Speakers: Hilde Colenbrander, Joy Kirchner, Tara Stephens and student presenters
UBC scholars who make their work openly accessible are now eligible for two campus awards. The GSS (Graduate Student Society) cIRcle Open Scholar Award is open to graduate students at UBC Vancouver who submit exemplary non-thesis graduate manuscripts or projects to cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository. The award is based on a lottery held twice a year in October and April. The UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award honours UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated. Come to this session to find out how these exciting awards can help you increase the impact of your research.
Hilde Colenbrander is the cIRcle Coordinator at the UBC Library. cIRcle is a digital repository which showcases UBC’s intellectual output by making it openly accessible on the web. The cIRcle database currently contains over 42,000 full text, video and audio items. Hilde has worked in the UBC Library system in many capacities, including as data librarian, distance education services librarian, acting head of the science and engineering library, and liaison librarian. She has long been a strong advocate for open access to scholarly publications and research data. She serves on the UBC Provost’s Scholarly Communications Steering Committee, and has presented numerous papers on open access, on copyright and author rights, and on cIRcle. cIRcle is currently ranked the Number 1 institutional repository in Canada.
Joy Kirchner is the Scholarly Communications Coordinator at University of British Columbia where she oversees the University’s Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office based in the UBC Library. Her role involves coordinating the University’s copyright education services, identifying recommended and sustainable service models to support scholarly communication activities on the campus and coordinating formalized discussion and education of these issues with faculty, students, research and publishing constituencies on the UBC campus. Joy has also been instrumental in working with faculty to host their open access journals through the Library’s open access journal hosting program; she was involved in the implementation and content recruitment of the Library’s institutional repository, and she was instrumental in establishing the Provost’s Scholarly Communications Steering Committee and associated working groups where she sits as a key member of the Committee. Joy is also chair of UBC’s Copyright Advisory Committee and working groups. She is also a faculty member with the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communication, she assists with the coordination and program development of ACRL’s Scholarly Communications Road Show program, and she is a Fellow with ARL’s Research Library Leadership Fellows executive program (RLLF).
Tara Stephens first joined cIRcle as the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Project Librarian in October 2009 working with the UBC community and its partners to capture and disseminate the university’s unique contribution to the 2010 Winter Games legacy. In her current role as the cIRcle Digital Repository Librarian, Tara manages multiple projects that support the open access and community engagement initiatives of the repository, the Library and the university as a whole.