Schol Comm @ UBC Blog

ORCIDs surpass 5-million mark

An ORCID iD is a way of establishing trusted connections between you, your scholarly works, and your professional activities and affiliations.  It’s also a sure way of distinguishing yourself from other scholars with similar names – aka ‘disambiguation.’ 

ORCID has become a worldwide standard widely used in publishing, granting, and online research networks.  In July 2018, ORCID logged its 5-millionth member.

UBC is an ORCID-CA member and is in early planning for campus implementation, including an ORCID sign-up campaign this fall.

Watch this site or consult this guide  for more information.

Open Textbook | OER grants for UBC faculty: Apply by April 12th

UBC Library Digital Initiatives is pleased to announce a 1-year, TLEF-funded project to promote the creation and use of open textbooks and open educational resources (OERs).

Starting in May 2018, up to 5 grants of up to $1,800 each will be available to UBC faculty members interested in creating or adopting open resources to replace commercial materials in their courses. Funding will support faculty in developing open textbooks and OERs through sub-grants with dedicated Library staff support.

At UBC and elsewhere, textbook affordability is a major barrier with a recent AMS study showing nearly 75% of students have not bought a course text due to cost. This pilot project will promote open resource development and allow the Library to build expertise with platforms such as Pressbooks.

UBC Vancouver faculty are encouraged to apply by April 12, 2018.

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Welcome to our new Scholarly Communications website!   Our expert team is here to support UBC faculty and students through workshops, guides and one-to-one consultations on a range of scholarly communication and copyright issues.

Watch this space for updates and news about what is happening at ScholComm@UBC.

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