In support of open access and the economic and social justice inherent in supporting faculty and students’ unfettered access to research and course materials, the CSU Libraries work collaboratively to redefine existing models of scholarly communication, create shared infrastructure for hosting open information, and educate and partner with our communities about these and related issues.
Strategic Plan Goals to be Addressed
Support publishing models that prioritize flexibility and open access;
Educate faculty on their rights as authors and open access publishing options;
Collaborate to develop a unified platform (ScholarWorks) to preserve the scholarly, creative, and unique collections produced by the CSU community;
Develop training for CSU librarians around ScholarWorks and materials to promote ScholarWorks to campus constituents;
Lead efforts and collaborate with instructional faculty to transition course materials to no-cost library resources and open education resources;
Commit to promoting the use of open source scholarly communication systems and applications, when feasible;
Provide guidance and support for data management and open data standards; and
Ensure development of a library workforce with the skills to engage in current and emerging scholarly communication conversations.
Explore the strengths and savings inherent in shared projects (examples may include VIVO/Esploro, ORCID, and other tools in support of Scholarly Communications.
The Scholarly Communication committee develops education and advocacy materials for the CSU Libraries (including developing and maintaining a CSU Libraries repository for the historical and working documents of COLD and its subcommittees)
Keeps abreast of developments on scholarly communication topics (e.g., libraries as publisher, OER, etc.) and policy
Works with STIM to establish guidelines for scholarly communication tools and services (e.g., Scholarworks, ORCID, Vivo, etc)
Develop programs and suggest policies for enacting at CSU Libraries to engage disciplinary faculty with scholarly communication issues
Develop and deliver training to CSU Library faculty and staff on scholarly communications issues (e.g., faculty author rights, copyright, scholarly communication processes, etc.)
Work with the Repositorians as a community of practice to disseminate materials and information to campuses
Develop and design CSU-branded messaging and educational materials.
Two library deans/directors appointed by COLD who serve as chair and vice chair/chair-elect.
Project Manager, Systemwide Library Initiatives, ex officio (Kevin Cloud)
One member of the STIM Committee (liaison; nominated by STIM Chair)
One member of the SRDC Committee (liaison; nominated by ScholComm Chair)
8 members from library personnel across the CSU (alternating terms)
Members other than the Project Manager will serve a term of two years; initial terms shall be staggered terms of one or two years so that subsequent committees will have four incoming members each year. Members may be reappointed to not more than three (3) consecutive terms, and may serve again after a hiatus in service.