SCS20

Scholarly Communication Symposium

2019 Scholarly Communication Symposium

Theme: SCHOLARLY IMPACT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Location: Cone Ballroom, Elliot University Center, UNC Greensboro

The 2019 Scholarly Communication Symposium explored the ways that the impacts of digital scholarship are dependent on the infrastructure underlying such efforts. Without strong and persistent organizational and technical systems to under-gird them digital scholarship will be unsustainable and vanish.

This year UNC Greensboro partnered with the Educopia Institute to host the symposium as a joint event.  The 2019 symposium explored the ways that the impacts of digital scholarship are intertwined with and dependent on the infrastructure underlying such efforts.  Without strong and persistent organizational and technical systems to under-gird them, digital scholarship may become a flash in the pan.  National experts will speak to the issues of creating and sustaining infrastructure for research data management, digital humanities, and online publishing.

The symposium keynote speaker was Dr. David Eltis, renowned creator of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade Database.  The closing speaker was Dr. Amy Friedlander of the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure. 

Hashtag: #UNCGSCS19 

Schedule

08:30 – 09:00 AM Welcome
Dr. Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries, UNCG
Dr. Katherine Skinner (Executive Director, Educopia)
09:00 – 10:00 AM Conference Welcome
Dr. David Eltis (Emory University, creator of SlaveVoyages.org)
10:00 – 11:00 AM Panel 1: Creating Accessible Data and Digital Scholarship
Moderator: Dr. Martin Halbert
Dr. Liz Milewicz (Duke University)
Dr. Allen Tullos (Emory University)
John Sherer (UNC Press)
11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 – 12:15 PM Panel 2: Data and Infrastructure
Moderator: Jeff Whitworth
Jason Jones (Guilford County Data Services)
Sayeed Choudhury (Johns Hopkins University)
Kristi Park (Texas Digital Library)
12:15 – 01:30 PM Lunch (provided on site)
01:30 – 02:45 PM Panel 3: Scaling, Maintenance, and Sustainability
Moderator: Dr. Katherine Skinner
Dr. Vasyl Taras (X-culture and UNCG)
Dr. Aaron Beveridge UNCG)
Dr. Lee Vinsel (Maintainers, Virginia Tech) Featured Speaker
02:45 – 03:00 PM Break and Networking
03:00 – 03:45 PM Panel 4: Digital Preservation
Moderator: Beth Bernhardt
Dr. Katherine Skinner
Jon Crabtree (UNC, Odum Institute)
03:45 – 04:30 PM Closing Speaker
Dr. Amy Friedlander (Office of Cyberinfrastructure)