- Collection Management & Planning Working Group Charge
The University of Miami Libraries currently participates in and maintains two types of storage, facilities for print collections and virtual on-site (servers) and cloud services for digital assets. Print materials are located in four different types of facilities: On-campus accessible – Richter library stacks, Architecture Library, and the Music Library; On-campus no access- Brockway, Special Collections, CHC; Off-Campus no-access – Miami Lakes Facility; Off-Campus no access shared collection – University of Florida, Gainsville. The virtual storage for digital collections is located on-site at the Richter Library, on-site Central IT, and hosted through vendors.
The Collection Management and Planning Working Group will investigate conditions, workflows, and time strategies for library materials and develop a recommended strategy going forward in the location of the Libraries’ collections. The Working group will develop guidelines and policies for collections accessible by all Libraries’ personnel. The Working Group will consult and advise on use of physical and virtual collection spaces and the appropriate location and formats for library materials.
The Group’s members have broad and deep knowledge of the University of Miami’s academic communities. Additionally, they understand the Libraries in the context of emerging scholarly communication and technological developments. The Committee will focus on the crucial needs to build, manage, and provide access to collections in this environment.
Posted 20 February 2013
- SCOAP3 Initiative Moving Forward
The SCOAP3 Initiative, which the UM Libraries have worked with since 2008, has
entered the implementation phase. The goal of the program is for national
consortia to assume responsibility for established, high-quality journals in the field of High Energy Physics. The University of Miami has completed the reconciliation process to move our subscriptions to these eight journals into the SCOAP3 Program. These journals are Physical Review C, Physical Review D, Physics Letters B, Nuclear Physics B, European Physical Journal C, Journal of High Energy Physics, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, and New Journal of Physics.
Posted 18 March 2013
- Copyright Resources
Guidance in complying with copyright and using materials according to Fair Use.
- Journal Rankings/ Impact Factors
Resources for evaluating the impact of journals.
- National Institutes of Health Public Access: Important News
For non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond, NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. For more information, see: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/.
- UM Calder Library Guide to NIH Public Access Policy
Help in understanding options in complying with this new policy for NIH grant funded research.
- UM Guide to Data Management
Guidance in designing and implementing data management plans.
- UM Scholarly Repository
A resource for publishing and preserving the work of the UM community.
- UM Thesis Preparation & Submission
Information from the Graduate School about the theses and dissertations processes.
Open Access Initiatives
- Author’s Rights Initiative by SPARC
Provides information and resources to help authors retain rights to their work.
- Creative Commons Licenses
Information about protecting intellectual property in Open Access environments.
- NSF Data Management Plan
Explains NSF’s requirements for sharing and maintaining data from funded research.
- RoMEO/SHERPA Publisher Copyright Policies
Provides information about publishers’ policies and guidelines for making journal articles available in Open Access environments.