- any program you create should be related to the library’s strategic goals
- UCLA has a big scholarly communication program: Statewide Scholarly Communication Officers Group, campus Scholarly Communication Steering Committee, Scholarly Communication and Licensing unit
- SCL unit responsible for eresource management and licensing, copyright consultation – by 2008 added OA and copyright outreach components
- Offer courses to faculty on copyright issues in course management systems & author’s rights, produced videos on the same
- intellectual property blog aimed at faculty
- Open Access Week participation
- DIY Days, roving conference for those who create
- DMP Tool – open Data Management Plan tool to work with funding agency requirements for data management
- Lunch & Librarans: drop-in office hour to talk about scholarly communication issues for grad students
- Copyright Basics session at beginning of each quarter
- Help grad student journals get online
- Some outreach for undergrads as well, Copyright 101 class for those in music, dance, performance
- Scholarly communication educational materials for librarians to go out themselves to the campus and do outreach, incorporate copyright into their classes
Starting your own copyright program
- strategic plan
- campus policy on copyright
- size of your school & resources
- staffing – get someone passionate!
- library support – administration
- faculty & student interest and needs – may need to convince them that they are interested – tie it into the work that they do
- who is your audience? What is your message?
What to do?
- Partner up – campus council, librarian groups, grad student union, national groups, etc.
- start small, be realistic
- position yourself for success
- invite experts to campus – webinars or phone calls if your budget is small
- enthusiasm is contagious!
- offer incentives for people to show up
Once you’ve started:
- create educational materials
- record sessions
- follow-up and assess
- consistency – offer your programs on a consistent basis
- stay up-to-date
- be available – set aside time to answer questions and be eager to help
- get involved outside your institution – ARL, SPARC, blogs
- but! you are not a lawyer