Technology & libraries lightning round up

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  • 1. Technology & Libraries Lightning Round-up Jacqui Grallo Reference and Instructional Technology Librarian, California State University Monterey Bay
  • 2. ACRL/SPARC Forum
    • Caroline Sutton, Co-Action Publishing and the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA)
    • Wim van der Stelt, Springer Open Choice
    • Catriona MacCallum, PLoS
  • 3. Links
    • ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit http:// scholcomm.acrl.ala.org /
    • SPARC Forum archive http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/forum.shtml
  • 4. Core vs. Non-core Practices
    • Core = Upholding rigor, integrity, cumulative nature of knowledge
    • Non-core = selling subscriptions, offering licensing agreements, parceling out knowledge into “issues” with “pages,” assigning DOIs, doing peer review prior to publication, and measuring a journal’s impact factor
  • 5. Giant Sorting Mechanism
    • “ is this the best way to disseminate science?”
  • 6. Re-engineering Organization of Content
    • What must be done before publication, and what can wait until after?
    • PLoS Currents http://www.plos.org/journals/currents.php
  • 7. RUSA/MARS Discovery Layers
    • Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University
    • Beth Bernhardt, UNC Greensboro
    • Johan Oberg, Macalester College
    • Notes at http://connect.ala.org/node/128191
  • 8. Discovery Layers/Tools/Services
    • Single search of all types of materials (locally held and not) pre-indexed in one place
    • Users can limit/filter in many ways
  • 9. ULS Executive Committee
    • Discussion of the White Paper on the ALA Midwinter Meeting
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/eb_documents/2010_2011ebdocuments/ebd12_17_%20mw_future.pdf
  • 10. Thank you!
    • Brought to you by the ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee
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