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UC Linked Data final report and upcoming webinars

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To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (via Jayne Dickson for information)
Users Council (via Jayne Dickson for information & distribution)
From: Direction & Oversight Committee, UC Libraries Advisory Structure

UC library colleagues,

In September 2017, the UC Libraries' Direction & Oversight Committee (DOC) charged a UC Linked Data Project Team in order to develop a deeper understanding within the UC Libraries of the potential benefits of adopting a linked data approach to exposing and/or managing metadata in various environments, and the infrastructure required to support implementation of linked data system-wide projects in the future.

The UC Linked Data Project Team has submitted their final report. The report highlights projects that have been undertaken at various UC libraries and by national peers, suggests opportunities for us to pursue as a system. DOC has begun discussing this report and will continue to consider the recommendations in connection with the UC Libraries' vision and priorities, including the current work of the Systemwide ILS.

To kick off the new year, the UC Linked Data Project Team has announced two webinars for January 10 and January 16 and you are all invited. Join us to gain a better understanding of the potential and application of linked data for our libraries. To get primed for the sessions, I encourage you to read the final reports' background and use cases section in advance.

On behalf of the UC Libraries, thanks to the UC Linked Data Project Team for their thorough and thoughtful work in this area -- Arwen Hutt (chair), Kevin Balster, Noah Geraci, Rachel Jaffe, Haiqing Lin, Chrissy Rissmeyer, Carl Stahmer, and Kathryn Stine.

Best,
Elizabeth Dupuis
DOC liaison to the UC Linked Data Project Team
Associate University Librarian, UC Berkeley

URLs:

Report: https://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/groups/files/doc/docs/UC%20...

Webinars: https://github.com/ucsdlib/uc-linked-data/wiki/Linked-Data-Project-Group...

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Last updated: December 19, 2018

DOC virtual brown bag on the SILS project (vision and requirements)

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To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (for information) via Jayne Dickson
Users Council (for information & distribution) via Jayne Dickson

Dear UC Libraries community,

On behalf of the Direction and Oversight Committee (DOC), you are invited to a DOC virtual brown bag on the SILS project on Tuesday, December 11th from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.

SILS representatives will talk about the vision for the SILS, how the expertise groups are approaching the requirements drafting process and what this means for campuses, and finally, a preview of next steps in the SILS project. Time will be reserved for discussion and questions. The brown bag will be recorded and made available to interested community members afterwards.

What: Overview and discussion of the SILS vision and requirements process

When: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 (12 noon to 1:00 pm)

Where: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/5109879463 (+1 669 900 6833 / Meeting ID: 510 987 9463)

You can also find out more on the SILS project page on the UC Libraries website.

Thanks very much,

Sarah Troy

2018/2019 DOC Chair

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Last updated: December 1, 2018

Digitization at the Click of a Shutter: Works of California Photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Now Online

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Thousands of images by California photographers Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922–1997) and Pirkle Jones (1914–2009) are now digitized and available online (many for the first time!) on Calisphere and UC Santa Cruz University Library Digital Collections. They are also available at…

Last updated: March 2, 2020

Save the Date: "Choosing Pathways to OA" Working Forum, Oct 16-17

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Save the Date: "Choosing Pathways to OA" Working Forum, Oct 16-17

On behalf of all ten campuses of the University of California Libraries plus the California Digital Library, we wish to share the below invitation for an October 16-17 working forum. Full details below, and on our site Choosing Pathways to OA (https://cp2oa18.com/).

Sincerely,

Rachael Samberg (UCB) Co-chair
Maria Gould (UCB) Co-chair
Allegra Swift (UCSD)
David Schmitt (UCSD)
Anneliese Taylor (UCSF)
Stephen Kiyoi (UCSF)
Donald Barclay (UCM)
Lisa Schiff (CDL)
Mat Willmott (CDL)
Sherri Barnes (UCSB)
Eunice Schroeder (UCSB)
John Renaud (UCI)
Mike Wolfe (UCD)

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The Premise:
Many within the scholarly community have been trying to achieve a large-scale transition to open access ("OA") to scholarly literature for nearly twenty years. To date, only around 15% of peer-reviewed journal articles are published in fully open-access journals. At this rate, realizing a full OA scholarly universe could take decades. If we within the research community are going to accelerate progress toward free readership for all, we must make critical choices about how we spend our money in supporting OA publishing.

To advance data-driven decision-making on these issues, in March 2018, the University of California (UC) libraries and the California Digital Library released the Pathways to Open Access toolkit. The Pathways toolkit analyzes the many approaches and strategies for advancing the large-scale transition to OA, and identifies possible next action steps for UC system-wide investment and experimentation.

We also designed the Pathways toolkit to be a practical resource for other institutions wrestling with the same choices. Now, we invite you to join us in this decision-making process to create localized plans suitable for your own institution or community.
The Call:
Participate in a two-day working forum focused on action-focused deliberations about redirecting subscription and other funds toward sustainable open access publishing.
The Details:
Who: North American library or consortium leaders and key academic stakeholders are invited to substantively deliberate and develop plans for how they will repurpose budgets and subscription spends to support a transition to open access publishing.

The forum seeks to engage participants with relevant decision-making responsibilities involving subscriptions, licensing, collection development, publication policy, research funding, and other strategic areas. This may encompass more than one individual attending on behalf of an institution or community.

When: October 16-17, 2018

Where: UC Berkeley (Berkeley, California)

What: A two-day working forum that inclusively engages participants in deliberations of OA approaches and strategies--with an eye toward empowering local decision-making. Diverse views on pathways for transitioning to open access are encouraged. The forum will be governed by a public statement of diversity and inclusion spanning from the planning process through the event itself. We are exploring ways to make portions of the event available remotely for those unable to attend in person.

Participants will have a meaningful opportunity to:
1. Understand actionable mechanisms and opportunities for advancing the transition to OA
2. Engage in facilitated, substantive exchange on the pragmatics of each of these strategies
3. Accelerate their own action initiatives based upon the discussions
After first-day discussions, attendees will have dedicated time to further consider, align with, or plan for implementing various strategies, suitable for their institutions or communities.
For a preview of the panoply of OA approaches (Green, Gold Non-APC, Gold APC) and funding strategies that will serve as a basis for discussion and decision-making, please see the UC Libraries' Pathways to OA toolkit.
How much: This working forum is free to attend. No registration fees will be charged, and invited speaker travel and lodging will be covered by the University of California Libraries. Attendance includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and one dinner.
Additional details and a registration form are forthcoming.
Questions in the meantime may be directed to: schol-comm@berkeley.edu.

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Last updated: November 19, 2018

UC Libraries on eScholarship

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The UC Libraries now have a presence on eScholarhip. The URL is:
https://escholarship.org/uc/uc_libraries
You can also find this content by searching “University of California Systemwide Libraries” in the eScholarship search box.
The documents found on the UC Libraries eScholaship presence…

Last updated: March 2, 2020

Systemwide ILS (SILS) Project Launches

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To ensure continued and future collaboration involving library collections and collection-based operations and services, the Council of University Librarians (CoUL) has charged a working group to investigate how the UC Libraries might license a single, shared, systemwide ILS.

Read more: https://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/sils

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Last updated: November 19, 2018

The UC Libraries release the Pathways to OA analysis

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The UC Libraries release the Pathways to OA analysis

In order to make informed and data-driven decisions about which endeavors to pursue at scale, the UC Libraries prepared an analysis of the various approaches to or models for achieving open access, and the actionable strategies that exist to implement each approach. This analysis, compiled in the Pathways to OA documents, was endorsed by the UC Council of University Librarians (CoUL) on 27 February 2018. The Pathways to OA is intended to assist campus libraries and the California Digital Library with individual, and where appropriate, collective decision-making about which OA strategies, possible next steps, or experiments to pursue in order to achieve large-scale transition to OA.

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Last updated: April 29, 2019

UC Federal Documents Archive Project (interim report)

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To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (for information) via Jayne Dickson
Users Council (for information & distribution) via Jayne Dickson
LAUC (for information & distribution) via Carla Arbagey
Cc: CoUL

Attached is the recently approved UC Federal Documents Archive Project: Progress Update and Recommendations for Next Steps (interim report), authored by the UC Federal Documents Archive Implementation and Oversight Team.
From January 2015 to September 2017 the FedDocArc Project has made significant progress. The UC Libraries have completed the foundation of the print and digital archive from the items shelved at the Regional Library Facilities (RLFs), including articulating processes for retention disclosures, engaging other depository libraries, and coordinating with digitization partners. In that period we completed review and processing of the items shelved at the RLFs and initiated the first campus pilot with UC Riverside as well. The interim report highlights the various aspects of the past work as well as plans for next steps.

Last updated: November 19, 2018

CKG virtual brownbag recording available

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To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (for information) via Jayne Dickson
Users Council (for information & distribution) via Jayne Dickson
LAUC (for information & distribution) via Dana Peterman

Many thanks to those who were able to attend the recent Common Knowledge Group virtual brownbag, hosted by the Direction and Oversight Committee.
Please find links to the webinar recording (mp4) and presenter slides (PDFs).

Feel free to direct questions about CKGs in general and these presentations specifically to the presenters or to the CKG liaison (Donald Barclay) as appropriate.
Thank you,
Sarah Troy
Direction and Oversight Committee​​
@ucmerced.edu>

 

Last updated: October 12, 2017

October 4 webinar showcasing Common Knowledge Groups

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To: UC Libraries Advisory Structure (via Jayne Dickson for information)
Users Council (via Jayne Dickson for information & distribution)
From: Direction & Oversight Committee, UC Libraries Advisory Structure

Hello,

The UC Libraries Direction & Oversight Committee (DOC) is hosting a digital brownbag session focused on the work of some of the Common Knowledge Groups.

Please join your UC colleagues on Wednesday, October 4, 12-1pm to hear about the work being done on the following CKGs:

¾ Born Digital Content

¾ Instructional Design

¾ Interlibrary Lending

¾ Reference

¾ Shared Visual Resources

Details for joining the webinar can be found at the end of this message.

Information about currently active CKGs, inactive CKGs, as well as guidelines for forming new CKGs, can be found here: http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/ckg

Best,

Sarah Troy
outgoing CKG liaison
Direction & Oversight Committee

Last updated: September 5, 2017

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