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Scholarly Communication Committee ( -2012)
The Scholarly Communication Committee was dissolved in 2012.
The Scholarly Communication Committee will have a two-pronged focus: develop and implement an appropriate, coordinated plan to inform and educate library staff; and recommend appropriate approaches for engaging the campus community in the policy and practice issues that surround the process of scholarly communication. The Committee should focus on services and programs to maximize the dissemination and impact of the University’s scholarship and ensure cost-effective access to the scholarship of others, including:
- Develop deeper expertise in scholarly communication.
- Define baseline expertise that all liaisons should possess and support. training/professional development programs to ensure liaisons have that knowledge.
- Educate faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff to raise campus awareness of scholarly communication issues and developments.
- Explore opportunities to support and promote UMass Amherst faculty research.
- Help faculty and students find venues for publishing their research.
- Plan, develop and deliver staff training programs in scholarly communication for Library staff.
- When possible, coordinate with Five College Libraries and BLC to plan, develop and deliver professional development.
- Raise campus awareness of scholarly communication issues.
- Raise awareness about important national events/issues that shape our understanding of scholarly communication; for example, the NIH policy, the Google Book Settlement, and other open access initiatives.
- Assess the need for and develop, revise, update and maintain Web sites, brochures, and other publications relevant to scholarly communication and intellectual property.
- Support and promote the University’s institutional repository as a scholarly communication tool.
- Scholarly Communications and Special Initiatives Librarian
- Digital Repository Resident
- Acquisitions Coordinator
- Up to five (5) volunteers from the Liaison Council who represent diverse schools and colleges
Selected by Committee members.
Term of Membership:
Two-year staggered terms, with staff rotating off each year on February 2. Members may be reappointed.
Monthly or as needed at the call of the Chair. Other members of the staff may be asked to join meetings when their specialized knowledge is needed.
Maintain brief minutes of each meeting and publish them on LibWire. Provide additional information to the Director of Libraries as requested.
Last Edited: 1 February 2013