[Humanist] 26.101 teaching scholarly communication?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jun 20 22:23:33 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 101.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:47:59 -0400
        From: Patricia Hswe <patricia.hswe at gmail.com>
        Subject: Survey on scholarly communication instruction - please participate


We are conducting a survey to inform a study about scholarly communication
instruction in college and university curricula. The co-investigators are
Patricia Hswe, Digital Collections Curator, and Nan Butkovich, Head,
Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library - both at Penn State University
Libraries. Our findings will inform a book chapter we are writing on this

We post to this list, in the event that there are humanities scholars who
are teaching about scholarly communications issues in their courses or via
workshops. Topics typically associated with scholarly communication include
- but are not limited to - open access and scholarly publishing, copyright
and fair use, open data, author rights, peer review practices, and
institutional repositories.

The survey is available to complete, June 20 through July 3:


There are 20 questions, which should take only about 15-20 minutes of your
time. Also included in this email and in the survey is the full informed
consent information (see below).

We hope you'll respond to our survey and play a part in helping us improve
our understanding of scholarly communication instruction.

All best,


Full Informed Consent Information

1. Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this survey is to collect
information about current instructional activities in scholarly
communication issues, including - but not limited to - scholarly
publishing, copyright, fair use, open access, open data, and author rights.
Your participation will help us learn what topics in scholarly
communication are currently being taught and how; what types of
professionals are teaching about these issues; and what audiences are
receiving this instruction.

2. Procedures to be followed: You will be asked to answer 20 questions on a

3. Duration: It will take about 15-20 minutes to complete the survey.

4. Statement of Confidentiality: Your participation in this research is
confidential. No personally identifiable information will be shared.

5. Right to Ask Questions: Please contact Patricia Hswe at phswe at psu.edu (
814-867-3702 <callto:814-867-3702>), or Nan Butkovich at njb2 at psu.edu (
814-865-3716 <callto:814-865-3716>), with any questions or concerns about
this study.

6. Voluntary Participation: Your decision to be in this research is
voluntary. You can stop at any time. You do not have to answer any
questions you do not want to answer.

Completion of the survey implies that you have read the information above
and consent to take part in this research. You may wish to keep this
information for your future reference.

Patricia Hswe, MSLIS, PhD
Digital Collections Curator

Penn State University Libraries
W311 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
IM: pmh22 at chat.psu.edu
Phone: 814-867-3702
Fax: 814-865-3665

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