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Summary: local OA awareness faculty programs

Summarized Information from LIBLICENSE-L, SERIALST, and ERIL-L listservs
regarding local Open Access awareness programs

Basic original question from UNCW:

Have you or other librarians organized OA faculty information sessions at
your library?  If so, are you using the Create Change literature, or are
you relying on a home-grown framework?  Are you promoting self-archiving
alone, or do you run an institutional repository?

A. Responses (Note: these are based on e-mails I received; that's why some
programs are described in more depth than others; I tried to include URLs
wherever possible.  Apologies for typos / errors -- Rebecca)

Carleton College

1.) Began discussing OA with faculty when they decided not to renew
consortial contract with ScienceDirect. Held discussions at that time with
faculty to include them in decision-making. See Scholarly Publishing
Debate under "What's New:"  http://www.carleton.edu/campus/library/.

2.)Planning joint OA symposium with St. Olaf College entitled "Where Have
All Your Journals Gone? The Future of Publishing, Libraries and 'Open
Access.'" Keynote speakers will be Jim Neal (Columbia University)  and
Julia Blixrud (SPARC).  Faculty invitations to the symposium will include
a copy of the brochure "Open Access" SPARC has produced along with ACRL,
ARL and SPARC Europe.  Faculty who currently serve on editorial boards of
either journals our professional associations are being encouraged to
attend all the events.  See http://www.arl.org/sparc/oa/index.html.  Also
requesting departments send at least 2 senior students to the symposium.
Both campuses will host a faculty luncheon discussion on OA.  A panel of
Carleton faculty will lead the discussion.

3.) Plan to host OA speaker at least once a year to keep the dialogue
going across the campus.

Cornell University

1.) Various programs; see http://www.library.cornell.edu/scholarlycomm/

2.) Using ALA/ACRL site: Scholarly Communication Toolkit

Fielding Graduate University

Will send faculty Create Change brochures and an awareness letter from
University and Library administrators, gauge faculty response before
deciding on further action

Fox Chase Cancer Center

1.) Librarian has kept Library Committee (of representative researchers
and clinicians) up to date on OA developments

2.) Joined BioMed Central a few years ago and have hosted speakers from
BMC and PLoS.

3.) Planning to post a web page of OA developments, info, and publisher
copyright and archiving policies.

4.) Will be considering an IR.

Georgetown University

1.) Scholarly Communications committee of the Georgetown University
Libraries hosted a symposium on research, funding, and the public good.
See also the press release:
SPARC Create Change brochure used as a handout.

2.) Planning future symposiums.

3.) See Dahlgren medical library's web page on scholarly communications:

4.) Have addressed open access issues in courses and at other
presentations.  Will be presenting a poster on addressing copyright issues
at upcoming MLA Conference in San Antonio.

North Carolina State University

Have done various sessions on NCSU's campus and at UNC-CH's Scholarly
Communication working group.  See

Rhode Island College (RIC)

1.) Held OA colloquium. Strong interest shown by area librarians; less
interest by faculty. Librarian applied for grant from RIC College Lectures
Committee; Julia Blixrud of SPARC spoke at event.  See

2.) Local consortium HELIN is working on grant proposals to fund the
start-up costs for a Digital Commons (Proquest) IR for all the HELIN

3.) Invited Mark Caprio, the eScholarship@BC Program Manager, to
demonstrate eScholarship@BC, which is Boston College's new Digital Commons
IR. See

SUNY Albany Colloquium: 6th Annual Symposium on Issues in Scholarly
See http://library.albany.edu/symposium/

SUNY Buffalo Colloquium:

University of Kentucky Colloquium:

University of Louisville Colloquium

UNC Chapel Hill

1.) day and a half convocation on scholarly communication, including Open
Access. See http://www.unc.edu/scholcomdig/.

2.) Scholarly Communication Working Group hosts workshops (sometimes
partnering with NCSU) on matters of scholarly communication and Open
Access. See http://www.unc.edu/schol-com/.

UNC Charlotte

Will offer workshop series through Faculty Center for Teaching and
eLearning (FCTeL) this fall; one workshop is going to be on Google Scholar
and OA.  The FCTeL (separate from library) will advertise our workshops
for us, and participants will have to sign up through their office.  A
list of workshop descriptions and times will appear on the FCTeL calendar.
See http://www.fctel.uncc.edu/calendar/index.html

Vanderbilt University

1.) Faculty member gave small presentation; faculty awareness level is
already high

2.) Panel on OA today (April 5); attendees include faculty and an editor
of a non-OA journal See

Part of the invitation: "Vanderbilt has entered the OA arena with the
publication of AmeriQuests
<http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/ameriquests/>, its first online
peer-reviewed Open Access journal, and with the library's creation of an
institutional repository to house works written by VU faculty.  On campus
there are also editors of other prestigious society journals, Chemical
Research in Toxicology <http://pubs.acs.org/journals/crtoec/index.html>
being one, that have not yet taken the Open Access path.  Please join us
for a lively discussion about the current status and merits of Open Access
publishing and how it affects traditional publishing on Tuesday, April 5,
at 4:10 in Frist Hall 140.

Three persons with unique perspectives on Open Access publishing will
present brief remarks:
Robert Barsky, Professor of French & Italian, Editor of AmeriQuests
Larry Marnett, Professor of Biochemistry, Editor of Chemical Research in
Toxicology Roberta Winjum, Assistant University Librarian and Director
of VU e-Archive, the Vanderbilt institutional repository

Their introductory statements will frame an open forum on the prospects
and problems of Open Access and its value to Vanderbilt and the scholarly
community in general.  We welcome your contribution to the discussion."

B. Selected Promotional Materials available:

1.) SPARC Advocacy materials

2.) ALA/ACRL site: Scholarly Communication Toolkit http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/scholarlycomm/scholarlycommunicationtoolkit/toolkit.htm

3.)  BioMed Central: Open Access
http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/advocacy (posters, presentations,

4.) BioMed Central: Open Repository (for setting up your own IR)
www.openrepository.com <http://www.openrepository.com/>

5.) Guide: What You Can Do http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/do.htm

Rebecca Kemp
Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian
W. M. Randall Library
UNC Wilmington
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
voice: (910) 962-7220
fax: (910) 962-3078