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The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.

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Friday, June 7 • 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Scholar Commons @ USF: Sharing Knowledge Worldwide

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Librarians and faculty members now have the opportunity, through open access publishing, to work together to make faculty-produced scholarly content available to the entire academic community, not just to those scholars or institutions privileged enough to afford it. The University of South Florida Libraries have been working with bepress’ Digital Commons platform to create a substantial institutional repository that includes open access journals, conference proceedings, and data sets, among other materials. Publication of open access journals at USF officially began in 2008 with the launch of Numeracy from the National Numeracy Network. Library staff members are currently involved in a variety of activities, including negotiating memorandum of understandings, loading backfiles, registering DOIs with CrossRef, designing layout, doing final publication steps, and assisting with technical issues. In 2011, our institutional repository, Scholar Commons @ USF, went live, allowing the library to pull fragmented collections previously hosted on other platforms into a single system with improved discoverability. This session will discuss some of these efforts, what is involved, how we have retrained existing and new staff, and plans for future directions.

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Carol Ann Borchert

Coordinator for Serials, University of South Florida
University of South Florida
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Julie Fielding

University of South Florida
Julie Fielding has been a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida (USF) since August 2011, working with electronic resources and open access journals. Before this, she was an Information Services Associate at Gale Cengage Learning. She holds an MLIS from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.


Friday June 7, 2013 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Genesee 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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