Evolving Practices for Open Access

About This Session

This session will provide a broad look at some of the ways Open Access is impacting higher education in the areas of scholarship, publishing, teaching, and library & information services. John Sherer will discuss the Sustainable History Monograph pilot project from the UNC Press, which offers a new funding model and workflows for university press monographs. Katherine D. Harris will discuss the risks and rewards of OA publishing for professional advancement in literature and the digital humanities.  And Micah Vandegrift will share his recent work on documenting public humanities in and with libraries.  


John Edward Martin

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of North Texas

John Martin is a Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. His work focuses on education and outreach, scholarly publishing and scholarly impact services, open publishing platforms, OER support, and data management consulting.

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John Sherer

  • Spangler Family Director, University of North Carolina Press

John Sherer was named the seventh director of the University of North Carolina Press in June of 2012.

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Katherine D. Harris

  • Professor of Literature & Digital Humanities, Department of English & Comparative Literature, San Jose State University

Katherine D. Harris (@triproftri on Twitter) is a Professor of Literature & Digital Humanities in the Departmentof English and Comparative Literature, San José State University, where she teaches about literature andtechnology ranging from the mechanization of the printing press in 19th-century England to current uses ofnarrative in gaming. In collaboration with co-editors with Matthew K.

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Micah Vandegrift

  • Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries

Micah Vandegrift’s research focuses on the evolution of policies and technologies that maximize the dissemination and impact of publicly engaged scholarship. Specifically, he is developing a concept of documentation as a form of scholarly communication, and exploring the evolving landscape of evaluating and validating new forms of scholarly output.

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