Scholarly Communication and You!


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Presentation given to Florida State University American Library Association student chapter. 7/20/12

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Scholarly Communication and You!

  1. 1. #ScholComm and You! Micah Vandegrift Scholarly Communications Librarian
  2. 2. tl;dr Scholarly publishing is adapting. The library is invested in the system.Librarians need a strong voice in the transition.
  3. 3. ScholComm wha?Scholarly publishing cycle“the system through which research andother scholarly writings are created, ideaevaluated for quality, disseminated to reformulationthe scholarly community and preserved research/writingfor future use.” preservation manuscript d i s s e m i n a t rights i o n assignment publication peer review editing
  4. 4. ScholComm wha?Scholarly publishing cycle“the system through which research andother scholarly writings are ideacreated, evaluated for reformulationquality, disseminated to the scholarly research/writingcommunity and preserved for futureuse.” preservation manuscript d i s s e m i n a t i o n rights assignment publication peer review editing
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  6. 6. Adaptation Faculty utilizing new tools and methodsLibraries building support structures and services Universities developing policies and rewards
  7. 7. The Library (my work) The Principle of Open Access Institutional Repository© Author’s RightsAdvocacy
  8. 8. Open access is the principle that information and knowledge should be shared,free and open to anyone, utilizing digital technology for dissemination. “We significantly influence or control the selection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information. In a political system grounded in an informed citizenry, we are members of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information. We have a special obligation to ensure the free flow of information and ideas to present and future generations.” - ALA Code of Ethics
  9. 9. The most important aspect of scholarly communication outreach is spreading good, factual information.
  10. 10. Institutional RepositoryFor archiving, preservingand making accessiblethe scholarly output ofthe university.Benefits –Persistent URL, indexedwith major searchengines, organizationalsystem, stats andanalytics,
  11. 11. Author’s RightsIn order for an institutional repository to be effective, faculty andgrad students need to be aware of their rights as authors andcreators of intellectual property.• copyrights/fair use• workshops, materials, consultations• policies and procedures
  12. 12. You own what you create.
  13. 13. “the work” = =  ≠ ü ≠ Ñ  ♬ 
  14. 14. Advocacy (aka acronym party)COAPI (Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions) Formed summer 2011, met Nov. 2011, elected to coordinating group MarchOSTP (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) Request for information on public access to scientific publications (Nov 7th)Cost Of Knowledge (Elsevier Boycott) Began because of one scientists dissatisfaction with the scholarly publishing system.Research Works Act/FRPAAA/Free Access Petition Various legislations relating to the accessibility of scholarly literature.
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  17. 17. Etc.ETDs – Migrating from old database to new institutional repositoryResearch and creative work – reading/writingOutreach – work with library liaisons to contact departments about these topics“The Scholarly Communications Librarian offers assistance with new and emerging models of disseminatingscholarship, including especially digital publication. Available for consultations on open access self-archiving,digital scholarship, copyright retention and negotiations, and managing a scholarly digital presence.”Committee work – Copyright, Faculty Senate, Council on Research and CreativityCampus initiatives – open textbooks, digital humanities
  18. 18. Questions Search: “SPARC” “UVa SCI” “Kathleen Fitzpatrick” “Kevin Smith Duke” “cost of knowledge”