Scholarly Communication 
Academic Library strategy and action plan 
Olga Koz, MLS, DM Candidate
Content 
• Developing strategy 
• Taking action 
• Assessing outcomes
Steps 
Strategy 
 Environmental scan 
 Identify stakeholders’ 
needs & viewpoints 
 Form a team of experts 
 Vision/go...
Viewpoints, attitudes 
Librarian 
Publisher 
IS Scholar 
Researcher
Scan environment and assess needs 
Ithaka S+R surveys 
of academics and 
faculty members
Action Plan 
 Integrate 
 Engage & outreach 
 Advise and Assist 
 Educate 
 Change culture
Integrate 
Use SC framework to teach information literacy. Prepare active 
research participants not just consumers. Embed...
Engage 
UNC library 
publishing service 
• Build a community (profiling, 
best cases, online forum) 
• Collaborate or be a...
Valued added IR services 
 Visibility of IR 
 Mandates, workflow, normative 
culture 
 Dashboard of usage, news & 
SM c...
Advise & Assist 
• Publishing/OA 
 Author’s rights resources. 
 OA Impact factors Journal Met 
ric Compare DOAJ list wit...
Educate 
 Use various media to keep 
academic community informed 
about new SC models, OA 
publications & tools 
 Market...
Examples of courses, classes, & workshops 
 Data documentation, data sharing, and many facets of research data 
managemen...
Culture 
Change culture of 
scholarly communication 
Create need 
or sense of 
urgency 
Key players, 
early 
adopters, 
ch...
Assessment 
 Number of SC consultations, 
presentations, seminars and 
other outreach and educational 
events related 
 ...
References 
 Association of College and Research Libraries. (2013). Intersections of Scholarly Communication and 
Informa...
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Academic Library & Scholarly Communicationc: from a strategy to an action plan

  1. 1. Scholarly Communication Academic Library strategy and action plan Olga Koz, MLS, DM Candidate
  2. 2. Content • Developing strategy • Taking action • Assessing outcomes
  3. 3. Steps Strategy  Environmental scan  Identify stakeholders’ needs & viewpoints  Form a team of experts  Vision/goals/outcomes  Action plan  Assessment  Modify strategy
  4. 4. Viewpoints, attitudes Librarian Publisher IS Scholar Researcher
  5. 5. Scan environment and assess needs Ithaka S+R surveys of academics and faculty members
  6. 6. Action Plan  Integrate  Engage & outreach  Advise and Assist  Educate  Change culture
  7. 7. Integrate Use SC framework to teach information literacy. Prepare active research participants not just consumers. Embed research into learning & develop data and research literacy curriculum Integration or interoperability with other repositories, content management, library & learning management systems, navigational paths Dismantle boundaries, rather than ad hoc collaborations. University wide conferences and publications. Scholarly Communication Committee Integrate IR into a research workflow
  8. 8. Engage UNC library publishing service • Build a community (profiling, best cases, online forum) • Collaborate or be a partner in teaching about research & publishing • Outreach (1X1 meetings, commi ttees, faculty meetings, student orientations) Academic social networks altmetrics SciVal Experts
  9. 9. Valued added IR services  Visibility of IR  Mandates, workflow, normative culture  Dashboard of usage, news & SM coverage of research  Warm calls vs. cold calls  Funder doesn’t have IR or DR  Disciplinary vs IR  Easy deposits & multiple deposits  Deposit on behalf of a researcher RMS, CVs, SciVal, ORCID, PubAlert  SEOptimization (GoogleScholar)  Host researchers web pages  Consulting on author’s rights, OA publishing and IR
  10. 10. Advise & Assist • Publishing/OA  Author’s rights resources.  OA Impact factors Journal Met ric Compare DOAJ list with cit ation indexes (JCR, ScimagoJR Scopus SNIP)  Data & citation management  Scholarly identity (ORCID) • Depositing/IR & SR SHERPA/RoMEO Find publishers that allow authors to deposit into IR PubMed Central The National Institutes of Health’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. NIH Public Access Policy requires that any articles resulting from NIH-funded research be submitted to this open access repository. Other repositories SHERPA-JULIET Use this resource to determine if your funder requires that you submit articles based on your funded research to an open access repository API for easy deposit SWORD BibApp –research gateway & expert finder
  11. 11. Educate  Use various media to keep academic community informed about new SC models, OA publications & tools  Marketing campaigns such as OA Week (3rd week of October)  Organize & be a part of symposiums, panels, seminars, podcasts (faculty interviews), participate and archive materials from them Molly Ali (OA advocate)
  12. 12. Examples of courses, classes, & workshops  Data documentation, data sharing, and many facets of research data management for doctoral students  Subject repositories & IR (DataBib & DOAR) -for liaisons librarians  Develop a data management and scholarly communication curriculum for graduate students (1 credit special course)  NIH Public Access  How to select a journal for publication - for early career researchers and students  Research in the network world (building scholarly identity, collaboration, altmetrics  Dissertation (from LR to IR)
  13. 13. Culture Change culture of scholarly communication Create need or sense of urgency Key players, early adopters, champions Stories and role models Symbols, norms Change rewards • Values & assumptions
  14. 14. Assessment  Number of SC consultations, presentations, seminars and other outreach and educational events related  Number and types of deposits in IR  Number of participants in educational and outreach programs on scholarly communications  Percentage of faculty depositing in IR or publishing in OA journals  Number of publications edited or published at a research university (OA model)  IR usage  Citation index (impact factors)  Scholar ratings
  15. 15. References  Association of College and Research Libraries. (2013). Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment. Chicago, IL : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2013  Ball, R. (2011). The Scholarly Communication of the Future: From Book Information to Problem Solving. Publishing Research Quarterly 27(1–12)  Budapest Open Access Initiative Available: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/openaccess.  Dubinsky, E. (2014). A Current Snapshot of Institutional Repositories: Growth Rate, Disciplinary Content and Faculty  Contributions. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(3):eP1167. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1167  Gruzd, A., Staves, K., and Wilk, A. (2011). Tenure and Promotion in the Age of Online Social Media. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, October 9- 13, 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA. DOI: 10.1002/meet.2011.14504801154  Kurata K, Morioka T, Yokoi K, Matsubayashi M (2013) Remarkable Growth of Open Access in the Biomedical Field: Analysis of PubMed Articles from 2006 to 2010. PLoS ONE 8(5): e60925. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060925  National Institute of Health Public Access Available: http://pasublicaccess.nih.gov/.Accessed 2012 Dec. 16.  Roosendaal, H. & Geurts, P. (1997). Forces and functions in scientific communication: an analysis of their interplay. Cooperative Research Information Systems in Physics, Conference August 31—September 4 1997, Oldenburg, Germany.  Veletsianos, G., & Kimmons, R. (2012). Networked participatory scholarship: Emergent techno-cultural pressures toward open and digital scholarship in online networks. Computers & Education, 58(2), 766-774
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