Wm. JosephThomas
March 15, 2013
The Structure of Scholarly Communications
within Academic Libraries
What do we mean by
Scholarly Communications?
 “…the creation, transformation,
dissemination, and preservation of
knowledg...
SPEC Kit 332
 Organization of Scholarly Communication
Services, November 2013
 Surveyed ARL Libraries
 http://publicati...
Libraries Studied
ARL Libraries
 61 responses (48%)
 46 Carnegie RU/VH – 33 public
 8 Carnegie RUH – 6 public
 6 Canad...
Libraries Studied
Non-ARL Libraries
 64 responses (39%) – 27 from NC
 15 Carnegie RU/VH
 21 Carnegie RUH (2 NC)
 6 Car...
Leadership of Scholarly
Communications
ARL Libraries
Single Librarian
Library Unit
Two Or More Librarians
Library Committe...
Leadership of Scholarly
Communications
Non-ARL Libraries
No Yes-librarians Yes-faculty
SC Committee?
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
L...
Admin Structure and Change
ARL Libraries Non-ARL Libraries
 AD or SC librarian
 Reports to Director orAD
 Little formal...
Scholarly Communication
Services Overview
 Outreach and Educational Activities
Inc.Authors Rights
 Hosting Digital Cont...
Outreach and Educational Activities
ARL Libraries
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Authors:
Funding
Mandates
Authors
Rights
Faculty: SC...
Outreach and Educational Activities
Non-ARL Libraries
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
Author's
Rights
Authors OA Group Events DMPs ...
Hosting and Managing Digital Content
ARL Libraries
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Data
Management
Digitization Data Mining,
Visualiza...
Hosting and Managing Digital Content
Non-ARL Libraries
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
IR E-Journals Data Digitization
Not Offered
...
Other Digital Publishing and Support
ARL Libraries
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
New Forms
of Publishing
Publish E-
Journ...
Digital Scholarship and Other Services
Non-ARL Libraries
Also mentioned:
• Partner with Research
Office, Legal
• Reserves,...
Samples…
Reflections
 Can libraries avoid being left out of the
loop?
 How to bridge gap across such a wide
variety of library si...
Potential for Growth
 Shared Support for Expertise:
ACRL’s Scholarly CommunicationToolkit
ASERL’s newVPO for Scholarly
...
Potential for Growth
 Shared Support forTechnical Infrastructure:
Institutional Repositories
Open Journal Systems
Data...
Scholarly Communications
Core Services (?)
 Program-Oriented, or
 Librarian Competencies?
OpenAccess
Copyright and Pub...
Scholarly Communications
Core Services (?)
 OpenAccess:
Help authors make their works open
access (including deposit)
U...
Scholarly Communications
Core Services (?)
 OpenAccess
 Copyright and PublishingAgreements:
Help patrons use copyrighte...
Scholarly Communications
Core Services (?)
 OpenAccess
 Copyright and PublishingAgreements
 Research Support:
Help use...
Resources
 Radom, Feltner-Reichert, and Stringer-Stanback.
Organization of Scholarly Communication Resources, SPEC
Kit 33...
Contact:
Wm. JosephThomas
thomasw@ecu.edu
252-737-2728
Sc structure-nc serials-pres
Sc structure-nc serials-pres
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Sc structure-nc serials-pres

224 views
171 views

Published on

Academic libraries often define their administrative structure according to services they offer, including research services, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, and so on. Scholarly Communications is something of a moving target, though. How are Scholarly Communications positions defined, what duties do they often include, and how do they fit within the library’s administrative structure? Some of the first positions devoted to Scholarly Communications required JD’s and focused on Author’s Rights, copyright and fair use. Yet other positions recently advertised group Scholarly Communications librarians within Digital Scholarship units, which not only create and maintain institutional repositories, they also publish electronic journals and offer services related to data curation. This presentation will quickly review the findings recently published in a SPEC Kit, findings which focus on ARL Libraries. The main portion of the presentation, though, will move beyond the SPEC Kit by concentrating on non-ARL Libraries, reviewing their relevant position descriptions and library organization charts, among other resources, to uncover common duties for Scholarly Communications librarian positions and the variety of administrative structures in which they work.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
224
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Sc structure-nc serials-pres

  1. 1. Wm. JosephThomas March 15, 2013 The Structure of Scholarly Communications within Academic Libraries
  2. 2. What do we mean by Scholarly Communications?  “…the creation, transformation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research, and scholarly endeavors”  SPEC Kit definition borrowed from the Scholarly Communications Group, Washington University in St. Louis
  3. 3. SPEC Kit 332  Organization of Scholarly Communication Services, November 2013  Surveyed ARL Libraries  http://publications.arl.org/Organization- of-Scholarly-Communication-Services- SPEC-Kit-332/
  4. 4. Libraries Studied ARL Libraries  61 responses (48%)  46 Carnegie RU/VH – 33 public  8 Carnegie RUH – 6 public  6 Canadian ARL members – all public  Public 45 / Private 15  Library of Congress
  5. 5. Libraries Studied Non-ARL Libraries  64 responses (39%) – 27 from NC  15 Carnegie RU/VH  21 Carnegie RUH (2 NC)  6 Carnegie DRU (3 NC)  14 Master’s (all NC)  8 Baccalaureate (all NC)
  6. 6. Leadership of Scholarly Communications ARL Libraries Single Librarian Library Unit Two Or More Librarians Library Committee Not Any Single Person or Group
  7. 7. Leadership of Scholarly Communications Non-ARL Libraries No Yes-librarians Yes-faculty SC Committee? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Library Leader None Dept Two or More Single Lib
  8. 8. Admin Structure and Change ARL Libraries Non-ARL Libraries  AD or SC librarian  Reports to Director orAD  Little formal assessment, but “demonstrable outcomes”  39 of 54 had change in structure since 2007  SC,Admin, or Research  Reports to Director,AD or Provost (if Director)  Little formal assessment  66% of positions changed since 2007 (most of them in last two years)
  9. 9. Scholarly Communication Services Overview  Outreach and Educational Activities Inc.Authors Rights  Hosting Digital Content Inc. Institutional Repositories  Digital Scholarship Support Inc. OpenAccess Fund
  10. 10. Outreach and Educational Activities ARL Libraries 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Authors: Funding Mandates Authors Rights Faculty: SC Issues and Services Grad Students: SC Issues and Services Undergrads: SC Issues and Services Events Campuswide SC Docs and Whitepapers
  11. 11. Outreach and Educational Activities Non-ARL Libraries 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Author's Rights Authors OA Group Events DMPs Grads ETDs Not Offered Elsewhere Library
  12. 12. Hosting and Managing Digital Content ARL Libraries 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Data Management Digitization Data Mining, Visualization, GIS Institutional Repository Subject Repository Support Campus ETDs
  13. 13. Hosting and Managing Digital Content Non-ARL Libraries 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 IR E-Journals Data Digitization Not Offered Elsewhere Library
  14. 14. Other Digital Publishing and Support ARL Libraries 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 New Forms of Publishing Publish E- Journals OA Publishing Fund DH, E- Science Also mentioned: • Production of multimedia • Assist with Lit Reviews • Support Patent Research • Assist with DOIs
  15. 15. Digital Scholarship and Other Services Non-ARL Libraries Also mentioned: • Partner with Research Office, Legal • Reserves, Fair Use • New faculty, grad orientation 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 New Forms OA Fund Not Offered Elsewhere Library
  16. 16. Samples…
  17. 17. Reflections  Can libraries avoid being left out of the loop?  How to bridge gap across such a wide variety of library sizes?  What services to offer, strategically and sustainably?  Perhaps a set of Scholarly Communication Core Services?
  18. 18. Potential for Growth  Shared Support for Expertise: ACRL’s Scholarly CommunicationToolkit ASERL’s newVPO for Scholarly Communication ARL’s “Developing a Scholarly Communication Program inYour Library” ULAC Scholarly CommunicationWorking Group
  19. 19. Potential for Growth  Shared Support forTechnical Infrastructure: Institutional Repositories Open Journal Systems Dataverse
  20. 20. Scholarly Communications Core Services (?)  Program-Oriented, or  Librarian Competencies? OpenAccess Copyright and PublishingAgreements Research Support
  21. 21. Scholarly Communications Core Services (?)  OpenAccess: Help authors make their works open access (including deposit) Understand variety of publishing models  Copyright and PublishingAgreements  Research Support
  22. 22. Scholarly Communications Core Services (?)  OpenAccess  Copyright and PublishingAgreements: Help patrons use copyrighted materials fairly and legally Advise authors on their publishing agreements  Research Support
  23. 23. Scholarly Communications Core Services (?)  OpenAccess  Copyright and PublishingAgreements  Research Support: Help users evaluate OA resources among their lit reviews Help authors comply with funding mandates (including DMP)
  24. 24. Resources  Radom, Feltner-Reichert, and Stringer-Stanback. Organization of Scholarly Communication Resources, SPEC Kit 332.Association of Research Libraries , Nov. 2012.  ACRL,“Scholarly CommunicationToolkit,” http://scholcomm.acrl.ala.org/  ARL Office of Scholarly Communication, “Advancing Scholarly Communication,” http://www.arl.org/sc/index.shtml  SPARC,The Scholarly Publishing andAcademic Resources Coalition, http://www.arl.org/sparc/
  25. 25. Contact: Wm. JosephThomas thomasw@ecu.edu 252-737-2728

×