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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Calling all next gen leaders – OpenCon applications open June 12

@SPARC_NA and the Right to Research Coalition @R2RC, in partnership with York University, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto, are excited to announce that OpenCon 2018—the flagship global meeting of the OpenCon community—will take place on November 2-4 in Toronto, Canada.

2018 will take place Nov 2-4 in Toronto. works to develop, activate, & connect a global community of next generation leaders who are driving the culture shift toward open in research & education. Get updates and share!

CFP by July 17, 2018 – VALUES AND ETHICS IN OPEN ACCESS

CALL FOR PANELISTS/ LIGHTNING TALKS/ PRESENTED POSTER by July 17, 2018
VALUES AND ETHICS IN OPEN ACCESS  on OCTOBER 26, 2018 at Stony Brook University

Values & Ethics in Open Access will feature visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium will explore influential scholarly communication initiatives that concern values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. The symposium brings open access front and center, with presentations and discussions on its value and meaning for academics, researchers, and librarians.

Interested in giving a panel presentation, lightning talk, or presenting a poster? APPLY HERE

  • Panel Presentations: 45 minutes (with 15 min Q&A)
  • Lightning Talks: 7 minutes

Registration fees are waived for participants. Deadline to apply is July 17, 2018.

#sbuoa2018 @SBULibrary

CFP for O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium

Consider submitting for the SocArXiv O3S Conference  Interesting topical topics and positively reviewed!

October 18-19, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park. O3S (a) highlights research that uses the tools and methods of open scholarship; (b) brings together researchers who work on problems of open access, publishing, and open scholarship; and (c) facilitates exchange of ideas on the development of SocArXiv, the open access preprint repository for the social sciences.

Paper submissions are due June 30, 2018. submit here

The symposium will feature two keynote speakers: Elizabeth Popp Berman, associate professor of Sociology at University at Albany, SUNY; and April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian at New York University.

The O3S symposium will take place during Open Access Week, a global event raising awareness about the benefits of open access and inspiring wider participation in making open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Cancelled! – May 16, 2018 – Research IT Showcase 2018 Poster Session

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Research IT Showcase 2018 Poster Session

Date; May 16, 2018 from 2:30-5:00 pm 

Register

  • Venue: Atkinson Hall Auditorium for faculty talks; exterior (lobby area) for poster session.
  • The full event runs 2:30-5:00, with lightning talks in the Auditorium, beginning at 3:00.

UC San Diego Library’s Scholarly Communications will be located next to the folks from RDCP and Data Services.

This event features lightning talks by 4-5 representative faculty members highlighting research activities that have been supported by Research IT Services in FY2017-18.

We will share specific examples of Scholarly Communication engagements that will resonate with faculty attendees who may find opportunities take advantage of our services. Faculty can engage in conversation or browse informative displays and independently discover services that may benefit their research.

UC San Diego is a FSCI 2018 Partner

UC San Diego is now a FSCI partner. Our Vice Chancellor for Research, Sandra A. Brown sent the campus a message today:

“Members of the UC San Diego community are invited to attend the second
FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute (FSCI2018) being
hosted by the UC San Diego Library, July 30 – August 3, 2018 at the MET
Building.  All UC San Diego community members will receive a $150
tuition discount. UC San Diegans should check your email from the VC on April 17, 2018 for the discount code or contact us for more info.

Image credit: Geisel Library, CC-BY 4.0 Allegra Swift

Scientific and Scholarly Communication is in the middle of a system-wide disruption.  These changes have affected every aspect of research, from its practice, to its administration, to its use. There are new forms of
publication, new standards and expectations, new ways of measuring and demonstrating success, new challenges and pitfalls.  At the FSCI, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and
gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, and new ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship.

All levels of participant, from absolute beginners to those advanced at scholarly communication, will find courses of interest.  If you are a scholar/researcher, librarian, institution administrator, fund manager,
publishing administrator/editor, data manager, student, or anyone else
who participates in scholarly communication, you will benefit from
attending FSCI. You can review the complete course list here. To register please click.”
UC San Diegans should check your email from the VC on April 17, 2018 for the discount code or contact us for more info.

Due April 2, 2018 – Input for NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science

NIH Seeks Input for Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science

In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science.  This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem.  Today, NIH published a Request for Information that seeks input from stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.

Comments can be made electronically . To ensure consideration, comments must be submitted by April 2, 2018.

PhD candidate takes advantage of UC San Diego publishing partnerships

The UC San Diego Library is engaged in another recent partnership to leverage publishing opportunities for our campus that support sustainable Open Access publishing. We are seeing engagement as we get notices from the publisher about our authors recent OA publications.

Image credit: The Great Flood of 1927 by Gil Cohen. National Guard, U.S. Govt. work

Ned Randolph published “River Activism, “Levees-Only” and the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927” DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/mac.v6i1.1179 in Media and Communication published by Cogitatio Press. Not only does he retain copyright and licenses his work with Creative Commons license, but he has seen 240 views and 29 downloads since publishing in open access on February 9, 2018! That’s 29 downloads in three days!!

Ned Randolph is a Communication Studies PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego.

UC San Diego 2nd highest usage of any institution in North America and 7th highest usage worldwide!

As part of UC San Diego Library’s ongoing support for Open Access, the library pledges funds to “unlatch” books in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched. We are more than pleased to learn that our support has made some impact!

From @KUnlatched Publicity & Communications:

Knowledge Unlatched presents its Open Access Heroes 2018 Berlin, 12th February 2018. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) has released its OpenAccess Heroes for 2017. The “KU Heroes” for 2017, including those institutions worldwide where the highest usage of KU titles in 2017 was recorded. UC San Diego saw the second highest usage of any institution in North America and the seventh highest usage worldwide (based on downloads from the OAPEN and JSTOR platforms)!KU_Heroes_2018

Check back with KU as they will be announcing the title lists for KU Select 2018 at the end of April, including books and journals not only in HSS but also in STEM for the first time. They’ll also be launching new partnerships with Luminos (University of California Press), OpenEdition (French language content), HAU Books (Anthropology) and Open Commons of Phenomenology (Philosophy).