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February 17, 2016      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Notetaker: Anneliese Taylor (UCSF)

Present: Mary Wood (Davis), Shu Liu (co-chair) and Mitchell Brown (Irvine), Angela Riggio (Los Angeles), Donald Barclay (Merced), Rhonda Neugebauer (Riverside), Mary Linn Bergstrom (San Diego), Anneliese Taylor (San Francisco), Christy Hightower (Santa Cruz), Katie Fortney (CDL, co-chair), Jackie Wilson (CDL), Katrina Romanowsky (CDL, guest)


  1. Roll Call (Shu) and welcome guests
  2. Announcements
    1. UC investments in transformative publications (Jackie)

      • CLS appointed a team inclusive of Jackie, Christy Hightower, Ivy Anderson, Bethany Harris, and Anneliese Taylor (and Nancy Stimson before she retired). The group was called the Transformative Scholarly Publishing Models Pilot Review Team (TSPMPRT, which just rolls off the tongue!). The group’s charge was to review criteria for UC investment in scholarly publishing models; as well as to come up with an ongoing process for reviewing scholarly communication initiatives that come up for consideration.  The final report was submitted in October to CLS. CLS accepted the report but wanted to wait until the new advisory structure was in place. Report has been forwarded to SCLG (Shared Content Leadership Group) but no action yet.

        • The ongoing review group, called STAR (Scholarly Transformation Advice & Review Team), should be appointed in 2016.

      • Three publication models that had an expedited review process have already been reviewed by CLS: Luminos (UC Press), Open Library of the Humanities, and Open Book Publishers. The expedited review is an option for low cost investments ($1,000 per UC campus) that generate significant demand from multiple UC campuses.

      • CDL has agreed to fund all three projects for the UC Libraries for each campus. Paperwork is being completed now. For Luminos, some campuses may opt to sign up for memberships at a higher level than CDL’s contribution ($1,000 per campus).

      • Christy commented that a monograph has already been published by a UCSC author on Luminos. She’s not certain how the author covered the $5,000 publication charge for the book, which is the going rate for UC authors. Two publications are forthcoming from UCLA as well. UCLA has committed to funding 10 Luminos publications.

      • These models are evolving rapidly, so be mindful of how they might have changed since you last looked into them.

    2. eScholarship redesign update (Katrina Romanowsky)

      • Redesign goals: modernizing the look and feel of site; making the site accessible on all devices; expand user-centered features; emphasize branding at campus and unit levels, e.g. at the item level, showing not just eScholarship but also individual campus and/or journal/unit. Creating a space for each campus to showcase your works, and make it as attractive as possible.

      • Where are we now? We have a full set of wireframes, including feedback from users and campus library partners. Starting transition from wireframes to the visual design. This process will take 2-3 months. By next month we anticipate having the initial design direction ready to share (not the final design, but will have colors, etc). Design showroom will subsequently be created on the redesign project wiki:

      • Will resume calls with library partners next month. Beta launch for site is projected for the end of this year; full launch in early 2017.

      • Also working on informational architecture of the site; areas like Resources, Help, making them more easy to locate, bring up to the surface. It’s helpful to have active users participate with this process. Some active users/library partners are working this week with the content strategist, with more opportunities to follow.

      • Rollout of new site as a new opportunity to revive the eScholarship liaisons group. Campus contacts are the main point of contact for eScholarship at the respective campus. Advantages of having an active group to share successes, strategies, knowledge, etc. Perhaps monthly calls. Liaisons group could grow out of library partners group and continue from there.

    3. ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow workshop, UC Berkeley, 3/24/16 (Katie)

  3. Discussions:

    1. Name & scope of our CKG - "Scholarly Publishing" to "Scholarly Communication" (Anneliese & all)

      • Before SPCKG, there was the Scholarly Communication Officers. Under the 2014 library advisory group structure change, the CKG chose “scholarly publishing” to not overlap with the data curation CKG. In practice, SPCKG has been addressing broader topics than strictly scholarly publishing, and has not overlapped with Data Curation CKG.

      • Scholarly communications is broader. Inclusive of things like altmetrics, identifiers, etc. Serves UC better to have this broader scope. Doesn’t preclude other groups from being involved with these topics or partner with us on them.

      • The STAR team would report to the SCLG group.

      • The group agreed to go with the scholarly communications changes suggested by Anneliese in the document mockup.

    2. Kudos - (Christy)
      • A tool to help promote scholarly works. Free for individuals, but there are subscriptions for institutions and publishers. The service works with publications that have a CrossRef DOI. You can link your ORCID ID, but it will only pull those items that have a CrossRef DOI.
      • Funding to date appears to be mostly publishers.
      • Slogan is: Explain.Share.Measure. Author landing page: author explains their works, providing an alternate title or summary appropriate for news outlets. The landing page is important b/c it’s how everything is tracked. You can promote from the landing page via Twitter, email, LinkedIn, using a link to the landing page. Measuring – dashboard of activity from each of the sharing resources. Publishers use a widget from the article page, that links back to Kudos. Publishers can then tell who’s active, and encourage authors to engage with Kudos. Emerald claims that articles get more activity when the authors take advantage of Kudos.
      • This service is on the fringe of publication; it happens post publication. UCSC has decided not to get the institutional subscription, however individuals can use it for free. It does require the author to write the summary and link the publication to their Twitter, etc. account.
  4. Open Education Week (Sam) - deferred to email
  5. UC Publication Management System updates - deferred
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