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Meeting ID:236 485 718

Roll Call

  • UC Berkeley – Timothy Vollmer
  • UC Davis – Michael Ladisch
  • UC Irvine – Mitchell Brown
  • UC Irvine – Shu Liu
  • UC Los Angeles – Jennifer Chan (co-chair)
  • UC Los Angeles – Marty Brennan
  • UC Merced – Donald Barclay
  • UC Merced – Jerrold Shiroma 
  • UC Riverside – Swati Bhattacharyya
  • UC Riverside – Brianna Marshall
  • UC San Diego – Mary Linn Bergstrom
  • UC San Diego - Allegra Swift
  • UC San Francisco – Anneliese Taylor - regrets
  • UC Santa Cruz – Christy Caldwell 
  • UC Santa Barbara – Sherri Barnes
  • UC Santa Barbara – Eileen Joy
  • UC Santa Barbara – Kyra Folk-Farber - regrets
  • CDL – Katie Fortney (co-chair)
  • CDL – Mat Willmott

Notes taken by CDL

Announcements / Administrivia

Deep-Dive topics this month:

1) Catherine Mitchell on Arcadia grant for Next Gen Library Publishing project (15 minutes)

With Elsevier's purchase of bepress a couple years ago, there's been increased interest in publishing infrastructure to support library publishing not owned by traditional corporate publishing interests. Need a platform free from those interests. Need to consider governance to prevent things being absorbed in ways the community thinks is a problem. 

Catherine was working with UC Press on Editoria, focused on digital-first publishing. Working with Coko Foundation, later Stratos, put together a grant proposal for something that started out as an idea for a bepress replacement. Has expanded to broader thinking about governance, values based criteria for choosing vendors, needs assessment of the community around publishing services. Meanwhile, keep in mind existing commitments to various tools and platforms - how can things be made modular? IR-platform-agnostic?

2.5 year 2.2 million dollar grant to Stratos, Educopia, CDL. 3 other partners working alongside: Lyrasis, Longleaf (UNC Press), and COAR. The goal is to have the option to install and host things locally, or have a service provider with a turnkey solution. Establish sustainable, community governed open source solutions.

A range of deliverables including: 1) technology services and sustainable tools landscape report, building on related work that's already been done; 2) architectural model for the integration of open source publishing tools, identifying gaps and needs; 3) principle based guidelines and assessment tools for library publishing which will be open for community review. 

Will be working closely with library publishing community to establish publishing workflow requirements, for existing and new types of publications. Toolkits, pathways, and documentation. Later, will be an RFP where various categories of tools are invited to propose projects in which they can get better integrated with other systems and become part of this framework. End result: Lyrasis, Longleaf, and CDL will each be running some version of this connected set of tools by the end of the project. Lyrasis and Longleaf will provide it as a fee based service so users can use it as a hosted solution like they did with bepress. CDL will run something locally for the UC community.

Q from Sherri - monographs, journals, what formats? A from Catherine: (hope to coordinate with UCSB because they see a lot of synergies) mostly journals, but also books. Trying not to be too proscriptive about definition of what a publication is. Flexible, modular, etc., enough to do not only what has been done but accommodate new forms of scholarship. Also a good opportunity for eScholarship to evaluate and update its back end tools like OJS. Good timing for that because of ever increasing interest from faculty wondering about alternative publishing models for their journals.

Other topics: 

  • Scholarly communication budgets at our respective campuses – is there one, who controls it; how is it determined; what does it cover (see 10/9 email from Sherri Barnes) - to be picked in the November meeting, hopefully with an even broader attendance. Sub-/related topic: criteria for assessing investment. Various groups looking at this, including a group under SCLG. Mat: closely related to STAR team. Based on a charge from COUL and TRANSFORM, to look at new types of investments that are potentially transformative. Memberships aren't a new model anymore. STAR = looking at different types of things. This is likely to be more about value, & criteria for ... less weird things, membership-y things. Likely focused on value, rather than how the model works/ will change the system. 
  • The proposed revision to the 1992 copyright ownership policy is out for systemwide review

Updates from crossover groups

  1. OSC: Daniella Lowenberg gave an update on the Dryad launch. Günter gave a recap of the tipping point workshop. Ivy gave an update on publisher negotiations and the Cambridge workflow launch.
  2. Data Curation CKG: do we still have membership overlap?
  3. STAR Team:  working on a review of TOME (Towards and Open Monograph Ecosystem) and completing a review of STAR's own review criteria

Round-robin updates

-KF asks: any OA week activities?

  1. UCB  - We launched the call for applications for the Building Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining institute that's happening in June 2020. Feel free to share out to humanities researchers & professionals that would want to apply to attend. For OA Week we're hosting some workshops on publishing & copyright, focused for grad students, including Copyright & Your Dissertation, Taking your Dissertation into first book, and another on Maximizing Scholarly Impact. Wrote a blog post on OA books at Berkeley.
  2. UCD - 
  3. UCI - Open Access Week 2019   Open to Whom?  OA and the Digital Repository (Tues. 10/22) Panel presentation and open discussion on digital repositories for humanities and social science research. Discussion lead by Madelyn Dickerson, Digital Humanities and research Librarian for History.  Panel participants from humanities departments and areas of interest that use digital scholarship techniques.  Wed., 10/23 - The new DRYAD demonstration for data management and curation by Danielle Kane, Digital Scholarship Service.  Presentation of the new design curated general-purpose repository that makes data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable for all research areas, arts/humanities to science and medicine.  Thurs., Oct. 25 - OA Publishing and Scholarly Impact: Open for Whom? Expanding Your Audience. Presentation on OA publishing, copyright, managing and maximizing your scholarly impact. Panel presentation session to talk about how to position your research to highlight author impacts, maintain copyright of your work, and how to follow good publishing practices and risks of predatory publishing.  Launched the UC Presidential OA Policy for target groups (Chao family Cancer Center, UCI Librarians, Beckman Laser Institute) this week.  We have prepared talking points and documentation for the Cambridge UP author submission process to soft launch on September 19.
  4. UCLA -, Additional links and details at Our closing event for OA Week is Open Access: Gamified . We will introduce two original board games and two activities focusing on scholarly communication and open access. One of these, The Game of OA, will be made available for remix/reuse following the event. 
  5. UCM -  OA Week activities... Eileen Joy from Punctum Books will be visiting to give a talk and host drop-in office hours. Dan Russell from Google will be coming to campus to talk about finding and using open data.
  6. UCR -  During Open Access Week,  we will offer a week long program of workshops on various aspects of Open Access. We are also working with Proposal Development team members to prepare prospective NSF grantees to comply forthcoming NSF directive that all grantees should develop their bio-sketch using SciENcv. We took this opportunity to integrate ORCID and NCBI/eRA account. We have developed a set of libguides on ORCID and SciENcv, facilitated the on-boarding of Mechanical Engineering department's faculty  to ORCID and NCBI. 
  7. UCSB - OA Week events. As a result of the Elseveir negotiations, and evolving CD practices, we have launched a project to identify UCSB editors and their journals.  The intention of the overall Journal Editors Initiative is to keep editors informed of our changing CD practices that impact them; to understand their perspective on scholarly publishing, to give editors a space to share experiences, and to support editors in navigating the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape. We've received 68 responses as of this morning. The seven project  COPIM (Community-Led Open Publications Infrastructures for Monographs) grant, of which UCSB is a partner institution is getting underway.  Award letters have been recieved, a project manager and the first of several postdoc positions have been announced, the website and executive board are be being developed. Two stakeholder workshops (consortial funding model and governance) are planned for winter and spring at UCSB. COPIM will be at Charleston (see Open Infrastruture: The Way Forward for Open Access Books, Wed. 11/6, 3:30), collaborating with the next Generation Library Publishing team.  Members of both teams have met once and will continue to.  UCSB searches in progress, including AUL for Research Resources and Scholarly Communication, AUL for Division of Digital Strategies, and director of Digital Library Development.
  8. UCSC - 
  9. UCSD - Open Access Week activities blog post
  10. UCSF - UCSF's OA Week activities are announced at
  11. CDL - 

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