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LIBRARY LINK FACULTY UPDATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LIBRARIES FALL 2012 Senate Discusses Future of Academic Publishing Open Access Task Force Task Force Takes Pulse of Campus Faculty A campuswide task force of the University Senate, chaired Elizabeth Beise, Ex-Officio Office of the Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost model in which university researchers give their rights as authors to a publisher, only for the university to purchase it back in the form of journal subscriptions. This unsustainable model has motivated libraries to seek solutions and help address concerns. Libraries can also play a key role by providing the infrastructure and educational resources to amplify the impact of faculty work. Among them: by supporting open publishing; by providing a permanent home for research through an institutional repository (DRUM, the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland); and by paying for author fees for open access publishing. One common reference point for institutions that have examined these issues is the 2003 document known as the Berlin Declaration, signed by 391 institutions worldwide. Generally, it supports the transition to electronic open access and encourages researchers and grant recipients to publish their work according to the open access principles. Barriers exist. Peer review, preservation, disciplinary differences, and the current publishing models and professional societies all have an impact. The goal of the task force is to take the pulse of the university. Do we recognize this is the future? Do we know we can’t ignore this? Where is Maryland now and where should we be? by Dean of Libraries Patricia Steele, hopes to engage the campus in a discussion about open access, the worldwide movement to reexamine publishing models and make scholarship freely available. “This is a complex issue, and many models will emerge,” says Steele, “but we want to help influence how “This is a complex issue, and scholarship is disseminated.” many models will emerge,” The bottom says Dean Steele, “but we line, she says, is that it’s important want to help shape the for the academy to future direction of how own its scholarly output. The scholarship is disseminated.” university must recognize that open access is a significant factor in the future of academic publishing and define strategies to shape its development. Library budgets have long been squeezed by the current Robert Chambers, faculty College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Daniel Falvey, faculty College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences Barbara Haggh-Huglo, faculty College of Arts and Humanities Bradley Hatfield, faculty School of Public Health Howard Lasnik, faculty College of Arts and Humanities Marilee Lindemann, faculty College of Arts and Humanities Jill Robinson, graduate student College of Education Lourdes Salamanca-Riba, faculty A. James Clark School of Engineering Robert Schwab, faculty College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Know your rights as an author Debra Shapiro, faculty Robert H. Smith School of Business When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright Patricia Steele, chair University Libraries Katie Shilton, faculty College of Information Studies Open Access Week Begins October 22 agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? Different journals have different policies: n Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. n Some journals allow you to retain some rights. n Some journals leave the copyright in your hands. How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, teacher and author? Learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create. We’re offering two author rights workshops as part of Open Access Week, October 22-26, 2012, an international event to increase support for open access. We have participated the past three years by hosting workshops, speakers and promotions.  WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 – 11:00 am Book Delivery Service Launches WHERE: McKeldin Library, Room 7121 Please RSVP to Terry Owen ( and let him know which date you plan to attend. New program supports research data management and curation librarians for advice and assistance with data management plans, data curation, and long-term data preservation. We’re called Research Data Services, and we work closely with the subject librarian in your field to help you comply with data management requirements from funding agencies and data archiving policies from journals. Help with data management plans If you need to submit a data management plan with a grant proposal, we can help you get started. Following a consulta­ tion, we’ll provide information and advice that’s tailored to your research project and the requirements of the funding agency. If you’ve already written a data management plan, we’ll gladly review your plan and provide constructive feedback. Contact us at: Want to get your hands on a book you’ve found in the catalog? Now you can have it delivered to a nearby branch library. A new service for faculty and graduate students being piloted this semester will make it easier than ever for you to obtain a book owned by the University Libraries. If it isn’t checked out, you can request that it be pulled from the shelves and delivered to any branch library, all from within the catalog’s online interface. It’ll take about two days. You can even ask that the book be pulled and waiting for you at its original location. The service complements Article Express, a service in which we scan articles from journals on our shelves and deliver them electronically. Questions? or (301) 405-9046. Support for data curation In addition to helping with data management plans, we assist faculty with other aspects of research data management. Whether you work with complex collections of interdisciplinary data or just a single spreadsheet of observations, you can consult us about data-related problems and challenges at any time. We’ll analyze your situation and help you develop a solution that fits your methods, workflows, and objectives. Your input is important As a new program, we rely on your input and feedback to ensure that our services are relevant and effective. Please let us know about the data management and curation issues that concern you and affect your research. Your perspective will help us develop services that support advanced research. Ocean currents charted in this image are derived from large sets of data. IMAGE: NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Starting this fall, you can consult a specialized team of Books to your branch STACKS FACTS Annual Cost of Keeping a Book $5 Electronic Resources as a Percentage of Library Materials Budget (2005-2010) 80 $4 $3 60 $2 $1 40 Open Stacks High Density Storage 20 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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