The Library's New Roles in Supporting Research & Scholarly Communication
1. Trend toward interdisciplinary multidisciplinary
- How will a shift in how faculty & graduate students work impact the Library?
- We need to explore restructuring selection and liaison work to more effectively deal with the increasing interdisciplinarity of programs, departments, resources and research. From the Arts & Humanities Council
3. Intellectual Property & Scholarly Communications
- Create an Intellectual Property Office within the Library to provide IP support to faculty (e.g., issues regarding publishing, instructions, fair use...)
- Promote New Publishing Models that Provide Wider Access to Information
- The Open Access Movement
- Creative Commons Licensing
4. Library technology support for faculty publishing (faculty collections, electronic journals, technical reports, institutional repositories, blooks, etc.)
- Should we have the Library's faculty liaisons and Systems Office staff provide direct support to faculty for digitizing and/or providing web access to their personal/departmental collections?
- What is the Library's responsibility for expanding the offering of technology support services to students and even faculty?
5. What is the Library's role in digitizing & preserving digital materials for future scholarship (ejournals, ebooks, digital images/audio/video, datasets, etc.)