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ALA Midwinter 2013 Meeting Program

Saturday, January 26, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2013
Saturday, January 26th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Compass North
Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw13.ala.org/node/9037

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

We will be featuring two presentations:

eScholarship PLUS: Sustaining Open Access Scholarly Publishing Efforts through POD and eBook sales at the University of California

Justin Gonder, eScholarship Operations Coordinator, California Digital Library

For over ten years, UC faculty and students have increased the
exposure of their scholarly output with the eScholarship Open Access
publishing platform and repository tools. With our new eScholarship
PLUS program, editors of UC-affiliated journals and book series can
add print-on-demand and eBook services with full retail and global
distribution support to their scholarly publishing toolkit.
eScholarship PLUS provides journals and publishing units with an
opportunity to recover some of the costs associated with traditional
open access publishing, while simultaneously removing the upfront
costs and logistical challenges of managing large print runs. Most
importantly, editors can now focus on content (rather than
distribution) and can enable readers to access that content in
whichever format they prefer. This brief presentation will describe
the eScholarship PLUS program in more detail, including: business
models, vendor partnerships and cross-platform technical integration.
Sample finished products (both digital and print) will also be
available for review.


Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries
Tom Sanville, Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships, LYRASIS

The global SCOAP3 project, which aims to convert peer reviewed High
Energy Physics journals to an open access model, achieved a number of
milestones in the past year.  Beginning in late 2012, libraries that
had previously submitted Expressions of Interest were asked to
re-commit to the project, and - in order to meet the US Goal of $3.5M
(based on proportion of HEP published papers in peer reviewed
journals) - SCOAP3 also reached out to a number of potential new
library participants.  Once libraries signal their intent to
participate, there are several "next steps," which include identifying
the exact HEP journals to which they subscribe, by whatever means
(individual subscription all the way to consortial "big deal"),
working with SCOAP3 to perform the "re-direct" calculations, and
formally agreeing to be part of the project.  These steps are on a
short timeline, given the "go-live" date of 1 January 2014.

CERN (Switzerland) hosts and manages this project for the benefit of
SCOAP3.  An international Steering Committee has been working with
CERN leadership over the past 1.5 years to realize this initiative.
And journal publishers are a key part of the project, having submitted
their proposals to the 2012 Invitation to Tender.  SCOAP3 also engages
libraries and funders worldwide, through a "National Contacts"
program.  In the US, LYRASIS was selected to be the National Contact
Organization; the main National Contact individual for this part of
the process is Ann Okerson, working with LYRASIS's Tom Sanville.  This
session will provide a brief overview of SCOAP3, key dates and
deliverables, structures, progress to date, and future prospects.


The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.