Promoting Scholarship with Services, Programs and Publishing

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Promoting Scholarship with Services, Programs and Publishing

  1. 1. the Evolution of Scholarly Communications at Binghamton University Elizabeth Brown Scholarly Communications Officer Binghamton University Libraries Western NewYork/Ontario ACRL Meeting May 7, 2010
  2. 2.  Why is Scholarly Communications Important?  Scholarly Communications Committee  Scholarly Communications Officer Position  Scholarly Communications Program: Services, Programs, Publishing, Preservation  Campus and Library Roles  Challenges  What’s Coming? 5/7/2010 2
  3. 3.  Publishing models are changing  Copyright law and perceptions of ownership are changing  Funding agency mandates require researchers to post work online  Social Networking tools allow peers to rapidly share and distribute information 1/30/2015 3
  4. 4.  US scholarly communication practices are not the global benchmark  Need to inform researchers how changes will affect their research and publishing  Library policies and collections planning will need adjustment, refinement, or review 5/7/2010 4
  5. 5.  Copyright and intellectual property rights more important  Publicly funded research should be available to all  Authors should maintain rights to distribute and share their research  Creation of institutional repositories with local electronic collections  Permanent archives necessary for electronic materials 5/7/2010 5
  6. 6.  Institutional and Subject Repositories  DigitizedCollections  Copyright and Intellectual Property  Social Networks  Publishing models and distribution  Technology tools  Policies and Documentation  Peer Review  Tenure and Promotion 5/7/2010 6
  7. 7. Open Source software Open Standards Open Data Open Educational Resources Open Access Open Notebook Science http://scienceblogs.com/bookoftrogool/2010/03/battle_of_the_opens.php 5/7/2010 7
  8. 8. 5/7/2010 8
  9. 9.  Formed in spring 2005  Charge 1. Stay abreast of changes in the scholarly communications environment by monitoring SPARC, open source initiatives, etc. 2. To share developments with library staff and develop a plan for educating our campus on these issues. 3. To monitor intellectual property issues, including copyright restrictions, regarding e-reserves, etc. 4. To make recommendations to library staff on issues of copyright compliance. 1/30/2015 9
  10. 10.  Members from all members of the Libraries  LongTerm-Goals: 1. Form institutional repository for BU, Libraries serves as partner in the creation and preservation of materials 2. Investigate creating and publishing an in-house journal related to scholarly communications 3. Provide mechanisms to archive post-prints 4. Create partnerships with local publishers and scholarly publications produced on campus. 5/7/2010 10
  11. 11.  Accomplishments:  Joined SPARC in early 2006  SPARC presentation to Faculty Senate Library Committee  Information-sharing with library staff 5/7/2010 11
  12. 12.  Verdict: Committee structure not conducive to creating and sustaining momentum on activities  Recommendation: Current staff member assume responsibility for scholarly communications as part of their position 5/7/2010 12
  13. 13.  FullTitle Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer  Coordinates scholarly communications and intellectual property activities for the Libraries  Leads a scholarly communications program  Educates the university community about intellectual property issues and impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction 1/30/2015 13
  14. 14.  Read a lot of reports and articles  Interpret, discuss and create program pieces from new developments  Share info with campus faculty and administrators  Create and organize programs to share information  Ensure new models are infused into library practice 5/7/2010 14
  15. 15.  Created in 2008  Build upon the earlier committee charge  Complementary activities: collections, grants coordination  Higher profile within Libraries  Less emphasis on operational issues  More emphasis on intellectual issues 1/30/2015 15
  16. 16.  NIH PubMedCentral 3rd party submittals  Author Addenda for copyright transfer agreements  Google Book Search and Settlement information  Copyright and Intellectual Property assistance 1/30/2015 16
  17. 17.  Open Access Day, October 14, 2008  2009 Provost Interdisciplinary/ Multidisciplinary Symposia Award New Approaches to Scholarly Communication and Publishing, April 15-16, 2009  Chemistry Department Colloquia talk Chemistry andWeb 2.0: NewWays to Find Chemical Information, Professor Martin Walker, February 5, 2010 1/30/2015 17
  18. 18.  Met with Fernand Braudel Center for options to migrate content to electronic and web formats, June 2009  Met with Gary Dunham, PhD, Executive director, SUNY Press, August 2009  Campus publishing workshop for graduate students and faculty, December 11, 2009 1/30/2015 18
  19. 19.  Portico Membership, 2006 – date  LOCKSS Recommendations, 2008  Local Digital Repository, 2008  Eprints  Library faculty and internal submissions 1/30/2015 19 http://portal.unesco.org/geography/es/ev.php-URL_ID=6007&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
  20. 20.  SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Award for 2010-2011: Publishing Promoting and Preserving Scholarship @ SUNY November 12, 2010 (tent.) Binghamton University  SciVal Spotlight (Elsevier)  Copyright Materials review  Scholarly Communications Strategic Plan  Define preservation scope, efforts 5/7/2010 20
  21. 21.  Faculty member  Administrator  Writer / Grant Creator  Editor / Grant Coordinator  Collections Management  Department Liaison  Reference Librarian 1/30/2015 21 http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5204676/2/istockphoto_5204676- business-woman-balancing-life-having-to-wear-too-many-hats.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-5204676- business-woman-balancing-life-having-to-wear-too-many-hats.php&usg=__palN0vkKuwoG8PS- EfP44DvQy7I=&h=253&w=380&sz=30&hl=en&start=2&itbs=1&tbnid=Eo3BjbyBNUxbzM:&tbnh=82&tbnw=123&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dw earing%2Bmany%2Bhats%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1
  22. 22.  Roles change with situation  Services affected by new legislation and mandates  Identifying best programs for a target audience is difficult  Publishing activity varies among programs and researchers  Campus administration may change 1/30/2015 22
  23. 23. 23Principles of Management, Carpenter: http://www.web-books.com/eLibrary/NC/B0/B58/053MB58.html
  24. 24.  Standards for preservation and federating content (OAI-ORE, OAI-PMH) not embedded in all databases  High preservation costs that require a long- term commitment  Program funding  Policies for scholarship are evolving  One size does not fit all for programs  Information and databases are in silos 5/7/2010 24
  25. 25.  Scanning is messy  Who controls information?  The Author/Creator?  The Publisher?  The Distributor/Database Provider?  The Scanner?  Who sets, controls, and enforces policies?  Libraries may need to respond to a policy with little or no input (Google Book Search) 5/7/2010 25
  26. 26.  Economy:  Tighter budgets will push models forward faster  Publishing: Further growth in  Open Access publishing  User-Generated content  Self Publishing  Print on Demand for books  Publishing: Additional/Expanded  Author deposit mandate policies: NSF, NEH  Use of Author Addenda for publishing articles  Use of alternative citation metrics to measure prestige and value of research  Publishing: Creative Commons use will expand 1/30/2015 26
  27. 27.  Technology  More open source applications  Greater system interoperability  Greater emphasis on usability, design  Increased use of Repositories: Subject, Institutional (Digital)  Digital projects, preservation, standards  Continued large scale scanning projects 5/7/2010 27
  28. 28.  Merging/integration of library content and  Social networking tools  Subject repository culture and tools 28
  29. 29.  Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer: http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/eab-position-decription-6-12-08.pdf  BU Scholarly CommunicationsWebsite: http://library.binghamton.edu/services/scholarly/index.html  A Season of Change: How Science Librarians Can Remain Relevant with Open Access and Scholarly Communications Initiatives , ISTL Fall 2009, http://www.istl.org/09-fall/article2.html  Support for the Research Process:An Academic Library Manifesto, RLG/OCLC, 2009, http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2009/2009- 07.pdf 1/30/2015 29
  30. 30.  John M Meador, Jr,. Director of Libraries  BU Scholarly Communications Committee  BU Provost’s Symposia Program  BU Faculty Senate Library Committee  Slide 1 Photo: http://www.mccollumenterprisesllc.com/ 1/30/2015 30
  31. 31.  Slideshare link:  Email: ebrown@binghamton.edu  Twitter, Friendfeed: eabrown25  Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-brown/11/21b/69b 1/30/2015 31

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