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Proposal for Collaboration with SPARC (fwd)

Stevan Harnad harnad at coglit.ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Nov 30 17:05:01 EST 1999

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:32:13 -0600
From: "Paul M. Gherman" <Gherman at LIBRARY.Vanderbilt.edu>
To: Stevan Harnad <harnad at coglit.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: rick at arl.org
Subject: Re: Proposal for Collaboration with Sparc

Instead of having faculty papers archived by web-savvy 
students, I propose the library be responsible for this 
effort. Students come and go, library staff stay around. 

One of our faculty recently came to me to ask that the 
library set up an advisory service for faculty on 
electronic publishing. He says many publishers have 
requirements for submission that many faculty simply do not 
understand. If the library creates a submission advisory 
service for faculty, we have a opportunity to educate them 
about more than just submission standards. We can lobby for 
archiving in an Open Archive at the same time. We will have 
what they call a "learning moment".


ps. We are also thinking of setting up a permissions office 
in the library to deal with rights management. Somehow the 
two seem to go together. The more we can insinuate the 
library into the publishing process, the greater chance we 
stand of changing faculty behavior.

Paul M. Gherman
University Librarian
611B General Library
419 21st Avenue South
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240
Office: (615) 322-7120
Fax: (615) 343-8279
gherman at library.vanderbilt.edu

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