Category: PALNI

Register for ScholComm in-person meeting 3/2/2018

The PALNI Scholarly Communications Advisory Group (ScholComm) is holding an in-person meeting on March 2, 2018 from 9-3:30 at IWU-North (3777 Priority Way S Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46240).

Anyone employed by a PALNI supported institution who is interested in scholarly communications may participate in this advisory group. Initiatives include open access, scholarly publishing, institutional repositories, affordable education initiatives, and digitization. Please feel free to pass on this invitation to whomever might be interested in scholarly communications at your campus!

Register here. A virtual meeting option is available. Use this link to add to your calendar. Agenda below.

Goals for this meeting:

  • Continue building the scholarly communications community of practice within PALNI
  • Report on action items in progress in ScholComm groups
  • Educate about ScholComm topics
  • Identify and promote ScholComm competencies
  • Identify and develop campus engagement and faculty outreach strategies



9:00-9:30 Coffee and light breakfast

9:30-9:45 Welcome/Introduction and goals for meeting.

9:45-10:45 Invited speakers: Jere Odell and Emily Dill

Odell, J., Palmer, K., & Dill, E. (2017). Faculty Attitudes toward Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Disciplinary Differences on an Urban and Health Science Campus. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 5(1).

10:45-11 Break

11-12:15 Group reports and progress

    • Scholarly Communications Director
    • ScholComm Steering
    • Affordable Education Initiatives Task Force
    • Institutional Repository Task Force
    • PDAT
    • Collections Policy Management Team

12:15-1 Lunch

1-1:30 Pre-reading discussion: What NOT to do when starting a scholarly communications program

Salo, D., (2013). How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 1(4).

1:30-2:30 Institutional Repository Development Discussion

    • IR Task Force progress recap
    • Update on Hyku and Islandora products
    • Report from consortia-peer IR meeting at ALA Midwinter meeting
    • Urgency for IR needs
    • Community development vs right-now solution

2:30-3:15 Engaging Faculty Activity related to the following action items:

  • Create a plan/toolkit for campus communication about ScholComm/IR/AEI
  • Develop a faculty scholarly communications needs assessment toolkit
  • Plan and hold a PALNI Scholarly Communications Summit

3:15-3:30 Wrap-up