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Scholarly Publishing Literacy at the University of South Florida Libraries: From Advising to Active Involvement

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Chelsea Johnston,

University of Florida, US
About Chelsea
Chelsea Johnston is the Scholarly Repository Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. She encourages the exploration of scholarly repositories, supports the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF),  manages the Libraries' open access journal publishing program, and contributes to other initiatives in digital scholarship and publishing. Chelsea has also worked as a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida Libraries and an Associate Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier. Her research interests include publishing, project management, digital scholarship, and partnerships in academic libraries.
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Jason Boczar

University of South Florida, US
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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Successful open access (OA) publishing in libraries requires careful guidance and organization. Support and services offered vary depending on available resources as well as the robustness of a library’s publishing program. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM This article describes the connection between publishing services and scholarly publishing literacy through examples from the University of South Florida (USF) Libraries. The USF Libraries’ OA publishing program includes journals, textbooks, conference proceedings, and more. Our program balances advocating for open access with advising for actions that serve our partners’ goals. This invites trust, sustainable relationships, and opportunities for new work. NEXT STEPS At the USF Libraries, more work must be done to formally assess our efforts. Our program will also explore new ways to support the ethical standards expected of libraries by pursuing stronger policies on diversity and inclusion. Using everyday work to demonstrate best practices is a manageable way to strengthen scholarly publishing efforts. We hope to continue growing our services, empowering our partners, and exploring our roles as advisors and advocates.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2310
How to Cite: Johnston, C. and Boczar, J., 2019. Scholarly Publishing Literacy at the University of South Florida Libraries: From Advising to Active Involvement. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2310
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Published on 04 Dec 2019.
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