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Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Steve Brantley

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, John Stephen Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, John Stephen Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Todd A. Bruns

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons Licensing, Open Education, Charlotte Roh 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons Licensing, Open Education, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

Workshop presentation for faculty who have projects for the Five College Consortium's Blended Learning in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.


Information Behaviour (Ib) Of Islamic Studies Researchers, Majid A. Badahdah Mr 2015 University of Brighton

Information Behaviour (Ib) Of Islamic Studies Researchers, Majid A. Badahdah Mr

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

information behavior, information seeking behavior, Islamic studies researchers, information behavior model, Religion scholar, humanities scholar, Wislon' model, Ellis' model, critical incident technique, information needs, information use


Redirecting Library Budgets In Support Of Open Access, Andrée Rathemacher 2015 University of Rhode Island

Redirecting Library Budgets In Support Of Open Access, Andrée Rathemacher

Andrée J. Rathemacher

This is a text of a panel presentation given at the Women's History in the Digital World 2015 conference at Bryn Mawr College on May 22, 2015. The presentation was part of a panel chaired by Julie R. Enszer (University of Maryland) titled "Feminist and Lesbian Periodicals in the Digital Age: Rebroadcasting Our Values." Co-panelists were Ken Wachsberger (Azenphony Press) and Laura X (The Laura X-Laura Rand Orthwein, Jr. World Institute for the Legacy and Learning of Social Justice Movements.)


Demystifying Open Access Workshop, Rose Fortier, Heather G. James, Martha G. Jermé, Patricia Berge, Rosemary Del Toro 2015 Marquette University

Demystifying Open Access Workshop, Rose Fortier, Heather G. James, Martha G. Jermé, Patricia Berge, Rosemary Del Toro

Library Events and Research Institutes

Among the avenues for sharing research and scholarship, open access journals offer an increasingly viable and important option. However, it can be challenging not only to identify these journals but also to evaluate their quality and reach, as well as to weigh the benefits of publishing in them.

To help demystify this process, Raynor Memorial Libraries offered a workshop on evaluating open access journals. Aimed at faculty, graduate students, and others interested in publishing their academic work, the workshop offered an overview of current open access options for sharing research, criteria to help assess the rigor and reliability of open ...


Data Management Plan Example And Feedback, DeeAnn Allison, Kiyomi D. Deards, Jennifer L. Thoegersen 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Data Management Plan Example And Feedback, Deeann Allison, Kiyomi D. Deards, Jennifer L. Thoegersen

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

A good DMP plan was concise and easy to follow. Writers should not be afraid to take up the maximum allowed space when necessary to explain things so that the reviewers don’t have to think hard/look something up. Below are examples of feedback a consultant might give when reviewing a data management plan. These examples may be used and altered as necessary to fit a variety of situations. The feedback has been divided into three categories: Defining Terms, Details, Data, and Human Research Subject Data.


University Faculty Awareness And Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing And The Institutional Repository: A Case Study, Zheng Ye (Lan) Yang, Yu Li 2015 Texas A&M University

University Faculty Awareness And Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing And The Institutional Repository: A Case Study, Zheng Ye (Lan) Yang, Yu Li

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to understand TAMU faculty awareness of open access (OA) publishing; assess their attitudes towards, and willingness to, contribute to an institutional repository (IR); and investigate their perceptions of newer OA trends and resources, including Open Educational Resources (OER) and DMPTool. The survey also served as an outreach tool to inform and educate TAMU faculty about OA publishing, the IR, and the Libraries’ OA services. METHODS The 34-question survey was conducted between Nov. 6–Dec 15, 2014 using Qualtrics, a web-based survey tool. Responses were anonymous, and participants were prevented from answering the survey ...


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For April 2015, Cedarville University 2015 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For April 2015, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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Repository Additions, April 2015, Cedarville University 2015 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, April 2015, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Documents

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Measuring Success: The Value Of Our Work Can’T Always Be Captured In A Spreadsheet, Tom Radko, Mary Rose Muccie, Fredric Nachbaur, Mark H. Saunders, Darrin Pratt 2015 Choice Reviews

Measuring Success: The Value Of Our Work Can’T Always Be Captured In A Spreadsheet, Tom Radko, Mary Rose Muccie, Fredric Nachbaur, Mark H. Saunders, Darrin Pratt

Media Studies

This year we were fortunate in encouraging directors of four university presses—Temple, Fordham, Virginia, and Colorado— to carve a chunk of time out of busy winter schedules in order to share their perspectives on the university press enterprise.


Scholarworks Usage Report, 4-2015, ScholarWorks 2015 Central Washington University

Scholarworks Usage Report, 4-2015, Scholarworks

ScholarWorks Reports

This report contains download and page view statistics for ScholarWorks, April 2015.


Between Subject And Tech Expertise: Collaborating With Faculty For Digital Humanities Projects [Presentation], Rose Fortier, Heather G. James, Wendy Fall 2015 Marquette University

Between Subject And Tech Expertise: Collaborating With Faculty For Digital Humanities Projects [Presentation], Rose Fortier, Heather G. James, Wendy Fall

Library Faculty Research and Publications

Libraries are well-positioned for partnership with digital humanities efforts in several ways. The management of digital items and the description of information resources for future researchers make libraries natural partners in digital humanities projects. Often Humanities scholars will reach out to the library for support or even guidance in these projects.

At Marquette University, the Gothic Archive exemplifies the development of this collaboration. Though the Archive started as a humble collection of digitized and transcribed gothic chapbooks, it is being developed into an interwoven collection of digitized materials and contextual objects and promises to become a full-fledged digital humanities tool ...


Introducing Undergraduates To Open Access And The Power Of Collaboration Between Scholarly Communications And Instruction Librarians, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Annie Knight 2015 Chapman University

Introducing Undergraduates To Open Access And The Power Of Collaboration Between Scholarly Communications And Instruction Librarians, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Annie Knight

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

Undergraduates are often left out of conversations surrounding open access. While they may not share the same concerns about publishing and prestige as faculty and graduate students, they do consume vast amounts of information, and thus can benefit just as much as those farther in their academic careers by knowing how to find, evaluate, and use open access resources. This presentation highlights a successful collaboration between the presenters in their respective roles as scholarly communications librarian and course developer to create and implement curriculum for a 3-unit information literacy course to teach undergraduate students about open access principles. Once the ...


Setting The Cornerstone: Creation Of An Institutional Repository For Minnesota State University, Mankato, Heidi J. Southworth 2015 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Setting The Cornerstone: Creation Of An Institutional Repository For Minnesota State University, Mankato, Heidi J. Southworth

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

On June 17, 2014, Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato launched Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works, the new institutional repository for the University. Cornerstone showcases the intellectual output of Minnesota State University, Mankato's faculty, staff, and students by preserving their works digitally and presenting them to the world in an easy-to-find format. Launching Cornerstone did not just happen overnight. This session will talk about our process in launching the repository and our marketing campaign and how our progress has well exceeded our goals and expectations.


New Times, New Roles, New Structures, Trevor A Dawes 2015 Washington University in St Louis

New Times, New Roles, New Structures, Trevor A Dawes

University Libraries Presentations

Slides from the Closing Keynote presentation at the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) Annual Conference, April 2015.

The talk was about the changing roles of librarians that have come about as a result of changing needs of faculty, scholars and researchers. Some libraries have also modified their structures to better carry out these new roles.


Foundations For A Scholarly Communications Program: Interviewing Faculty At A Small Public Liberal Arts College, Bonnie J M Swoger, Sue Ann Brainard, Kimberly Davies Hoffman 2015 Milne Library, State University of New York College at Geneseo

Foundations For A Scholarly Communications Program: Interviewing Faculty At A Small Public Liberal Arts College, Bonnie J M Swoger, Sue Ann Brainard, Kimberly Davies Hoffman

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

INTRODUCTION Librarians at SUNY Geneseo, a small liberal arts college, conducted interviews with eighty-seven professors to learn about faculty attitudes and practices related to scholarly communications and open access. Our project can serve as a model for other small college libraries wishing to engage faculty in a discussion about scholarly communications while dealing with staff constraints and limited budgets. The interviews provided an excellent opportunity for outreach and education, and revealed faculty concerns about open access, digital scholarship, peer review, data storage and management, and co-publishing with students. DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT Interview results were shared with library staff as well ...


Lost In The Data Jungle: A Case Study For Organizing, Publishing And Preserving Research Data, Qianjin Zhang, Sara Scheib 2015 University of Iowa

Lost In The Data Jungle: A Case Study For Organizing, Publishing And Preserving Research Data, Qianjin Zhang, Sara Scheib

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In response to the requirement for data management plans from federal funding agencies, the University of Iowa Libraries is beginning to develop a suite of data management services. First, the Libraries produced two comprehensive reports on campus data management needs. Then, the Libraries formed a data working group of four librarians across disciplines to create a guide on data management resources. To explore good practices in data management services and establish a long-term partnership with faculty and researchers, two librarians from the group started a pilot case study for organizing and publishing research data.

In this case study, we worked ...


Who’S Talking About (And Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work Using Databases, Google, Web Of Knowledge, And Altmetrics Tools, Amanda Izenstark, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher 2015 University of Rhode Island

Who’S Talking About (And Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work Using Databases, Google, Web Of Knowledge, And Altmetrics Tools, Amanda Izenstark, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Andrée J. Rathemacher

Slides from a presentation, "Who's Talking About (and Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work using Databases, Google, Web of Knowledge, and Altmetrics Tools," offered at the University of Rhode Island Libraries on April 22 and April 23, 2015.

"Stop using the impact factor as a measure of the value of your research. There are better ways. In this hands-on session find out about tools that can help you learn how your work is being received, used, and disseminated across scholarly platforms and social media networks."

Part of the University Libraries' Search Savvy Seminar series.


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