November 12, 2010

Invitation: Faculty Forum on Current and Future Publishing Practices

What: Current and Future Publishing Practices: An event especially for, but not exclusive to, faculty editors. Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public.

Three U of M faculty members will present and have a conversation about current and future publishing practices:
Joshua M. Feinberg, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
David Levinson, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Center for Transportation Studies
Patricia Lorcin, Dept. of History

The panel will be introduced and moderated by University Librarian Wendy Lougee. Questions they will address include:

* What is your journal's greatest challenge?
* What rights do you give your authors? (e.g. ability to create derivative works, post or distribute pre/post-print, archive in the University Digital Conservatory or a subject repository)
* At what point after publication is most of your journal's content made available free of charge to the public?
* How important are library subscriptions to your journal's revenue flow?
* What predictions can you forecast about future publishing practices of your journal?


The forum will offer the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and contribute to the discussion with their fellow colleagues. All perspectives and experiences are welcome.

Organized by the Scholarly Communication Collaborative, a group formed by the Libraries to inform and educate the campus on policy and practical issues surrounding scholarly communication.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Friday, November 19)

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November 5, 2010

Agricultural Research Service of US Dept. of Agriculture adopts open access mandate

On October 18, the Agricultural Research Service issued Procedures for Publishing in Non-USDA Media (Outside Publishing). From the mandate for ARS authors:

For manuscripts published in scientific journals, proceedings of workshops, conferences, and symposia, or technical and research reports, etc., prepared for refereed and non-refereed publications, an electronic copy of the final published version (either in a PDF file or other standard format) should be sent within three months following publication to the National Agricultural Library (NAL). The submission form may be located on the Digitop Homepage. Every article in the Digital Repository is publicly accessible through an unbreakable hyperlink and also available via links in the AGRICOLA database.
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