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Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Central

ORCID: Facilitating Interoperability for Research Universities

Rebecca Bryant
Director of Community, ORCID

ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, not-for-profit, community-driven organization that provides an open registry of persistent unique identifiers for researchers and scholars. ORCID also automates linkages to research works by embedding identifiers in research workflows. In this presentation, we will discuss the opportunities and benefits of university integration with ORCID, share current integration user cases at universities and funding agencies, and provide information about how institutions can become ORCID members.

The Library Publishing Coalition Project: Building Capacity for an Emerging Area of Library Service Provision

Charles Watkinson
Executive Group, Library Publishing Coalition
Director, Purdue University Press
Head of Scholarly Publishing Services, Purdue Libraries

The Library Publishing Coalition Project is a two year program that began in January 2013 to build a collaborative framework to support the development of library publishing services in academic libraries. In 2012 a project sponsored by IMLS, "Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success," reported that 55% of academic libraries of all sizes were either developing or implementing library services (including 79% of ARL libraries). It identified major needs for the development of best practices, collaboration to create community-based resources, and formalization of skills and training. The LPC project represents the response of a group of over fifty North American libraries to these recommendations. Programs currently under development include the publication of a directory of library publishing programs, the first of its kind; the organization of an annual meeting, to be first held in 2014; the creation of an online repository for sharing useful publishing tools, workflows, and documents; and the deployment of a targeted research agenda. This presentation will give an overview of library publishing activities as currently understood, describe how the LPC project fits into this landscape, and provide an update on progress so far. Plenty of time will be left for feedback and discussion.

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

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