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Notetaker: UCR


  1. Roll Call

    • UC Berkeley – Susan Koskinen
    • UC Berkeley – Rachael Samberg
    • UC Berkeley – Samantha Teplitzky
    • UC Davis – Amy Studer
    • UC Davis - Mike Wolfe
    • UC Irvine – Mitchell Brown 
    • UC Irvine – Shu Liu
    • UC Los Angeles – Jennifer Chan
    • UC Los Angeles – Marty Brennan (co-Chair)
    • UC Merced – Donald Barclay
    • UC Riverside – Rhonda Neugebauer 
    • UC San Diego – Mary Linn Bergstrom
    • UC San Diego – Bethany Harris
    • UC San Diego - Allegra Swift
    • UC San Francisco – Anneliese Taylor
    • UC Santa Cruz – Christy Hightower
    • UC Santa Barbara – Sherri Barnes
    • CDL – Katie Fortney (co-Chair)
    • CDL – Monica Westin
    • CDL – Mat Willmott
    • CDL – Jackie Wilson


2. Announcements/administrivia

  • Welcome Allegra Swift of UCSD!  New Scholarly Communications person at UCSD.
  • American Psychological Assoc. takedown notice 'pilot program' - see email message from Katie Fortney.  Make sure to look at this note. We're told that the takedown notices won't happen again since they will change to focus to commercial publishers and not university publishers.

3. Deep-Dive topics

Our deep dive topic for the month is:  Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute  – July 31- Aug 4, 2017 at UCSD. http://www.force11.org/fsci    @FSCI

Daniel O'Donnell, of the University of Lethbridge and the FORCE11 Vice President, will join us to talk about the FSCI and its formation -- to convince more of you to join the party in August at UCSD.  His contact info:  daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca

Contributions:  FSCI event, looks really great.  Marty invites everyone and hopes they can attend.

Slides:  Daniel will describe the background of the Institute, the model, the rationale, the outcomes desired and he will finish with Why this would be something UC librarians would be interested in.

Model:  SC is changing faster than we can accommodate.  In the past, scholars learned along side of a senior practicing scholar or knowledge-broker, which you learned by being trained by watching colleagues do research for your field.  The scholars learned about important objects and could rely on the same set of expectations related to publishing through retirement.  That is not possible anymore.  A career of 1963-1990 was based on the same practice for the scholar's entire career.  Nowadays, we don't have such stability or such firm expectations of our field.  With technology, we have gotten more efficient.  Scholars tend to be more conservative and traditional in terms of what's expected of a scholar.  Often there is a gap between what new scholars are told vs. what they can expect.  Good example is AHA, such as the way they have open vs embargoes on dissertations (but with recommendations made by "my" generation and not the new generation).

How is change decided in this new world?  Some of it is very negative (predatory journals) and scholars may not understand it totally.  We/SC can see some fundamental problems, but we can also see lots of opportunities.  How do we help people in this position?  Now we have faculty who are lost when it comes to new forms of publications, but universities don't have a mechanism for re-training or training every faculty.  Our institute intends to answer that.  We bring together the people who scholarly communication is meant to serve.  

The Model:  The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI.org) if our model.  The principle is that digital humanities has a similar problem to SC.  It's a field that's only 25-30 years old now in terms of affecting practice.  Tradition has always been the way you've learned.  That also happens faster today too.  Changes can look scary or hopeful depending on your ability to oversee.  Administratively important – meaning vice presidents/funding agencies are interested in promoting DH because they believe in it and tend to see it as a way of capturing some of the relevance of the humanities in the world in day-to-day practice.  It almost always has strong support in Research Offices at universities.

DHSI:  Has16 years of activity, involvement of 800+ students;  hold satellite events at conference; core of a global training market extremely effective at bringing practitioners up-to-speed (Scholars, Students, Librarians, Deans) and introducing new people to more experienced hands in the field.  People attribute their knowledge, involvement in DH to the DHSI model.  Our insight was to take this DHSI model and apply it to scholarly communication.  In comparing them, we thought the DHSI applies to SC.

Why Force11?

    • It is a platform for the development and dissemination of community-derived best practice in SC.
    • Doesn't endorse, facilitates action.
    • Examples include:  FAIR, Data Citation, RRIDs, Software Cite, Annotation Coalition.
    • The group to channel and marshal existing efforts and interests.

Inaugural Year – UCSD has given financial support for the first 3 years of Force11; SS and Hum research in Canada also supports it.

    • 6 morning courses; 22 afternoon courses.
    • All are community proposed and led (bit.ly/FSCICourse).
    • Most levels, most disciplines, perspectives, approaches
    • Goal is to create a forum for improving the general practice of Scholarly COmmunication
    • Showed list of courses to be offered – entirely community proposed every year.

Why a UC librarian can benefit or help?

    • Teach what you can, learn what you can't
    • Hands on, community courses
    • An opportunity for librarians to catchup on things they are note familiar with, but also see others learn what they are;
    • Best practice exchange
    • It is at a UC school (less travel for many)
    • Perhaps arrange some kind of internal incentives (UCSD has put aside money for librarian participation)
    • Bringing the world experts to UCSD

Q&A:  Too many programs, too little time (Mitchell Brown).  Will you offer courses again later?

    • We;ve been thinking about Scholarly 101 morning general topics course – we hoped to bring instructors in to discuss what they are doing.  In future years, we may advocate for a morning course, that would be a sample of the other programs.
    • We're also working on the first morning's general administrative sections (instructors explain their course) to introduce people to other courses.  
    • Enrollment right now is about 80.  Aim is 100-150 enrollees.  Early registration is July 8. Soon!
    • Instructor sets number of participants in their session.  
    • It should feel like a community experience or a summer camp atmosphere – you come away better for knowing the people.
    • What about the course with low enrollment?  It was the early career researchers and students course. Funding is very restricted which means fewer students attend.  Our only source of funds for student travel is the Sheer(?) grant.
    • Thank you, Daniel, we hope to see you at the Force11 events.

4. Updates from crossover groups if applicable

    1. OSC: no report
    2. Data: Christy reports that the last meeting of Data CKG was cancelled. no report.
    3. STAR Team: Matt reports nothing major. Just completed our expedited review of Open Library of Humanities (which CDL has covered the cost of for the last two years. Delivered their report to CLSC.
    4. CDL: MOnica notes the eScholarship redesign launch.  In coming weeks will be beta watch.

5.Round-robin update

    1. UCB - We have begun recruiting participants for our Affordable Course Content Pilot. More information can be found here: http://news.lib.berkeley.edu/2017/05/19/participate-in-an-affordable-course-content-pilot-programs/
    2. UCD - No updates.
    3. UCI - Added two new instances to eScholarship. (My thanks to Monica for the quick response and patience with my tinkering.) One instance for a School of Nursing and one for an undergraduate Humanities Honors Thesis Program.  One senior thesis attracted attention and generated 162 hits (46 downloads) in the first week.  On June 13, attended a Translational Science Research Day and solicited content for eScholarship, for which I got a response June 20 to help with a poster and faculty papers.  Danielle Kan and I registered for FORCE11 in San Diego in July-August.  Dana and Mitchell will attend Force 11, focusing on different tracks.  UCI will stop using its faculty personnell data package myData  Library is looking for ways to respond.  Faculty have looked at UC Publication Management System, so it could be we're seeing an increase in activity because they are organizing their bibliographic data.  Summer – we're preparing for October for outreach, education based materials,  In early stages of planning for the new outreach we're going to do in the fall.
    4. UCLA - This just in: not exactly SC related but very interesting:  http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/library-professional-development-program-at-ucla-welcomes-new-leader-new-partners.  Schottlander will be working at UCLA in the library school.  Nice to see the well-loved UL continue to be involved with librarian activities.  Interviews for AUL for SC – 3 were interviewed.  On verge of hiring, it is hoped.  I'm participating in two session at ALA – "I am not a lawyer: how to do copyright outreach as a librarian;" on Sunday there is a copyright game show at 1 pm. Good Times!  Jennifer:  we'll be runinng a series of sessions for librarians that will be training topics and providing info about SC (Textbook Affordability and open science framework).
    5. UCM -  We will do more this year but are still deciding size and scale.
    6. UCR - We are looking into adding to eScholarship the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal and the undergraduate Honors Theses.  Thanks for the information, Mitchell, about adding the instance for them.  I've also started writing and distributing an Open Access Update for subject specialists, which I shared with the group today.
    7. UCSB - 
    8. UCSC - Christy and other librarian are on a "listening tour" to learn about the scholarly communication practices of our departments. So far, the chemistry dept is interested in loading student research posters into eSchoarship, and the Ecology dept is interested in adding senior theses to eScholarship. Sounds promising!
    9. UCSD - Allegra is on board!  She will teach at an ALA ACRL preconference on Scholarly communication and Information Literacy and at Force11 on the AM2 Schol Comm in the 21st Cent.
    10. UCSF - UCSF is getting a new University Librarian on August 1. Chris Shaffer was previously the UL at Oregon Health Sciences University. Upcoming Library events of note: we are hosting a Scientific Writing & Citing Tools Vendor Fair on July 26, and putting together a four-part bootcamp geared towards early-career researchers for the fall: Publication - Peer Review - Presentation - Promotion.  

      Question:  Does any campus support librarians publishing in open access journals?  If so, at what level are they covered?  UCLA does not have.  Do others?  Yes, UCD gives up to $1000 for one article per year; first come, first served.  Maybe LAUC has a fund from Professional Development Committee – for research or presentation funds.



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  1. sorry - didn't have sound set up properly - Allegra & I are both here!! listening

    1. Thanks, Mary Linn.  I didn't see this til right now. You're included!!! Welcome to Allegra!