SPEC Kit 332: Organization of Scholarly Communication Services  · 61
To clarify the above, the university Libraries created the fund for open access publishing. The Libraries have for two
consecutive years funded an alternate textbook project whereby faculty receive incentives/support for using open access
educational resources in order to avoid requiring commercial textbooks for particular courses.
Please describe the nature of the SC resolution. N=13
Calls upon authors to consider the pricing and policies of the journals where they publish/edit/review and to post their
work whenever possible into the IR.
Encourages open access when doesn’t conflict with advancement of faculty member; requests establishment of digital
repository (done); calls for review by Faculty Senate Council in three years.
Faculty senate endorsed the CIC Statement on Publishing Agreements
Libraries faculty: calls on them to negotiate rights to deposit their works locally and make articles openly available.
Waiver available if rights cannot be obtained.
OA policy under discussion by university senate.
Our faculty policy is more than a resolution it is a permission-based policy that grants the university license to openly
share the faculty’s scholarly articles.
Passed unanimously by our faculty senate in April 2009, the resolution calls on faculty to be aware of journal pricing and
publisher policies, publish in moderately-priced and/or open access journals, deposit their work in repositories, etc.; calls
on the Libraries to facilitate these efforts by providing journal pricing information and developing repository services;
and calls on the administration to provide the Libraries with funds for these things.
Pending, not free to discuss at the moment.
Senate SC resolutions were in support of rights retention, e.g., SPARC publishing contract copyright addenda.
Support author’s rights.
The resolution was a faculty senate affirmation of support for the CIC Provosts’ Statement on Author Rights.
The university senate has endorsed signing the Berlin Declaration and also charged the university libraries committee to
draft an open access policy.
University SC resolution is pending; expect adoption for most, if not all campuses.
Additional Comments
29. Please enter any additional information that may assist the authors’ understanding of your
library’s organization of scholarly communication services. N=15
Advocacy, education, and service provision aimed at promoting positive change in scholarly communication have been
integrated into the work of nearly every division of the Libraries from IT to tech services to research and education
services. The unit that provides publishing and repository services is entirely dedicated to service delivery but many other
elements of promoting change from offering copyright services, to our faculty engagement program, providing IT
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