***THE GROUP WAS DISBANDED IN DECEMBER 2012 -- THIS LIBGUIDE IS NO LONGER UPDATED***
Scholarly Communications Working Group - Official Charge
This Working Group is charged with working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian in a team effort to coordinate activities and develop instructional materials in support of scholarly communications, scholarly publication reform, intellectual property issues, and open access activities and programs provided by the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The broader purpose is to recruit, collect, showcase, and preserve the scholarly output of the University of Florida. More specifically, the Working Group will identify needs and propose and undertake creative actions essential to ensuring that the Libraries continue to provide an effective open access program, a vibrant institutional repository, and information and instruction about scholarly communication matters.
Responsibilities include coordinating and creating promotional activities for the annual Open Access Week, contributing current items to the Open Access LibGuide and other instructional materials (e.g., Scholarly Communications LibGuide), developing online tutorials and other media to inform the academic community, and providing professional development assistance and instructional materials to Library faculty and staff for library instruction, among other projects.
The Working Group is comprised of members with the following attributes, while it also has the responsibility to foster such professional development among library faculty and staff:
Goals for 2012
GOAL: INCREASE AWARENESS AND USE OF THE INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY
GOAL: HOST WELL-ATTENDED, INFORMATIVE, AND USEFUL INTERNATIONAL OPEN ACCESS WEEK EVENT
GOAL: EDUCATE FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS ON COPYRIGHT ISSUES AFFECTING THEIR RESEARCH AND TEACHING
GOAL: INCREASE VISIBILITY AND USE OF OPEN ACCESS, CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSED, AND PUBLIC DOMAIN RESOURCES
GOAL: SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL AND STATEWIDE INITIATIVES ON OPEN ACCESS AND SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING REFORM
GOAL: DEVELOP PLAN FOR COLLABORATIVE SPACE AND/OR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE PLAN FOR THE PROVISION OF DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS. (tentative)