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Anna Sackman, Science, Data & Engineering Librarian
Rick Jaffe, Research IT
Chris Hoffman, Research IT
Rachael Samberg, Library
Barbara Gilson, SAIT
Jean Cheng, ETS
John Kretz, CDL
Aaron Culich, Research IT
Scott Peterson, Doe Library
Jason Christopher, Research IT
Maurice Manning, Research IT
Aron Roberts, Research IT
Practiced IP litigation for 7.5 years, taught at Stanford, head of research and instruction in Law Library, came here in June
Data is part of scholarly communication, and what researchers are making open
Scholarly communication: system through which research output is created, evaluated, disseminated to scholarly community, preserved for future use
Dates back to learned societies in 1600’s, first journal articles published in France and England in mid-1660’s
Complex cycle: creation, evaluation, publication, dissemination and access, preservation, reuse
Modern publishing affects how information is disseminated, who can access it
Concerned about preserving it, making sure it’s available in future, bears rights associated with it that allow it to be reused to feed more knowledge creation
1660’s-2009 - 50M research articles published
New paper being published every 20 seconds
As of 2006, 1.35M scientific journal articles published per year
115M scholarly documents in English online, 1/4 are open access
Increasingly insurmountable cost barriers associated with creating, preserving and publishing information, journal costs out of reach for most users
Open access reduces those barriers; free, online, reusable beyond fair use
Many open access publishing venues come with license that encourage further use of the work
Promotes progress and innovation, rapid dissemination of info, visibility of campus research, use in classroom
VCR and library have goal around visibility of work product of the campus
UC system: 1/10th of all academic research in US, 1/12 of all research publications
UC articles cited about 115% more than the average publication
Challenges: costs and sustainable funding
Library pays millions to subscribe to journals; article processing charges for new articles can be $3500 up to $3800
Library has funds to help support it, can also use research funds (but federal funding is less in humanities and social sciences)
Supporting reimbursement of APC, plus paying to license content
Non-OA journals have restriction on version of article you can put in the repository
How to fund scholarly publishing, how to make sure work product is discoverable and accessible
Make sure there’s sufficient licenses so it can be more fully utilized later
Discipline-specific needs; publishing in arts includes lots of images, are images under CC licenses (probably not)
Very little community awareness around scholarly publishing, what they know is based on conjecture and falsehood; not necessarily receptive to conversation about making changes
Supporting effective, efficient, sustainable, economically viable systems for scholarly communication
Vision statement: “SCP will be recognized as a preeminent voice guiding the scholarly communication landscape toward greater discoverability, dissemination, accessibility & preservation of scholarly resources.”
3 core service areas: research (1/4), publishing (1/2), teaching (1/4)
Aiming for broader understanding of IP rights across students, faculty, staff
Broader awareness of publishing options and open access
Resolve misconceptions about what scholarly publishing landscape is like
Creating open educational resources, making sure that information is centralized on program website
Explore profiles system, revise permissions policies
eScholarship, runs on symplectic elements, there’s another licensable module that would support scholarly profiles — feeds faculty member’s public website, can also feed promotion and tenure process, institutional repository
Revise library’s permissions policies for publishing from our special collections
Dissertations are published online in eScholarship, have to go through whole rights process for included images, etc.
Also consider embargoes for patents, ethical issues, etc.
Copyright workflow for posting to bCourses — choosing direct upload  vs. link to external resource
Encouraging development of open educational resources 
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