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Scholarly Communication & Related Issues: FAQs - Scenarios

Scholarly communication is the life-blood of the university’s teaching and research mission. Issues of copyright, intellectual property rights, and the long-term preservation of digital assets are posing new challenges to faculty, schools, & librarians.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/ScholarlyCommunication

Scenario One - Academic Articles

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. A, a school dean, asks his faculty to make their papers publicly available to others via the Internet because it will help increase the impact of their research and raise the schools profile. He would like to know any open access tool that can be used for the purpose.

Recommend departments set up sites within UC eScholarship, a readyto-use open access digital space. Educate them about authors' rights eScholarship

Scenario Two - Publishing Research Center Reports

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. B and her colleagues recently founded a new research center. They would like to find a reliable channel to publish updates of their research activities and findings.

Recommend departments set up sites within UC eScholarship, a readyto-use open access digital space. Educate them about authors' rights eScholarship

Scenario Three - Making Data Available

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. C has received a NIH grant. As one of the grant requirements, she has to make research data and findings available to public. She would like to know what open access tool is available and appropriate for publishing her research outputs.

See SCAMP's Open Access and NIH Policies page.

Scenario Four - Archiving Web sites

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. D and her fellows have been heavily relying on information posted on several government and commercial websites to do their research and possible cite the websites in their publications. They are interested in finding a reliable Web archive service that allows them to capture updates on the websites.

Recommend UC Web Archiving Service to Prof. D. Contact the service liaison, Michelle Light, for more information about proposing a project. Inform Prof. D. of the 6-month delay from the date of capture to publishing and possible costs for service space.

Scenario Five - Departmental Seminar Publications

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
A UCI department is hosting a seminar and they would like to capture and publish participants' papers and presentations. They have audio and video files for the presentations, in addition to formal papers, accompanying data and images, and background information about the seminar.

Refer to eScholarship. eScholarship

Scenario Six - Using Digital Images

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. E is teaching a studio art course that will use many digital images for illustration. Having cleared copyright issues with images owners for educational purpose, he is interested in finding a space where he could upload these images and make them browseable by his students.

Recommend ArtStor, Flickr, Google Images, or another online imaging service to Prof. E, depending on the desired functionality and levels of access.

Scenario Seven - Managing Datasets

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Professor F. has collected atmospheric data from Southern California and would like to make it accessible to his colleagues.

Investigate suitable disciplinary repository for this material. If none found, work with professor to develop a proposal for DST to contribute this material to UCIspace @ the Libraries.
UCISpace @ the Libraries

Scenario Eight - Sharing Research Data Across Institutions

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. G has a collaborative project with several researchers from other institutions. He would like to find a place for he and the researchers to deposit research data, reports and other documents so that they can share information.

If Prof G. wants to collaborate with select colleagues to create/modify documents, refer to Webfiles or Google Documents (or Google Wave). If they wish to deposit materials for sharing, preservation, and broader access, investigate suitable disciplinary repository for this material. If none found, work with professor to develop a proposal for DST to contribute this material to UCIspace @ the Libraries.
UCISpace @ the Libraries

Scenario Nine - Publish an Undergraduate Research Journal

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. H, a department chair, wants to intensify the research component of its undergraduate program as a mean of enhancing the quality of education. To encourage more students to conduct academic research, the department plans to launch an undergraduate research journal in an e-form. She is interested in finding a digital space to publish the journal and make it widely accessible.

Refer to eScholarship. eScholarship

Scenario Ten - Digital Audio and Video

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
During an informal talk with his librarian, Prof. J mentioned that he has recorded digital audio, video, and interviews on world folk music that he collected through his trips to different countries. He wants to share this with other researchers.

Make sure Prof. J has the rights to share and publish this material. Investigate suitable disciplinary repository for this material. If none found, work with professor to develop a proposal for DST to contribute this material to UCIspace @ the Libraries.
UCISpace @ the Libraries

Scenario Eleven - Making eBooks

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. K has a book she's interested in having in digital format.

If this is a UC Press, contact Laura Cerruti, Director of Digital Content Development University of California Press email 510-761-6439. If this is for another press, faculty should contact that press and ask for simultaneous or additional electronic format.

Scenario Twelve - Publishing Supplementary Material

Scenario: Possible Service Approaches:
Prof. L. wants to have substantial appendix-type information from a book or article or a create a hybrid online and print publication with resources available for other researchers at a stable URL.

eScholarship or UCIspace @ the Libraries or other resource. Contact a DST member.
eScholarship
UCISpace @ the Libraries

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