Scholarly Communications & Digital Repository Librarian
Scholarly Communications Services and Support
I specialize in scholarly communication (the ways in which scholarship is created, disseminated, reused, and shared) with a focus on publishing and copyright. I provide individual consultations as well as customized group workshops on a variety of topics in this area, such as
- Choosing and evaluating a journal/publisher
- Retaining author rights when publishing, using an author addendum, understanding/negotiating publisher contracts
- Reusing published content (including your own)
- Penn Libraries support for open access publication
- Sharing your work
- How to make your work more visible and available
- Posting work to different sites
- Copyright/permissions concerns
- Understanding your copyright(s)
- Using fair use
- Reusing images or other media
- Using Creative Commons and other open licenses
- Publishing based on a dissertation (or using a previously published work as part of your dissertation)
- Official copyright registration
- Deciding whether or not to embargo
- "Publishing" your work on ScholarlyCommons and ProQuest
This is just a sampling of the areas in which I work. I aim to give you the information and tools necessary to make the best choices for you and your work. While I may not be an expert in your field, I can give general guidance based on your discipline and provide practical information for navigating the publishing ecosystem. If you have a question, are curious about any of the above topics, or just want to chat about scholarship in your field and beyond, let me know!
Fall office hours and workshops coming soon!
I started working at Penn Libraries in 2012 with Collection Development and then, starting in 2013, with Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons. Today, I work with the Digital Scholarship team to expand the capacity of researchers at Penn to create and share new kinds of scholarship. I am currently working on the beprexit (bepress exit) project, in which we are rethinking Penn Libraries' scholarly communication infrastructure - the services, tools, and platforms we provide to help the Penn community create and disseminate their scholarly works.
In my spare time, I am working on two degrees, Masters of Science in Organizational Dynamics and Masters in Law. I am also active in GAPSA, working with the External Affairs and Equity & Access committees to advocate for open access issues, especially as they relate to graduate students.
Selected Presentations and Publications
Wipperman, S. (2018, July 9). Digital publishing your way: Moving toward multimodal, flexible platforms [invited blog post]. LPC Blog. Available at https://librarypublishing.org/digital-publishing-your-way-moving-toward-multimodal-flexible-platforms
Wipperman, S., Martin, S., & Bowley, C. (2018). Balancing influence in a shifting scholarly communication landscape: Creating library-owned, community-aligned infrastructure through individual, local, and community action. College & Research Libraries News, 79(5), 244. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.79.5.244
Wipperman, S. (2018, April). Digital Commons user group meeting (facilitator). Presented at Digital Initiatives Symposium, San Diego, CA, USA. http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium/2018/2018/17. Slides available at http://bit.ly/dcugdis18
Wipperman, S. (2018, February). The road to beprexit. Invited panel presentation, ACRL/SPARC Forum, ALA Midwinter, Denver, CO, USA. Slides available at https://bit.ly/beprexitala18
Wipperman, S., Allen, L., & Whitebloom, K. (2017, December). Beprexit: Rethinking repository services in a changing scholarly communication landscape. Presented at CNI Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA. Available at https://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/106
Wipperman, S. & Whitebloom, K. (2017, June). Life in the FASt lane: Speedy workflows for providing a Faculty Assisted Submission (FAS) service for your IR. Presented at DC+GLUG, Cleveland, OH, USA. Presentation and workflow materials available at http://bit.ly/pennpermissionsworkflows
Schocket, A. M., Okrent, N., Wipperman, S., & Smith, B. (2016). Constructing the Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD): An invitation to share and use data about early America. Common-place 16(3). http://common-place.org/book/constructing-the-magazine-of-early-american-datasets-mead-an-invitation-to-share-and-use-data-about-early-america.
Wipperman, S. (2016, March). Meeting the rising tide of faculty needs. Presented at SPARC MORE, San Antonio, TX, USA. Available at http://works.bepress.com/sarah_wipperman/5
de la Cruz Gutierrez, M., & Wipperman, S. (2015, August). Framing and implementing researcher services at the University of Pennsylvania. Poster session presented at the 2015 VIVO Conference, Cambridge, MA. Available at http://works.bepress.com/sarah_wipperman/2
Wipperman, S. (2015, July). Building an IR toolbox for targeted marketing, education, training, and outreach. Presented at Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG), Detroit, MI, USA. Available at http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/dcglug/2015/full_schedule/4
Wipperman, S. (2015, April). Beyond the printed page: Using an IR as a platform for discovery, interaction, and integration. Presented at the Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship Conference (ARCSCON), Philadelphia, PA, USA. Available at http://works.bepress.com/sarah_wipperman/7