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Managing Open Access Publication: A System Specification

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on February 6th, 2015

JISC Monitor has released Managing Open Access Publication: A System Specification.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this document is to provide a specification for a system to help UK HE institutions manage administrative data in relation to the publication of open access Academic Outputs. The document is intended to:

  • Describe the scope of such a system and the workflows it should support
  • Describe an appropriate data model given the scope and workflows
  • Provide illustrative wireframes for a user interface (UI) to such a system

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    Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

    Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2014

    ACRL has released Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin L. Smith. It is available in print and digital formats, including an open access PDF.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and distribute their work. But these new opportunities also create issues that did not arise in the analog world. Owning and Using Scholarship demystifies intellectual property, and especially copyright law, for academic authors and independent scholars who face these dilemmas. It also serves as a comprehensive resource for librarians who are asked to assist with these new and challenging decisions.

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      Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice

      Posted in Digital Humanities, Research Libraries on December 8th, 2014

      CNI has released Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      The purpose of this workshop was to explore the varying models of supporting digital scholarship in higher education, focusing on those that involve partnerships with, or a strong role for, libraries and information technology units. Participants were selected to represent a range of scholarship center models, different types of higher education institutions, and a variety of roles, including senior leadership, heads of centers, faculty closely affiliated with centers, and graduate students with close ties to centers.

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        "Ensuring Research Integrity: The Role of Data Management in Current Crises"

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Research Libraries on December 4th, 2014

        Heather Coates has published Ensuring Research Integrity: The Role of Data Management in Current Crises in College & Research Libraries News.

        Here's an excerpt:

        Acknowledging responsible data management as foundational for research integrity is not sufficient. We need to value the processes and products of research equally by: 1) creating incentives for responsible management of data, 2) developing standards and practices for peer review that balance evaluation of methodological quality and research integrity with potential impact, and 3) carefully considering the resources necessary to responsibly manage and preserve newly created data for five-to-ten years after publication.

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          CNI Executive Roundtable Report: E-Book Strategies

          Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on December 3rd, 2014

          CNI has released CNI Executive Roundtable Report: E-Book Strategies .

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          During two separate convenings of this roundtable, we explored questions that these new directions raise for institutions, the strategies that institutions are using to make choices among the available paths, the stakeholders involved, and the new programs and projects that CNI’s members are planning or have implemented. Our emphasis was on breadth rather than deep explorations of very specific issues; often we were most interested in understanding how institutions were shaping the questions and how they were exploring them, since many of these questions are far from resolution. Roundtable participants included representatives from academic libraries and information technology units from research institutions and liberal arts colleges, library associations, publishers, and aggregators/intermediaries.

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            "The Adoption of Open Access Funds among Canadian Academic Research Libraries, 2008-2012"

            Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries on December 1st, 2014

            Crystal Hampson has published "The Adoption of Open Access Funds among Canadian Academic Research Libraries, 2008-2012" in Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.

            Here's an excerpt:

            To examine academic libraries' responses to OA publishing charges, this article explores the adoption of OA funds among Canadian academic research libraries from 2008 to 2012 by analyzing results from a series of previously published surveys. The findings are then examined in light of Everett Rogers' Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT) to consider the question of whether or not OA funds are becoming a standard service in Canadian academic research institutions. Adoption in Canada is briefly compared to that in the United States and United Kingdom. The paper concludes that, as of 2012, OA funds were becoming common but were not a standard service in Canadian academic research libraries and that libraries were actively participating in the development of OA funding models.

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              "Privacy by Design and the Online Library Environment"

              Posted in Privacy, Research Libraries on November 20th, 2014

              Dan Blum has published "Privacy by Design and the Online Library Environment" in Information Standards Quarterly.

              Here's an excerpt:

              This paper focuses on ways that libraries can incorporate advanced identity management concepts within the Privacy By Design framework to meet their needs as they continue their transition from the brick, mortar, and paper era to an era of mixed physical and digital content. In order to add value over and above what researchers can find with search engines and freely available content on the Internet, libraries must excel at supporting both ordinary knowledge seekers and academic researchers in fulfilling their content-and collaboration-related needs. Increasingly, libraries must support a seamless, personalized, and collaborative experience for diverse audiences across the full lifecycle from content discovery to content delivery while at the same time protecting patrons' privacy and intellectual property prerogatives.

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                UC Shared Print RoadMap for 2014-2018: Recommended Activities to Pursue

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 14th, 2014

                The California Digital Library has released UC Shared Print RoadMap for 2014-2018: Recommended Activities to Pursue.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                Key projects and policies that our libraries will pursue and explore include:

                • Coordinated print serials archiving to UCs two Regional Library Facilities and a deduplication service
                • A retrospective shared print monographs program
                • Coordinated digitization and print retention of State Documents
                • Disclosure of UC shared print collections in union catalogs such as OCLC WorldCat and PAPR using the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines
                • Revision of UC Libraries' "persistence policy" to support extramural partnerships
                • Assessing existing shared print policies and projects and making adjustments to them

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