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Scholarly Communication and Management Program
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Scholarly Communication and Management Program
The Scholarly Communication and Management Program (SCAMP) is a campuswide program that facilitates
collaboration and a community dialogue on a wide range of scholarly communication issues that impact teaching and
research (the changing nature of scholarship in a digital environment; economics of scholarly publishing;
preservation of digital assets; intellectual property rights, etc.). SCAMP sponsors programs, forums, and initiatives
that reflect the varying needs of our diverse academic community and serves as a clearinghouse for appropriate
information and resources.
UCI Libraries is providing leadership by offering a forum and facilitating campus discussions on these evolving
issues. Through collaboration and a community dialogue, we can explore these issues, raise awareness, develop
local solutions, and potentially influence the course of scholarly communication on campus.
UCI Libraries' Response and Role
The UCI Libraries serves as a major national knowledge center, and is recognized as an essential information
resource and clearinghouse for the UCI campus. The Libraries can play a key role in assisting the UCI academic
community to address many of the scholarly communication issues that we face. And it participates in several
national nonprofit organizations that promote innovations in scholarly communication: Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Consortium (SPARC), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and
Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and National Initiative for Networked
Cultural Heritage (NINCH), and the National Institutes of Health, which in April 2008 issued new mandates for
all funded research.
SCAMP: Scholarly Communication and Management Program
Some of the specific activities that the UCI Scholarly Communication Program will sponsor, promote, and
Forums and programs about broad-based initiatives, such as the Open Archives Initiative.
Issues of concern to the entire academic community, such as preservation and access to electronic
Informal meetings among UCI faculty who serve as editorial board members or faculty who are
developing new forms of scholarship.
Data Management Policy @ UCI
UCI initiatives to build an institutional repository of scholarly work in electronic formats and selectively
digitize and preserve UCI administrative records of permanent historical significance.
Launches UC Irvine Libraries Digital Scholarship Service to help UC Irvine faculty and research
staff publish, share and preserve the digital products of their research. As the processes and
products of research increasingly take digital forms, this service seeks to place research findings
or data in accessible, secure, sustainable environments so they may be easily shared over time.
UC Irvine Librarians will assist the UCI community in finding the most appropriate access and
storage platforms to preserve their research and disseminate their materials broadly. The service
may help some researchers fulfill agency or grant requirements to post their research findings or
data publicly. The service may also support researchers who wish to preserve and provide
access to unique digital materials with research value. The ultimate goal of this service is to
support the digital life cycle of UCI's scholarly resources, from creation through their delivery,
management and long-term preservation.
As part of this service, the Libraries has developed UCIspace@theLibraries, an open access
service for the UCI community to publish, manage, and preserve diverse kinds of research
output. Currently, it contains the Richard Rorty born digital manuscripts. Richard Rorty (1931-
2007) was a pragmatist philosopher, critical theorist, and public intellectual who is commonly
described as one of the most important thinkers of his era. He donated his papers to the UCI
Libraries in 2006. The papers (in their physical form) are available in Special Collections and
Archives' reading room, but we are using UCIspace @ the Libraries to preserve and provide
access to over 1,000 files retrieved from Rorty's 3.5" floppy disks. Other projects for UCIspace @
the Libraries are in progress, and we plan to build the collections in the future by partnering with
faculty to publish their research materials.
UC-based priorities are articulated on the Scholarly Communications at the University of California website.
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