Scholarly Communication Officers Group (SCO)

Years active: 2004-2014

NOTE: Beginning July 2013, the University of California Libraries launched a revised advisory structure. The groups within the previous structure are no longer active, including this group. See UC Libraries Advisory Structure (UCLAS) for information about the current structure.

Group Description

Reporting to the UC Libraries’ Collection Development Committee (CDC), which is part of the Systemwide Operations and Planning Advisory Group (SOPAG) structure, the Scholarly Communication Officers (SCO) group supported the UC libraries scholarly communication program and priorities. The group included a representative from each campus library system and the CDL. Members of SCO also coordinated the implementation of the eScholarship program at their campus. Co-Chairs were selected by the membership for a two-year term. The July-June terms of the two co-chairs were staggered.

Key Documents

Roster at Time of Disbandment

UC Berkeley

Margaret Phillips
Electronic Resources Librarian

UC Davis

Mary Wood 
Health Sciences Librarian

UC Irvine

Mitchell Brown (Co-Chair)
Research Librarian for Chemistry, Earth System Science, and Russian

UC Los Angeles

Angela Riggio 
Head of Scholarly Communication and Licensing

UC Merced

Susan Mikkelsen 
Resource Access and Instruction Librarian

UC Riverside

Rhonda Neugebauer  
Bibliographer, Latin American/Humanities & Social Sciences

UC San Diego

Nancy Stimson (Co-Chair)
Reference Librarian, Biomedical Library, UC San Diego

UC San Francisco

Anneliese Taylor 
Assistant Director, Scholarly Communications & Collections

UC Santa Barbara

Sherri Barnes
Coordinator, Collection Development

UC Santa Cruz

Vacant (as of 09/2013)


Katie Fortney 
Copyright Management Officer


Joanne Miller 
Senior Library Planning Analyst


Catherine Mitchell 
Director, eScholarship Publishing Group