Scholarly Communications & Digital Repository Librarian
Scholarly Communications Services and Support for Faculty, Staff, and Students
I specialize in scholarly communication (the ways in which scholarship is created, disseminated, reused, and shared) with a focus on publishing and copyright issues. I provide individual consultations as well as customized group workshops and classroom support on a variety of topics in this area, such as
- Establishing your publishing criteria in deciding where to publish
- 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)
- Sharing your work
- How to make your work more visible and available
- Posting work to different sites, including academic social networking sites (Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Humanities Commons, etc.)
- Copyright/permissions concerns
- Penn resources for making your work available
- Understanding copyright and your rights
- Using fair use and other exceptions
- Reusing images or other media responsibly
- 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, so 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! See common modules I use in workshops: http://bit.ly/scmodules
Register for Spring 2019 publishing workshops here: https://bit.ly/pennpublishingworkshops
Sarah Wipperman started working at Penn Libraries in 2012 with Collection Development. In 2013, Sarah began managing Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, and developed services and workflows to support this initiative. Today, she works with the Digital Scholarship team to expand the capacity of researchers at Penn to create and share new kinds of scholarship. Sarah is currently heading the Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructure Project (SCRIP), which is rethinking Penn Libraries' scholarly communication infrastructure - the services, tools, and platforms we provide to help the Penn community create and disseminate their scholarly works - and the Scholarly Communication UnBoxed Activity (SCUBA), a blueprint for hosting events where communities work through collaborative activities designed to build a shared understanding of scholarly communications and to think together about their practices.
In her spare time, Sarah is working on two degrees, a Masters of Science in Organizational Dynamics (concentration in Leading and Managing through Change) and a Masters in Law (focusing on copyright) and expects to graduate from both programs December 2019. Sarah is 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. (2019, May). University of Northern Texas' Open Access Symposium 2019 [Invited speaker]. Forthcoming.
Wipperman, S., Allen, L., & Whitebloom, K. (2019, May). Dive into SCUBA. Library Publishing Forum, Vancouver, Canada. Forthcoming.
Wipperman, S. (2018, November). Good partners? Can open occess publishers and librarians find meaningful ways to collaborate? [invited panel moderator]. Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, SC. https://2018charlestonconference.sched.com/event/GB2x/good-partners-can-open-access-publishers-and-librarians-find-meaningful-ways-to-collaborate
Wipperman, S. (2018, October). Scholarly communication unboxed. Presented workshop at FORCE2019, Montreal, Canada. https://www.force11.org/meetings/force2018/program/program. Slides and materials available at http://bit.ly/scholcommunboxed
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