Keep Your Out of Print Book Available


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If you've written a book that has fallen out of print, your sales have dropped, or your publisher has stopped marketing the title, there are still ways to increase its availability. To explore options for making your publication more accessible online or otherwise, you may need to talk to your publisher about getting your rights back. Not sure of how to approach your publisher? The Authors Alliance has you covered.

The Authors Alliance recently released a step-by-step guide to help authors negotiate the process of asking for their rights back. Understanding Rights Reversion: When, Why, & How to Regain Copyright and Make Your Book More Available provides background information on copyright ownership, contract advice, and strategies to revive your book.

Numerous interviews with professionals in the field, including authors, publishers, and literary agents reveal that many publishers are willing to work with authors to keep their work available for readers. Take a look at the guide to learn how to revive the preservation of your intellectual legacy.

Apr 27, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

2015 Data Science Faire

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Join the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) in celebration of its first academic year at Berkeley. The Data Science Faire will showcase data-intensive initiatives at BIDS and UC Berkeley and will highlight work from a diverse community of data scientists around campus.

The Faire will feature poster and demo exhibits from students and researchers on campus, as well as a series of data science-related lightning talks every 20 minutes.

The event will culminate with a keynote address from Chris Wiggins, associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University and the chief data scientist at the New York Times.

Make sure to register for the event!

Date: May 5, 2015, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: BIDS, 190 Doe Library

Apr 24, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Supporting Digital Scholarship with Joan Lippincott

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Joan Lippincott from the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is the featured speaker at the I School's May 1st Information Access Seminar. Lippincott will discuss the support of digital scholarship in a wide range of disciplines, provided most often in academic research libraries, examining models from both research universities and liberal arts colleges. She will explore connections to teaching and learning, the scalability and sustainability of various models, as well as characteristics and skill sets needed to work as part of a digital projects team.

The 2014 CNI report, Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends And Good Practice, will be useful background information for the talk.

Date: May 1, 2015

Time: 3:10-5pm

Location: 107 South Hall

Apr 23, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Berkeley Digital Humanities Summer Institute

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Digital Humanities at Berkeley is running a Summer Institute where participants can choose between five week-long, intensive workshops:

  • Text Analysis: Computational and Qualitative

  • Data Visualization and Network Analysis

  • Geospatial Analysis

  • Database Development Using Drupal

  • DH Pedagogy

The Institute is geared towards faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students affiliated with UC Berkeley as of Fall 2015.

The program is free of cost, and selected participants are eligible for a $2,000 fellowship.

Scheduled dates: August 17-21, 2015

Application: Submit a statement of interest (no more than 500 words) by May 15th discussing your research interests and the data you hope to work with.

Apr 23, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

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The Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) at the Bancroft Library is now accepting applications for a week long advanced institute on the methods, theory, and practice of oral history this August.

The Institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians.

Each day-long session will focus on interviewing techniques and foundational aspects of oral history projects. Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop current projects.

Amy Evans, the former Oral History Lead of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. Institute faculty will include historians and directors from ROHO.

Space is limited to 40 participants so we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

Date: August 10-15, 2015

Location: UC Berkeley Campus - Sutardja Dai Hall

Cost: $950

Apr 22, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

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