Join Us at Digital Scholarly Communications Week

The Digital Scholarly Communications (DSC) Team at NUS Libraries is committed to partner and support NUS faculties and researchers in their digital scholarship and scholarly communication endeavours. This year, we are hosting a week-long online event Digital Scholarly Communications Week to address the NUS community’s needs and concerns in these rapidly-changing times. We hope to encourage awareness, provide practical takeaways, and initiate discussions of creation, transformation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research and scholarly endeavours.

In this first blog post for the event, let’s take a look at the exciting sessions happening during DSC week.

  1. Expanding Impact: Communicate Science Effectively to Non-Academic Audiences (21 Sep, 10am – 12nn)
    We’re kicking off the week with a talk on research communication to non-academic audiences by Dr Julian Tang, Head of Research Communications & Editorial, Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology). In his previous library talks, he spoke on journal selection and writing grant proposals. In the upcoming talk, he will be sharing his extensive experience in creating and curating editorial content to communicate and promote the university’s initiatives, as well as researchers and their achievements through a variety of communications vehicles and channels.
  2. Leverage Linked Open Data to Collect Factual Information from Wikidata (22 Sep, 2pm – 4pm)
    Next is Gaetan Boisson, Senior Librarian/Digital Scholarship Project Manager at NUS Libraries. He is a longstanding but discreet advocate for Open Source technologies and Open Access to data. His introduction to the standards of linked data, RDF and SPARQL, will show you how to collect factual data from Wikidata. His latest work in the Digital Scholarship team include a project with the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and an online seminar on Open Access involving specialists from different countries in Southeast Asia.
  1. Increasing Research Visibility (23 Sep, 10am – 12nn)
    Lee Koong, Librarian from the ScholarBank@NUS Team, will be sharing with the NUS community on Open Access, related initiatives, and how you can participate in Open Access. Also, he will introduce Scholarbank@NUS, NUS’ own institutional repository, which would be useful for authors to go the Green OA way. It also houses interesting material such as theses of local luminaries. Finally, he will share how to properly comply to funder’s deposit requirements using SHERPA/RoMEO, an online resource that enables researchers to see publishers’ copyrights conditions for open access archiving.
  1. Hmm……Is This Journal Predatory? (24 Sep, 2pm – 3.30pm)
    To end off the week, Richard from the Research Impact Measurement Team at NUS Libraries will be sharing on predatory publishing. The Research Impact Measurement team provides consultations to the NUS community on matters related to citation metrics, NUS Elements and using databases to obtain metrics for annual reviews, promotion & tenure or benchmarking. The team has been approached by several researchers from the NUS community for help with identifying potential predatory journals. These journals often send unsolicited emails with strong language, and provide misinformation on their journal website, among others. Learn more about predatory publishing and how to avoid falling prey to them in this talk.

Stand a chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card in our short quiz (coming soon). Answers to the quiz can be found by attending our events and reading our blog posts. Check out our next post.

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