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Wednesday, May 16 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Session 3 B | Scholarly Communications

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A Game of Coins: Development of a "Game Play" on the Flow of Money in Scholarly Communication
David Carlson
Most librarians are convinced that the current system of scholarly communication is not just broken – it is structurally defective. The system defies innovation, restricts access, and operates in a monopolistic financial model with stunning financial profits for commercial publishers. Yet the economics of scholarly communication is little understood by faculty. David Carlson devised a game or play for presentation to faculty that plays out the flow of money in scholarly communication through physical demonstration and drama. The game will be played and some reflections offered on its presentation to several selected faculty audiences to date.

Surprise, Youre a Scholar!: Teaching Undergrads Digital Scholarship and Information Literacy

Shelly Barba, Alec Cattell
What began as a simple task of creating a digital collection for an interdisciplinary humanities project around the theme of Identity and Resistance in Global Contexts became an opportunity to teach undergraduates about their role in academia within the classroom and the entire digital world. This enabled a paradigm shift of digital collections being teaching tools as well as information sources. This presentation will cover the creation of this project, the expected and unexpected topics covered in outreach and instruction to participants, and benefits of / tips to attempting an undergraduate digital collection like this at other institutions.  


Kara Long

Baylor University

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Shelley Barba

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Texas Tech University
Shelley Barba is the Digital Scholarship Librarian and Electronic Theses and Dissertation Curator at the Texas Tech University Libraries. Ms. Barba’s research has focused on digital libraries, metadata, and management. Her articles have appeared in several library journals, and... Read More →
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David Carlson

Dean of Libraries, Texas A&M University
Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University since July, 2012. Previously, served as Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for eleven years. Other selected professional positions include Triangle Research Libraries Network, University of Louisville and University... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Lil Tex 1.122