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May 18, 2016      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Notetaker: Shu Liu (UCI)

Present: Shu Liu (I), Co-Chair; Katie Fortney (CDL), Co-Chair; Jacqueline Wilson (CDL); Samantha Teplitzky (B); Susan Koskinen (B); Mary Wood (D); Angela Riggio (LA); Marty Brennan (LA); Donald Barclay (M); Rhonda Neugebauer (R); Mary Linn Bergstrom (SD); Christy Hightower (SC); Gary Colmenar (SB); Guests: Jennifer Chan (LA); Marcus Banks (D)


  1. Roll Call; guests - Jennifer Chan (LA); Marcus Banks (D)

  2. Announcements
    1. Welcoming Marty Brennan to the CKG
    2. Down the road: Angela will retire from the group - Marty and Jennifer will be represent UCLA (to be confirmed)
    3. Check the roster and see if we need to update anything for you or your campus

  3. Metadata embargoes (Marcus Banks - see May 6 email)
    A trend for metadata to be embargoed as well - just FYI for now, no UC response or action yet

  4. Publication Management System - anything to report? Questions for the group? Are the CKG rep and the main publication management system person/people on your campus?
    1. Donald's question from 5/16 email: "On the other campuses, are people from the library going in and cleaning up false drops on behalf of the faculty, or are the libraries expecting faculty to go through all of their pending publications? If libraries are cleaning up pending publications, are there techniques that work particularly well?"
    2. Contact Katie (doing as much as she can) if there is issue hanging in queue for eScholarship/PMS - otherwise, help@eScholarship for eScholarship, probably Lisa or Catherine for the redesign, for the PMS, for OA policy; hiring replacement staff will take time
    3. Scopus content is not being harvested by PMS - only 2 campuses are still subscribing Scopus content; more Elsevier negotiation is needed - there are activities happening on some campuses; whoever has the information will share with the group; there's only a 10% difference between with or without Scopus in the harvesting
    4. Staffing & workflows: 
      1. UCSD - implementation team do a modest amount of customization of PMS; working with campus delegates for ingest; librarians work on faculty profiles.
      2. Berkeley - respond to ppl's email on a case-by-case basis
      3. Merced - using Excel spreadsheets FTP'ed 

  5. What are campuses doing for outreach relating to the transformative models we heard about on the February call (Luminos, Open Library of Humanities, Open Book Publishers) (question from Mary Linn over email)
    UCSD started using PeerJ and Luminos
    Under discussion
    No promotion yet
    Advertise on the web, blog about it - which campus?
    Put on June agenda
    FYI from Jackie: STAR Team  = Scholarly Transformation Advice & Review. We will update CKG group on the next call about our charge and plans.

  6. Open Education Resources discussion, continued
    Report from Textbook Affordability Conference (TAC) by the National Association of College Stores (NACS) (Christy Hightower) -
    Assigned everyone to teams. There were software vendors, IT staff, and librarians - a good mix. Lots of new vocabularies
    Emphasize on "affordable" and not "free" - okay for publishers to make some profits
    Homework animations; in-app purchases is a model for textbooks; information divide between the rich and poor?
    Software for bookstores; multi-user licenses; a software called "Hero"?; library may co-fund this
    Follow up with someone at University of Utah? Catch faculty early on about what to use
    Vendors are ignorant of libraries and what libraries can do
    Santa Cruz and San Diego are the only two campuses that have independent bookstores; bookstores are losing revenue with competitions from Amazon, etc.
    "Integrated purchasing model" - cost of books is included in the cost of class; students have to opt out
    Purchasing of textbooks is declining, which drives this move
    How do we surface ebook license terms
    "Z-degree" with 0 cost to obtain degrees - this has been done successfully at some community colleges
    Relation to SPARC?
    Students reported there are a lot illegal copying and PDF creation bc the high cost of textbooks
    Support for first generation low-income students - a textbook borrowing program
    Open Stacks - free for ebooks, low prices for print books
    Cataloging free textbooks
    Committees on campus to offer this type of services
    Pay to become a member of Open Textbook Network
    Angela will send an email to the group on relevant activities

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