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Designing Research Libraries for Digital Scholarship Innovation: Exploring Global Practices to Revitalize Local Strategies

Corrall, Sheila and Collister, Lauren (2019) Designing Research Libraries for Digital Scholarship Innovation: Exploring Global Practices to Revitalize Local Strategies. In: RLUK19 Reshaping Scholarship: Transformation, Innovation, and Cultural Change, March 20-22, 2019, London, UK.

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Digital publishing, new business models, open access policies, and social networking have created opportunities for research libraries to engage in scholarly communication at a deeper level across the scholarly knowledge cycle. Libraries are extending their roles into repository management for a wider array of resources, and expanding into hosting and publishing books and journals. They are providing education, consultation, production, curation, and evaluation services, particularly on copyright and licensing; open access and data mandates; and author identifiers and impact. They are participating in software development, digital humanities, computational research, and advocacy for change in the scholarly communication system, collaborating locally and globally on migration to open textbooks and journals. The digital revolution has resulted in new positions, teams, and units; but there is no standard model, with significant variation in how digital scholarship is practiced, presented, prioritized, and promoted in libraries. Our research offers a cross-cultural perspective on scholarly communication support, structures, strategies, staffing, and services in America, Asia, Australasia, and Europe. We provide a tour of salient examples, identifying similarities and differences, and highlighting innovative thinking and practice. Our objective is to prompt reflection and encourage debate around alternative ways of fulfilling our mission in the open scholarship ecosystem.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduscorrall0000-0001-5591-6524
Collister, Laurenlbcollister@pitt.edulbc80000-0001-5767-8486
Date: 21 March 2019
Date Type: Completion
Event Title: RLUK19 Reshaping Scholarship: Transformation, Innovation, and Cultural Change
Event Dates: March 20-22, 2019
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Library and Information Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Scholarship, Open Science, Organization Design, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication, Service Models
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 17:22
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 17:22


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