• SPEC Kit 343: Library Support for Faculty/Researcher Publishing (October 2014)
    Keyword(s): research library%3B scholarly publishing%3B library services%3B scholarly communication

    By actively participating in the research and writing process, librarians can use their subject expertise to develop new roles for themselves and devise new modes of contributing to the scholarly communication cycle. This SPEC Kit explores ARL member libraries’ activities related to support of faculty and researcher publishing of scholarly works. It investigates the level and variety of services ARL libraries are providing to support, facilitate, and participate in the publishing activities of the faculty and researchers they serve, whether through the re-framing of existing traditional library services or the development of new services.

    This SPEC Kit includes examples of publishing services offered by libraries, events that showcase faculty research and promote authors, author’s rights information, library support for repository deposits and public access policy compliance, author addenda, open access policies, and job descriptions.

    Bruxvoort, Diane, and Christine Fruin. Library Support for Faculty/Researcher Publishing. SPEC Kit 343. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, October 2014.