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quarterly would be very helpful.
Library staff should be copied on e-mails sent directly to PIs announcing changes in policies. We now pick them up
haphazardly from faculty who know we care.
More easy-to-follow handouts (bulleted lists) and training materials. Much of the current material is too dense
for quick pickup by busy liaison librarians. They find things like our ‘Got Rights’ short and snappy workshop to be
very helpful. We need to develop one like that for PAP. Regional professional development opportunities, especially
given the current budget issues. Online training opportunities, such as webinars/webcasts, that are under an hour
in length. Last fall’s Open Access Day video was too long despite excellent content. While wanting short, quick
materials, they also want to know that there are central sites to go to where they can find additional information
and resources.
Online resources.
Professional development (travel has been largely eliminated due to budget restrictions).
Regular webinars to provide updates on ongoing changes to the NIH resources for help in complying with the
mandate. These change frequently and it’s hard to keep up with them.
Training materials. Case studies (examples of the various issues and how they were resolved). Printer-ready how-tos
to present to authors at consultations.
Travel funds are currently limited; it would be ideal to send subject librarians to specialized programs.
Workshops, shared resources (training, etc.), blog (I’m not aware of any blogs devoted to this topic).
28. Please describe up to three challenges library staff have encountered in helping authors comply
with PAPs. If possible, describe how the challenge was addressed. N=35
Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3
Although CIHR funds author fees, the
fees are considerable if authors want to
publish in hybrid journals.
Establishing links with individual
authors is a challenge, currently we
need to go through the local CIHR
liaison person to find out who’s got
To work more closely with the Office of
Research Services.
Anger when publisher will not
permit public access and manuscript
must be withdrawn.
Author not knowing that funds are
needed for publication charge. PAP not
in place when research funding started.
In more than one presentation, the
librarian had to remind the somewhat
hostile audience not to ‘shoot the
messenger.’ There was some resistance
to the responsibility of the submission
falling to the P.I.
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