Communication activity should become the core of how the Library creates a family of staff and users who feel part of a UCL-wide library community.
Outreach activities to new communities become embedded in the life of the Library; and Citizen Science is a new outreach activity, where the citizen engages with research agendas.
Extend Library Services’ support for Open Science, a global agenda which offers new ways of undertaking research/sharing research outputs, strengthening educational agendas and rewarding engagement in Open Science practices.
Actions & outcomes
ID Actions Outcomes COOS1 Launch a Communication Strategy for Library Services based on CAM brand guidelines and including departmental visual identity, key audiences channels, audiences Communication Strategy COOS2 Digital screens rolled out in all UCL libraries All sites will have digital screens COOS3 Signage scheme is made consistent and can be promptly updated across all sites Consistent template and schema for signage COOS4 Staff communications are more structured with clear objectives for LibNet, the Peer Review and Core Brief All outputs have clear objectives - enunciated in relevant Library strategies
ID Actions Outcomes COOS5 Outreach activity from UCL Library Services is co-ordinated across all members of the family through a new pan-library committee structure A pan-Library committee structure, with roles and responsibilities defined, is established with Outreach Plan to co-ordinate activity COOS6 UCL Library Services has identified key priorities for Citizen Science activity and embeds these in a pan-UCL Programme Citizen Science projects/activities identified, with delivery to begin in 2019-20 COOS7 There is an established programme of Special Collections outreach activity focussed around UCL East Outreach Programme published
- Open Science
ID Actions Outcomes COOS8 OA Team continues to monitor engagement with RPS Each Faculty achieves a consistent monthly score of at least 85% compliance COOS9 New Open Access UCL megajournal platform developed Megajournal platform hosting Open Access content COOS10 New platform for Open Access textbooks (BOOC) developed BOOC platform hosting Open Access textbook content COOS11 Open Educational Resources (OER) repository developed Pilot project 2018-19. OER launched as full service in 2019-20 COOS12 Regular Workshops/Training Courses held to train UCL staff and students in the principles of Open Science Programme of Workshops/Training Courses cover all 8 pillars of Open Science as defined by the European Commission COOS13 Create a virtual Open Science Office, to bring together all pillars of Open Science as defined by the European Commission
KPA 6: Communication, Outreach and Open Science
Leader: Paul Ayris
Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services)