Category Archives: Scholarly Publishing

Article about university press and library collaboration in JLSC

Roh, C. (2014). Library-Press Collaborations: A Study Taken on Behalf of the University of Arizona. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(4):eP1102. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1102

BACKGROUND The University of Arizona Press moved under the University of Arizona Library both physically and administratively a few years ago, echoing a trend amongst university presses: 20 AAUP members now are under the administration of university libraries. To understand the new evolving relationships in scholarly communication, a review of university press and library collaborations was undertaken by the University of Arizona Press and the University of Arizona Library through the Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Program (ARL CEP).

University press collaboration in scholarly publishing

This is from LJ.

Three Press Directors Weigh in on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing

Three Press Directors Weigh in on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing As part of University Press week, November 9­­–15, the American Association of University Presses (AAUP) broadcast an online panel on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing via Google Hangouts. Moderated by Jennifer Howard, a senior reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, the panel featured Peter Dougherty, director of Princeton University Press (PUP); Barbara Kline Pope, AAUP president and the executive director for The National Academies Press (NAP); and Ron Chrisman, director of the University of North Texas (UNT) Press. As Howard pointed out, lately collaboration can seem like a buzzword—“this year’s ‘innovation’ or ‘disruption.’” However, the three panelists’ discussion of their interesting and varied collaborative efforts showcased the diversity that academic publishing partnerships can encompass.

AAUP Recommendations for Successful Press-Library Collaborations

The Library Relations Committee of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has released the results of extensive surveying and interviews with member institutions of both AAUP and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), conducted in 2012-2013.

AAUP’s conclusions and recommendations for successful collaboration between presses and libraries can be found on their website, along with a full length report.

Partnerships between University Libraries and Presses

Library Journal’s article on partnerships between university libraries and presses highlights work being done at Purdue University, Dartmouth University and Amherst University as examples of a possible future model for scholarly publishing.

Meredith Farkas blogs on Open Access and the tenure track

Meredith Farkas links to her recent article “Library Faculty and Instructional Assessment” from the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship in her October 23, 2013 blog post “Opening up knowledge on the tenure track“. The post is a thoughtful reflection on the current state of publishing and how it impacts the decision making of tenure track librarians.

Research Data Collaborative launched at Harvard Library

Harvard Staff to launch program offering training and workshops on topics including data security, storage, archiving, preservation and curation.

http://www.infodocket.com/2013/05/28/harvard-library-launches-research-data-collaborative/

The intersection of IL and Scholarly Communication needs collaboration

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.

Scholarly communication, collections, and collaboration

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

Abstract:
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.

Speakers include:
Robin Champeiux – Oregon Health Sciences University
Lori Critz – Georgia Institute of Technology

Library & Scholarly Society Partnerships

Jason Baird Jackson wrote this post, “Another World is Possible: Open Folklore as Library-Scholarly Society Partnership,” on his Shreds and Patches blog.  Here is a slice of the post.

Building upon shared values, facing common problems, and recognizing new opportunities, partnerships linking scholars, scholarly societies, and research libraries are a particularly hopeful development in the changing scholarly communication system. In my remarks, and as an example of current possibilities, I will quickly describe the Open Folklore project and situate it in the context of the serials crisis, the corporate enclosure of society journal programs, the erosion of the university press system, the development of open source software for scholarly communication, and the rise of the open access movement as a progressive response to these changes. For those wanting basic information on using Open Folklore associated resources in your research and teaching, I urge you to visit the Open Folklore Portal site online and to consult the instructional screencasts that my collaborators and I have shared there, and on YouTube.

Open Science Summit

Save the date – October 22-23 in Mountain View, CA for the Open Science Summit.

Found this through Boing Boing.