Serials and Other Continuing Resources Action Plan 2018-2019

Monitor, report and promote standards and the importance of best practices in scholarly communication and continuing resources

  • Plan and organize conference programs which will promote best practices in serials and other continuing resources
  • Facilitate and provide access to documentation and information on professional issues relating to  scholarly communications and continuing resources
  • Continue to develop the SOCR webpages, blog and lists and maximize their potential uses for disseminating information and fostering dialogue

Monitor, raise awareness and promote resolution of issues related to copyright, open access and other related scholarly communication matters

  • Further awareness of issues through encouraging development of awareness of issues submissions for papers for conference, mobilizing committee members to advocate in their own regions and highlighting issues on SOCRS webpages

Attract, involve and retain members from all parts of the scholarly communications and continuing resources information chain thereby raising the profile of the Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section of IFLA

  • All SC members to act as advocates in their regions, inviting greater involvement in IFLA and SOCR
  • Invite people who expressed interest in the SOCRS at the 2018 WLIC to become standing or corresponding members of the section
  • Change the name of the section to Scholarly Communication and Continuing Resources Section to reflect the changes in the nature of the section’s work
  • Use listserv to initiate discussion and debate on “Hot topics” / “Issues of concern” with scholarly communications and continuing resource practitioners, where the IFLA SOCR Section may be able to raise awareness or facilitate a resolution

Action plans, Serials and Other Continuing Resources

Last update: 1 November 2018