The North American Serials Interest Group is pleased to
invite you to register for Scholar Commons @USF: Sharing
Knowledge Worldwide.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
Time: 2pm (EDT)

Register now:

Librarians and faculty members are now working together
through open access publishing to make faculty-produced
scholarly content available to researchers worldwide. The
University of South Florida Tampa Library has been working
with bepress’ Digital Commons platform to create a
substantial institutional repository that includes open
access journals, conference proceedings, and data sets,
among other materials. Library staff members are currently
involved in a variety of activities, including negotiating
memorandum of understandings, loading backfiles, registering
DOIs with CrossRef, designing layout, doing final
publication steps, and assisting with technical issues. In
2011, accompanied by major outreach and marketing efforts by
the USF Tampa Library’s administration, the institutional
repository, Scholar Commons @ USF, went live. The new
repository allows the library to pull fragmented collections
previously hosted on other platforms into a single system
with improved discoverability. As part of this effort, the
library has forayed into open access journal publishing, and
this session will provide an overview of current workflows.
Additionally, speakers will explain how the repository was
established, what is involved, lessons learned, and plans
for future directions.


Carol Ann Borchert, University of South Florida 
Julie Fielding, University of South Florida

Speaker Bios:  

Carol Ann Borchert has been the Coordinator for Serials at
the University of South Florida (USF) since 2004.
Previously, she was in the Reference and Government
Documents departments at USF, and in several areas of the
James B. Duke Library at Furman University. She holds an MLS
from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in Spanish from

Julie Fielding has been a Library Operations Coordinator at
the University of South Florida (USF) since August 2011,
working with electronic resources and open access journals.
Before this, she was an Information Services Associate at
Gale Cengage Learning. She holds an MLIS from Wayne State
University in Detroit, Michigan.

For further information, contact the North American Serials
Interest Group (NASIG) Continuing Education Committee at
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communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the
serials information chain – anyone working with or
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