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Is Small Beautiful? The Position Of Independent Scholarly Publishers In An Environment Of Rapid Industry Consolidation, Charlie Remy, Steve Cohn, Richard Gallagher, George Leaman 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Is Small Beautiful? The Position Of Independent Scholarly Publishers In An Environment Of Rapid Industry Consolidation, Charlie Remy, Steve Cohn, Richard Gallagher, George Leaman

Charleston Library Conference

The publishing industry continues to consolidate, with large multinational publishers acquiring journals and other content from academic societies and independent publishers. This panel provided candid insights into the challenges facing smaller publishers, including how/why they continue to exist in a business environment increasingly dominated by large companies. The discussion examined the advantages that smaller, independent publishers enjoy and addressed their adaptation strategies, business planning (including open versus paid access models), strategic partnerships, technical infrastructure, production procedures, relationships with libraries, and the work needed to meet the evolving needs of library end users. The impact of industry consolidation on libraries ...


Humanities Collaborations And Research Practices: Investigating New Modes Of Collaborative Humanities Scholarship, Harriett Green, Angela Courtney, Megan Senseney 2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Humanities Collaborations And Research Practices: Investigating New Modes Of Collaborative Humanities Scholarship, Harriett Green, Angela Courtney, Megan Senseney

Charleston Library Conference

This paper presents preliminary findings from “Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest,” (HCRP), a collaborative project led by librarians at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University that examines how collaborative and experimental research practices in the humanities affects scholarly practices, scholarly communication, and research outcomes.

The HCRP study examines a series of multi-institutional humanities research projects funded by the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Global Midwest initiative, a Mellon Foundation-funded consortium of Midwest university humanities centers. We conducted 27 semi-structured interviews with scholars from diverse humanities disciplines who were HWW Global Midwest awardees ...


What Are Subject Liaisons When “Collections” And “Subjects” Don’T Matter?, Darby Orcutt, Mira Waller, Scott A. Warren 2017 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

What Are Subject Liaisons When “Collections” And “Subjects” Don’T Matter?, Darby Orcutt, Mira Waller, Scott A. Warren

Charleston Library Conference

In this interactive lively lunch discussion, participants explored issues around how the traditional subject liaison role is evolving. Users increasingly require functional information support (e.g., for geographic information system (GIS) or data mining) rather than simply domain-specific. At the same time, reports from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Pilot Library Liaison Institute and others have noted self-conscious trends toward developing liaison roles that engage and support the full research life cycle, as opposed to traditional service models focused on building and promoting library collections as more or less fixed products. Hosts Darby Orcutt, Mira Waller, and Scott Warren ...


Is A Gold Open Access World Viable For Research Universities?, Greg Tananbaum, Carol Tenopir, Ivy Anderson 2017 ScholarNext

Is A Gold Open Access World Viable For Research Universities?, Greg Tananbaum, Carol Tenopir, Ivy Anderson

Charleston Library Conference

Open access is at the heart of a seismic shift in scholarly publishing. In particular, gold open access (OA) has expanded at an accelerated pace, increasing in market share every year. In the gold OA model, financial viability shifts from the demand to the supply side, with article processing charges (APCs) a common scenario. Ideally, this model would be sustainable for academic research institutions, in that it would cost them cumulatively no more to pay APCs than they pay now in the traditional subscription model. APC-driven gold OA has financial and other implications for libraries, institutions, and authors. In the ...


Lifting All Boats: Fostering A Community Of Practice For Student Publishers, Laura Leichum, Kate Dohe, Gillian Berchowitz, Marc Blanc 2017 Georgetown University Press

Lifting All Boats: Fostering A Community Of Practice For Student Publishers, Laura Leichum, Kate Dohe, Gillian Berchowitz, Marc Blanc

Charleston Library Conference

Undergraduate and graduate students are increasingly being encouraged to work with faculty and researchers to generate traditional scholarship, as well as other types of projects that feature original content. Through this process, students are more frequently taking on roles as researchers, authors, and publishers. Student scholarship and student-run publications are valuable to the scholarly record, representing the nascent activities of the next generation of scholars, but also serving as an academic playground for emergent forms of publishing and media. Furthermore, students who manage publications gain practical skills that transfer to a variety of careers in academia and private industry. However ...


Open Access, Open Access, How Does Your Catalog Grow? With Selection, Access, And Usage All In A Virtual Row!, David W. Schuster, Susan J. Martin 2017 Binghamton University

Open Access, Open Access, How Does Your Catalog Grow? With Selection, Access, And Usage All In A Virtual Row!, David W. Schuster, Susan J. Martin

Charleston Library Conference

Much of the open access (OA) focus and discussion has been on journals (think Glossa), but the open access monograph has come fully into its own. University and scholarly publishers are providing high-quality books, often in areas that rely on long-form scholarship. However, open access monographs presented a challenge. How do they fit into the traditional models of selection, acquisition, cataloging, and tracking usage?

In the spring of 2016, Texas Woman’s University Libraries created a simple workflow to make open access monographs accessible through the libraries’ discovery layer using Google Sheets to track the workflow and EZproxy to track ...


“We’Ll Do It Live”: Building Access To Video Content Based On Freedoms Of Use, Christine Fruin, Trey Shelton, Aimee Barrett, Allison Jai O'Dell 2017 University of Florida

“We’Ll Do It Live”: Building Access To Video Content Based On Freedoms Of Use, Christine Fruin, Trey Shelton, Aimee Barrett, Allison Jai O'Dell

Charleston Library Conference

Film collections in academic libraries, including streaming video and DVDs, serve a variety of user populations and needs. Videos are used by faculty as part of instruction, by student clubs or other groups as part of public programming, and by individuals for personal study or entertainment. These various use situations are addressed by the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 101 et seq., and license agreements that accompany video purchases. To maximize use of video collections, and by extension, funds expended on video collections, libraries need to fully understand their rights under the law, track video licenses, and build ...


Open Access And Copyright For Theses And Dissertations, Erin Jerome 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Open Access And Copyright For Theses And Dissertations, Erin Jerome

Open Access Week

What is the benefit for choosing open access for your dissertation or thesis? How can your copyright choices help or hurt your scholarship? In this workshop, librarian Erin Jerome will present an overview of open access, copyright, and fair use as it relates to your research. We will also allow for plenty of time to discuss your thoughts and questions about these issues.


Innovative And Open Publishing Models, Cynthia Damon, Dot Porter, Whitney Trettien 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Innovative And Open Publishing Models, Cynthia Damon, Dot Porter, Whitney Trettien

Penn Open Access Events

New and innovative publishing models are developing thanks to online, open access publishing. This panel will feature Penn experts whose research revolves around issues of open access or who make their completed and ongoing projects openly accessible. They are each instrumental in the creation of and contributions to new and creative publishing platforms.

Panelists are Cynthia Damon, Professor in the Department of Classical Studies, who has been at the center of the Society for Classical Studies' development of an online Latin Library, and has published on the Dickinson Classical Commentary platform, Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services, who is ...


Open Educational Resources Workshop, Open Access Week 2017, Anne Shelley 2017 Illinois State University

Open Educational Resources Workshop, Open Access Week 2017, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This presentation was given in recognition of Open Access Week 2017. The presenter provided an introduction to open educational resources--what they are, where to find them, why they're being adopted by higher education institutions, and roles the library can play. The presenter covered details on CARLI's membership in the Open Textbook Network and what that participation means for Milner Library and Illinois State University. The presenter shared what she learned during OTN training sessions she attended in August 2017, including talking with faculty about open textbooks, tracking student savings, and building a program on campus.


Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship For Professional Credit, Seth Denbo 2017 American Historical Association

Fostering Change: Evaluating Digital Scholarship For Professional Credit, Seth Denbo

Open Access Week

As the field of digital humanities becomes an ever more important facet of both research and teaching, we need to find means for ensuring that the work is properly evaluated and that credit is given to the scholars who engage in it. The problems associated with developing this are complex, and new modes of research and publication have proven difficult to incorporate into disciplines that have traditionally put high value on print. Scholarly societies have an important role to play in encouraging creative thought and action about how best to accommodate these new modes within our disciplines.


The Unh Open Access Incentive Program, Eleta Exline 2017 University of New Hampshire, Durham

The Unh Open Access Incentive Program, Eleta Exline

Open Access Week

The UNH Sustainability Institute and the University Library, with funding from the Provost's Office, have teamed-up to offer UNH faculty, students, and staff an incentive for participating in the Scholars' Repository. If you've submitted 8 or more articles for publication in a journal, you may be eligible.


Open City Data And Civic-Mindedness, Dan Ford, Diana Lu, Akira Drake Rodriguez, Ken Steif 2017 Azavea

Open City Data And Civic-Mindedness, Dan Ford, Diana Lu, Akira Drake Rodriguez, Ken Steif

Penn Open Access Events

State and city governments across the country are providing open access to data about municipal services and infrastructure, right down to parking violations and bike lane networks (for examples, see OpenDataPhilly). What are the ways in which open data has expanded the ability for cities and governments to offer new services (or improve on existing ones), understand and tackle problems, and communicate with citizens? What civic engagement opportunities does open data pose for our Penn community and Philadelphia at large? Join us for a conversation about city data developments in the area and what having access to open civic data ...


Closing Talk: Progress And Poverty: The Paradox Of Scholarly Communication In The Digital Age, John Wenzler 2017 California State University, East Bay

Closing Talk: Progress And Poverty: The Paradox Of Scholarly Communication In The Digital Age, John Wenzler

Open Access Conference

We live in an era of unprecedented scholarly productivity and vastly improved scholarly communication. Academic researchers today have immediate access to an immense volume of scholarly articles and research data that would have amazed a researchers of 25 years ago. Today, my library at a medium-sized Masters institution, offers students and faculty an online Discovery System that provides direct access to millions of articles and nearly 80,000 online journals -- increasing the amount of scholarly information available to our patrons by 20, 30, 40 times? ... I don't know -- compared to what was available to them in 1980. So, why ...


Open Access, Privacy, And Ethics, Emily K. Chan 2017 San Jose State University

Open Access, Privacy, And Ethics, Emily K. Chan

Open Access Conference

Open access is generally touted as a beneficial good. It enables communities, especially those with the least resources, to access literature that they often would otherwise not be able to afford. It brings publicly funded studies and ensuing publications out from behind a paywall for the public good. Open data sets allow for the aggregation of studies, leading to higher statistical power and generalizability. Open data sets can also be utilized to address replication concerns.

Despite these tremendous benefits, there are existing and valid concerns about open access in a networked world. As increased quantities of materials are digitized, especially ...


Images Of Agua Y Tierra: Changing The Narrative Of Chicano/Mexicano Farming, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes 2017 San Jose State University

Images Of Agua Y Tierra: Changing The Narrative Of Chicano/Mexicano Farming, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes

Open Access Conference

This presentation will consider how almost 10,000 pictures from the Chicano/Mexicano farming communities of the Upper Rio Grande Valley of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico can contribute and alter the narrative of farm working. This digital collection documents over 30 years of farming with acequias, or communal irrigation canals, and captures themes of food production, the care of the land and environment, and water management. In a time where large-scale agribusiness is fomented by Monsanto chemicals and seed control, these farmers work to maintain acequia agriculture. The presenter will discuss how her efforts with The Acequia Institute ...


Promoting Faculty Comfort Level With Open Access Resources: The Online Faculty Workshop At Csu Stanislaus, Laura J. French, Maryann Hight 2017 California State University, Stanislaus

Promoting Faculty Comfort Level With Open Access Resources: The Online Faculty Workshop At Csu Stanislaus, Laura J. French, Maryann Hight

Open Access Conference

When the library first became involved with the Affordable Learning $olutions (AL$) initiative, a strategic decision was made to focus our efforts on providing faculty with the information they needed to incorporate affordable learning materials into their courses. Initially, three face-to-face workshops were offered with great success. However, time constraints on faculty was limiting participation. The decision was made by AL$ coordinators to restructure the workshop into an online format.

This presentation will address the process of adapting the in-person workshop to an online format. Feedback from the face-to-face workshops identified faculty concerns with the adoption of open access and ...


Life Support For The Open Access Policy, Anneliese Taylor, Teddy Gomes 2017 University of California, San Francisco

Life Support For The Open Access Policy, Anneliese Taylor, Teddy Gomes

Open Access Conference

UCSF faculty passed an Open Access Policy in 2012, yet it wasn’t until a partially automated research information management system (RIS) was in place in 2015 that there was any measurable increase in deposits to the institutional repository. Despite this uptick, overall engagement with the RIS as well as deposits were lower than the university wanted them to be. In an effort to increase participation with the policy, the UCSF Library embarked on a six-month project to improve the RIS search results and ramp up the deposit rate.

This talk will present the scenario before the project, the methods ...


Building Ethnically Diverse Digital Collections, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Emily K. Chan, April Gilbert 2017 San Jose State University

Building Ethnically Diverse Digital Collections, Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Emily K. Chan, April Gilbert

Open Access Conference

Building ethnically diverse collections has always been challenging -- either because minority communities do not see traditional institutions as keepers of their histories or librarians/archivists are not embedded sufficiently in the communities to recognize the value of their materials. And lastly, when communities do donate physical materials, processing and enabling access to these collections can often be slow, due to a myriad of reasons. The perception of a lack of public interest may lead to low processing priority, which only increases the potential for loss. Minority communities' motivation may be negatively impacted, furthering mistrust of traditional institutions and harming any ...


Open Access Publishing In Southeast Asia, Zoë McLaughlin 2017 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Open Access Publishing In Southeast Asia, Zoë Mclaughlin

Open Access Conference

Throughout Southeast Asia, universities are turning to open access publishing for their journals. In Indonesia, the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education has advised all universities to use Open Journal Systems as a means for archiving and displaying their content. However, these journals and others of their kind remain poorly indexed and volatile. What is the current state of journal publishing in Southeast Asia? How can the positive aspects of open access be harnessed to allow for more discoverability and use of scholarly research from Southeast Asia? In this lightning talk, I will provide an overview of open access ...


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