Open Dartmouth Working Group

The Open Dartmouth Working Group (ODWG) engages, informs, and educates faculty, students, and staff at Dartmouth on current issues in open access, public access, author rights, copyright pertaining to publishing, scholarly identity, open education, and open data. ODWG members serve as campus experts on these issues and empower library staff to communicate about these issues. They assist in representing Dartmouth to the worldwide open access community.

The ODWG is convened for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and is chaired by Jen Green, Digital Scholarship Librarian within the Scholarly Communication, Publishing, and Copyright Program. While the ODWG engages with and serves the entire campus community and DHMC-Lebanon, for this year, the ODWG will focus on educating three specific populations within the community on any or all of the above-named issues. The three communities will be: Library staff, Faculty covered by the Open Access Policy, and Graduate students. The ODWG will also continue to support implementation of the Dartmouth faculty open access policy via the Dartmouth Digital Commons platform. The ODWG will proactively identify and develop programming and materials specific to Dartmouth’s community. This programming should include Library, campus, national, and international experts within the scholarly communication landscape.

The ODWG will continue to coordinate closely with the Library's Education & Outreach Program, with liaisons across the Library, with the Association Librarian for Digital Strategies, and with the Council on the Libraries (CoL ) as the Faculty Advisory Group for the Faculty Open Access Policy and Repository.

Members 2018-2019

  • Pamela Bagley, Research and Education Librarian, Biomedical Libraries
  • Laura Braunstein, Digital Humanities Librarian
  • Daniel Chamberlain, Associate Librarian for Digital Strategies, liaison to Library Administration (ex officio member)
  • Katie Harding, Education and Outreach Librarian
  • Jen Green, Digital Scholarship Librarian (chair)
  • Janifer Holt,Feldberg Business and Engineering Library
  • Lora Leligdon, Physical Sciences Library 
  • Madeline Miller, Digital Library Fellow

Tasks 2018-2019

In order to fulfill the 2018-2019 Charge, ODWG will do the following for each "community of focus" in ways that meet the needs of each specific audience:

Library staff 

  • Develop and improve awareness of Library Staff Open Access policy. Topics can include:
    • What does the policy cover or not cover?
    • What is Digital Commons and what is its relationship with the Library Staff Open Access Policy?
    • How can Library staff share their work on Digital Commons under the OA policy?
    • Why should this matter to Library staff? How could it benefit them?
  • Develop and improve awareness of the Dartmouth Faculty Open Access policy and Dartmouth Digital Commons. Topics can include:
    • Talking points that Library liaisons and staff can easily share with the faculty they support.
    • Basic information about landscape of various repositories and sharing sites (e.g., Digital Commons, SSRN, Academia.edu, ResearchGate, arxiv.org, hcommons.org)
    • Short article sharing and discussion sessions about the local, national, and global open access landscape.
    • Outline (e.g., infographics) what we use, what we are licensing, and what we support. Talking about the pros and cons.
  • Increase understanding about how staff can handle materials created by the Library vis-a-vis Dartmouth copyright and Creative Commons licenses.

Faculty covered by the Open Access Policy

  • Build awareness of Dartmouth Digital Commons and the Dartmouth Faculty Open Access Policy.
    • Proactively respond to faculty questions such as: "Why do these matter?"; "Why should I care?"; "How is it relevant and useful to me?"
  • Build awareness of a participation in ORCID and PlumX account creation and management.
    • Proactively respond to faculty questions such as: "Why do these matter?"; "Why should I care?"; "How is it relevant and useful to me?"
    • Assist at least 100 Dartmouth faculty members in establishing their ORCID.
  • Host GearUp in Baker Berry Library featuring resources offered by areas such as scholarly communication, digital humanities, information technology, digital publishing, student-led publishing, the Dartmouth Institute, Office of Sponsored Projects, etc.
    • This is a cross-departmental event that will be coordinated by ODWG in collaboration with many campus partners.
  • Build awareness of the COPE funding for support of open access publishing.
    • Make sure that faculty have the facts. What are the opportunities and limitations of the funding? Who can apply?

Graduate students

  • Host GearUp in Baker Berry Library featuring resources offered by areas such as scholarly communication, digital humanities, information technology, digital publishing, student-led publishing, the Dartmouth Institute, Office of Sponsored Projects, etc.
    • This is a cross-departmental event that will be coordinated by ODWG in collaboration with many campus partners.
  • Work with the Graduate Program to develop student awareness of copyright, author rights, professional identity.
    • Proactively respond to student questions such as: "Why do these matter?"; "Why should I care?"; "How is it relevant and useful to me?"
    • Help students understand how these issues pertain to the various steps of preparing and potential publishing their dissertation.
    • Draw 50 graduate students to workshops or events on these topics.
  • Develop awareness and understanding of open access publishing.
    • Proactively respond to student questions such as: "Why does it matter to me?" "How do I know where to publish?"; "Where should I publish?"