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Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!
 
Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman was presented with the 2016 Upstate New York SLA (UNYSLA) Chapter Member Merit Award at the UNYSLA conference on October 21, 2016.  For those that don’t know Elaine, she is the Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology, and the Dewey Library Reference collection at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University of […]

Today is the final day for early bird registration – Unlocking Open Access

Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Date: Friday, 17 October
Location: Craftsman Inn, Fayetteville, NY (map)

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Please plan on joining the Upstate New York chapter of SLA (UNYSLA) as we dig deep into the evolving world of open access.  Open access content, free to the end user, affects publishers, authors, and institutions. In this program we’ll view open access from their perspectives, learn how they make the business case for open access content, what people are doing to promote and support open access, and see where the future may take us.

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Webinar: Conversations about Data Citation

Data citation and data sharing have entered what might be called the “next phase” in scholarly communication. Funders expect and even require these behaviors. Publishers are increasingly providing support for data citation, data references, and data sharing. Is all the work done? Data curators, librarians, and other information professionals continue to face many questions from researchers: When do I get a DOI? Why should I share my research data? Will you do this for me? Join Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, Matt Mayernik, Research Data Services Specialist with NCAR, and Mary Linn Bergstrom, Data Services Librarian at UC San Diego, for conversations about these and other issues. We hope you come ready to get involved in the discussion.

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Open Access: Breaking Out All Over

Open access is no longer a case of if, but rather when and how we are going to cope with it. The 2013 White House directive was truly as stunning development, mandating open access to both publications and data for virtually all research funded by the Federal Government. What does this mean for scholars, institutions, and libraries? Our first glimpse of how the 23 affected agencies will comply is the July 2014 release of the Department of Energy policy. How will the new policies shape the overall move towards open access? How will this impact our collections, services, and outreach.

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Register by Friday and save up to $10

Early bird registration for Unlocking Open Access ends Friday September 19th. So register today!

For more information and to register visit: http://uny.sla.org/upcoming-events

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Students! Apply now to be a student shadow!

Thinking about coming to “Unlocking Open Access?” Want to get your registration refunded by introducing speakers and writing a short review for our blog?
Then apply to be a student shadow today. Contact Allison Perry (perrya at bsk.com) if you have any questions.

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Library Publishing and OERs: The Open SUNY Textbooks program

Kate Pitcher from SUNY Geneseo will be speaking at UNYSLA’s fall conference “Unlocking Open Access” about library publishing and open textbooks. Read on for a preview or register for the conference to hear more.

Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of textbooks rose 82%, as reported by the 2013 U.S. GAO report College Textbooks. In addition, in 2012 the Florida Student Textbook Survey found that, because of textbook costs:

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Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the MLA as they celebrate 50 years

Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) of the Medical Library Association as they celebrate 50 years! The UNYOC Annual Conference preliminary program is out. Don’t wait, register by 9/22 and save $25!

When: October 22-14, 2014
Where: Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, NY (http://www.gideonputnam.com)

UNYOC Annual will feature fantastic speakers, exhibitors, continuing education, and networking opportunities. Come join for Jeopardy, raffles, and fine dining at the Gideon Putnam Resort in iconic Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Programs Symposium – Save the Date October 9

A message from the University at Albany IST601 class for Summer 2014…

  • Looking for creative program opportunities for your library, school or social group?
  • Do you find yourself coming up short on good programming ideas?
  • Want to meet some performers and presenters who want to fill your programming voids?

Answers to these question can be found at the first annual Library Programs2 Symposium

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are

 

When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY

 

Check back soon for more details!

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