The Open Scholar Café is a monthly virtual forum held each Spring semester for members of the ISU community to meet and discuss open research and scholarship with their peers. Each meeting will feature a new topic to be discussed or presented.
The Open Scholar Cafe runs during each spring semester. Please stay tuned for our next series!
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Past café topics and recordings.
19 April 2023
Publishing Assignments as OER
22 March 2023
Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Show-and-Tell
Laura Sullivan, Erin Ridnour, Michael Cummings
No materials available
15 February 2023
Impact of the OSTP Memo: An Analysis of U.S. Federally Funded Publications, 2017–2021
21 April 2022
Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society: Open Textbook & Quality Matters Certification
Kelly L. Reddy-Best
23 March 2022
Care, Control, & the Politics of Access: Ethnographic Research & Open Data
17 February 2022
ISU’s Data Set Disclosure Process
Sarah Kaatz, Brooke Langlitz
19 January 2022
Show and Tell: The Iowa State University Digital Repository
17 November 2021
Data and Copyright: It’s Complicated
28 October 2021
Preprints at Iowa State University
15 September 2021
Reimagining Research Assessment
21 July 2021
Practical Paths to Open: Partnering with the Library to Make Your Research Open
Matthew Goddard, Abbey Elder, Hope Craft
17 June 2021
Copyright for Researchers
No materials available
19 May 2021
The Digital Press: Open Access Publishing through ISU
Harrison W. Inefuku
15 April 2021
Federal Data Management (+ Sharing) Plans
17 March 2021
Open Educational Resources: Projects and Support at Iowa State
Meeting transcript (DOC):
18 February 2021
Prioritizing and Supporting Open Access through Publisher Agreements
The Open Scholar Café is a welcoming, supportive, and comfortable space where harassment is not tolerated in any form.
Harassment includes offensive comments related to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion, veteran status or other protected class status; discriminatory or offensive images; intimidation; stalking; harassing or unwanted recording; sustained disruption of talks; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants violating the anti-harassment policy will be warned or booted from current and future meetings by the coordinators.
Participants may discuss sensitive, discriminatory, offensive, or triggering topics when they are relevant to the subject of the meetings itself (e.g., a meeting focusing on the silencing of trans* history in institutional repositories, or about microaggressions experienced by people of color in academia), but sensitive content and discussion topics should be made clear to participants prior to the start of the meeting.
Open Scholar Cafés are a place to share information, not only with other participants but also with those who may not be able to attend. Meetings are, by default, considered open and can be written about on social media and talked about outside of the meeting. If you do not want your words to be recorded or for either video or words to be attributed to you, please let participants and the coordinators know at the beginning of the meeting. As a courtesy, always ask prior to creating sound or video recordings of other participants. Please be thoughtful and respectful with your notes, recording, and sharing.
Each monthly meeting may adopt different rules for sharing (e.g., fully recorded recordings posted, de-identified notes with attribution and made with permission) as long as the coordinator informs all participants who join the session about the expectations for sharing before the meeting begins.