SLASIAC February 11, 1999 Agenda

Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee

February 11, 1999

Objectives for this Meeting

    1. Review and advise on the recommendations and underlying assumptions of the "Scholarly Communication" strategy set forth by the Advisory Task Force; is this consensus still valid?
    2. Advise on the development of:
      1. overall strategies and tactics to establish UC leadership in Scholarly Communication
      2. means of informing, educating, and building consensus among UC faculty
    3. Identify immediate steps that can be taken to move the strategy forward and suggest UC resources (faculty, departments and units, research programs) that might be enlisted in support.
    4. Review the status of the Library Budget Initiative and advise on contingent strategies.

Agenda 

  1. Welcome and Introductions; Review of Meeting Objectives (Christ)
    1. Introduction (Lucier)
    2. Background: The Economics of Scholarly Communication (Varian)
    3. An Example: the Los Alamos Preprint Server (Ginsparg)
    4. Discussion
  2. Update on the California Digital Library (Ober)
  3. Strategic Partnerships and Alternative Methods of Scholarly Communication (continued)

    1. Status of UC Initiatives (Lucier)
      1. UC Editors of Prestigious Journals: database and initial forum discussion at UCLA (Ober)
      2. Other discussions with UC faculty
      3. Potential collaborations with other major universities
      4. Trends in licensing and publisher business relationships (Lawrence)
    2. Next steps for Scholarly Communication (Christ/Lucier)
  1. Status report and discussion of the three-year library budget initiative (Michaels)
  2. Future meetings (Christ/Lucier)

Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee

February 11, 1999

Background Materials

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Christ)
  2. Strategic Partnerships and Alternative Methods of Scholarly Communication
    • a) Introduction (Lucier)
  • Library Planning and Action Initiative, Final Report, Executive Summary
  • "The Growth of Scholarly Information: Libraries, Publishing, and Copyright," prepared by CDL for the Council of Chancellors, 1/6/98.
    • b) Background: The Economics of Scholarly Communication (Varian)
  • Reading List on Scholarly Communication, compiled by Hal R. Varian, 1/25/99
  • Andrew Odkyzko, "The Evolution of Electronic Scholarly Communication" (Extended Abstract), January 17, 1999.
  • Hal R. Varian, "Pricing Electronic Journals," D-Lib Magazine, June 1996.
  • Hal R. Varian, "The Future of Electronic Journals," June 1, 1997.
    • c) An Example: the Los Alamos Preprint Server (Ginsparg)
    • d) Discussion
  • "The InterLib Project," Proposal to the National Science Foundation (Executive Summary, DRAFT of 6/16/98).
  • Declan Butler, "The Writing is on the Web for Science Journals in Print," Nature, January 1999, pp. 195-200.
  • Carol Kaesuk Yoon, "Soaring Prices Spur a Revolt in Scientific Publishing," The New York Times, December 8, 1998.
  • Frederick J. Friend, Alternatives to Commercial Publishing for Scholarly Communication, paper presented at the International Symposium on Electronic Journals, Berlin, 2/16-17/98.
  • Email, King to UCOL, 11/29/98, Subject: Interesting essay (Agre to Red Rock Eater News Service, "Copyright and the University").
  • Schulenburger, Can We Save Scholarly Publishing?
  • "A Provost Challenges His Faculty to Keep Copyright on Journal Articles," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 18, 1998, p. A-29.
  • "Scholars Seek New Copyright Rule to Ease Dissemination of Research Through the Web," Chronicle of Higher Education, September 11, 1998, p. A-32.
  • Bloom, "The Rightness of Copyright," Science v. 281 p. 1451, September 4, 1998.
  • Bachrach, et al., "Who Should Own Scientific Papers," Science v. 281 p. 1459-1460, September 4, 1998.
  • Association of American Universities, Decoupling Certification: A Proposed AAU Initiative for Streamlining Scholarly Communication, Version 5.1, 10/13/97.
  1. Update on the California Digital Library (Ober)
  • "The California Digital Library: Inaugural Year Highlights"
  1. Strategic Partnerships and Alternative Methods of Scholarly Communication (continued)
    • e) Status of UC Initiatives (Lucier)
      • i) UC Editors of Prestigious Journals: database and initial forum discussion at UCLA
      • "CDL Editors Database and Forums: Overview," John Ober, CDL, February 1999.
          • ii) Other discussions with UC faculty
          • iii) Potential collaborations with other major universities
          • iv) Trends in licensing and publisher business relationships (Lawrence)
      • "Issues and Trends in License Terms and Conditions for Digital Publications Licensed by the California Digital Library, December 1997 – February 1999," Gary S. Lawrence, 2/1/99.
        • f) Next steps for Scholarly Communication (Christ/Lucier)
          1. Status report and discussion of the three-year library budget initiative (Michaels)
          • "University of California 1999-2000 Budget Request" (from 1999-2000 Regents’ Budget)
          • "Funding for Initiatives Above the Anticipated Compact Levels" (from 1999-2000 Regents’ Budget)
          • "1999-2000 Proposed Budget Increase: State General Funds" (UC Budget Office 2/99)
          • "The Challenge to Higher Education: Accessibility, Affordability, Accountability" (from the Governor’s Budget Summary 1999-2000).
          1. Future meetings (Christ/Lucier)
             
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