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|GPA Requirement:||Special||Field of Study:||Information Sciences|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Class Standing:||Graduate|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Course Prerequisite:||Consent of Instructor|
|Open to non-UTK Students:||No|
DIS(the Department of Information Studies) and the Centre for Publishing are proud to announce the latest in a continuing series of summer school programmes on e-publishing in collaboration with Pratt SILS and UT SIS.
The course and the conference are organised by Anthony Watkinson of the Ciber Researchgroup and working collaboratively with Tula Giannini, Dean of Pratt-SILS, and Carol Tenopir, Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at UT.
The Pratt-SILS, UT SIS and other students will be given both an understanding of how publishing is responding to the potential of and taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the Internet and also provided with an international perspective in comprehending these developments. The School will be primarily concerned with the commercial content-related products and services that impinge on the academic librarian, which in practice means e-journals, e-books, and database offerings. The emphasis will be on e-journals because of the impact that the development of e-journals and the way they are sold has in academic libraries. There will however be also be a recognition that the whole concept of publication may be changing and that in any case new players and new ways of formal scholarly communication are now emerging including, for example, libraries as de facto publishers.
There will be presentations of major products/services such as Oxford Scholarship Online and the World of Science but the emphasis will be on the generic, on common aspects of e-offerings. It is intended that the purpose and aims of the vendor will be understood but at the same time the needs and expectations of the librarian and the users of the digital library will be fully represented.
All presentations, whether at UCL or on visits, will leave time for questions and interaction and students will be asked to make presentations on appropriate topics. The ambience will be informal but at the same time conducive to a serious learning experience.
The course will conclude with a two-day conference on E-Publishing and E-Publications the conference promises to be a central event for librarians, publishers and all those concerned with the future of scholarship in the digital environment.
Students will receive 3 credits in IS 590 Problems in Information Sciences: Scholarly E-Publishing.
Students are free to secure their own accommodations. Housing will be available for interested students in the UCL residence halls.
Carol Tenopir, Chancellor's Professor, School of Information Sciences, 451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, phone: (865) 974-7911, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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