ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow: From Understanding to Engagement Joy Kirchner, Kevin Smith, Stephanie Davis-Kahl James Madison University June 14, 2012. Introductions Who we are Who are you? Eventually, Steve looked up. His mother was nowhere in sight and this was certainly no longer the toy department. Gary Larson Agenda • • • • • Scholarly Communication System Economics Copyright Openness Engagement and Next Steps Learning Objectives • Understand and describe scholarly communication as a system and system characteristics • Enumerate new modes and models of scholarly communication and ways libraries can support those models • Be able to select and cite key principles, facts, and messages relevant to scholarly communication plans and programs in their institutions and initiate appropriate programs or pilot projects from those Structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system including economics, copyright, and new models Foundational base in scholarly communication issues in order to begin strategic planning and action Scholarly Communications is … Scholarly communications covers a broad range of activities, including the discovery, collection, organization, evaluation, interpretation and preservation of primary and other sources of information, and the publication and dissemination of scholarly research.“ Mellon Foundation, 2008 AnnualReport, 30 The Scholarly Communications System incorporates and expands on the more familiar concept of scholarly publishing and includes both informal and formal networks used by scholars to develop ideas, exchange information, build and mine data, certify research, publish findings, disseminate results, and preserve outputs. This vast and changing system is central to the academic enterprise. – Lee Van Orsdel Scholarly communication is an umbrella term used to describe the process of academics, scholars and researchers sharing and publishing their research findings so that they are available to the wider academic community (such as university academics) and beyond. - Wikipedia Scholarly communication—the process used by scholars to share the results of their research—is fast approaching a crossroads. - Cornell Scholarly communications is the process by which scholarship is produced, supported, managed, and communicated, and includes all those involved in supporting the life-cycle of scholarship. Joy Kirchner University of British Columbia Reflection Exercise • What other questions have you heard that you would add to this list? • Select one of the questions – or consider ones of your own or that you’ve heard - and brainstorm potential responses to faculty members or graduate students or administrators. • Reflect on how you might prepare yourself to answer the question in the future. Why should I care about Open Access? I can get access to everything that I need. Why doesn’t the Library just stop subscribing to large journal packages? I don't use or publish in costly journals. My field is more about book publication than journal publication so how do these changes in scholarly publishing & communication affect me? Is Open Access publishing serious scholarly publishing? Isn’t it for someone who can’t get published in a serious journal? I have to publish in the key peer-reviewed journals in my field in order to get tenure. My scholarly society is thinking about moving their journal to a commercial publisher. Are there other options? I just found out that my funding agency requires that I make the results of my research freely available online. I’ve also heard that some funding agencies require data management plans. What does this mean? Why should I pay attention to author’s rights? I post my article/book chapter on my website anyway. Can I use the graph I published in Journal X in a future publication? What’s the point of an institutional repository? I want my article to be open access but I really don’t think that the author should have to pay for it. Do you have any suggestions? As a Collections Librarian, I am getting increasing demands from our faculty to support institutional memberships for a number of Open Access collections. My Administrators also want me to support other new model initiatives like SCOAP3, DOAJ, ArXiv and The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. There is no room in the budget. What can I do to create a sustainable support model for scholarship? Why does the library continue to cancel journals that I need in my discipline even when budgets aren’t flat? What questions do you have?