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Event: Affordable Course Content Workshops

Friday, Dec. 8

Open Textbook Workshop – Faculty & Lecturers

9:30-11:30 a.m. | Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students?  Are you considering adopting or creating innovative pedagogical materials?  Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two hour workshop and writing a short textbook review.  The Library will provide you with a $200 stipend for your efforts!  Space is limited, so please submit a very brief application form:

http://bit.ly/facultyOpenTextwkshp

Friday, Dec. 8

Open Textbook Workshop – Staff & Campus Partners

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

Register http://bit.ly/openwkshpcampuspartners

Are you a UC Berkeley staff or affiliate who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on students, or you are working with a faculty member who is?  Do you want to support the adoption or creation of innovative pedagogical materials?  Learn the landscape, opportunities, and challenges for open textbooks, and how to discuss whether open textbooks are a good fit.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Publish Digital Books and Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

1:10-2:30 p.m. | Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

Register http://bit.ly/0220pressbooks

If you’re looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you.  Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire.  Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials.  You’ll leave the workshop with a project already under way!

Event: Maps and More Open House

Join us for the official reveal of our new study lounge, have a turn with the digital globe, and check out our displays on earthquakes and mapping chocolate production.

Friday, 12/1
11 am – 12 pm
Earth Sciences & Map Library
50 McCone Hall

Resource: Middle East and Central Asian Studies

title of databaseThe Library has recently acquired the Middle East and Central Asian Studies database, which includes more than 740,000 records of journal and newspaper articles, books, and other research publications on the culture and politics of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa.

Primary Sources: Ukrainian Émigré Press Collection

Cover of journal Tsvirkun The Slavic and East European Materials Project (SEEMP) at the Center for Research Libraries has digitized newsletters, pamphlets, and other documentation created by emigrees who left the Ukraine in the 1930s and 1940s. These publications, spanning 1945-1954, “provide texture and detail about how a group of displaced people carried on with their personal and professional lives in the first decade after the war….”1 The Ukrainian Émigré Press Collection includes holdings currently located at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and the Ukranian Free Academy of Sciences in New York City. The titles can be accessed through CRL’s catalog and links to the titles are included in the finding aid.

1 “Window Into Lives of Ukranian Refugees, 1945-1954,” Center for Research Libraries, accessed 11/18/2018, http://www.crl.edu/impact/window-lives-ukrainian-refugees-1945-1954.

Event: Movies at Moffitt showing “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”

The latest offering from Movies at Moffitt is “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” the story of a Chinese American woman “known for her landmark work on behalf of black communities during the civil-rights era, as well as her FBI-rattling rise within the Black Power movement.”1

Flyer for Movies at Moffitt

1 Chang, “Film Review: ‘American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Variety June 24, 2013, http://variety.com/2013/film/markets-festivals/film-review-american-revolutionary-the-evolution-of-grace-lee-boggs-1200501618/.

Event: Pizza and Primary Sources

Join me on November 14, from 5:00-6:00 pm in 3335 Dwinelle for a presentation by Adam Matthew Digital showcasing some of the digitized primary source collections that the Library has acquired over the past few years. Learn how these collections are sourced and organized, how to access them through the Library’s website, and how to search across all of them using the AM Explorer tool. See how the brand new Handwritten Text Recognition technology that Adam Matthew is implementing will transform how we study manuscripts. Oh, yes, there will be pizza.

 

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HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp Fellowships

HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp Fellowships
The UCB Libraries are delighted to offer a limited number of general fellowships for free admission to the 2018 HTRC UnCamp at UC Berkeley.
These fellowships are open to current UC Berkeley students and staff. All qualified applicants will be accepted in order of application while fellowships are available, though priority will be given to student applicants. Fellowship applications are due by Nov 13.
Apply here:
Note: Those who do not receive fellowship awards will be informed in time to register at the UnCamp Early Bird price.
About the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) 2018 UnCamp
Location: University of California Libraries, Berkeley, CA
Dates: January 25-26, 2018
HTRC UnCamp 2018 aims to facilitate the creation of a national community focussed on improving research use of the HathiTrust corpus through computational analysis. The UnCamp will discuss topics relevant to understanding and utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library corpus within the modern computational research eco-system. This includes discussion of practices and experiences in mass-scale data mining, visualization, and analysis of the HT collection, with the goal of improving the quality of access and use of the collection by means of the HTRC Data Capsule and other affiliated research tools.
Stacy Reardon
Literatures and Digital Humanities Librarian
438 Doe Library | University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA 94720
sreardon@berkeley.edu

Event: HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp

The UC Berkeley Libraries are excited to host the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp, on January 25-26, 2018.
HTRC UnCamp 2018 aims to bring together researchers, developers, instructors, librarians, and other information professionals to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of digital libraries, metadata, copyright, digital humanities, computational text analysis, and digital pedagogy. The UnCamp will discuss topics relevant to understanding and utilizing the HathiTrust Digital Library, including:
  • Demystifying HathiTrust metadata
  • Fair use, copyright, and non-consumptive research
  • HathiTrust development, news, and updates
  • Digital pedagogy and text analysis curricula
  • Scholarly tools and methods for text analysis
  • Corpus creation
  • Early registration price of $100 through November 29, 2017.
  • Standard price of $150 begins on November 30, 2017.
More info is available from the Library news.

Primary Sources: Chinese Pamphlets: Political Communication & Mass Education

cover of chinese pamphletAnother digitized collection from the Center for Research Libraries is Chinese Pamphlets: Political Communication & Mass Education, materials collected by the journalist Edward Hunter. The Hunter Collection consists of “mass education materials published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, particularly Shanghai, in the years 1947-1954. These include approximately 200 cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards, and magazines, heavily pictorial in content, on such topics as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform. The materials were produced by both Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist) and Communist regimes, and appear to be directed at the general youth and adult populations of China.”1

This collection can be searched or browsed. A few of the pamphlets include English translations.

1 “Chinese Pamphlet Digitization Project.” Accessed October 4, 2017. https://dds.crl.edu/view/about_hunter.

Event: Workshops for faculty and graduate students

The Library is excited to share news and registration info for a full slate of informative and practical workshops and panels during Open Access Week, Oct. 23-27.  The events are intended to help attendees enhance their scholarly publishing skill sets and knowledge, by covering topics related to dissertation and book publishing, copyright, peer review, scholarly impact, and more.  You can read more in this blog post: http://news.lib.berkeley.edu/2017/09/28/boost-your-scholarly-publishing-skills-during-open-access-week-oct-23-27/

 

Monday, Oct. 23
Copyright and Your Dissertation
1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
From the beginning of the writing process to submitting and publishing your dissertation or thesis, we will walk you through a useful workflow for addressing copyright and other legal considerations.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Publishing Your Dissertation
2-3:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Hear from expert panelists about what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation’s impact, and how to go about publishing your first book.

 

 Wednesday, Oct. 25
Increasing and Monitoring Scholarly Impact
10-11:30 a.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success. You’ll also learn how to: understand metrics, select and use scholarly networking tools, choose reputable open access journals and publishing options, and participate in open access article and book funding opportunities.

 

Thursday, Oct. 26
Understanding the (Changing) Realm of Peer Review 
1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Are you publishing an article or reviewing someone else’s work? Panelists demystify the peer review process, what’s expected of you and what you’ll experience, and how the world of peer review is evolving with new models that foster transparency and impact.

 

Friday, Oct. 27
Making Textbooks and Course Readers Affordable
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library
Do you wonder how to make your assigned readings more affordable, and how much time and effort you’d need to invest? The University Library and Center for Teaching and Learning have partnered in an innovative pilot program to reduce course content expenses and incentivize the creation of high quality, free, and open course materials. In this panel event, you’ll hear from participating faculty and lecturers who will discuss their experiences and provide practical tips from the leading edge of course content affordability.

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