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Understanding & Establishing Digital Scholarly Identity Workshop Series

This how-to guide is meant to support anyone interested in developing and maintaining their digital scholarly identities and accompanies the "Understanding & Establishing Digital Scholarly Identity" Workshop Series.

Your Instructors

Headshot of Franny Gaede

Franny Gaede

Director, Digital Scholarship Services


Headshot of Kate Thornhill

Kate Thornhill

Digital Scholarship Librarian


Headshot of Genifer Snipes

Genifer Snipes

Interim Director, Research & Instructional Services and Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian


Topics & Questions

  • What do we mean when we talk about metrics?
  • What is impact factor?
  • Does impact factor still count?
  • What is the difference between impact factor and h-index?
  • What are altmetrics?
  • How important is it to publish in [insert journal title here]?
  • Who are the players in scholarly publishing?
  • Wherefore art thou SciHub?
  • Fastest/best way to publish my thesis?
  • Is open access legit?
  • Help me Obi-Wan Fran-obi, you're my only hope. You're the only one who can tell me about Scholar's Bank, the repository for the creative and scholarly output of the University of Oregon, intended to provide long-term access and digital preservation for those digital and born-digital materials. 
    • this is a joke and a lie; there are many extremely qualified people that can tell you all about Scholar's Bank, including Kate. Your best resource is our amazing Institutional Repository Manager, Cathy Flynn-Purvis
  • What is the difference between open and public scholarship?
  • How do we pay for this stuff?
  • When is open access not a good thing?
  • What do we mean by scholarly communication?
  • What does it mean to "publish" in 2022? 2072? 
  • How do we preserve The Healers project? Can we?
  • What does open peer review grant us? What do we lose?