Scholarly Communications Outreach

The UNT Libraries Scholarly Communication Office offers classroom visits, faculty or department presentations, workshops and sponsored events on a variety of topics related to scholarly communication, including:

  • Scholarly Writing
  • Academic publishing
  • Editing & peer review
  • Copyright & authors' rights
  • Managing research data and funding agency requirements
  • Open Access, Open Education Resources, and Open Textbooks
  • Intellectual freedom & censorship

We also maintain a number of online resources on these topics, and will be happy to set up an appointment with any of our librarians to discuss your publishing projects or other questions you might have about the scholarly communication environment. 

 

Class Visits

We can schedule a brief (15-20 min.) overview of our resources and services, or a longer discussion of any of the topics above that might be of interest to particular faculty, students, or staff.

We also offer a "Don't Cancel That Class" workshop, "Introduction to Scholarly Communication,"  through the UNT Learning Center for faculty who would like to schedule one while they're away at a conference or other event. 

These workshops and class visits are ideally suited to graduate classes or upper-level undergraduate classes with a significant research or publication component (such as a thesis or conference presentation). 

 

Faculty Presentations

We're also happy to do presentations or workshops for faculty or departments that might be interested in learning about our services or discussing particular issues in scholarly communication such as publication opportunities, editing & peer review practices, author rights, or data management. 

If you would like to schedule a visit from one of our librarians, please contact: scholarlycommunication@unt.edu

 

Scholarly Communication Workshops:

The UNT Libraries Scholarly Communication Office and the UNT Digital Library staff conduct workshops & presentations by request that are designed to introduce researchers to some of the central issues in scholarly communication and to the services that the Libraries provide.

These workshops are open to all UNT faculty, students, and staff who want to learn more about scholarly publishing, copyright, open access repositories, and other topics related to transformations in scholarly communication.

You can see a sample of possible workshop topics here.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a workshop, please contact scholarlycommunication@unt.edu 

 

Sponsored or Co-sponored Events

Editor's Roundtable (Spring and Fall)

Twice a year, the UNT Libraries and UNT Press co-host an open lunch meeting for any scholars at UNT involved in editing a journal, book series, or other publication—or considering doing so—to share their experiences and learn about best practices. To receive announcements of future meetings, please contact scholarlycommunication@unt.edu.

Open Access Symposium (June 6-7, 2018)

An annual symposium sponsored by UNT on topics relevant to Open Access initiatives. UNT's Open Acccess Symposium 2018 will be held in Fort Worth Texas. More information coming soon!

Data Day (End of Fall and Spring Semesters)

Preserve your Data! Stop by our information table with your flash drive to deposit your data on the spot. Our Repository and Scholarly Communication librarians will be available for consultations on: data sharing, data preservation, copyright, licensing, open access, research funding agency requirements, and data management plans.

 

Other Scholarly Communication Resources

Below are links to some of the web-pages and guides maintained by the Scholarly Communication Office. Please feel free to share these with your students or colleagues.

 

Scholarly Communication Librarians

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or any special requests for presentations, workshops, or resources.

Kevin Hawkins, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, kevin.hawkins@unt.edu

John Edward Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian, john.martin@unt.edu

Stephen Wolfson, Copyright Librarian, stephen.wolfson@unt.edu