SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services  · 141
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Scholcom Survey for Liaison Librarians
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1. Please rate your current knowledge, skills, and abilities in
the following areas:
Know  very 
little
Know 
enough  to 
get  by
Feel  pretty 
confident
N/A
Can  explain  what  open  access  is,  and  why  it  is 
important
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Can  explain  that  OA  is  compatible  with  copyright, 
peer  review,  revenue,  print,  preservation,  prestige, 
quality,  career-advancement,  indexing,  and  other 
features  and  supportive  services  associated  with 
conventional  scholarly  literature
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Can  explain  why  authors  should  try  to  retain  the 
rights  to  share  their  work
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Can  explain  what  an  author’s  options  are  for 
making  their  work  open  access:  the  green 
(repository)  and  gold  (OA  journal)  routes
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Have  an  understanding  of  open  access/public 
access  policies
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Can  explain  how  the  Libraries  can  help  make  their 
(Faculty  and  grad  students')  work  open  access
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Can  explain  how  the  Libraries  can  help  subsidize 
author  fees
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Have  working  knowledge  of  how  to  deposit  items 
into  YorkSpace
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Can  explain  what  makes  repositories  different  from 
regular  websites
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Possess  basic  understanding  of  copyright  law 
related  to  scholarly  communication  issues.
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Possess  basic  understanding  of  variety  of 
publishing  models
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Aware  of  scholarly  communications  practices  and 
issues  in  your  discipline(s)
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