UNT Libraries' Events

Maximizing Impact and Reaching your Audience with your Scholarship

Open access—making your research free to read online and allowing your works to be reused in certain ways without people needing to ask permission—is not just good for readers but good for your career as well. Dr. Masood Raja, Associate Professor of English, will speak about responding to his colleagues' skepticism about open access and how to tell that your open access scholarship is reaching a great audience than non-OA publications. Anna Pechenina, a doctoral candidate in Political Science, will talk about the role of open access to her scholarship in establishing her career as a scholar.

This lecture is part of the programming for International Open Access Week and is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the UNT Libraries. Lunch will be provided first-come first serve.

Information and resources on open access are available at the Open Access @ UNT website.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

UNT Speaks Out on Food Day: Vegetarianism

Join us for the latest event in the UNT Speaks Out series — UNT Speaks Out on Food Day: Vegetarianism

Speakers:

  • V. Barbara Bush, Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration, and president of the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas, will be speaking on outreach to communities that would not ordinarily embrace a plant-based diet.
  • Rebecca Dickstein, Professor, Biological Sciences, will be speaking on “Food in a crowded planet – the importance of nitrogen,” addressing the link between global dietary issues and legumes, an important source of protein in a vegetarian diet and one of the important components of the nitrogen cycle.
  • Courtney Jacobs, Special Collections Librarian, UNT Libraries, will be speaking on “Cooking From Your CSA,” describing strategies from her food blog for getting the most out of Consumer Supported Agriculture subscriptions, and cooking with often-unfamiliar or unconventional vegetables.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fall 2014 Data Day

Do you have a dataset that you would like to add to the UNT Data Repository? Have you heard of the UNT Data Repository but would like to learn more? Do you have questions about formats, rights, or privacy issues related to your datasets that might limit you from sharing it broadly?

We invite the UNT community to this come-and-go event during International Open Access Week and to learn more about the UNT Data Repository. Discussions will include how to prepare your data, what type of information to include, format considerations, licensing and privacy issues, and other data-related topics. Feel free to bring your laptop and your data, or just come and join the discussion.

This event is part of the programming for International Open Access Week and is sponsored by the UNT Libraries. Information and resources on open access are available at the Open Access @ UNT website.

For more information, please contact: laura.waugh@unt.edu

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm