At the beginning of August, I took part in the 2020 Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI2020) virtual conference. Participants at FSCI attend courses that focus on one area of scholarly communication, for example, SFU Librarian Kate Shuttleworth wrote about the course "Collaboration, Communities and Collectives: Understanding Collaboration in the Scholarly Commons" in her blog post about FSCI 2018.
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Radical Access: The SFU Scholarly Publishing Blog
Depending on the source of funding for your research, you may be expected to comply with more than one open access policy or mandate. In order to insure you're adhering to the policies, we recommend checking the publisher's options for open access. SFU librarians are here to help with everything from selecting a publisher to negotiating your rights to depositing your work in Summit, so don't hesitate to get a hold of us!
Looking to present a polished online presence? Want to make sure that your research is easily accessible online, but not sure what to do? There are a lot of different options when it comes to sharing your work, and it can be difficult to know how to get started. We recommend the following three steps to help you raise your research profile.
First published on June 15, 2020 on the Public Knowledge Project blog.
As post-secondary instructors adapt to providing online instruction for the foreseeable future, many are looking for new ways to engage with students in an online environment. Course journal projects, using Open Journal Systems (OJS), can offer one such opportunity.
Many researchers have had to stop, pause, or pivot their research projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, physical distancing protocols and related shutdowns have disrupted many knowledge mobilization (KM) activities such as hosting workshops, dialogues, team meetings, or other events.
What is knowledge mobilization?
This blog post was contributed by David Gill, a former SFU Reference Librarian.
Scholarly publishers have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing immediate, free open access to research on their platforms. This blog post summarizes what each publisher has made available, highlights the responses of funding agencies worldwide, and illustrates why open access to research saves lives.