SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION EXPRESS ALCTS Discussion Group @ ALA Annual July 28, 2014 Sherri L. Barnes Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator UC Santa Barbara Library email@example.com
Overview UCSB Background UCSB Library Background Scholarly Communication Program background Scholarly Communication Express Origin and purpose Implementation
Library Background • 3+ million volumes • 40 librarians • 24 subject specialist • New administration • New repository • Building project
Scholarly Communication Program • Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator – 50% time, promote awareness, coordinate training, administer OA Fund, eScholarship contact, system-wide schol comm action group rep, coordinate the Schol Comm Group • Scholarly Communication Group - coordinators of 4 collection groups, Head of CD, AUL for Collections, life sciences librarian, chemistry librarian, social science data librarian, 26 faculty champions • Multidisciplinary approach to scholarly communication and publishing issues • OA Week programming since 2010 • UC Academic Senate passed an OA Policy July 24, 2013
SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION EXPRESS http://www.library.ucsb.edu/15 • Topics • Altmetrics • Creating data management plans • Creative Commons licenses • eScholarship • EZID accounts • NIH Public Access Policy compliance • Open access publishing • UC OA Policy • Understanding article publication agreements • Concept • I5-minute presentations, on trends in academic publishing, delivered tocampus departments and organizations.
Origin & Purpose • Tied to goals: • Short term: create an active consultation and education program • Long term: be the campus authority on scholarly communication and publishing • To increase the Scholarly Communication Program's visibility • To just be available to do presentations wasn't enough • To have a way to track the presentations we were doing as a result of general outreach - tabling, programs, responding to OA Fund questions, and good old fashion liaison work • To address the problem of low attendance at drop-in sessions and programs; if they won't come to us, we'll go to them
Implementation • Outreach Department helpedto develop branding and publicity - the flyer, the webform, website and easy to use URL; campus wide email announcement sent • Be flexible! For example, when French & Italian dept. requested three presentations, but limited me to 30 minutes • librarians can complete the request form for their departments • longer presentations are available upon request • Response & Feedback • conducted 3 sessions between April and May (FRIT; Sociology; Office of Research) • One librarian announced the program at a faculty meeting that she attended, and was pleased to be able to show and leave the flyer • Fall outreach plans: info at Library Open House, Library newsletter article, emails from liaison librarians, Open Access Week programs and tabling, OA Policy implementation tie-in