Mailing List Message #114687
From: Joan K. Lippincott <>
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Subject: Focus groups - Digital Scholarly Communication Infrastructure
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:06:50 -0400
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: and information on the focus groups can be found at: 

 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 .

 If you cannot be at ALA, there are other options for participation at:

I would ask that you consider participating.  And if you could forward this message to others who might be interest.

To provide a bit more context, you may want to read the recently published interview

(  with Dan Whaley about the Invest in Open Infrastructure

( effort that our efforts are aligned with.




David W. Lewis

Dean Emeritus of the IUPUI University Library

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