40 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Library-publishing service is in development.
Many of these services are through liaising with the UF Press for their provision of services, especially:
design, printing and binding management, material production, distribution, and marketing.
Other professionals are also support staff.
Our work does not fall into these categories. We sometimes send projects out for design. We don’t do
distribution or binding.
Please note that publishing activities in our library are digital, not print. So by “Design” I mean web
design of our sites; by “distribution” I mean support of servers and creation of metadata.
The librarians and academic professionals in our Scholarly Communication and Publishing unit
collaborate on virtually every aspect of the production process.
These activities are performed by the Library of Congress’s co-publishers.
Through bepress’ Digital Commons
We’ve interpreted “distribution” as the exposure of material digitally, enabling access to users.
21. Is a graduate degree in library/information science required for any professional staff engaged in
publishing activities? N=52
Yes 17 33%
No 35 67%
If yes, please identify the position(s) and briefly describe the job activity, KSA, or other factor that
led to requiring that degree. N=15
All library positions here require a graduate library degree.
Archival organization and structure is important in set-up and organization of digital repository along
with copyright and permissions knowledge.
Degree required for librarian classification.
Digital Repository Librarian, Copyright & Licensing Librarian, and two liaison librarians with
RDM specializations
Our Head of Web Services is a librarian. One of the considerations is that librarians (faculty) cannot
report to support staff/other professionals. That may become an issue as publishing activities become
more robust in the Hollander area.
Scholarly communication coordinator (librarian position) assists with publishing activities, providing
copyright guidance, assisting with ISSN application, providing marketing advice, revising MOUs, etc.
Scholarly communication librarian supports primarily journal publishing and institutional repository
activities. The degree is required for all faculty librarians.
Scholarly Communications Librarian; Digital Production, Collection Preservation, and Conservation
Section Head. Both positions require a deep understanding of the workings behind publishing activities.
The section head also supervises support staff.
The Digital Publishing Librarian acts as a service manager for an institutional repository built on open
source software, which requires understanding researcher needs, prioritizing software development
work, collaborating with library departments, and contributing to a professional community of
librarians and engineers. In addition to the repository, he also manages a web service for publishing
journals and conference proceedings. As an outreach librarian, he engages faculty and students with
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