Grow Your Own Academic Library Scholarly Communication Program

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Information Technologies & Resources

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Tierney, Barbara; Dotson, Lee; Basco, Ven; Venecek, John; Norris, Sarah A.
Scholarly Communication; Research Lifecycle at UCF; Scholarly Communication, Research Lifecycle at UCF; Library and Information Science
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How does an academic library go about growing its own Scholarly Communication (SC) program with no budget, no staff, no dedicated office space, no partners, and no experience? The University of Central Florida Libraries responded to such a challenge during 2012-15 by creating a grassroots SC program staffed by a volunteer 20-member library faculty advisory group and creating an innovative “Research Lifecycle” model to help define an evolving menu of SC resources and services that could be turned on, as available, to UCF constituents.Presentation for the Florida Library Association 2016 Annual Conference.