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'The results from this Summer/Fall 2007 project are available in NetFiles at:
Environmental Scan for Scholarly Communication – Part One
The Scholarly Communication Collaborative is gathering data that will help liaisons in their work with faculty on author’s' rights issues and will also help identify faculty champions who can join with us in advocating for change in the scholarly communication system. Toward these ends, the Collaborative asks all liaisons to collect the following information from each of their departments (i.e. from each one of your subject areas on the Subject Librarians and Department Liaisons list at http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/selector.phtml). We would appreciate your response by August 15.
NOTE: This survey represents background research you will do; it doesn't call for you to do any type of formal survey of or interviews with your faculty. You should be able to respond to these questions by compiling information available from campus resources and public web sites.
You have two options for submitting your response:
- Complete the Word version and mail it to George Swan, 170B Wilson Library
- Or -
TIP: You may want to print the Word version as a reference, gather the requested information, then fill out the online version.
[Another Note: A second phase of data gathering will follow in Fall Semester; a preview of the questions under consideration is appended to the instrument (adapted from a tool developed for the ACRL/ARL Scholarly Communication Institutes). The Phase II questions are not to be filled out at this time; they are included purely as a heads-up.]
If you have any questions about the survey or the process, please contact the Collaborative member in your department or one of the co-chairs: Kris Fowler and Jim Stemper. If for any reason you think you will have trouble completing the survey by August 15, please discuss this with your department director asap. If you have other questions, please let Karen know.
Thank you very much for your help!
-- The Scholarly Communication Collaborative