Almost one hundred presentations from the 32nd annual Charleston Library Conference (held November 7-10, 2012) are included in this annual proceedings volume. Major themes of the meeting included alternative metrics for measuring impact, patron-driven acquisition, Open Access monographs, the future of university presses, and techniques for minimizing duplication and emphasizing the unique in library collections. While the Charleston meeting remains a core one for acquisitions librarians in dialog with publishers and vendors, the breadth of coverage of this volume reflects the fact that this conference is now one of the major venues for leaders in the publishing and library communities to shape strategy and prepare for the future. Almost 1,500 delegates attended the 2012 meeting, ranging from the staff of small public library systems to the CEOs of major corporations. This fully-indexed, copyedited volume provides a rich source for the latest evidence-based research and lessons from practice in a range of information science fields. The contributors are leaders in the library, publishing, and vendor communities.
Plato's Republic was the inspiration for the theme of the 2009 Charleston Conference - Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition - Necessity is the Mother of Invention. The Conference, held November 4-7 in Charleston, SC, included ten preconferences, over 15 plenary sessions and over 120 concurrent sessions. The theme reflected the changes and innovations that are taking place in libraries, collection development and acquisitions as we expand our services in the global marketplace amid tough economic times of budget cuts, furloughs, and cancelation of some resources. We are looking for ideas and innovation. The Charleston Conference continues to be a major event for information exchange among librarians, vendors and publishers. Now in its twenty-nineth year the Conference continues to be one of the most popular conferences in the South East. Conference attendees continue to remark on the informative and thought-provoking sessions. The Conference provides a collegial atmosphere where librarians, publishers and vendors talk freely and directly about issues facing their libraries and information providers. All this interaction occurs in the wonderful city of Charleston, South Carolina. This is the fifth year that Beth R. Bernhardt has put together the proceedings from the Conference and the first year for Leah Hinds. We are pleased to share some of the learning experiences that we, and other attendees, had at the conference.
Held November 3-6, 2010, the theme of the 2010 Charleston Conference, the annual event that explores issues in book and serial acquisition, was “Anything Goes.” 2010 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the conference, and the theme revealed a sense of uncertainty about the future of librarianship in a digital environment marked by rapidly changing systems and practices. The conference focused on topics and themes in collection development, journals and serials management, technology and product development, collaboration between and among libraries and their communities, and managing e-book and monograph collections. The Charleston Conference continues to be a major event for information exchange among librarians, vendors, and publishers. Conference attendees always remark on the informative, thought-provoking sessions and the collegial atmosphere where information professionals can talk directly about issues facing their industry. This volume shares the best of the presentations and panels.
Copyright law is a critical issue for authors, librarians, publishers, and information vendors. It is also a complex area, with many shades of gray. Librarians continually need to seek answers to questions ranging from the reproduction of copyrighted works for library users, through the performance of audiovisual works, to the digitization and display of protected works on library websites. This book presents updated versions of the author’s copyright columns published in Against the Grain, the leading journal in acquisitions librarianship since the late 1990s. It is the first volume in the series Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences. The aim of the Charleston Insights series is to focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals, including librarians, publishers, and vendors, and this goal shapes the pragmatic and accessible tone of the book. The volume is presented in question-and-answer format. The questions are real, submitted by librarians, educators, and other information professionals who have attended the author’s copyright law workshops and presentations or submitted them to her by e-mail or telephone. The author has selected the questions and answers that have general applicability. She has then arranged them into logical chapters, each prefaced by a short introduction to the topic. Because it is written in an accessible and clear style, readers may want to review the entire work or they can just access particular chapters or even specific questions as they need them. The volume includes an index to facilitate reference use.
The first edition of the Library Publishing Directory provides a snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and the future plans of institutions that are engaged in this emerging field. In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators. Specifically it is hoped that this Directory will: • Introduce all readers to the emerging field of library publishing and help articulate its unique characteristics as a distinctive "publishing field." • Facilitate collaboration among library publishers and other publishing entities, especially the university presses and learned societies that share their values. • Alert authors of scholarly content to a range of potential publishing partners dedicated to supporting their experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication and open access business models. The Directory is also available Open Access in several electronic formats through www.librarypublishing.org
It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers’ ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations. Table of Contents Introduction to Research Data Management, Joyce M. Ray PART 1: UNDERSTANDING THE POLICY CONTEXT The Policy and Institutional Framework, James L. Mullins Data Governance: Where Technology and Policy Collide, MacKenzie Smith PART 2: PLANNING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT The Use of Life Cycle Models in Developing and Supporting Data Services, Jake Carlson Data Management Assessment and Planning Tools, Andrew Sallans and Sherry Lake Trustworthy Data Repositories: The Value and Benefits of Auditing and Certification, Bernard F. Reilly, Jr., and Marie E. Waltz PART 3: MANAGING PROJECT DATA Copyright, Open Data, and the Availability-Usability Gap: Challenges, Opportunities, and Approaches for Libraries, Melissa Levine Metadata Services, Jenn Riley Data Citation: Principles and Practice, Jan Brase, Yvonne Socha, Sarah Callaghan, Christine L. Borgman, Paul F. Uhlir, and Bonnie Carroll PART 4: ARCHIVING AND MANAGING RESEARCH DATA IN REPOSITORIES Assimilating Digital Repositories Into the Active Research Process,Tyler Walters Partnering to Curate and Archive Social Science Data, Jared Lyle, George Alter, and Ann Green Managing and Archiving Research Data:Local Repository and Cloud-Based Practices, Michele Kimpton and Carol Minton Morris Chronopolis Repository Services, David Minor, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, and Ardys Kozbial PART 5: MEASURING SUCCESS Evaluating a Complex Project: DataONE, Suzie Allard What to Measure? Toward Metrics for Research Data Management, Angus Whyte, Laura Molloy, Neil Beagrie, and John Houghton PART 6: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: CASE STUDIES An Institutional Perspective on Data Curation Services: A View from Cornell University,Gail Steinhart Purdue University Research Repository: Collaborations in Data Management, D. Scott Brandt Data Curation for the Humanities: Perspectives From Rice University, Geneva Henry Developing Data Management Services for Researchers at the University of Oregon, Brian Westra CLOSING REFLECTIONS: LOOKING AHEAD The Next Generation of Challenges in the Curation of Scholarly Data, Clifford Lynch About the Contributors Index Praise for Research Data Management “Joyce Ray has brought together an impressive group of library thinkers and data management experts to cover all aspects of research data management now and into the future. This book covers the entire data life cycle—from incentives and mandates for sharing research data, to metadata standards and best practices of describing data for discovery, to preservation and archiving of datasets for use by future generations. Information professionals in the library and archival communities are a natural fit to lead the myriad tasks of research data management, and they will find inspiration in the insights provided in each chapter.” Carol Tenopir. Chancellor’s Professor and Board of Visitors Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville "Increasing funder requirements relating to research data, combined with a growing awareness of the value that accessible, citable, reusable data can offer to researchers, mean that every research organisation needs to take research data management seriously as an institutional imperative. This timely book contains contributions on every aspect of the problem from people with practical experience of the solutions. The editor, Joyce Ray, has been closely involved with the community's developing understanding of the challenges for many years; she has drawn together essential guidance and useful case studies that will be of value to all university information and research services." Kevin Ashley, Director, Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh “Research data management is becoming a crucial issue for European universities as they tackle the challenges posed by data-driven science. The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is about to publish its ‘Roadmap for Research Data,’ which will guide universities in their decision making as they tackle the data deluge. This book, therefore, is timely and will provide well-documented guidance on the contributions that the library sector can make. Data-driven research has the potential to revolutionize the way research is conducted, and there is a tremendously important role for libraries to play.” Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer, President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries), Chair of the LERU Chief Information Officers Community “The variety of approaches and experiences give this book broad appeal for information professionals at different size organizations with different priorities. The details of the process that organizations went through to try and meet data services needs is extremely helpful. This manuscript gets down to the nuts and bolts, and the case studies are its greatest feature.” Stephanie Wright, Data Services Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries “As a research library-based data management specialist, I have struggled to find robust resources with up-to-date practical information without having to scour the Internet for hours. This book will be a major asset to all professionals who are in a similar position. It is important because it provides relevant, timely, practical information about topics that I deal with every day—repositories, governance, copyright, metadata, data citation, and so forth—and it’s all collected in one place. In a more philosophical sense, the book may provide a vehicle for getting everyone in the data services field ‘on the same page’ with regard to the latest and greatest in research data management, in the sense that the book provides a benchmark for the state of our profession. We all recognize that data services are new to libraries, and many of us are doing a bit of DIY in terms of developing our services. The result of the ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ approach is that services vary wildly across institutions. The availability of a book like this enables librarians (and other data stewardship professionals) everywhere to seek out a common reference, which fosters dialog and consistency of approach.” Amanda L. Whitmire, Data Management Specialist, Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, Oregon State University Libraries and Press “This collection of timely articles on the emerging field of librarian support for research data management includes a good selection of topics and well-chosen authors. As a practitioner, I found the case study articles the most useful and interesting parts of the book. They were meaty, blow-by-blow accounts of how an organization, like mine, struggled and succeeded with these uncertain challenges of data management. This is not just a collection of articles written by key players from major grant-funded groups, but also real librarians implementing real services that you can relate to, and best of all, implement yourself.” Lisa Johnston, Research Services Librarian, Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, University of Minnesota Libraries "This book represents a foundational contribution from the guardians of institutional data that will give confidence to those who appreciate the huge potential of data based research in seeking solutions to global and societal challenges in the future." John Wood, Secretary-General, Association of Commonwealth Universities and European Chair of the Research Data Alliance “Research data will drive the next generation of innovation, and the deployment of effective data infrastructure is essential to enable data access and use. The topics in this book are both important and timely, and the contributors and editor read like a Who’s Who of key players in the field.” Francine Berman, Chair of Research Data Alliance/US and Co-Chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information “A hallmark of every emergent profession is the initial codification of the knowledge that distinguishes it as a specialization. Research Data Management serves this function for the cluster of professionals coalescing to support data-intensive science, also known as e-science or cyberinfrastructure. The diverse talents of the contributors to this work reflect the rich intellectual roots undergirding this new data profession. Future generations of data curators, data scientists, data librarians, data managers, and other data specialists will look upon this volume as a seminal work.” Charles Humphrey, Research Data Services Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries
The theme of the 2011 Charleston Conference, the annual event that explores issues in book and serial acquisition, was “Something’s Gotta Give.” The conference, held November 2–5, 2011, in Charleston, SC, included 9 pre-meetings, more than 10 plenaries, and over 120 concurrent sessions. The theme reflected the increasing sense of strain felt by both libraries and publishers as troubling economic trends and rapid technological change challenge the information supply chain. What part of the system will buckle under this pressure? Who will be the winners and who will be the losers in this stressful environment? The Charleston Conference continues to be a major event for information exchange among librarians, vendors, and publishers. As it begins its fourth decade, the Conference is one of the most popular international meetings for information professionals, with almost 1,500 delegates. Conference attendees continue to remark on the informative and thought-provoking sessions. The Conference provides a collegial atmosphere where librarians, vendors, and publishers talk freely and directly about issues facing libraries and information providers. In this volume, the organizers of the meeting are pleased to share some of the learning experiences that they—and other attendees—had at the conference.