University of California, San Diego


January 4, 2006


SUBJECT:    January 11, 2006 Faculty Lunch

The UCSD Libraries, Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, and Academic Senate Committee on Libraries are pleased to invite all UCSD faculty to the second in our lunch-time series:

Publish and/or Perish: Changes in Scholarly Communication

A few spaces remain in our second lunch which will focus on how electronic communication is providing new means for faculty to communicate the results of their research. We have two outstanding speakers:

Carl Stahmer, Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland and acting Associate Director of the Massachusetts Institute on Technology in the Humanities (MITH), will speak on:

Scholarship in the Age of Ephemerality: the A, B, C, D, and Fs of the Digital Humanities

Philip Bourne, UCSD Professor of Pharmacology and Co-Director of the Protein Data Bank, will address:

Realizing the Power of Online Publishing

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
UCSD Faculty Club Lounge

Both our speakers are innovative thinkers about, and leaders in, the use of electronic media to improve scholarly communication. Professor Stahmer, a scholar of literature from the British Romantic period, was co-creator and founding General Editor of the Romantic Circles website (www.rc.umd.edu) and is a member of the Steering Committee and a lead developer of the Networked Interface for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship.

Professor Bourne, an elected Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association and the immediate past President of the International Society for Computational Biology, is Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology, a prominent open access journal that publishes research articles, reviews, and perspectives on all aspects of computational biology applied to different and integrated biological scales, from molecules and cells to patient populations and ecosystems, as well as tutorials teaching important concepts in the field.

Please join us on January 11. There is no cost for the lunch and seminar but an RSVP is requested to Jennifer Tom (jtom@ucsd.edu) by January 5, 2006. We look forward to seeing you!

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
University Librarian