Many of you will be interested in this project and you have the opportunity for input at the ALA Conference in Washington, DC.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
All – I am working on a Mellon Foundation funded grant to map digital scholarly communication infrastructure. This is a follow on the 2.5% Commitment. As part of this work we are looking for academic library deans/directors and/or AULs to participate in a number of focus groups to get their perspectives on the current state of this infrastructure and their willingness to invest in it. Information on the project can be found at https://scholarlycommons.net/map/ and information on the focus groups can be found at https://scholarlycommons.net/focus-groups/
We are currently looking to fill out to focus groups at ALA. They will be held on Monday, June 24th at 8:30 AM and at 4 PM. To participate in the ALA groups sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a49a9af2ca4f85-focus .
If you cannot be at ALA, there are other options for participation at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenfYuecKolsWhC5hofPi5_RPWE-37t0DR40WAOlMRv_2Xtyg/viewform
I would ask that you consider participating. And if you could forward this message to others who might be of interest.
To provide a bit more context, you may want to read the recently published interview
(https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/06/12/invest-open-infrastructure/) with Dan Whaley about the Invest in Open Infrastructure (http://investinopen.org) effort that our efforts are aligned with.
David W. Lewis
Dean Emeritus of the IUPUI University Library