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Brown bag for May

For our May scholarly communication brown bag event, we’re going to be showing one of the keynote addresses from Electronic Resources & Libraries – Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects People and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan.

When: Tuesday, May 8th at 12:00pm
Where: PCL 1.124

You can get a sense of the talk from the accompanying Twitter thread. The talk is about 50 minutes, so there won’t really be time for discussion on the 8th. We are planning another brown bag discussion in mid-June where we’ll have an opportunity to talk more about these issues. Stay tuned for more information about that.

Images of Research competition

UT Libraries will be hosting an Images of Research competition this semester. The competition is designed to celebrate the research contributions of UT undergraduates. Students may submit images that visualize the research they are engaged in here at UT. Details about the competition, including prizes, timelines, eligibility and submission instructions are available here.

TX Student Research Showdown

Are you a UT Austin undergrad doing research? If so, here’s your chance to show everyone why your work is so great. Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring a video and presentation competition for undergraduate researchers. Students in the first round will make two minute videos about their research. In the second and final round, students will give a six minute presentation to a live audience and judges. Prizes for the winners include an iPad and scholarships. Video submissions close on Oct. 10th. More information about this opportunity is available on the UGS website.

Reminder brown bag lunch discussion about digital badges

Please join us today, Wednesday, July 19th, 12:00-1:00pm in PCL Learning Lab 4 to learn about digital badging. We’ll have several knowledgeable presenters give a very short presentation and we’ll save the second half of the hour for discussion. Here’s our speaker line-up:

  • Victor Baeza, Oklahoma State (via Skype)
  • Cinthya Ippoliti, Oklahoma State (via Skype)
  • Sarah Sweeney, Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL)
  • Nathalie Steinfeld Childre, COERLL
  • Ken Tothero, Texas Extended Campus

If you don’t really know what digital badges are, or would like to share some suggestions for discussion questions, please see our intro to digital badging document.

UT Austin now using EZID

UT Austin faculty, students, and staff can now request digital object identifiers (DOIs) and Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) for their research products  – articles, datasets, posters, etc. DOIs and ARKs are persistent identifiers that allow you to reliable point other people to your work – improving the research process and making it easier for others to cite you.

Requesting a persistent identifier is easy. Simply email and request your DOI or ARK. Not sure what you need? We can help with that too!

For more information about persistent identifiers and about EZID please see: