Ex malo bonum: a bold new focus on scholarly communication

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Ex malo bonum: a bold new focus on scholarly communication

  1. 1. Ex malo bonum: a bold new focus on scholarly communication Wayne Johnston Head, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication University of Guelph Library wajohnst@uoguelph.ca
  2. 2. Library required to reduce budget by $1 million accomplished through loss of 14 positions via voluntary early retirement and resignation incentives
  3. 3. “By ‘mainstreaming’ scholarly communication duties into the work of all liaison librarians, the UMN Libraries are moving these issues to the very center of the profession and fully owning them.” "Leading Change in the System of Scholarly Communication: a case study of engaging liaison librarians for outreach to faculty", Kara J. Malenfant. College and Research Libraries, January 2010.
  4. 4. cost of electronic journals increase library budgets diminish publishers consolidate license terms grow increasingly restrictive
  5. 5. open access
  6. 6. “Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.” Budapest Open Access Initiative
  7. 7. Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication Team
  8. 8. data/oac
  9. 9. • research consultation • data consultation and management • virtual research environment • catalogue of research • electronic theses and dissertations • institutional repository • open access, peer reviewed journal publishing • author rights, copyright & publishing consultation • open access support • Campus Author Recognition programme • digital collections • consortia licensing • team-based communication and promotions Work Inventory
  10. 10. The Antimicrobial Resistance Research Team of Guelph (ARRT) Publications • Occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in healthy dogs and cats presented to private veterinary hospitals in Southern Ontario (7 comments) • Prevalence and patterns of antimicrobial resistance of fecal E. coli among pigs on 47 farrow-to-finish farms with different in-feed medication policies in Ontario and British Columbia (2 comments) • more publications Reports • Field report 2009 (8 comments) • Report to NSERC 2009 (5 comments) • more reports Data • Lab assays 2009 (download) • more data Presentations • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (6 comments) • more presentations Documents • Minutes from 12 August 2009 • Draft policy on open access • more documents People • Team members • Associates • become an associate Discussion • Need to establish partners in the South (16 posts) • Preservation of raw data (7 posts) • more discussions Media •“New research has disease fighting potential.” Toronto Star • subscribe to RSS media feed Resources • The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy • Antimicrobial peptides in human health and disease • more resources
  11. 11. our accomplishments to date Wayne Johnston, 15 September 2009
  12. 12. Ex malo bonum: a bold new focus on scholarly communication
  13. 13. Ex malo bonum: a bold new focus on scholarly communication Wayne Johnston Head, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication University of Guelph Library wajohnst@uoguelph.ca

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