Scholarly Communications and Publishing

Our Scholarly Communciations services are an extension of the Digital Scholarship team at Binghamton.

ScholComm is similar to, and in some ways just like, digital scholarship with more of a focus on:

  • Publishing research content
  • Digital publishing tools
  • Sharing your research / research impact and bibliometrics
  • Open access, open education / OERs, and open tools
  • Copyright / Creative Commons licensing

While we are using the 2022/2023 academic year to learn more about how we can redefine our services to best meet the needs of our campus community, here are some upcoming events to celebrate Open Access Week 2022!

Here is what's happening at Binghamton:

Creative Commons workshop [this workshop is postponed until Spring 2023]

Date: Monday, October 24th

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location: Digital Scholarship Center (SL-209)

Description: This session will introduce you to what Creative Commons is, when to use a Creative Commons license, what licenses are available, and how to select a license for your work and find other CC licensed works. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify Creative Commons licenses, understand how to use CC licensed works, and how to apply CC licenses to their own work.

Open access and your research: from research planning to sharing your data

Date: Monday, October 24th

Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Digital Scholarship Center (SL-209)

Description: The Libraries and Office of Strategic Research Initiatives invite you to this lunch and learn presentation providing guidance on the NIH data sharing policies, along with tools available to share your research, create your research profile, and write your data management plans. A light lunch will be provided. 

Registration: This event is in-person with seating for up to 20 people. Please use the following registration form to reserve your spot. Once the 20 seats are full, we will begin a waiting list.

Using open data in your research 

Date: Monday, October 24th

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Digital Scholarship Center (SL-209)

Description: This workshop will introduce you to what open data is, how to find / gather open data, and walk you through how to work with your data using a Python and Jupyter Notebook. No prior coding experience necessary for this session.

Registration: This event is in-person with seating for up to 20 people. Please use the following registration form to reserve your spot. Once the 20 seats are full, we will begin a waiting list.

Environmental Knowledge: talk and panel

Date: Tuesday, October 25th

Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: UU-202

Description: Open Access Week talk and panel hosted by the Libraries Sustainability Hub and Digital Initiatives Department. Come listen to environmental educator Isaias Hernandez, creator of QueerBrownVegan, as he discusses his work and the importance of accessible resources on climate justice. The talk will take place at 2 p.m. and a panel will take place at 3 p.m. Isaias will be joined by:

  • Theresa Kadish who is a Binghamton graduate student in Biology who is part of a group who received a grant to create "an online, video based course on saving seed"
  • Josh DeMarree who is the Binghamton Greenhouse Coordinator. He has a wealth of botanical knowledge, including in regards to hybrid and heirloom seeds, and how large seed companies and institutions like Monsonto have affected our ability to save seeds
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Registration: This event is in-person with seating for up to 70 people. Please use the following registration form to reserve your spot (we encourage registering ahead of time but not required). Once the 70 seats are full, we will begin a waiting list. 

The Open Repository @ Binghamton showcase: lightning talks and workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 26th

Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Description: Join Binghamton students and faculty for lightning talk presentations on some of the exciting projects and scholarship found on the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB). The ORB is a digital repository for the creative and scholarly output of Binghamton University. Students, faculty and staff can promote, share and archive their works with the campus and a global audience. Following the lightning talks, a member of the library staff will provide a workshop on how to submit your own work to the ORB.

Registration: This event is virtual. Please use the following registration form to reserve your spot and to receive the Zoom link. 

Climate Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon [this session has been canceled this semester - stay tuned for future edit-a-thon sessions]

Date: Thursday, October 27th

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Digital Scholarship Center (SL-209) and virtual

Description: The Libraries’ Digital Scholarship team and Sustainability Hub have joined together to host our third Wikipedia edit-a-thon! Join us in the Digital Scholarship Center (pDSC) or via Zoom to help add, edit, and find reliable resources to improve topics related to climate justice on Wikipedia. Never edited a wikipedia article before? No problem! We will have library members available to help get you started and will provide resources related to editing wiki pages.

Registration: This event will take place all day, and people can drop by the pDSC or join the Zoom room at anytime while this session takes place. We recommend registering, especially if you plan to join via Zoom so we send you the link. There will be snacks for those attending in-person!

Zine making workshop

Date: Friday, October 28th

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Digital Scholarship Center (SL-209)

Description: Come create a digital zine about climate justice! Have a creative side? Care about our environment and climate change? Come create a digital zine using Canva and free open educational resources! We will work together to create a beautiful series of zines that can be shared on the Open Repository @ Binghamton (ORB) or used in whatever way you like!

Registration: This event is in-person with seating for up to 20 people. Please use the following registration form to reserve your spot. Once the 20 seats are full, we will begin a waiting list.