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Developing a Scholarly Communication Program: Learn More

These selected resources include links to comprehensive sites on key scholarly communications issues, as well as examplary sites developed by various libraries for their local programs. Please contact Julia Blixrud to suggest other examples or sites of interest.


Comprehensive Toolkits & Resources      Keeping Up to Date      Author's Rights
Copyright & Fair Use Economic Issues Institutional Repositories     
Legislation New Models NIH Public Access Policy
Policy Initiatives Scholarly Societies Tenure and Peer Review


Comprehensive Toolkits and Resources

    The ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication Freely Accessible Institute Resources (FAIR). The FAIR site provides a space for institute faculty and alumni to share outreach resources with the broader community. Many resources are developed exclusively for the Institute but others may be developed by academic libraries and selected as FAIR resources.

    SPARC provides extensive resources on key topics including author's rights, institutional repositories, and economic factors.

Keeping Up To Date

    Conferences and workshops on Open Access: http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Events

    SPARC meetings & events page: http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/index.shtml

    Charles Bailey's Digital Koans: http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/

    Open Access Librarian: http://oalibrarian.blogspot.com/

    Open Access News (through April 2010): http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html

    Scholarly Kitchen, Society for Scholarly Publishing Blog: http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/

    SPARC enews: http://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/enews/index.shtml

    SPARC Open Access Newsletter (SOAN) authored by Peter Suber: http://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/soan/

    SPARC maintains several email forums on specific topics: http://www.arl.org/sparc/about/emailsignup.shtml

    Open Access Directory is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship: http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page

Author's Rights

    University of California Manage Your Intellectual Property: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/manage/

    Author's Addendum - Institutional Addendum (placeholder) | Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine from Science Commons (tool to let authors create their own addendum via templates and fill-in-the-blanks): http://sciencecommons.org/projects/publishing/scae/

            Example presentation: UM self-playing slideshow on author's rights

Copyright and Fair Use

    Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

    University of Minnesota Copyright Information and Education: https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/welcome

    Columbia University Fair Use Checklist: http://www.copyright.columbia.edu/fair-use-checklist

    Creative Commons - documentation page provides instructional materials about copyright and Creative Commons principles

Economic Issues

    SPARC Journal Pricing

    University of California Economics of Publishing

    Example of library sites illustrating high cost of online resources:


Institutional Repositories

    SPARC Repository Resources

    Example of IR promotional video:

T-Space: Increase the Impact of Your Research (U Toronto 5 minute self-player on its IR): https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/image/tspace.swf


    ARL Public Access Policies

    SPARC Advocacy

New Models

    New Modes from CreateChange: http://www.createchange.org/modes/index.shtml

    Example of library investment in new models:

            UC Libraries Investment in Transformative Scholarly Communication Models: http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/sco/UC_Libraries_investments_in_Transformative_Models4-14-05.pdf

NIH Public Access Policy

    NIH Public Access Policy Page

    PubMed Central Training Materials: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/communications.htm

            Example library website: Becker Medical Library, Washington University - very comprehensive site; flowcharts and other materials useful for training

Policy Initiatives from funders and research organizations

JULIET - Research funders archiving mandates and guidelines

Example: University of California open access policy development

Scholarly Societies

    University of California The Role of Scholarly Societies: http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/societies.html

    DC Principles Web Site http://www.dcprinciples.org/index.htm - perspective of society publishers

Tenure and Peer Review

    Create Change: Rewards of scholarship: http://www.createchange.org/cases/rewards.shtml

    Report of the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion: http://www.mla.org/tenure_promotion


For more information, go to: Main PageEstablish StructureBuild KnowledgeScan Environment, Go Public, Evaluate Program



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