[aserl_coll_assess] FW: SCS20 Call for Proposals
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 05:38:43 -0800 (PST)
Sharing the following announcement from our colleagues at UNC Greensboro 
regarding the upcoming Scholarly Communication Symposium on May 10-11, 2020.  
You’ll see they have secured commitments from big-name speakers in this arena, 
*  HEATHER JOSEPH, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic 
Resources Coalition
*  IVY ANDERSON, Director of Collection Development and Management for the 
California Digital Library and UC System
*  GALE ETSCHMAIER, Dean of Libraries, Florida State University
*  NEREA LLAMAS, UNC Chapel Hill Associate University Librarian
*  BRANDON BUTLER, UVA Director of Information Policy
*  JONATHAN BAND, Independent Legal Consultant and Appellate Advocate
*  MARTIN EVE, Co-founder, Open Library of Humanities
*  ROBERT KILEY, Head of Open Research, Wellcome & Interim cOAlition S 
*  JOHAN ROORYCK, Editor in Chief of Glossa: a journal of general linguistics
*  VINCENT LARIVIÈRE, Researcher at the Université de Montréal
*  BOB SCHATZ, Director of North American Sales at Knowledge Unlatched

This promises to be an important learning opportunity in our region for the 
upcoming year.   See https://libconf.uncg.edu/ for more information and links 
to the Call for Proposals.  Please contact Martin Halbert at mdhalber [at] 
uncg.edu with any questions.


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From: Martin Halbert <mdhalber [at] uncg.edu> 
Sent: Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:45 PM
To: John Burger <jburger [at] aserl.org>
Subject: SCS20 Call for Proposals

The 2020 Scholarly Communication Symposium is seeking presentation proposals 
for this year’s conference, which will be held on May 10-11, 2020 in 
Greensboro, NC.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Strategies for 
Transitioning Journals to Sustainability”, and will focus on how libraries and 
other academic institutions are planning and implementing interventions, 
alternative publishing models, and other responses to the ongoing serials 

The past year has been notable because of the boycott of Elsevier by the 
University of California system, as well as the unbundling of so-called big 
deal subscription packages at many major flagship universities.  A key category 
of questions this symposium will engage with could be summarized as, “If not 
Elsevier, then what?”  Alternatives to monopoly publishers include transitions 
to high-quality peer-reviewed open access (OA) journals, OA mandates by funding 
agencies, and governmental responses to monopolistic control of scholarly 

Major presenters who have already committed to speak at this year’s symposium 
include our keynote Heather Joseph (SPARC Executive Director), librarians from 
California and other states who have either boycotted or unbundled Elsevier 
subscription packages, faculty editors from around the world who have taken 
their journals independent of Elsevier, funding agency officials who have 
instituted OA mandates, and legal experts who will speak to government 
oversight of scholarly communication.

We invite proposals for short presentations regarding any topic related to our 
theme of  strategies for transitioning journals to sustainability.  If you 
would like to submit a proposal, use the CFP submission form at URL 

Registration is not yet open for the conference, but will be coming soon.  For 
more information and future updates, see the conference website at URL: 

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