Works in Progress Webinar: Mapping Digital Scholarly Communication Infrastructure
Join this webinar to learn about the scope of the infrastructure that supports digital scholarly communications and the financial and organizational strength of the organizations that provide it.
David W. Lewis, Dean Emeritus IUPUI University Library
Mike Roy, Dean of Libraries, Middlebury College
Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute
The Mapping Digital Scholarly Communication Infrastructure project grew out of David W. Lewis’ 2.5% Commitment paper. The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It seeks to establish the scope of the infrastructure that supports digital scholarly communications (primarily in Europe and North America) and the financial and organizational strength of the organizations that provide it. It also seeks to establish a baseline for the level of support that academic libraries (primarily in North America) provide for this infrastructure. To address these objectives, the project conducted a census of infrastructure providers as well a number of case studies of providers. Project staff also did a bibliographic scan of the literature to establish the full scope of the provider universe. Finally, to understand academic libraries’ investment practices in this infrastructure, the project surveyed academic libraries and conducted a series of focus groups with academic library leaders.
This webinar will report on the results of the project, highlighting key findings and pointing to next steps toward building a more sustainable model.
This webinar will be of interest to those engaged in scholarly communications, those interested in the future of scholarly communications, and those invested in sustainability concerns.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!