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Finding & Evaluating OER - Faculty Presentation - Fall 2021

Bethany Mickel & Judith Thomas
Slide deck of a workshop discussing the landscape of open educational resources (OER) with an emphasis on strategies for finding and evaluating materials for specific disciplines and needs.

Advancing Hyku Year Two Update: Samvera Virtual Connect

Ellen Ramsey, Brian Hole & Ilkay Holt
Year Two project update for the Advancing Hyku collaborative project, which aims to support the growth of green open access through institutional repositories. The deliverables of the project are to introduce significant structural improvements and new features to the Samvera Community's Hyku platform. The project partners are University of Virginia Library, Ubiquity Press and the British Library, with funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The project began October...

Academic Publishing: State of Play (2021)

Brandon Butler
A very quick overview of the challenges and opportunities in academic publishing today, focused on articles and journals, from a Library point of view. Presented as a 5-minute lightning talk to help kick off a meeting of faculty allies interested in helping to shape the future of scholarly publishing at UVA, in partnership with the Library.

Canaries in the Text Mine: Fair Use Rights and Text+Data Mining with Licensed Content

Brandon Butler
Slides from a webcast on the scope and availability of fair use for text and data mining on licensed content.

Samvera Connect 2021 Hyku Projects Panel: In the Community and In the Wild

Ellen Ramsey, Ilkay Holt, Amanda Hurford & Jenny Basford
Leads from Hyku projects in various stages (active implementation, nearing launch, and ramping up) joined for a lively session at Samvera Connect 2021 (online). We started with brief updates on work done in 2021 across our projects on prioritizing community features. Included was discussion about what works in local installations, what works (and doesn’t) when contributing code back to the community core, and how we collaborate across projects in formal (shared Hyku Roadmap, meetings, documentation)...

Copyright and CC Licenses for OER: What Every Librarian Should Know

Brandon Butler
Slides for a 60 minute session (with Q&A) introducing librarians to the intersection between Open Educational Resources and copyright, and how Creative Commons licenses can resolve the apparent conflict between them.

Surveillance and Vendor Data Panel, University of Virginia Library

Brandon Butler, Timothy Morton, Ellen Ramsey, Robin Ruggaber & Judith Thomas
The University of Virginia Library presented this Surveillance and Vendor Data Panel discussion via Zoom on November 8, 2021. Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, warns that the conveniences of on demand digital information have made us blind and deaf to the ways high-tech giants exploit our personal data for their own ends. In her book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” Zuboff picks up on her argument that surveillance capitalism, a term she...

When Copyright Ends (or Never Was): Understanding the Public Domain

Brandon Butler & Greg Cram
Presentation given as part of Lyrasis copyright education series for cultural heritage institutions. Learning objectives—Students will be able to: • Identify relevant facts and law to asses when copyright protection begins • Identify whether a given work is or is not encumbered by copyright • Apply basic rules and standards for copyright eligibility to examples based on real-world situations • Apply basic rules to measure the duration of copyright, including the important threshold question of...

Advancing Hyku Project: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development

Ellen Ramsey & Brian Hole
This presentation was given at the Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group meeting, online July 27, 2020. It is part of a two-year award in the amount of $1,000,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project. Through this project, the University of Virginia and its partner institutions—Ubiquity Press and the British Library—are supporting the growth of open access...

Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Judith Thomas
This presentation offers an overview of open educational resources, covering such topics as: the meaning and purpose of OER; the legal framework for the creation and dissemination of open content; the impact of open resources on affordability and student success, and the challenges and opportunities of using OER in the classroom

Open Pedagogy - Faculty Presentation - Fall 2021

Bethany Mickel & Judith Thomas
Slide deck for Presentation for Faculty - Fall 2021 You may have heard the term ‘open pedagogy,’ but what does it actually mean? How does it relate to the open educational resources (OER)? In this workshop, we’ll examine examples of how some faculty are applying this high-impact approach to creating a more active and inclusive classroom.

2022 UVA Health Disparities Conference

Nadine Michel
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” This conference was organized by passionate medical students who care deeply about the future of the American healthcare system and who are committed to addressing healthcare disparities throughout their careers. Today you will be hearing from faculty, resident physicians, community members, and medical students about their exceptional work in the domains of clinical...

Apartments and Gasoline

Madeline Gonzalez
How one corner parcel in Locust Grove, Charlottesville can reveal the history of an entire area. The changing uses of the corner of Gillespie Ave. and High St. directly reflects the history of an evolving and developing Charlottesville, from a rural farming area into an integrated suburban city space. By delving into the history of this specific lot, this project argues that a general geographic history of an area can be gleamed from a very...

Sites Lacking Sight: Architectural Imperialism in Library Design

Ashley Hosbach
Slide deck and presentation notes for "Sites Lacking Sight: Architectural Imperialism in Library Design." Academic library architecture embodies the university's need to demonstrate monumentalism, authority, power, and knowledge through the built environment. This presentation critically examines settler colonial narratives in library architecture (exterior and interior) and considers implications for library users across historically marginalized communities and the university setting at large. Presented at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 47th Annual Conference in...

Copyright and CC Licenses for OER: What Every Faculty Member Should Know

Brandon Butler
Slides for a 60 minute session (with Q&A) introducing faculty to the intersection between Open Educational Resources and copyright, and how Creative Commons licenses can resolve the apparent conflict between them.

Affordability and Equity: A program supporting the use of OER

Judith Thomas & Bethany Mickel
The Affordability and Equity grant program, sponsored by the Jefferson Trust and offered by the University of Virginia Library, provides support to faculty who want to adopt, adapt, or create open educational resources (OER). OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open resources have the potential to provide equitable access to...

Property Edges/ Common Thresholds

Leah Kahler
The landscape of the Locust Grove neighborhood in Charlottesville, Virginia is defined by edges, boundaries, and thresholds that take shape in planting patterns. Some edges are created by meticulously maintained shrubs, while others take shape through sprawling urban wilds. The construction of these edges have broad implications for how the landscape is experienced, by guiding or hindering movement and visibility. In addition, particular plant species communicate values and are tied to histories of the global...

Campus-based Deficit Thinking in Libraries

Ashley Hosbach
Despite the rise in enrollment of distance education learners, dual-mode universities still frame online learners as a minority population and view online learning as a negative and inferior experience. Dual-mode libraries serving these institutions not only follow the same pre-set framing, but also actively contribute to this mindset. This presentation discusses campus-based deficit thinking in libraries and how to better serve distance education programs and their students. Presented at UVA Library's "Let's Talk Teaching" session...

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