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SUBJECT LIBRARIAN MESSAGE


 

 

Welcome to UVic Libraries’ winter newsletter for faculty and instructors. We’re sharing some timely items we think you’ll find interesting and useful, but please don’t let this be your only communication with the Libraries.  Your subject librarians are here to support your teaching and research, answer questions, and accept recommendations.  Check out our new databases and new books anytime, too!  Request a workshop for your students. We look forward to seeing you!


FACULTY LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVE ROLE


 

 

UVic Libraries, in consultation with each Faculty, has formalized the role of Departmental Library Faculty Representative (DLFR) for UVic Libraries. The purpose of this role is to encourage and facilitate communications between an academic department and the Libraries. The DLFR is a one year, renewable term, with a normal start date of July 1.

 

The DLFR role will serve to represent a department’s priorities and interests relating to the Libraries; to assist in distributing to departmental colleagues library information such a new subject resources, events, changes in policy, and budget allocations; and to meet regularly with the subject librarian concerning new faculty members, areas of research, new courses and programs, and opportunities to collaborate with the library on research projects.

 


UNDERSTANDING YOUR COPYRIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES


 

UVic Libraries Copyright Office provides support, workshops, and guidance to faculty to ensure you have the information needed to navigate copyright issues successfully. Please refer to our website for keeping up-to-date with changes and developments in copyright and its application on campus. Guidelines for using materials in coursepacks, course reserves, or on CourseSpaces are available.  When in doubt, email us.

 


BIG DEAL CARL/SPARC


 

UVic Libraries are actively monitoring the “Big Deal” journal packages and where universities and countries are opting-out of these deals in favour of transformative agreements that  support open access publishing models. Research shows that typically 20% of the titles in journal packages (such as Elsevier, Wiley, etc.) are actually used, and those titles alone account for 80% of the usage (Vincent Larivière). SPARC, a global coalition to making Open the default for research and education has a “Big Deal Knowledge Base” Tool which is useful to see what other institutions are paying for journals subscription packages.  UVic Libraries is working with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries to develop a Canadian consensus on next steps as pricing model for the Big Deals becomes unsustainable.

 


STORE, PUBLISH, AND DISCOVER RESEARCH DATA WITH DATAVERSE


 

Dataverse is the Libraries’ public repository for digital research data generated by UVic researchers and students.

 

Features

  • Meet publisher requirements: Many journals require researchers to archive research data that supports published results in a publicly accessible repository.
  • Increase research visibility: All datasets are assigned a unique DOI for persistent identification and can be found in search engines like Google Dataset and the Data Citation Index.
  • Control data access: Dataverse supports publication embargoes and access restrictions.​

Our Services

  • Curation Consultation: We can help to structure and describe your research data for optimal find-ability and reuse.
  • Training and Workshops: UVic Libraries offers free workshops on data management best practices throughout the year.

PATHWAYS TO SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES


 

The Pathways to Scholarship Series was created to provide institutional and mentoring support to promote the academic success of our scholars (particularly, but not exclusively, early career faculty, and grad student post-docs). The first set of workshops in the series include:

 

1. Preparing to publish: Identifying the right journal; predatory publishing; navigating your publication agreement

 

2. Archiving and sharing your work and research data

 

3. Communicating your research: building your online profile (ORCID)

 

Information about the workshops and a schedule is posted.

 

 

 

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This newsletter is sent to you by UVic Libraries: askref@uvic.caor (250) 721-8274

 

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