2017 Scholarly Communication Unconference

SCUNC_Logo_horizontalJanuary 20, 2017 – Georgia State University Library, Atlanta


[Meeting Notes are now on Google Drive]

ASERL is pleased to announce it will host the second Scholarly Communications Unconference (“SCUNC”) on January 20, 2017 at Georgia State University Library.

What is an “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.

Why should I attend SCUNC?
SCUNC is really your conference. While embracing the unconference ethos, SCUNC participants will focus discussions around all things scholarly communications, including open access, digital publishing, copyright, IRs, almetrics, and more!  ASERL’s Scholarly Communications Interest Group encourages participants to submit unique and creative proposal ideas in advance.

Due to space limitations, this event will be limited to 50 participants. ASERL members only, please.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

October 17:  Registration opens. (Now closed.)
October 17:  Proposal Submission opens. (Now closed)
January 6: Deadline for any registration changes/cancellations. People can still register after this date if space permits, but no refunds will be granted after Jan 6.
January 10: Proposal submission closes
January 15: Deadline for any pre-readings, handouts etc for sessions. Content will be posted to this website and be available for attendees’ use
January 16: Advance mailing (last-minute travel info, other background) sent to registrants
January 20: Event day at GSU!
January 25: Evaluations sent to attendees
February 5: Evaluations due from attendees

SCHEDULE OUTLINE — January 20, 2017
9:00am – Welcome & coffee – GSU Special Collections Gallery, 8th floor, Library South (see GSU’s ALA flyer and GSU map)
9:15am – Opening remarks / Self Introductions / Filling out the day’s schedule
9:45am – 1st breakout sessions – Colloquium Room/LS-8 & GSU Library Admin Conference Room/LS-7
10:45am – Break / coffee refresh – Gallery LS-8
11:00am – 2nd breakout sessions – Colloquium LS-8 & LAO Conf LS-7
12:00pm – Lunch – Gallery LS-8
1:00pm – 3rd breakout sessions – Colloquium LS-8 & LAO Conf LS-7
2:00pm –  Break / Snacks – Gallery LS-8
2:15pm – 4th Breakout sessions – Colloquium LS-8 & LAO Conf LS-7
3:15pm – Reports from breakout sessions, ideas for local activities, ideas for collaborative activities – Gallery LS-8
4:00pm – Adjourn