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Deadline Approaching for Scholarly Communication Workshop on Strategic Skills

Offered by the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC), the workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success” helps librarians continue building and strengthening programs that resonate with their local institutions. This workshop is appropriate for librarians who have already established scholarly communication programs and are seeking to develop a deeper impact. Participants will think strategically about setting directions, plan appropriate next steps, and practice skills to influence campus partners.

 
 

A Rational System for Funding Scholarly Monographs: A White Paper Prepared for the AAU-ARL Task Force on Scholarly Communication

This white paper was commissioned by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joint Task Force on Scholarly Communication to explore the inability of a market model to adequately support research publication based solely on scholarly merit and to identify projects through which AAU-ARL members might constructively intercede. The paper was prepared for the task force in November 2012 by Raym Crow of the Chain Bridge Group.

 pdfaau-arl-white-paper-rational-system-for-funding-scholarly-monographs-2012.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services (November 2012)

SPEC Kit 332 explores how research institutions are currently organizing staff to support scholarly communication services, and whether their organizational structures have changed since 2007, when member libraries were surveyed about their scholarly communication education initiative. It covers who leads scholarly communication efforts inside and outside the library, the scholarly communication related services that are offered to researchers, and which staff support those services. It also looks at how the library measures the success of its scholarly communication services, including demonstrable outcomes of these services. It includes position descriptions for library leaders of scholarly communication efforts, charges for SC committees, organization charts, descriptions of SC services, assessment tools, open access policies, and SC resolutions.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 332 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
     

Hip Hop Scholarship: A Descriptive Analysis of Dissertations 1993-2011

Poster presented at the LCDP Luminary Class, June 2012. To better understand the growth and interdisciplinary nature of hip hop, this project investigates the scholarship related to this emerging area of research. Using the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database as a tool, a sample of 103 out of a total 344 dissertations were examined with a focus on various aspects of the hip hop culture. A descriptive analysis is presented based on institution, geographic location, department, keywords, and year of publication.

pdf lcdp-2012-poster-gray-laverne.pdf

 
     

ARL and LYRASIS Sign Agreement for Licensing Initiative

On November 18, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and LYRASIS signed an agreement designating LYRASIS as an agent to negotiate licenses for online content on behalf of interested ARL member libraries. This is the culmination of an effort that began in 2010 to identify a strategy for ARL to influence the marketplace regarding licensing rights, technical specifications, and business terms to meet the needs of research libraries.

 
           

Questions from the NRNT Digital Curation and Preservation Webcast

These questions were asked during the April 7, 2011, webcast "New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation," but were left unanswered due to time constraints. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) asked the webcast panel and the report authors to develop written responses to the unanswered questions in an effort to deepen webcast participants' understanding of the topic.

pdf nrnt_dc_webcast_qanda_apr07.pdf

 
 

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

The New Roles for New Times series identifies and delineates emerging roles and present research on early experiences among member libraries in developing the roles and delivering services. This report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation.

The authors consider a “promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,” describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered.

pdf nrnt_digital_curation17mar11.pdf

Hardcopy also available for purchase for $25.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

Publishing Support for Small Print-Based Publishers: Options for ARL Libraries

This report summarizes the results of a project to investigate options that research libraries have for providing publishing support to small, print-based publishers.

pdf pub-support_7mar11.pdf

 
 

ARL E-Book Requirements

This is "Appendix C: Detailed Evaluation Requirements and Desirables" of the 2012 ARL e-book licensing agent RFP, more commonly known as the "ARL E-Book Requirements."

pdf arl-e-book-requirements-2012.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Building a Scholarly Publishing Infrastructure at the University of Michigan: Challenges, Opportunities and First Moves

This presentation reports on the University of Michigan's early experiences with formally creating a Publishing Division and illustrates them with discussion of projects that implement new approaches to management and production. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-bonn-nov2010.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Enhancing Discovery and Impact

This presentation describes ISO's new service model, focusing on the methods being used to increase the visibility and impact of the Journal of Research of NIST and other agency publications. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-silcox-nov2010.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Coaching Authors to Publish Better Papers in Better Journals

The Center for Science Communication at Vanderbilt University helps authors "publish well" by teaching them to write clearly and strategically, so that editors and reviewers can appreciate the importance of the work and request reasonable revisions; and to interact with these "gatekeepers" in ways that maximize the likelihood of acceptance. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-siegel-nov2010.pdf

 
             

Research Library Issues, no. 262 (Feb. 2009)

RLI issue 262 includes the following articles:

  • The University's Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action
  • ARL Statement to Scholarly Publishers on the Global Economic Crisis
  • Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum
  • ARL Statistics: Redefining Serial Counts and Remaining Relevant in the 21st Century
 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: The Benefits of Collaborative Marketing at Purdue University Libraries / Press

After presenting an organizational context in which Purdue University Press is embedded in the Libraries, the speaker explores the concept of "a continuum of scholarly communication needs" at Purdue University, and shows how the Press and Digital Collections Librarian are collaborating to try and provide services to fill these. He then focuses on marketing as a key area of collaboration. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-watkinson-nov2010.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Information Life-Cycle at GAO: Content Creation to Publishing

GAO's Knowledge Services office was created to leverage resources within one unit to improve the information life-cycle of GAO's published products from research to publishing. This presentation will examine the role of librarians in this process from conducting research in the beginning to ensuring improved access to GAO's published products at the end. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf mueller_nov2010.pdf

 
 
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