2015 Scholarly Communication Unconference


May 21, 2015 – University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

ASERL is pleased to host its first-ever Scholarly Communication Unconference (“SCUNC”) on May 21, 2015 at the University of Central Florida.

Scope of this Unconference
Unconferences are decentralized, participatory affairs. Anyone with an idea can initiate a session to discuss, teach, hack, build, problem-solve, or any combination of those things. Rather than a single speaker pontificating from the front of the room, unconferences encourage open discussion and participation.

For ASERL Scholarly Communication librarians:  This Unconference is really *YOUR* conference. Participants will determine the schedule and the topics; we provide the space and some logistical support. While we are embracing the open ethos of the unconference, we must also recognize that we’re gathering around a topic:  Scholarly Communication.  This  encompasses topics like emerging publishing practices, Digital Humanities, open access, IRs, copyright, author rights, altmetrics, and more.  We welcome creative and novel proposal ideas, as long as they are anchored in work that can be considered Scholarly Communication.  We will post a call for your ideas in early April.


The day’s schedule is now available!

Registration is now closed!

Cost = $50 per attendee (to be billed by ASERL at a later date)

Travel Information
Area Hotels   |  Area Dining   |  Ground Transportation   |   Sightseeing

May 1:          Proposal submission closes
May 6:          Advance mailing (last-minute travel info, other background) sent to registrants
May 8:          Deadline for any registration changes/cancellations
May 11:        Deadline for any pre-readings, handouts etc for sessions. Will be posted to website and be available for attendees’ use
May 21:         Event day!
May 22:         Evaluations sent to attendees
June 1:          Evaluations due from attendees