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Embracing Change, Empowering Scholarship

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Embracing Change,
Empowering Scholarship

lorraine j. haricombe, Dean
Feb. 22
May 9
June 20
May 15-18
Feb. 14
Feb. 9
White House OSTP issues directive
President issues executive order on Open Government Data
National Academy
of Science hosts
public meeting
White House
honors "champions
of change"
Association for Southeastern Research Libraries | August 6, 2013
Overview of
changes in libraries

Storage facilities
Service models
Item check-out
From stacks to Starbucks
Bookshelves v. group study spaces
Foundation of
research institutions
Mission driven
Create and build upon new knowledge
Make accessible results of their research
Preserve information for future generations

Overview of changes in libraries
Sea change: Urgency to change course
Environmental scan: Default is set to “open”
Roles for libraries and librarians
Staffing and structures
Case study
Open access
as a global initiative
Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)
- The Budapest Open Access Initiative: February 14, 2002

Directory of Open Access Journals
Open access policies
around the world
The national stage
Open data
Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and
Anja Jentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/
Libraries support this vision
Digital repositories
By open access, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…”
White House directive
Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)
Mandates work!
Higher education: call to action
Roles for libraries
and librarians

Environmental Scan:
Default is set to "open"
Distinctive competencies
Engage faculty (liaison roles)
Utilize knowledge of research agenda, courses, information needs
Leverage trust capital on campus

Significant experience
and knowledge
Leverage technology
Understand the scholarly communication process
Make resources discoverable
Organize information resources

Unique expertise
Engagement is often uneven
Resources will never be adequate to meet all needs
Moving from collections to connections can be slow
New roles may require re-skilling
Research Libraries UK study
Findings show high skills gaps in nine areas where future involvement by subject librarians is considered to be important:
January 2012
Ability to advise on preserving research outputs
Knowledge to advise on data management and curation
Complying with the various mandates of funders
Knowledge to advise on data manipulation tools
Knowledge to advise on data mining
Knowledge to advise, advocate on the use of metadata
Ability to advise on the preservation of project records
Knowledge of sources of research funding
Skills to develop metadata schema and advise on discipline /subject standards and practices

New roles
and structures

Staffing and structures
New types of positions
Librarians vs. non-librarians
Building a vital workforce
Align priorities with the institution
Engage and develop staff
Develop individuals to play critical roles
Build accountability and commitment to strategic directions
Case study
The big picture
GOAL: Align KU Libraries' vision and mission with the new campus plan
Change management
Connecting the dots
“Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attend training and events designed and developed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communication. Reflect this understanding in her/his work as a librarian at KU.”

New organizational structure
Consultation model
Evidence of change
More librarian involvement in scholarly communication issues in their liaison roles
Assistance with OA week planning
Attendance at OA Advisory Board meetings
Inclusion of more librarians on grant teams
Increase in works deposited by librarians
Attendance at research summits
"Changing for
Libraries launch
Review Team (ORT)
plan implemented
KU Libraries
Strategic Plan
are approved
"Actively participate in, and advocate for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training. Identify and make use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promote the Libraries’ instructional resources and support, and obtain instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate."

New Statements:
Embrace the changes
to empower the scholarship

This is our time
Empower scholarship to:
Educate leaders and innovators
Make discoveries
Build healthy communities

You can make a difference!
Thank you
A great fit for libraries!
U. S. National Institutes of Health
Three proposed models
to implement the directive
KU ScholarWorks provides
more reach for KU research
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