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Sustaining and Enhancing the Scholarly Communications Department

A Comprehensive Guide

by Kris S. Helge, Laura F. McKinnon, and Amanda R. Zerangue

 

This book is vital for librarians and information specialists interested in the scholarly communications field, whether they have no prior experience or need more in-depth information.

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August 2019

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 160
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Reference and Information Services and Tools/Reference and Information Services
  Librarian's Instructional Role/Information Literacy and Instruction, College Level and Above
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Learn how to develop, manage, and maintain a scholarly communications department.

More and more academic libraries are being asked to provide scholarly communications services to their campuses, ranging from general information about copyright law to instruction for creating and hosting digital repositories and publishing services. To support academic librarians and information specialists in starting their own scholarly communications departments, Sustaining and Enhancing the Scholarly Communications Department begins by introducing key scholarly communications concepts, including copyright, Creative Commons licenses, author rights, open access, open educational resources, open-access e-journals, and institutional repositories.

Authors Helge, McKinnon, and Zerangue explain how to develop, manage, market, and maintain a scholarly communications department. They define specific tasks and tools for which many scholarly communications departments are responsible, including intellectual property, licensing issues, promoting open access, data management, and plagiarism conundrums. They also discuss strategies for collaborating with key campus stakeholders and convey which academic degrees benefit and may be necessary for personnel in a scholarly communications department. Finally, the authors offer managerial and leadership techniques to increase employee productivity, efficiency, retention, motivation, and happiness within the scholarly communications department.

Features

  • Introduces and clearly defines key scholarly communications concepts
  • Explains how to establish and maintain a successful scholarly communications department
  • Discusses how to effectively market a scholarly communications department and collaborate across academic units
  • Describes necessary technology for successful data management, e-journal publishing, and maintaining a scholarship repository
  • Provides a framework for selecting and retaining successful employees
Author Info

Kris S. Helge is assistant dean of academic engagement at Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX. He is author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and coauthor of The Teaching Librarian: Web 2.0, Technology, and Legal Aspects, which discusses scholarly communications. Kris previously served as the scholarly communications librarian at the University of North Texas. He holds a PhD in information science from the University of North Texas, a JD from South Texas College of Law Houston, an MLS from the University of North Texas, and a BA from Baylor University.

Laura F. McKinnon is dean of educational resources at Richland College, in Dallas, Texas. She previously served as director of copyright advisory services at University of North Texas Libraries, where she educated the campus community on scholarly communications issues. She is coauthor of The Teaching Librarian: Web 2.0, Technology, and Legal Aspects and is frequently invited to present on various scholarly communications issues throughout the DFW Metroplex. She holds a JD and MLIS from Florida State University and a BS from University of Florida.

Amanda zr. Zerangue is manager of digital services and a scholarly communications librarian at Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX. She practiced school law for a number of years prior to transitioning into librarianship. In her current position, she supports campus researchers by providing guidance on copyright and also access to a suite of scholarly communications services for the campus community. She holds a JD from Southern Methodist University, an MLS from the University of North Texas, and a BA from Amherst College.

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