Scholarly Communication


Created a forum for the Davidson community to grapple with Sci-Hub, Open Access, and Ethics 

scihubpromotionAbstract: Sci-Hub’s mission is to remove barriers to research and knowledge production, particularly for unaffiliated researchers or researchers in developing countries. Yet, recent research suggests that Sci-Hub is also heavily used by researchers on college campuses, which makes this an important issue for the Davidson community to grapple with. 

The panel will address several questions, such as: What is ethical for Davidson students to do in connection with Sci-Hub? Stealing is forbidden by the Honor Code, but does downloading papers from Sci-Hub represent unethical theft? Is what’s legal always ethical? How are our value judgments influenced by our own privilege and access to information? 

  • Published an article in C&RL News on the success of the panel and potential next steps

Led Open Access Week 2015


Helped develop an informal publishing mechanism for library committee research and findings at the University of Illinois’ library

  • Presented on how others might establish a library report series at other institutions at the 2015 Charleston Library Conference [conference proceedings here]

Assisted the Life Sciences Data Services Librarian and Scholarly Commons Co-Coordinator with the creation of an introductory video on data management best practices

  • This video was used to educate students in the department of human and community development

Created a workshop and companion LibGuide on the topic of altmetrics and impact factor

  • Shared the success of this workshop through a poster at LOEX 2014

Assisted with the creation of an Online Scholarly Presence Symposium

  • Created and presented all introductory content on the topic of Google Scholar

Created a LibGuide on the topic of scholarly identifiers, including ORCID iD

Developed expertise through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) curriculum

  • LIS 590AT: Issues in Scholarly Communication
  • LIS 590SDP: Scientific Data Policy Seminar
  • LIS 562: Metadata in Theory and Practice