Events

Amy Knapp Room, G-74 Hillman Library
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Two primary ways exist to make your work Open Access: publish in an Open Access outlet or self-archive your work. This workshop will focus on self-archiving, a practice that allows you to publish in your favorite journals and with your favorite publishers and still make your work openly available through depositing copies in repositories. 

How do you get more citations, reach a broader audience, and ensure long-term preservation of your work? Learn about the best practices for self-archiving: your rights as an author, locations to share your work, and how to maximize the benefits to you and the research community. Learn the considerations for sharing preprints and postprints, and the different uses for a website, institutional repository, and commercial sharing sites like Academia.edu and ResearchGate. 

4130 Posvar Hall
230 S Bouquet St
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

We live in an information economy, and the future of democracy and equity depend on everyone’s ability to access information. Yet, even as scholars and organizations work to make scholarly work openly available, the increased commercialization of information and technology, along with the enhanced capabilities for data collection and surveillance, threaten the ability for users to access that scholarly work. In addition, persistent racial, class, and gender divides exclude growing numbers of people from the internet and knowledge commons. Panelists will examine how the growing concentration of corporate control of internet service provision and content, including policies related to net neutrality, affect the ability of all people to have access to information. The broader implications of these developments for both democracy and inclusion and for the future of scientific inquiry will be discussed, and the panel will offer steps users can take to help protect internet freedom and the knowledge commons for all.

Co-Sponsors: University Library System, Global Studies Center, Department of History and Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Digital Scholarship Commons, G-49 Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh
3960 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Don’t be scared! Join us in Hillman Library’s Digital Scholarship Commons on October 30 for spooky treats and to meet others that love civic data. Learn more about where to turn for data and help, get inspiration for a project using open data, and join a club!

Give a brief 3-5 minute lightning talk at the event. Share your work, talk about data careers, pitch your club or a project idea, and tell your data story by signing up for a time slot. If you’d like to give a talk, please let us know by completing our very short survey. Whether or not you want to give a talk, please RSVP for the event

Even though this event takes place on Pitt’s campus, we welcome students from all of our region’s colleges and universities to attend. If you need more information about the event, please contact the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Historic Pittsburgh comprises a variety of primary and secondary sources about the greater Pittsburgh region, including a wide range of publications, maps, manuscripts, visual images, and audio-video materials, that support personal and scholarly research. Launched in 1999, the site has grown each year through partnerships with more than a dozen cultural heritage institutions that hold historical collections and are willing to digitize and share them in support of both personal and scholarly research. Historic Pittsburgh is open to all and free to use. 

The Historic Pittsburgh Fair brings together creators and users of the collection to celebrate the history of our city. Join us at CLP-Main in Oakland for Pittsburgh activities for all ages

• Pittsburgh Trivia with Rick Sebak
• Guidance on how to preserve your own family and historical materials
• Exploration of historical treasures from the collections of Historic Pittsburgh's partners
• Celebrating the grand opening of the Carnegie Library's REcollection Studio, a DIY digitization lab

Local professional archivists will be at the fair to provide one-on-one preservation and archiving advice, click this link to sign up for a session. For more information, visit CLP's Historic Pittsburgh Event Page

Anyone with a love for Pittsburgh will find something to enjoy!