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Friday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Support When It Counts - Library Roles in Public Access to Federally-Funded Research

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In November 2012, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said it would begin enforcing its earlier April 2008 public access mandate to NIH-funded research by delaying processing of investigators’ grants. In response, the NCSU Libraries offered to assist the university’s sponsored research office in supporting NC State researchers who had publications stemming from NIH funding and had not achieved compliance. Since the 2008 NIH mandate, over 1000 articles based on NIH-funding have been published by NC State across research areas including veterinary medicine, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, textiles, design, math and statistics. Many were published in journals which did not automatically deposit papers to meet NIH requirements. Although familiar with biomedical literature, author agreements and open access, we did not fully grasp the complex web of investigator, author, publisher, institution and funder relations involved in this mandate until we were deeply engaged in the process and gained access to the compliance monitoring data.

In this presentation, we will discuss the costs and benefits of library support for authors needing to attain compliance with an eye toward how this support may be scaled up if other federal funding agencies follow suit. We will share practical strategies for supporting compliance efforts for individual researchers and at the campus-wide level, as well as training newly-funded researchers to facilitate future compliance. Attendees will learn about leveraging existing relationships with publishers to help their researchers, strategies for getting involved in compliance support, and share insights on how to skill-up and scale-up when engaging in this part of the research process.

Speakers
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William Cross

Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship, North Carolina State University
William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. Before joining the Copyright and Digital... Read More →
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Hilary Davis

Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
North Carolina State University Libraries


Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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