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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

New England Science Boot Camp 2017

Main website for information about the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp.

What is the Capstone?

Every year, we come up with a different way to finish Science Boot Camp. The idea is to focus on something pertinent and useful for science librarians.

This year, Bootcampers will learn more about Scholarly Communications topics. 

Capstone Panelists

Marilyn Billings
Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian

Erin Jerome
Open Access and Institutional Repository Librarian

Laura Quilter
Copyright and Information Policy Librarian

Jeremy Smith
Digital Projects Manager in Scholarly Communication

Learn more about Scholarly Communication at UMass Amherst Libraries.

Capstone: A Week in the Life of a Scholarly Communications Office

We've had several suggestions for scholarly communications topics in our boot camp evaluation forms, so the Capstone session for SBC 2017 is "A Week in the Life of a Scholarly Communications Office."

The first part of the Capstone will be a panel from the UMass Amherst Libraries Scholarly Communications office, addressing topics such as:

  • Why does ScholComm exist?
  • Introduction to the department/what happens at UMass
  • Institutional Repositories
  • Open Education Resources
  • Licensing, copyright, and author’s rights
  • Open access, including open data, open research, and open scholarship

The second part of the Capstone will be breakout sessions for campers to get their ScholComm questions answered by our panelists.