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Thursday, November 9 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
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These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature 5 PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have time at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all presenters. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1) Bringing open data into focus on campus (Mary Ellen Sloane)

The presenter will discuss the outcome of the work of a Faculty Learning Community that is working to bring greater understanding of open data and data sharing to a large regional university. Open data refers to data sets that can be accessed by anyone. Open data is part of a larger movement in scholarly sharing, and every academic discipline benefits from the availability of open data. Open data and analytics are a key component of today’s business, communications, science, health, education, social science, humanities, and technology environments. Researchers are expected to use open data and share data. Students should expect to understand and use data sets in their professional lives. The size and scale of research data available is growing daily and data sets are multifaceted. Data and repositories is often not easily discoverable. It is therefore challenging for professors and students to use the data effectively and make meaningful and valid interpretations of the data.

The presenter will share best practices and lessons learned about leading a faculty group that is seeking provide support training for students and faculty in the use of open data on campus in teaching and research. The presenter will also share the results of a collaboration with the Office of Research in exploring how open data can accelerate preliminary research and make faculty more competitive for external funding.

Attendees can expect to learn strategies for taking a leadership role and create a dialogue with campus constituencies about open data in teaching and research.

2) Boosting the Open Access Policy (Anneliese Taylor)

Passing an open access policy is a great way for an institution to assert its will to make scholarly published content open to the world. Getting authors at a large, research-intensive university to participate in the implementation of the policy is a whole other ball game. Four years into UCSF’s faculty OA policy, we embarked on a project to increase the level of engagement with the research information system our university licenses, and to boost the number of deposited articles in our repository.

This talk will highlight the outcomes of this six-month project, including the change in deposits and what we learned about what worked (and didn’t work) to get people engaged with the system.

3) Follow the Money: An exploratory study of open access publishing funds’ impact (Amanda Click, Rachel Borchardt)

Academic libraries have been supporting researchers with open access funds since 2005, and more libraries join this movement every year. These funds generally pay the article processing charges (APC) for articles accepted to peer-reviewed fully open access journals. According to SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, libraries have reimbursed APCs for almost 5,500 open access publications. Organizations like SPARC and the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) collect and provide access to information about OA mandates, funds and policies, but where exactly is the money from these OA funds going? Who is using library OA funds to publish their work? Where do they publish? What kind of impact do these funds have on scholarly communication? In order to address these questions, the authors collected citation and author data for articles supported by library OA funds. This session presents the initial findings of their data analysis - including author, academic field, and journal trends.

The objective of this session is to help librarians better understand how and where OA funds are being spent, with a particular emphasis on the scholars who apply for these funds, the journals in which they choose to publish, and the academic disciplines in which researchers seek out OA publishing opportunities. Findings may inform the development of new OA fund programs, as well as OA awareness efforts on campus. In addition, libraries who already offer this type of funding might use these findings to develop outreach to underrepresented disciplines or types of researchers, refine effective messaging or talking points regarding OA funds, or consider changes to their OA funding policies.

4) In medias res of an ORCID implementation (John Novak)

Nearly two years ago, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries signed up for an institutional license for ORCID. As we approach 2018, UNLV is on the cusp of rolling out ORCID to campus, including promoting it to faculty and graduate students as well as implementing connectivity features that makes ORCID the “plumbing in the research infrastructure.”

In this shotgun session, attendees will be brought “into the middle of things” of an ORCID implementation. Items discussed include the deliberate pre-planning of ORCID implementation, the hiring of two visiting librarians, investigating the limits of ORCID connectivity with research information management systems and the institutional repository, and the pilot projects that prepared UNLV for a 2018 rollout.

5) What do those scholars want anyway? (Maria Bonn)

The work of "Understanding the Needs of Scholars in a Contemporary Publishing Environment," a the Mellon funded initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has been underway for two years and includes a research effort led by the School of Information Sciences at UIUC. That effort includes a survey of hundreds of humanities scholars and extensive interviews with dozens of scholars, all designed to create a deeper understanding of scholarly publishing ambitions and experience, especially in relationship to the panoply of publishing modes and media currently available. Lessons learned from the research inform the development of publishing capacity at UIUC and are intended to be shared with the scholars, publishers and librarians who are part of the scholarly community. This session will provide an overview and some pithy insights into what we've learned about scholars' goals in publishing and how well those goals are met by both established and innovative ways of publishing.

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Jack Montgomery

Professor, Coordinator, Acquisitions and Collection Services, Western Kentucky University Libraries

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Maria Bonn

Associate Professor, MS/LIS and CAS Program Director, University of Illinois
Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as asenior lecturer. She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment... Read More →
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Rachel Borchardt

Associate Director, Research and Instructional Services, and Science Librarian, American University
Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a recent book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century... Read More →
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Amanda Click

Business Librarian, American University
Amanda is the business librarian at American University, supporting the research needs of the faculty and students in the Kogod School of Business. In 2016, she earned a PhD in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied the cultural... Read More →
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John Novak

Collection Development Strategies Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
John Novak is the head of the Scholarly Communication Initiatives department at UNLV. This department manages Digital Scholarship@UNLV, UNLV's institutional repository, and leads and supports UNLV Libraries scholarly communication and research service efforts. He has published articles... Read More →
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Mary Ellen Sloane

Science Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University
Mary Ellen Sloane is the Science Librarian and an Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research interests include scholarly communication, information literacy, library technology, and user experience.
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Anneliese Taylor

Head of Scholarly Communication, University of California--San Francisco

Thursday November 9, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401