Attendees: Molly Engle (chair), Michael Boock, Michael Witbeck, Karyle Butcher (ex- officio)
Michael Boock reported that Larry Landis, University Archivist, spoke to Faculty Senate Executive Committee. They asked Larry to present at the November Faculty Senate meeting about storing intellectual capital in the university’s institutional repository – ScholarsArchive@OSU.
Molly Engle suggested that we use Survey Monkey to solicit information about faculty interest in depositing pre-print articles and other research such as gray or fugitive literature in the repository. Agreed that survey should go out after Larry Landis’ presentation.
Agreed that the Library Committee should identify handful of faculty with an interest to serve on a focus group to discuss the institutional repository. The Library will handle lunch.
Topics will include range of use for institutional repositories and potential uses of ScholarsArchive for storing and enabling access to research conducted at the institution.
Agreed that a librarian should present on institutional repositories at a lecture series event such as TRIAD or Dean’s Council under the Library Committee’s auspices.FSLC may wish to publish another series of articles in OSU This Week; the library will do publication/impact factor reviews for the departments within Health and Human Services. Molly Engle will send Michael Boock information about the department publications.
Karyle Butcher reported that an individual tore paintings from the library walls.
Karyle reported that the Library is engaged in assessment activities and asked that the LC consider how the Library assesses its value.Karyle also asked that LC consider student use of social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.