Open Access and Public Scholarship

Open Access and Public Scholarship

Open access and public scholarship are often complementary approaches to engaged research, teaching, and practice. Next week for Open Access Week, the UW LIbraries is hosting two events highlighting the work of UW scholars who provide open access to their research and/or work in the area of public scholarship. Both events include UW Bothell faculty, and we are pleased to be able to offer streaming access on the Bothell campus. These events are part of the Libraries’ Hacking the Academy program series, a year-long conversation about digital scholarship.

Please join us in the Campus Library, room LB2-318, for live streaming of the following events:

Monday, October 24, 2016, 4:00-5:00 Hacking the Academy: Simpson Center for the Humanities 2016 Digital Humanities Summer Fellows Showcase Learn more about the Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship program and hear three 2016 Summer Fellows talk about their work.

  • Darren Byler (Anthropology) – The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia: A Repertoire of Uyghur and Han Migrant Popular Culture
  • Josephine Ensign (Psychosocial & Community Health) – Soul Stories: Health and Healing through Homelessness
  • Minda Martin (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)Seattle’s Freeway Revolt

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:00-5:00 Hacking the Academy: Open in Action Celebrate Open Access Week by hearing how faculty on-campus are working to keep their work open. We’ll begin the program with some short talks followed by time for discussion around the theme “open in action.” Come ready to learn and share your ideas!

  • Rachel Arteaga, Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, Simpson Center for the Humanities, speaking on public scholarship
  • Steven Roberts, Kenneth K. Chew Endowed Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, speaking on open science
  • Dan Berger, Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at UW Bothell, speaking on public scholarship
  • Justin Marlowe, Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement, and Associate Dean for Executive Education Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, speaking on designing an open textbook

We’d also like to highlight some other UW Bothell open access and public scholarship projects, heading into Open Access Week. The Campus Library partners with UW Bothell faculty to develop a range of open access digital scholarship projects with connections to the community and engaged research. Some recent projects include the following:

Social Justice & Diversity Archive
Research and scholarship documenting the history and work of social justice organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
Faculty: Julie Shayne, Senior Lecturer, Faculty Coordinator, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Studies, UW Bothell

Northwest Prison Archive (forthcoming) –
Interviews, documents, and new scholarship related to the carceral state in the Pacific Northwest
Faculty: Dan Berger, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, UW Bothell

Community Voices: Oral Histories at the University of Washington Bothell
Oral histories conducted by – and with – University of Washington Bothell students, staff, faculty, and community members, including histories of international students, students with disabilities, founders of UWave Radio, staff who maintain campus facilities
Faculty: Jill Freidberg, Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, UW Bothell

Wetlands Collection
Documentation of the restoration, current use, and ongoing evolution of the UW Bothell/Cascadia College Wetlands
Faculty: Warren Gold, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, UW Bothell

Please let us know if you would like more information about any of these projects, or would like to discuss your own open access/public scholarship with us.

See you next week in LB2-318!

 

 

Learn about: Open Media

Open media is open access, public domain, or licensed-for-reuse video, images, sound, or multimedia. Like other open access content, open media is available for all scholars, students, and the public to incorporate into study, teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, projects, and other uses. In an environment of multimodal digital scholarship and open access values, open media is an increasingly important part of the open access landscape.

Many museums, archives, respositories, and other cultural institutions make the materials in their collections available online without restrictions on reuse. Individuals also contribute to the availability of open media by sharing their work online with a Creative Commons license or public domain designation. Consider publishing and sharing your own media productions with a CC or public domain designation so other scholars and the public know how they can use and build on your work.

Our Open Media Resources guide can help you find open media, and connect you to important open media resources such as openGLAM and the Open Culture blog. Let us know if you have questions or need more information!