16 · Survey Results: Executive Summary
Roles for Research Libraries in Faculty Publishing
Scholarly Communications
Communication and Education
Educate scholars on sustainability of current scholarly publishing system and need for reform
Libraries are key partners—instrumental in guiding researchers through changing scholarly
publishing climate and are best suited to capturing new and traditional forms of scholarly output
and managing access to it
Vital resource for information about scholarly publishing
Open Access
Promote affordable OA publishing options
Identify predatory OA publishers
Provide funding for OA publishing
Support creation of OER
Promote open access publishing through the institutional repository
Assist with creation of OA textbooks
Public Access
Assist with funder requirements for publication of research
Lead initiatives that manage, describe and preserve information in furtherance of public
access mandates
Assist with grant compliance with hosing of publication and data
Repository Development/Support
Distribute research output globally
Support multiple formats—video, data, images
Support at All Stages of the Publishing Workflow
Research Workflow Integration
“Finding the ‘natural’ places where libraries interface with the research workflow, developing new
places where libraries can add value to the research workflow, and more aggressively capturing
the outputs of the research workflow”—moving from a “collection-centric” to an “engagement-
centric” role
Co-PIs on grants
Co-editors on books
Embedded in research enterprise, provide embedded expertise in information management, data
curation, scholarly edition, and publishing
Collection development to support research and publishing
Be embedded in research process
Locate “gaps” in world of research that need attention—share these gaps with faculty
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