When: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 606-607
“The ACRL Scholarly Communications Discussion group will expand on the ideas presented at Saturday’s SPARC Forum regarding ‘Impact Factors and Article Level Metrics’. We will discuss new roles, services, and collaborative opportunities that libraries can participate in to further awareness of altmetrics and extend support for open access initiatives on their campus.”
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From SPARC/ARL — Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online
WASHINGTON – In response to the growing demand to make research free and available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, a diverse coalition today issued new guidelines (http://www.soros.org/openaccess/boai-10-recommendations) that could usher in huge advances in the sciences, medicine, and health.
The recommendations were developed by leaders of the Open Access movement (http://www.soros.org/openaccess/participants), which has worked for the past decade to provide the public with unrestricted, free access to scholarly research—much of which is publicly funded. Making the research publicly available to everyone—free of charge and without most copyright and licensing restrictions—will accelerate scientific research efforts and allow authors to reach a larger number of readers.
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This is from the Introduction of Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success by Raym Crow, October Ivins, Allyson Mower, Daureen Nesdill, Mark Newton, Julie Speer, and Charles Watkinson.
Recognizing that library publishing services represent one part of a complex ecology of scholarly communication, Purdue University Libraries, in collaboration with the Libraries of Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Utah, secured an IMLS National Leadership Grant under the title “Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success.” The project, conducted between October 2010 and September 2011, seeks to advance the professionalism of library-based publishing by identifying successful library publishing strategies and services, highlighting best practices, and recommending priorities for building capacity.
The project has four components: 1) a survey of librarians designed to provide an overview of current practice for library publishing programs (led by consultant October Ivins); 2) a report presenting best practice case studies of the publishing programs at the partner institutions (written by consultant Raym Crow); 3) a series of workshops held at each participating institution to present and discuss the findings of the survey and case studies; and 4) a review of the existing literature on library publishing services. The results of these research threads are pulled together in this project white paper.
Click on the contents tab to see the various sections of the report.
Here they are:
- METRO Collaborative Digitization Showcase – Local and Global Collaboration
- New Orleans Public Library Partnership Will Bring Largest Culinary Library in the South to the Big Easy
- ARL SPEC Kit 328: Collaborative Teaching and Learning Tools
From the Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper blog post.
ACRL has released a new white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits,” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The report is freely available on the ACRL website [as a PDF document].
The ARL published a new briefing paper for research libraries. The title is “21st-Century Collections: Calibration of Investment and Collaborative Action.”
At a panel discussion at the 160th ARL Membership Meeting held in Chicago on May 2–4, ARL Vice President/President-Elect Wendy Pradt Lougee, University of Minnesota, a member of the task force, emphasized that for research libraries in the 21st century, collections are still a core asset and the provisioning of content is still a core role, but “the context and strategies for decisions and investments are changing.” Those strategies will require libraries to engage earlier in the scholarly communication production cycle—in activities that panelist Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries and Scholarly Communications of Penn State, referred to in her remarks as the “third space of scholarly publishing.” According to the issue brief, in the new, fully networked context, libraries will need to collaborate on a greater scale in order to maintain the caliber of collections they once built for a primarily local constituency.
Found thanks to this blog.
I learned about this session for the 2012 ALA Conference this summer.
Data Curation as a Form of Collaborative Research
ACRL Research Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the ACRL Research Program Committee and the Science and Technology Section
Speakers: D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research & Professor of Library Science, Purdue University; Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Patricia Hswe, Digital Collections Curator, The Pennsylvania State University; Sophia Krzys Acord, Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida
Thanks Hope for the tweet.
One of the editors of Collaborative Librarianship (Joe Kraus) is attending the 2012 SPARC Open Access Meeting. The subtitle of the meeting is “Collaborative Strategies for Advancing Scholarship.” Follow along with the discussion using the Twitter hashtag #SPARC2012.
Heather Joseph from the Association of Research Libraries and SPARC reflects on the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference in the February 2012 C&RL News article.
Heather Joseph, The impact of open access on research and scholarship: Reflections on the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference, College and Research Libraries News, February 2012 73:83-87
She noted that:
Both new and established businesses are taking advantage of the open environment to build analytic and research productivity tools on top of open access article content. Some, such as Mendeley, a company that provides research article management and a research collaboration environment, would not exist without a robust corpus of open-access articles to build on.
Shared goals across communities working for greater openness in other areas of the research process (such as data, teaching, and even the basic conduct of science) are becoming more apparent. Opportunities for new, productive collaborations abound.
21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action, October 2011.
Proceedings of the ARL-CNI Fall Forum
October 13–14, 2011
Thanks to the InfoDocket for the link to the report.