SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services  · 53
I think a better question may be “Who doesn’t?”
Libraries IT has about 1 FTE dedicated to supporting scholarly communication service delivery platforms.
Office of licensing and ventures deal with patent development.
One of the questions on our upcoming survey asks who should support open access on campus.
SC services on campus are supported by the eScholarship committee. The eScholarship committee is made up of
members from the three main campus libraries (university, health, and law) and the university press. Each library is
administratively independent of the other libraries.
The campus has a very distributed infrastructure, but there is increasing move towards centralized services.
The provost’s office certainly has a role in supporting SC services as well.
There have been several leadership changes in the libraries and at the university as a whole, and as a result support for
scholarly communication services will continue to evolve.
We are training and integrating all our subject librarians on SC issues.
25. Since 2007, has your library changed its organization structure in an attempt to better provide SC
services? N=54
Yes 39 72%
No 15 28%
If yes, please briefly describe the reorganization. N=39
2008: created position “Director, Scholarly Communications & Instructional Support.” 2011: created new department,
“Digital Library Services” as part of Center for Media and Educational Technologies. 2011: took over responsibility for
Wired Humanities Project (digital humanities group).
A major unit in the library is now oriented toward scholarly communication efforts, with changed job descriptions for
subject specialist librarians and one full-time scholarly communication librarian. An institutional repository has been
developed.
Added a library faculty position and a staff support position.
Added a new department: Data Management Services. GIS and Data Services was created due to other reasons, but is a
unit that deals with scholarly communication as you define it.
Added a scholarly communications librarian position.
An intern was added to Office of Scholarly Communications in 2008. In 2012, a Coordinator of Scholarly
Communications Technology will also join the office. For the past four years, that person has been working on many SC
related projects as part of a grant-funded position in Digital Information Strategies.
Assigned responsibilities to parts of existing positions.
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