This book just came out. Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and edited by Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Kaye Hensley.
Most of this book was also published as an Open Access PDF version. (Note: this online edition, for reasons of permission, lacks Chapter 2 of the print edition.)
Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication presents concepts, experiments, collaborations, and strategies at the crossroads of the fields of scholarly communication and information literacy. The seventeen essays and interviews in this volume engage ideas and describe vital partnerships that enrich both information literacy and scholarly communication programs within institutions of higher education. Contributions address core scholarly communication topics such as open access, copyright, authors’ rights, the social and economic factors of publishing, and scholarly publishing through the lens of information literacy. This volume is appropriate for all university and college libraries and for library and information school collections.
The Collection Management Section of ALCTS and the ACRL Science and Technology Section are hosting a forum at ALA Midwinter:
Title: Scholarly Communication and Collections: From Crisis to Creative Response
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel – Compass South Room
Over the past decade, consolidation of the publishing industry, accompanied by unsustainable pricing models has created a crisis in scholarly communication that affects universities, libraries, faculty, and students. Nationally and internationally, libraries are being forced to decrease access to scholarly publishing due to increasing journal costs and declining budgets. In response, libraries and scholars have taken a leadership role in the area of open access to deal with the crisis and attempt to make the current model more sustainable. As libraries continue to lead open access efforts, it is important to educate librarians on the issues of scholarly communication so they can collaborate with faculty and become a part of an effective scholarly communication program. In addition, it is vital for libraries to have a formalized strategy to incorporate open access into collection development policies and activities to continue this momentum. The ALCTS Collection Management Section and the ACRL Science and Technology Section are co-sponsoring a Forum to discuss these issues.
Robin Champeiux – Oregon Health Sciences University
Lori Critz – Georgia Institute of Technology
Jonathan Stray asked on his blog “What should the digital public sphere do?” and what should it be called?
Earlier this year, I discovered there wasn’t really a name for the thing I wanted to talk about. I wanted a word or phrase that includes journalism, social media, search engines, libraries, Wikipedia, and parts of academia, the idea of all these things as a system for knowledge and communication. But there is no such word. Nonetheless, this is an essay asking what all this stuff should do together.
I asked people what to call it. Some said “media.” That captures a lot of it, but I’m not really talking about the art or entertainment aspects of media. Also I wanted to include something of where ideas come from, something about discussions, collaborative investigation, and the generation of new knowledge. Other people said “information” but there is much more here than being informed. Information alone doesn’t make us care or act.
And much more.
Looks like a good session at ALA.
You are cordially invited to the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group panel discussion at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans:
Library-Press Collaboration: How do they work together to advance scholarly communication?
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Room 245, Morial Convention Center
Moderator: Raym Crow, Senior Consultant, SPARC
+ James Mullins, Dean of Libraries, Purdue University
+ Kizer Walker, Director of Collection Development, Cornell University,
and Managing Editor of Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought
+ John Wilkin, Associate University Librarian for Library Information
Technology, University of Michigan, and Executive Director of HathiTrust
The panelists will discuss library-press collaboration from different perspectives. The topics to address include:
+ How does a library integrate and manage a university press as part of the library?
+ What issues are there when a library seeks to build a working relationship with a university press?
+ How does HathiTrust work with university presses to open up access to scholarly content?
There will be an open forum after the three presentations. All participants are welcome to pose questions and share thoughts about scholarly communication issues. Please join us for what promises to be an engaging and informative discussion on June 25th!
Adrian Ho and Sarah Shreeves
ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
ACRL is accepting expressions of interest from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Scholarly communications 101: Starting with the basics.” The four-hour workshop, now in its third year, is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country. The workshop focuses on new methods of scholarly publishing and communication, open access and openness as a principle, copyright and intellectual property and economics, providing a foundational understanding for attendees.
We seek to expand our pool of presenters by recruiting and mentoring one new person in 2011.
- A designated role in scholarly communications within your library.
- Teaching experience.
- Experience with instructional design and meeting facilitation.
- Collaborative planning skills.
- Must be available to attend up to two road shows this summer (Thursday, May 26, at Washington Research Library Consortium, MD; Friday, June 3, at City University of New York; Tuesday, June 7, at Academic Library Association of Ohio).
- Participation in an ACRL Scholarly Communications 101 workshop (either at ACRL 2009 conference in Seattle or as a road show in summer 2009 or 2010).
- Available to attend a presenter curriculum design retreat, to be held in conjunction with ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans Thurs June 23, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Serving as a new presenter involves participating in planning calls, participating in all segments of the workshop event, and some development of materials, exercises and presentations. The new presenter will ideally participate in two 101 workshops during summer 2011. In the first workshop, the new presenter will shadow workshops experts and team-teach one section or assignment. In the second workshop, the new presenter will teach one module with the assistance of two experts. The ACRL Scholarly Communication committee will consider applicants who can only attend one program in 2011 and begin teaching in 2012. ACRL will reimburse the new presenter for travel costs for up to two road shows in 2011 (flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals).
To make an expression of interest, please send the following materials to Jean Zanoni at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 8, 2011:
- Your resume.
- The names and contact information for 2 references who have direct knowledge of your experience teaching.
- A statement addressing the following questions (one page max for all four).
- Why you want to become a presenter for ACRL’s Scholarly Communication 101 workshop?
- What publications have you authored or presentations have you given (within the library or outside) related to scholarly communications topics?
- What contributions could you make to the presenter team?
- Are there relevant experiences of which you would like us to be aware?
The ACRL Scholarly Communication committee has formed a small review team, separate from the current presenters, to consider expression of interest. The process includes checking references and a telephone interview. The group will select one person to become a new presenter in 2011 and notify all applicants by Monday, May 2, 2011.
If you have questions of any kind, don’t hesitate to contact Jean Zanoni email@example.com.
This other article in the new Educause Review is also relevant — “Scholars, Scholarship, and the Scholarly Enterprise in the Digital Age.”
More important, from an access point of view, what now unifies scholarship is not the gated cities or chained books but is, rather, the openly available resources, tools, experts, and collaborative environments. Such environments open up knowledge, innovation, and learning, allowing them to become, to a great extent, transparently accessible. Openness, I believe, presses in a strong and positive way on all of the scholarships named by Boyer: discovery, integration, application, and teaching.