights” UMass Amherst Science Faculty Colloquy, November 29,...

 

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Digital Repositories: A UMass Amherst Perspective, fall 2007, NERCOMP: A Day of Scholarly Communication: Developing Your Institutional Plan (2007)
 

Repositories: Features, Functions, and Flops?, NERCOMP: Repositories: How Are They Evolving? (2005)

Framing the context of the day, this presentation will outline the core features and common...

 

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Engaging the Web for Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Publication, Digital Quadrangle Series (2008)

As a Research Extensive institution, it is imperative for the academic community to maximize its...

 

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The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record (with Mary E. Piorun and James F. Comes), Library Publications and Presentations (2007)

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass...

 

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Faculty Survey: Institutional Repositories (2006)

This survey was created in February 2006 and distributed to all faculty at UMass Amherst...

 

Institutional Repositories: Selected Resources, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2005)

Selective bibliography of institutional repository resources, completed after sabbatical June 2005.