Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Margaret Mering

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Presentation at "Providing Access to the Good Life for All," the 2017 NLA/NSLA [Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Librarians Association] Joint Conference, Kearney, Nebraska, October 11-13, 2017.


The session includes a report about the 2017 Nebraska ACRL [Association of College and Research Libraries] Scholarly Communication Roadshow that was held July 12, 2017, on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) campus. The presenters share key takeaways from each of three main program segments, which focused on (1) open education, (2) copyright, and (3) research metrics and author identifiers (e.g., ORCID). The session includes updates about (1) open education–related initiatives at UNL, including the UNL Libraries’ efforts to partner with other units on campus to increase awareness and integration of OERs in curricula; (2) selected copyright issues and continuing education opportunities that are relevant to library staff; and (3) trends in the use of research metrics and unique author identifiers in academic institutions. The presenters also engage attendees in discussion about relevant initiatives in the state.