Open Access, Open Data, and the Institutional Repository: Panel and Q&A

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event Description: 

An introduction to Open Access, featuring panelists from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Lauren Collister (Pitt) will begin by discussing the Open movement in higher education and its benefits for scholars. David Scherer (CMU) will focus on the role of the institutional repository in making research openly available. Gina Peirce (Pitt) will speak about the experience of using her university’s institutional repository to publish an open  dataset to accompany her master’s thesis in Linguistics.


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David A. Scherer

Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant
University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University

David Scherer is the Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant with the University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University. In his role he oversees the scholarly communications program at CMU, which includes ORCID registration, Three Minute Thesis Competition, Copyright, Fair Use, and the institutional repository, Research Showcase. In his previous role at Purdue University, David oversaw the institutional repository, Purdue e-Pubs. David is also a co-editor and author of the recent publication, Making Institutional Repositories Work, which intended to take the pulse of institutional repositories—to see how they have matured and what can be expected from them, as well as introduce what may be the future role of the institutional repository. David earned his MSLIS and MA in History from Simmons College.

Gina M. Peirce

Assistant Director, Center for Russian and East European Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Gina Peirce received her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. 

Lauren B. Collister

Scholarly Communications Librarian
University of Pittsburgh

During the process of obtaining her Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics, Lauren realized that there was a lot more to academic work than doing research and publishing it. She became an advocate for Open Scholarship as an early career researcher, and turned the focus of her career to helping her fellow scholars navigate the life cycle of scholarship. In her position as Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh, Lauren engages directly with faculty, staff, and students to help them manage and track their scholarly output. She also serves as a voice for scholarly communication with the Linguistic Society of America, the Association of Internet Researchers, the OpenCon Community for Early Career Researchers, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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