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Event ALCTS Scholarly Communication Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 07:07 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group meeting at the American Library Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, California. We will be exploring how libraries are developing services and programs to support open access policies at colleges and universities.

As more and more institutions pass open access policies, libraries are grappling with how to support the implementation of these policies. This session will look at how these challenges and opportunities are being addressed at a research library system and a liberal arts college.

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group meeting at the American Library Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, California. We will be exploring how libraries are developing services and programs to support open access policies at colleges and universities.

As more and more institutions pass open access policies, libraries are grappling with how to support the implementation of these policies. This session will look at how these challenges and opportunities are being addressed at a research library system and a liberal arts college.

Our speakers are:

Martin Brennan, Copyright and Licensing Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Justin Gonder, eScholarship Operations Coordinator, California Digital Library
Kelly Jacobsma, Director of Libraries, Hope College

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Event ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00-2:30
Location: McCormick Place West, W176a

Please join us for three presentations on scholarly communications services.

Supporting Open Access Publishing via Open Journal Systems – One Library’s experience
Beth Bernhardt, UNC-Greensboro

Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00-2:30
Location: McCormick Place West, W176a

Please join us for three presentations on scholarly communications services.

Supporting Open Access Publishing via Open Journal Systems – One Library’s experience
Beth Bernhardt, UNC-Greensboro

Academic libraries have traditionally purchased journals that hold content created by their researchers. With the growing push for open access, libraries now have opportunities to assist their faculty members in creating and providing scholarly content directly to users. One such endeavor is Open Journal Systems (OJS), a software system developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), and created specifically to facilitate open access scholarly publishing.

In 2010, The UNC Greensboro University Libraries started providing support for faculty who wished to publish open access journals through OJS. The library currently hosts seven journals, with two more in development. This presentation will discuss our experience in implementing OJS, training faculty to use it, and issues and discoveries made along the way.

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Library Funding of Open Access Publication Fees: Effects on Faculty Behavior and Attitude
Jonathan Nabe and Andrea Imre, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

As part of the effort to provide an alternative to unsustainably priced subscription-based journals, some academic libraries have established funds to cover article processing charges in open access journals for faculty. One of the aims of such funds is to increase awareness of and participation in open access publishing, beyond the individual articles funded. There has been little or no reported analysis on the effectiveness of such funds in changing faculty publishing patterns. Our presentation will provide an assessment of the effects of a library open access fund on funded authors’ attitudes and subsequent publishing behavior. We will provide background information on the SIU COPE (SIU Carbondale Open-Access Publishing Equity) Fund, established in 2011, and provide results from publication history and survey analysis.

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A For-Fee Scholarly Publishing Service Based in the Library
Kevin S. Hawkins, University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is launching a new library-based service to publish works of scholarship, both new and reissued, from the UNT community. All publications, published under the Eagle Editions imprint, are freely available to read online, and some are also be available in print, e-books, or both. The cost to publish varies by the services chosen by the publishing partner; prices are based on fees charged by freelancers and vendors that carry out editing and design tasks. Libraries staff members advise on options for distribution in print and e-book formats, partnering with the UNT Press on some projects but generally leaving authors to make arrangements with distributors. This presentation will give an overview of this new service and its fee structure.

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A brief business meeting will follow the presentations.

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Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Annual 2014 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 01:00 am

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas are available below as attachments.
 
Scholarly Communication Express
Sherri L. Barnes, Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC): An educational program and service for best practices in research data management (RDM)
Regina Raboin, Data Management Services Group Coordinator, Tufts University

Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Annual 2014 Meeting Program

by Maureen Walsh on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 02:28 pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, room N260
Add this event to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14829

We will feature two presentations. The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, room N260
Add this event to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14829

We will feature two presentations. The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

Scholarly Communication Express

Sherri L. Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator
University of California, Santa Barbara

Presentation abstract:

UCSB Library's Scholarly Communication Program just launched Scholarly Communication Express, a service that allows campus departments to request 15-minute presentations, to be delivered at department meetings, on trends in academic publishing.  Presentations topics include altmetrics; creating data management plans for the social sciences and another for the sciences; Creative Commons licenses; eScholarship, UC's institutional repository; EZID accounts; the NIH Public Access Policy; the UC Open Access Policy; and understanding article publication agreements.  Anyone on campus can use the online form at the easy to remember URL - http://www.library.ucsb.edu/15 - to request a presentation.  Personal, one-on-one, consultations can also be requested.  The service formalizes work the Scholarly Communication Group had already been doing informally, as a result of outreach and old fashion liaison work.  Having a flyer and a webpage makes it easier to market the service to a larger audience, track requests and measure our success.  The service is designed to reach an audience that rarely has time to think about, let alone change, the way they navigate the scholarly communication system and manage their intellectual property, but wants to know what's going on.

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC): An educational program and service for best practices in research data management (RDM)

Regina Raboin
Data Management Services Group Coordinator
Tufts University

Presentation abstract:

Driven by external and internal institutional needs surrounding research data management, new, revised and expanded roles for librarians have evolved and progressive services are being implemented to assist their faculty and institutions with meeting these needs.

One new role for librarians is to teach research data management (RDM) to undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. Five libraries in the New England region developed a unique online, case-based, modular course to teach RDM. Librarians across the US piloted and evaluated this course in different settings.

This presentation will discuss the development and piloting of the open source curriculum, New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), information on how the curriculum materials can be used and customized, along with how building institutional and regional partnerships leads to successful curriculum implementation, compliance with federal mandates and best practices in research data management will also be included. Additionally, the presentation will highlight recent "Train-the-Trainer" workshops and current/future pilots of the curriculum.

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Event Scholarly Communications Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

We will be featuring two presentations:

Scholarly Communication Express

Sherri L. Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator
University of California

Presentation abstract:

We will be featuring two presentations:

Scholarly Communication Express

Sherri L. Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator
University of California

Presentation abstract:

UCSB Library's Scholarly Communication Program just launched Scholarly Communication Express, a service that allows campus departments to request 15-minute presentations, to be delivered at department meetings, on trends in academic publishing. Presentations topics include altmetrics; creating data management plans for the social sciences and another for the sciences; Creative Commons licenses; eScholarship, UC's institutional repository; EZID accounts; the NIH Public Access Policy; the UC Open Access Policy; and understanding article publication agreements. Anyone on campus can use the online form at the easy to remember URL - http://www.library.ucsb.edu/15 - to request a presentation. Personal, one-on-one, consultations can also be requested. The service formalizes work the Scholarly Communication Group had already been doing informally, as a result of outreach and old fashion liaison work. Having a flyer and a webpage makes it easier to market the service to a larger audience, track requests and measure our success. The service is designed to reach an audience that rarely has time to think about, let alone change, the way they navigate the scholarly communication system and manage their intellectual property, but wants to know what's going on.

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC): An educational program and service for best practices in research data management (RDM)

Regina Raboin
Data Management Services Group Coordinator
Tufts University

Presentation abstract:

Driven by external and internal institutional needs surrounding research data management, new, revised and expanded roles for librarians have evolved and progressive services are being implemented to assist their faculty and institutions with meeting these needs.

One new role for librarians is to teach research data management (RDM) to undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. Five libraries in the New England region developed a unique online, case-based, modular course to teach RDM. Librarians across the US piloted and evaluated this course in different settings.

This presentation will discuss the development and piloting of the open source curriculum, New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), information on how the curriculum materials can be used and customized, along with how building institutional and regional partnerships leads to successful curriculum implementation, compliance with federal mandates and best practices in research data management will also be included. Additionally, the presentation will highlight recent "Train-the-Trainer" workshops and current/future pilots of the curriculum.

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

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Discussion ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 05:45 pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14396

Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14396

Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

Program co-sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Presenter: Ben Showers, Head of Scholarly and Library Futures, Jisc

Title: Vocabularies for Open Access

Abstract: Open Access (OA) is an essential part of the scholarly communications ecosystem: From government mandates for publicly funded research through to the increasing reliance on open web searches to find and access scholarly content for students and researchers. For institutions and funding bodies, being able to track these research outputs is increasingly important, for institutional reputation, research enhancement and ensuring compliance with funding mandates. For students, researchers and the general public, it is important they are able to tell whether an article is available to read immediately, and, increasingly, what they can do with that article or content. The Jisc funded Vocabularies for Open Access (V4OA) project has been working with a wide variety of stakeholders such as NISO (National Information Standards Organisation), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Society of College and National University Libraries (SCONUL) and United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR) to try and achieve a consensus on key vocabularies related to OA. The intention is firstly that V4OA to be, or form part of a standard or recognised international best practice on the description of open access research outputs and secondly that that these agreed vocabularies will be incorporated into key information systems thus allowing institutions and funders to capture and assess the nature and scale of Open Access ‘transactions’ across the scholarly landscape.

Presenter: Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Title: Update on NISO's Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group

Abstract: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group was chartered in March 2013 to develop protocols and mechanisms for transmitting the access status of scholarly works, such as individual articles. The intent of the group has been to develop a standardized set of metadata elements in order to share accessibility and potential re-use rights, to clarify an environment where it is currently very difficult for stakeholders (funders, authors, librarians and users) to determine whether a given article is compliant with conditions and policies. The area in which it has worked is a contentious one, with many differing opinions among stakeholders on what constitutes “open access.” These elements developed as part of the group’s recommendations that the elements be machine readable to enable systems to intake the data and re-use it in whatever form is appropriate for its own context.  The Working Group’s specification is expected to be finished with its public comment period and formally published in early 2014.

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Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Midwinter 2014 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 06:15 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia are available below as attachments.

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

Mary Linn Bergstrom
Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering Liaison Librarian
UC San Diego

Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia are available below as attachments.

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

Mary Linn Bergstrom
Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering Liaison Librarian
UC San Diego

Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle

Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Director of StatLab, University of Virginia Library

Ivey Glendon
Metadata Librarian, University of Virginia Library

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Event Scholarly Communications Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 07:37 pm

We will feature two presentations.

We will feature two presentations.

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program
Mary Linn Bergstrom
UC San Diego
In the spring of 2011, the UC San Diego Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) Implementation Team invited campus researchers and research teams to participate in a Research Curation and Data Management Pilot program. The projects were chosen based on a number of criteria:how they represented the range of campus research and the various services they needed. The pilot process began in Sept 2011 and will be completed in early 2014.
Participants received services: assistance with the creation of metadata to make data discoverable and available for future re-use; ingest of data into the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s storage system; ingest of datasets and digital objects into the Library’s Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) for long-term access and discovery; movement of data into Chronopolis; data object identifier services; and training classes.
Implementation details of the services and the new Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) created at the Library based on the pilots will be discussed. RDCP supports data lifecycle management and will focus on aspects of contemporary scholarship: data creation and storage, description and metadata creation, citation and publication, and long-term preservation and access. The RDCP will provide services campus users can select to meet their needs. It will also provide support for data management requirements from national funding agencies.
Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle
Ivey Glendon and Michele Claibourn
University of Virginia Library
The currency of data in scholarly research is on the rise. The data supporting research across all academic disciplines is subject to the norms and requirements for access and sharing that has characterized the research output itself. In July 2013 the University of Virginia Library created a new library service to support data-intensive research initiatives. Research Data Services (RDS) is dedicated to the collaborative collection, management, use, and preservation of data across the research lifecycle, and offers coordinated support services and expertise for data-intensive research and teaching.
The growth of data-oriented research and of publicly-available datasets demands data literacy across the institution. We will relay how the RDS team serve and interact with the university research enterprise. Composed of data librarians charged with data acquisitions and discovery, specialists in statistical analysis and GIS engaged with training in the use of quantitative and spatial data, metadata and data management experts providing guidance and expertise on the creation of data documentation for preservation and dissemination, and digital media technologists supporting training to capture and transform data, the team supports researchers throughout the research data lifecycle.
We will discuss our organization – seeding data services throughout the library rather than concentrating them into a single unit – as well as the challenges we’ve encountered in gaining recognition within the university as a voice in the developing discussion around quantitative research at UVa and a service provider in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem.

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

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Event ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Midwinter 2014 Meeting Program

by Maureen Walsh on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 02:23 pm

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2014
Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 203A
Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12766

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We will be featuring two presentations:

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2014
Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 203A
Add this event to your Midwinter schedule: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12766

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We will be featuring two presentations:

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

Mary Linn Bergstrom
Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering Liaison Librarian
UC San Diego

Presentation abstract:

In the spring of 2011, the UC San Diego Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) Implementation Team invited campus researchers and research teams to participate in a Research Curation and Data Management Pilot program. More than two dozen applications were received and the RCI Oversight Committee selected five curation-intensive projects. These projects were chosen based on a number of criteria, including how they represented the range of campus research and the various services they needed. The pilot process commenced in September 2011 and will be completed in early 2014. Extensive lessons learned from the pilots were used in the design and implementation of a permanent Research Data Curation Program in the UC San Diego Library.

Participants in the pilot program received services including: assistance with the creation of metadata to make data discoverable and available for future re-use; ingest of data into the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) storage system; ingest of datasets and digital objects into the Library’s Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) for long-term access and discovery; movement of data into Chronopolis; data object identifier services; and training classes.

In this presentation, implementation details of these services will be discussed, as well as lessons learned. The new Research Data Curation Program that has been created at the UC San Diego Library, based on these pilots, will be described. The Program supports data lifecycle management, one of the core strategic areas for the Library. The Program will focus on many aspects of contemporary scholarship, including data creation and storage, description and metadata creation, citation and publication, and long-term preservation and access. The Research Data Curation Program will provide a suite of services that campus users can select from to meet their needs. The Program will also provide support for data management requirements from national funding agencies.

Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle

Ivey Glendon
Metadata Librarian, University of Virginia Library

Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Director of StatLab, University of Virginia Library

Ivey and Michele will present on a new Research Data Services initiative at the University of Virginia Library.

Presentation abstract:

The currency of data in scholarly research is on the rise, and the data supporting research across all academic disciplines is increasingly subject to the norms and requirements for access and sharing that has long characterized the research output itself. In response to this shift, in July 2013 the University of Virginia Library announced the creation of a new library service to support data-intensive research initiatives at the University of Virginia. The new team, Research Data Services, is dedicated to the collaborative collection, management, use, and preservation of data across the research lifecycle, and offers coordinated support services and expertise for data-intensive research and teaching.

The growth of data-oriented research and of publicly-available datasets demands even greater data literacy across the institution. This presentation will relay how the Research Data Services team in the library serve and interact with the university research enterprise. Composed of data librarians charged with data acquisitions and discovery, specialists in statistical analysis and GIS engaged with training in the use of quantitative and spatial data, metadata and data management experts providing guidance and expertise on the creation of data documentation for preservation and dissemination, and digital media technologists supporting training in the use of media technologies to capture and transform data, the team supports researchers throughout the research data lifecycle.

We will discuss our approach to organization – seeding data services throughout the library rather than concentrating them into a single unit – as well as the challenges we’ve encountered in gaining recognition within the university as a voice in the developing discussion around quantitative research at UVa and a service provider in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem.

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

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Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Annual 2013 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are available below as attachments.

Opportunities for improving research information using ORCID

Rebecca Bryant
Director of Community, ORCID

The Library Publishing Coalition Project: A two-year project led by over 50 academic libraries dedicated to advancing the emerging field of library publishing

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

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago are available below as attachments.

Opportunities for improving research information using ORCID

Rebecca Bryant
Director of Community, ORCID

The Library Publishing Coalition Project: A two-year project led by over 50 academic libraries dedicated to advancing the emerging field of library publishing

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

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