Scholarly Communications Workshop
Dr. Ray English, Director of Libraries, Oberlin College
Monday, February 13, 2006
Beeson School of Divinity,
Samford University, Birmingham, AL
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The workshop will focus on scholarly communications
and will be presented by Dr. Ray English, currently the library director at
Oberlin College and current chair of the ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee.
ACRL Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication Handout
Actions Librarians Can Take Handout
Actions Faculty (with Tenure?!) Can Take Handout
Actions for Librarians and Faculty (ideas generated during the workshop)
Making a Campus plan (ideas generated during the workshop)
||Welcome and Introduction of our Speaker
Issues and dysfunctions in the scholarly communications system
The first part will focus on issues such as the high cost of scholarly journals,
the effect of costs on library budgets, issues related to electronic journal
licenses, and the economic problems of university presses.
Strategies for fostering reform in the scholarly communications system
The second part will focus on strategies including creating competitive journals,
editorial board control, collective buying, open access journals, author control
of copyright, and author self-archiving.
Actions for librarians and faculty
The third part of the workshop will address specific actions that librarians and
faculty can take to foster change in the system of scholarly communication.
Developing a campus plan for scholarly communications
In this last part of the workshop participants will work on a campus plan for scholarly
communications issues. Participants will also share the ideas they've developed for their plans.
DIRECTIONS: The workshop will be held in Room N101, in the Beeson School of Divinity at
Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. For directions, see their website at
http://www.samford.edu/maps.html. This page also includes links to campus maps.
We recommend this PDF Map.
The Beeson School of Divinity is Building #8 on this map and is referred to as Divinity Hall.
All available parking is either colored in or shaded. Additional parking is available in a gravel lot
across Lakeshore Drive from the southwest gate (not the main gate). A campus shuttle bus picks up from this
lot approx. every 15-20 minutes and will drop you off on campus at the Beeson University Center (Building #8 on the PDF Map).
Please contact anyone listed below if you have questions:
Jennifer Long, AACRL President,
Robert H. Schrimsher, AACRL Vice President,
Deborah Grimes, AACRL Past President,
Carla Waddell, AACRL Secretary,
Bethany Skaggs, AACRL Treasurer,
Rosemary Arneson, AACRL Member-at-Large,
Jill Grogg, AACRL Newsletter Editor,
Eric Kidwell, AACRL Legislative Liaison,
Beth Ashmore, AACRL Webmaster,
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