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The SCOOP: Librarians are Knowledge Creators, Not Just Knowledge Providers

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

Librarians as Knowledge Creators

Historically, libraries and the persons who staff them have been perceived as the primary conduits for accessing knowledge. Librarians provide knowledge to those who seek it through classification schema, bibliographic instruction, and the purchase or license of scholarly materials. However, librarians frequently are also engaged in traditional subject-based research, innovative technological projects, and development of new processes or services at their libraries that would be great contributions, in written or other form, to the broader knowledge base.

The SCOOP: The A, B, C’s (and R’s) of OER

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

What is an Open Educational Resource (OER)?

The first full week of March has been designated Open Education Week. The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that can help people at all levels of learning to meet their educational goals. To commemorate Open Education Week, we are providing an overview of what an OER is and sharing some resources for locating quality OER.

The SCOOP: Fair Use Week

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

History of Fair Use Week

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Fair Use Week. Fair Use Week began in February 2014 at the suggestion of the Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) “Fair Use Allies” group. Each year, libraries across the United States and Canada plan activities to educate and celebrate the importance of the copyright limitations of fair use and fair dealing. Fair Use Week 2018 occurs February 26 to March 2. During this time, libraries are encouraged to engage members of their communities through any of the following activities:

The SCOOP: We are ALL Scholarly Communications Librarians

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

The Organizational Ends of ATLA state that ATLA exists so that “…information professionals have the tools they need for robust scholarly communication in the fields of theology and religion.” This declaration recognizes not only the increasing need of librarians to be versed in scholarly communication issues but also ATLA’s commitment to supporting librarians in achieving competency in this area.

The SCOOP: ResearchGate and the Coalition for Responsible Sharing

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

Academic social networks such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu are increasingly used by scholars and researchers as a means of not only sharing their own scholarly output but also to identify peers in their field and read the publications that they have authored. Because the historic predominant publishing model has been a transfer of copyright ownership in articles from the author to the publisher, the sharing of the published version of these articles often violates the agreement between authors and publishers. Concerned by the increasing usage of these sites for article sharing, the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers sent a letter to ResearchGate in September 2017 requesting that it take measures to curb illegal sharing by its users and that it adhere to the Association’s “Voluntary Principles on Article Sharing.” Concurrently, a group of publishers, including Elsevier, Brill, and Wiley, formed the “Coalition for Responsible Sharing.” This new organization proceeded to issue takedown notices to ResearchGate while Elsevier and the American Chemical Society simultaneously filed suit against the company in Germany for copyright infringement.

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