48 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
e-science initiatives. Subject librarian: Consult with faculty about library SC services; Assist in assessing research impact;
Support for digital humanities, e-science, e-scholarship initiatives.
Discipline-speciﬁc guidance on authoring rights, data management, etc.
Each subject librarian links with his or her faculty on these issues.
Education about open access and copyright.
Education, outreach, marketing, acquisitions, technology training and support, intellectual property consultation,
description (metadata), curation, preservation, management, ﬁnding sustainable models, investigate new technologies,
mash-up existing technologies, respond to research/scholar needs — and trying to anticipate them by staying abreast
of the SC landscape.
Host and maintain institutional repository.
In addition to what is described above, the library has hired interns to work on the digital repository, and sponsored a
readings course for graduate student on the topic of scholarly communication. We have collaborated with other faculty
on grant proposals related to scholarly communication issues, including the knowledge commons and a repository for
qualitative research data.
Keeping abreast of issues and trends, and participating in local activities and initiatives.
Liaison librarians also consult with faculty and students on scholarly communications issues, referring to the Center
where more in-depth assistance is needed. Several departments in the library support closely afﬁliated services: Archives
performs limited digital archiving, Digital Collections provides extensive digitization support, Electronic Resources
actively support open access efforts. In additional, the law and medical libraries, which are administratively separate,
offer SC services such as training, advice, and publishing support.
Liaison librarians assist with scholarly communication advocacy. Institutional repository librarian assists with advocacy
and deposit into IR.
Liaisons recruit content; perform outreach to faculty and graduate students.
Librarians in SCL provide outreach and educational services. The SC steering committee consists of 8 to 10 conditionals
librarians who assist in the organization of events and outreach. All librarians will be playing a role in scholarly education
and outreach during the coming months.
Librarians outside of our ofﬁce of scholarly communication assist our initiatives with their expertise in areas such as
metadata, digital preservation, e-science, digital strategies, etc.
Librarians should have a certain core level of knowledge about SC issues so that in conversations with faculty, they can
refer the faculty to the scholarly communications librarian when necessary.
Librarians, in their roles as liaisons, communicate with their respective faculty and departments.
Our most signiﬁcant activities at the moment include involvement with faculty digital research and teaching projects,
NSF data management plans, copyright advice and support (often through bibliographic instruction), and our
participation with the faculty open access committee and our support and management of the digital repository.
The library also supports Open Journal Systems, although it is lightly used, mainly for a graduate level course, at the
Part-time librarian: helps acquire and deposit papers under the faculty open access policy; creates and maintains
documentation; supports liaison librarians in outreach under open access policy; assists with outward communication