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A Tale Of Two Campuses: Open Educational Resources In Florida And California Academic Institutions, Alejandra Nann, Julia I. Hess, Sarah Norris, John Raible 2017 University of San Diego

A Tale Of Two Campuses: Open Educational Resources In Florida And California Academic Institutions, Alejandra Nann, Julia I. Hess, Sarah Norris, John Raible

Charleston Library Conference

Open educational resources (OER) provide a high-quality and low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks. The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of San Diego (USD) have been engaged in a multitude of efforts related to OER and textbook affordability. This article will discuss the textbook affordability climate at the state (Florida and California) and institutional (UCF and USD) level. Macro and microventures and lessons learned will be shared by both institutions ranging from perceptions of open education resources by the universities to collaborating with constituents across campus, in addition to specific case studies with UCF faculty teaching online and ...


Supporting Research Information Management In The Research University: Partnerships, Challenges, And Possibilities, Rebecca Bryant, Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, Julie Speer 2017 OCLC

Supporting Research Information Management In The Research University: Partnerships, Challenges, And Possibilities, Rebecca Bryant, Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, Julie Speer

Charleston Library Conference

Research universities are increasingly engaging in complex efforts to collect and synthesize information about an institution’s research footprint. The collection, updating, and sharing of the campus’s bibliographic research outputs is an increasingly important part of this effort, as institutions seek to develop external profiling systems and enable collaborator discovery and to also increasingly internally understand the research strengths and synergies of an institution for planning and assessment. Institutions are adopting a variety of tools to support research information management (RIM), faculty activity reporting (FAR), and researcher collaboration and discovery on campus. In this presentation, we will talk about ...


Wrangling Services Contracts In Libraries, Michael Rodriguez 2017 University of Connecticut

Wrangling Services Contracts In Libraries, Michael Rodriguez

Charleston Library Conference

As more and more academic libraries outsource information technology services and enter into cooperative consortial schemes with other organizations, librarians push into a minefield of contractual negotiations, obligations, and liabilities more complicated and consequential than the typical e-resource licenses is. A poorly wordsmithed license may result in loss of access to journals, whereas becoming entangled in troubled consortia, watching an essential technology go offline during finals week, or getting audited by a vendor without contractual safeguards or recourse can produce much greater financial and administrative burdens. This concurrent session was a crash course in negotiating service contracts favorable to libraries ...


The Sky’S The Limit: Scholarly Communication, Digital Initiatives, Institutional Repositories, And Subject Librarians, Sarah A. Norris, Lee Dotson, Barbara Tierney, Richard H. Harrison II 2017 University of Central Florida

The Sky’S The Limit: Scholarly Communication, Digital Initiatives, Institutional Repositories, And Subject Librarians, Sarah A. Norris, Lee Dotson, Barbara Tierney, Richard H. Harrison Ii

Charleston Library Conference

The University of Central Florida’s institutional repository, Showcase of Text, Archives, Research, and Scholarship (STARS), has presented new opportunities for collaboration among the Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication, Digital Initiatives, Research Services, and subject librarians. Building on efforts to proactively promote scholarly communication initiatives to the university community, these four units have used the institutional repository as a foundation for collaboration, outreach, marketing, and educational efforts. This article will give an overview of a panel presentation given by members of these four units on STARS and highlight the role the institutional repository has in increasing the collaborative efforts of ...


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 ...


Speed Dating: Matchmaking With Scholars Archive, Lindsay Van Berkom 2017 University at Albany, State University of New York

Speed Dating: Matchmaking With Scholars Archive, Lindsay Van Berkom

Open Access Day

Institutional Repositories (IRs) are known to be awesome for storing, preserving and sharing traditional publication types. However, they can also provide an attractive platform to creatively showcase other forms of academic output that show value and demonstrate the impact an institution has in a particular area of research or subject area. During this segment, audience members will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with people who have worked with Scholars Archive, the University at Albany’s Institutional Repository, in a variety of these new and exciting ways. Through these interactions attendees will make new connections and find the perfect ...


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 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.


Open Educational Resources Workshops: Instruction, Interaction, Incentive, Elaine M. Lasda, Julie Cuccio Slichko Dr. 2017 University at Albany, State University of New York

Open Educational Resources Workshops: Instruction, Interaction, Incentive, Elaine M. Lasda, Julie Cuccio Slichko Dr.

Open Access Day

Open educational resources (OERs) are a viable alternative to costly textbooks because they improve economic accessibility to higher education, course completion rates, and student learning outcomes. Through SUNY’s Innovative Instruction Technology Grant program, the University Libraries and Information Technology Services have partnered to create a model for professional development in facilitating the adoption of OERs in online courses. Details of this model will be discussed, and the Fall 2017 program faculty cohort will be announced.


From Lingua To Glossa: Linguistics In Fair Open Access, Johan Rooryck 2017 University Leiden, Center of Linguistics

From Lingua To Glossa: Linguistics In Fair Open Access, Johan Rooryck

Open Access Day

Johan Rooryck with be presenting from a remote location via GoToMeeting.

A description of his presentation is below:

Open Access publishing is often said to be the future of academic journals, but the actual move from a subscription model to an Open Access model is not easily achieved. The transition from Lingua to Glossa provides proof of concept that it can be done. This transition was made possible by our model of Fair Open Access, a model for flipping subscription journals to Open Access. This model has 3 main features:

  1. Discipline-based: Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA, www.lingoa.eu) helps ...


You've Finished Your Research...Now What?, Sarah A. Norris, Christina C. Wray 2017 University of Central Florida

You've Finished Your Research...Now What?, Sarah A. Norris, Christina C. Wray

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The research is complete and you’ve written your findings, now you’re ready to join the scholarly conversation, but you want to make sure you publish it in the right place to fit your future plans. This workshop, held during Open Access Week, explores the publishing options available and the pros and cons of each model. Learn more about traditional scholarly publishing, open access options and utilizing institutional repositories to make your research widely available.


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.


Aspects Of Author Queries And The Role Of Library Resources In Manuscript Crafting, philip chike Aghadiuno 2017 nasarawa state polytechnic lafia, Nigeria

Aspects Of Author Queries And The Role Of Library Resources In Manuscript Crafting, Philip Chike Aghadiuno

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Manuscripts sent to editors are often in different states of crafting or drafting. It is the task of the editor to help the author by polishing the manuscripts to the acceptable standard. Editors may seek clarifications from the authors about the missing links in the drafts. They may ask for references of strong claims, improvement of the draft, refinement of the argument, adjustment in tone, chapter re-organisation, fixing grammar points, among others. Editors raise these flags in the editorial process through author queries. The nature of queries written by the editor for the author differs from the ones written by ...


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.


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