The Structure of Scholarly Communications within Academic Libraries

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William Joseph Thomas (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Academic libraries often define their administrative structure according to services they offer including research services acquisitions cataloging and metadata and so on. Scholarly Communications is something of a moving target though. How are Scholarly Communications positions defined what duties do they often include and how do they fit within the library’s administrative structure? Some of the first positions devoted to Scholarly Communications required JD’s and focused on Author’s Rights copyright and fair use. Yet other positions recently advertised group Scholarly Communications librarians within Digital Scholarship units which not only create and maintain institutional repositories they also publish electronic journals and offer services related to data curation. This presentation will quickly review the findings recently published in a SPEC Kit findings which focus on ARL Libraries. The main portion of the presentation though will move beyond the SPEC Kit by concentrating on non-ARL Libraries reviewing their relevant position descriptions and library organization charts among other resources to uncover common duties for Scholarly Communications librarian positions and the variety of administrative structures in which they work.

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Presented at the 22nd Annual North Carolina Serials Conference Chapel Hill NC March 15 2013
Language: English
Date: 2013
Scholarly communication, Authors' rights, Digital Scholarship, Academic libraries

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