Happy Peer Review Week Sept. 10-15, 2018

#diversity in Peer Review

It doth appear, you are a worthy judge
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 – Scholars spend 68,500,000 hours/year performing peer review. The US federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Scholars deserve more than that, but take it as a starting point. That’s a gift to publishers of at least $496,625,000/year in free labor. + a few qualifications Suber posted here

Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends

Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.

Free Webinar: Open Science as a Movement: Mozilla’s efforts to build community and open leadership in science

#OpenScience as a Movement: Mozilla’s efforts to build community and open leadership in science with Stephanie Wright,@mozilla 

Register here  | Sponsored by @DataONEorg

Tuesday September 11th

9 am Pacific / 10 am Mountain / 11am Central / 12 noon Eastern

Our goal at Mozilla Science Lab is to maximize access to papers, data, code, and materials so anyone can read and contribute, while also building a community for researchers advocating from openness and collaboration. On the Open Leadership & Engagement team we achieve this by employing open-science events, training leaders, and developing education materials in an effort to make research more open and accessible and help science reach its full potential.

 

Stephanie Wright leads the Mozilla Science program on the Open Leadership & Engagement team of the Mozilla Foundation, funded by the Sloan Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Siegel Family Endowment. Her team at Mozilla focuses on hosting events such as Working Open Workshops, the annual Global Sprint and Mozfest events, Open Leadership Trainings, developing educational resources such as the Open Data Training Program, and building a community of leaders through Mozilla Fellowships and other activities. Prior to Mozilla, Stephanie worked for the University of Washington where she developed and led the Libraries Research Data Services Unit, served as a Senior Data Science Fellow at the UW’s eSciences Institute, and co-authored the Librarian Outreach Kit as part of the Community Engagement & Outreach Working Group for DataONE.

Plan S

A group of 10 European research funders, supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council released plans to mandate a move to full, immediate Open Access for all of their funded research articles by January 1, 2020. Citing the detrimental effects of paywalls on the progress of science, a new document, “Plan S,” calls for “research publications that are generated through research grants to be made fully and immediately open, and not monetized in any way.” SPARC announcement

Peter SuberThoughts on Plan S First see the plan itself: cOAlition S: Making Open Access a Reality by 2020

Martin Eve: Dial S for Strategy

Danny KingsleyRelax everyone, Plan S is just the beginning of the discussion and Most Plan S principles are not contentious (2018-09-12)

Own work; Shaw, Henry: “Alphabets & Numbers of the Middle Ages” (1845) FROM THE GOLDEN BIBLE, printed at Augsburg[1] https://archive.org/details/handbookofmediae00shawrich

The Career Path of UC San Diego Undergraduate Alumna of the Visual Arts, Lucy Mulroney

Librarians tend to see librarianship attributes in every researcher, in every scholar, and in every profession. When we received a notice from the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts that an alumna, Lucy Mulroney, has taken up the standard at Yale’s Beinecke Library, we rejoiced. Another scholar has seen the light and we welcome her into the fold … a bit late as we’re just now hearing that her career path has led her through a few academic libraries, one of which we hope was our own #Geisel Library.

@UcsdVis @UCSDalumni @ucsdlibrary 

Publishing Opportunity in Linguistics: L2 Journal from UC Berkeley

So excited for this new series from the UC Office of Scholarly Communication series, Open MIc. Open Mic is a new, informal interview series with editors of open access journals.

L2 Journal editors on the rapidly growing field of applied linguistics, the challenges of transhumanism, and the power of open access.

In this Open Mic interview with UC Berkeley’s L2 Journal of applied linguistics, we spoke with founder, General Editor, and Professor of German Claire Kramsch; Managing Editor and French Department PhD student Emily Linares; and Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center, which sponsors the journal, and creator of the BLC Library of Foreign Language Film Clips. (The original sponsor of L2 Journal was the UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching.)

L2 Journal is an open access, fully refereed, interdisciplinary journal that aims to promote the research and the practice of language learning and teaching. The journal is published on the eScholarship platform, available free of charge (for readers and authors) on the internet. and supported by the Berkeley Language Center.

The Week in Review 2018-07-13

Oppose an Amendment to Decrease Funding for NEH!

Late last night [July 17, 2018], the House began consideration of the Grothman amendment, which would cut the budget of the NEH by 15% or nearly $23 million.

This afternoon [July 18, 2018], the House of Representatives will consider an amendment to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill that would cut the budget of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by 15% or nearly $23 million.

If we can defeat this amendment, the House will then proceed with a vote on an Interior Appropriations bill that will increase the NEH’s budget by $2 million.

Call or write your Representative to oppose this amendment. Learn more about the amendment to reduce NEH funding here.

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LPForum2018 slides, videos, & reflections. Bonus: LPForum2019 news

Shared by Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University and Chair of LPF Program Committee

This year’s Library Publishing Forum (May 21-23, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) was a huge success, with:

Enormous thanks are due to our hosts, our sponsors, the Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee (listed below), and the library publishing community for making this our best Library Publishing Forum ever!

Slides and Recordings Available

Presenter slides and recordings from our video livestream are now available on the Forum program page and on the preconference page.

Reflections

We invited a number of community members to write reflections on the Forum and/or the preconference, and had a great response! Check out the following posts on the LPC Blog:

Still to come: reflections from the 2017-19 LPC Fellows and the LPC-AUPresses Cross-Pollination Award recipients. Keep an eye on the LPC Blog and our Twitter account!

2019 Library Publishing Forum

Join us May 8-10, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 2019 Library Publishing Forum! Our first Forum in Canada, it will be hosted by LPC member institution Simon Fraser University at their Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.

2020 Library Publishing Forum

Interested in hosting the Forum on your campus? Check out our call for proposals, open through August 31, 2018.

About the Library Publishing Forum

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

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International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) will be freely accessible via our upcoming website, with article submissions available through an online portal. We are very excited to contribute to the OER movement with our new journal.

Call for Proposals and to recruit Editorial Board Members

Initial goals are to:
-build an Editorial Board made up of international leaders in OER
-solicit article submissions for our upcoming fall 2018 issue.

A brief description of the International Journal of Open Education Resources (IJOER)

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The following notice was sent by Carmen MItchell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University San Marcos

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) seeks a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. The Reviews Co-Editor will serve a four-year term (2018-2022), staggered with the other Co-Editor, Carmen Mitchell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University, San Marcos (2017-2021).

Call for applications by August 17, 2018 for JLSC Reviews Co-Editor

JLSC is currently accepting applications for a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses  whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. See “More Announcements” for the full call.

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Open Access Week is shaping up at the UC San Diego Library

 

 

 

OA2020 update

Update 2018-07-06 on #OA2020

Sweden 2018-05-16: “…the publisher will not give access to new subscription-based content that is published after June 30th on the publisher’s platform. Information about alternative ways to access articles can be found here.” Information about APC cost to the institution is included in this post.

Germany:  Elsevier has announced they will shut down access for those German institutions that are not willing to revert back to a license agreement though 200 research institutions that did not renew their contracts beyond 2017 (list of institutions can be found here), about 60 of them already in their second year still have access. Elsevier has come out with this public statement in this regard.

The German Rectors Conference, on behalf of DEAL, made the following statement, Elsevier negotiations and demands unacceptable for the academic community.

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Update 2018-07-09 on #OA2020

The latest news from Wilma van Wezenbeek, Director of the TU Delft Library for the Vereniging van Universiteiten (VSNU) in The Netherlands:

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Earlier this year the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) reached an agreement on the main issues with Springer Nature and Taylor & Francis. In the past months details have been fleshed out in the contract. Both publishers have now agreed to publish their contract.

Agreements about subscription fees for academic journals are made with academic publishers on behalf of all of the Dutch universities. The VSNU is currently negotiating with these publishers on the universities’ behalf. The universities are only willing to renew the subscription agreements on the condition that the publishers will make their articles available in open access. This has been achieved with many publishers, as can be read in the e-zine published earlier this year.

Tim van der Hagen, negotiator for Taylor & Francis on behalf of the VSNU and rector/chair of the executive board of Delft University of Technology: ‘As laid down in the recently signed sector agreement on higher education, our aim is to have the details of these type of contracts to be made public. This is a matter close to our hearts, as it concerns the use of public funds. We are glad that these publishers have contributed to this.’

 

 

CP2OA18

Plans are in full swing for the Choosing Pathways to Open Access or CP2OA18 happening on the UC Berkeley campus on October 16-17, 2018. #cp2oa18 @UCB_ScholComm

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Sponsored by the UC Libraries, librarians from several of the UC campuses and several California Digital Library (CDL) staff are knee-deep in planning efforts to engage library decision-makers across the United States.

CP2OA18 is a “free two-day working forum for North American library or consortium leaders and key academic stakeholders centered on action-focused deliberations about redirecting subscription and other funds toward sustainable open access publishing.”

We’ve created a CP2OA18 reading list at the UC San Diego Library, starting with the Choosing Pathways Toolkit in addition to incorporating suggested resources and citations gathered from the various reports.The CP2OA working group will distribute preparation materials in coming months.

For updates, please watch this space.

For more information, contact or scholcomm [at] ucsd [dot] edu or scholcomm [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Public Policy News Alerts That Affect Scholarly Communication – June 2018

I’l like to thank Leslie Abrams, the Collection Development & Management Program Director for the UC San Diego Library for sharing this update with her colleagues in the library. I am sharing here and recording this resource because many of the alerts cross over into scholarly communications issues. Thanks to Caley Cannon, Serenity Ibsen, Karly Wildenhaus, Lynora Williams, and Michael Wirtz for compiling this issue.

I’d like to point out some especially salient news:

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Public Policy Committee News Alerts v.4 n.6, June 2018

Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee’s mission to monitor public policy issues and keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues and alert members to new developments. Previous issues can be found on the ARLIS/NA Public Policy News Alerts page.

Art, Activism, & Social Justice

Copyright, Fair Dealing, & Fair Use

Funding:

Image Rights & Reuse

Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information

Open Access

Privacy

Technology

Workplace

 

The UCs are “Championing Change in Journal Negotiations”

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Major journal negotiations are slated for 2019 and the UC system is entering these negotiations guided by the principles and goals outlined in the “Call to Action.”

The goal of The Call is to responsibly transition funding for journal subscriptions toward funding for open dissemination. In coming months, it is important to have productive conversations and gather input from UC faculty, students, and researchers.

The Call to Action is now live on the University of California’s Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC) site. Ivy Anderson, the Director of Collection Development and Management Program at the California Digital Library (CDL), puts The Call into context in her enlightening blog post “Championing Change in Journal Negotiations.

It has become increasingly clear that the problem of rising journal costs in the context of a widespread movement toward open access can only be addressed by tackling the subscription system itself.

Many peer institutions and consortia in Europe and elsewhere are actively pursuing this goal by committing to a transition to immediate open access publication as an alternative to subscriptions.  From the global OA2020 initiative with more than 100 signatories in 35 countries, to Projekt DEAL in Germany, and “No Deal No Review” in Finland, a global movement is gathering to address the unsustainability and restrictive nature of subscription-based journal publication by withdrawing library support for subscriptions and redirecting financial investments toward sustainable open access.

In support of the UCs’ distinctive mission to serve society and translate research into knowledge and innovations that positively impact California, the nation, and the world, stakeholders in new knowledge production are invited to weigh in on this initiative to change the course of the scholarly communication system to better serve the users and creators of scholarship and research.

 SLASIAC, UCOLASC, and the UC Council of University Librarians seek to engage the entire UC academic community, and indeed all stakeholders in the scholarly communication enterprise, in this journey of transformation.

We look forward to continuing to discuss these ideas with UC faculty, students, and researchers in the months ahead. We also hope that this call will promote further dialogue within the broader academic and scholarly publishing communities about how we can work together in partnership to achieve a more sustainable, inclusive, and open scholarly communication system that increases the positive impact of valuable research information throughout the world.

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