The Executive Committee of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) has endorsed the SPARC Good Practice Principles for Scholarly Communication Services. At its October quarterly meeting, committee members discussed scholarly communication actions with potential for consortial collaboration. Endorsement of the SPARC principles is part of larger work to build upon and bolster scholarly communication services undertaken across TRLN member institutions.
Since Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are full members of SPARC, the Executive Committee believes it is important to publicly support these principles and adopt them as targets across TRLN “to ensure that services are transparent, open, and support the aims of scholarship. These principles can be used by users/clients to make decisions about which services they will contract with, and by service providers to improve their practices and governance.”
“Endorsing these principles is further recognition that the Triangle provides a unique concentration of expertise in scholarly communication, digital humanities, open science, data curation, and open pedagogy. We are eager to expand our existing transformative partnerships, promoting the Triangle as a center of excellence in this sphere” said Greg Raschke, Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at NC State and Chair of the TRLN Executive Committee.
Learn more about the SPARC Good Practice Principles for Scholarly Communication Services at https://sparcopen.org/our-work/good-practice-principles-for-scholarly-communication-services.