University of Oregon and Oregon State University Collaborate to Launch Oregon Digital | UO Libraries

“The University of Oregon and Oregon State University are proud to announce the launch of Oregon Digital, a cultural heritage repository that brings together more than 500,000 digitized works from both universities, including unique digitized and born-digital collections. This collaborative effort includes historic and modern photographs, manuscripts, publications, and more.

The new Oregon Digital features an updated look, feel, and functionality that provides users with an enhanced user experience. The collections from OSU include historic photographs, yearbooks, and a complete archive of the student newspaper, providing a unique window into the university’s rich history. Collections from UO include the Angelus Studio photographs of the Pacific Northwest, historic sheet music, manuscripts, and art from Special Collections and University Archives….”

Pressing ‘pause’ on Elsevier subscription | News |

“On Nov. 17, 2022, University of Oregon Executive Vice President Janet Woodruff-Borden said UO will pause its subscription journal package with Elsevier Publishing Company at the end of 2022 in an email announcement….

UO partnered with Oregon State University and Portland State University, who also subscribe to Elsevier’s journal package, to negotiate prices with Elsevier. All three universities ended their subscriptions after failing to reach an agreement….

The three universities were looking to cut the cost of each of their subscription packages by 50%, which Elsevier was aware of going into negotiations, Bowman said….


Part of the disagreement between Elsevier and universities was that Elsevier was charging the same price, even though many of its articles were open access, Dave Fowler, a collection management librarian at UO, said. In other words, anyone could have access to certain Elsevier published content without paying a subscription to Elsevier….

Because of the contract lapse, students and faculty may experience delays in having access to requested Elsevier articles, Salaz said. “In the long term however, we are confident that students, researchers and scholars everywhere will benefit from a system that doesn’t exploit academic labor for excessive profit,” she said….”

Updates on the Future for 2023 –

“Peeking around the corner into 2023, the barriers preventing faculty from more widespread adoption of OER are the usual ones: time and money. Further, Oregon’s statewide OER program is working with faculty who are worn out by the ongoing pandemic and responding to heightened student needs.

Beyond these obvious constraints, though, here are four big challenges we’re thinking about right now.

Do these resonate for your program? Do you have something different on your mind? Comments are open!…”

Visiting Assistant Professor: Scholarly Communication & Publishing Services

“The Pacific University Libraries invites applications for a visiting assistant professor 18-month replacement position beginning January 1, 2015 2016. Candidates with strong backgrounds in scholarly publishing or library publishing services, or with relevant demonstrated abilities, are encouraged to apply….

This position provides direction for the Libraries’ scholarly communication services, with an emphasis on collaborative leadership that engages faculty, staff, and students in initiatives that maximize the dissemination, preservation, and impact of the university’s scholarship and research; manages the Library’s institutional repository and publishing services, including the Pacific University Press; and provides education to the campus community regarding scholarly communication and intellectual property issues. This is a full-time faculty position on an 18-month term contract….”

Scholarly Communication Librarian

“The OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position. 

This is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services. The successful candidate will implement services and instruction in support of the broadest possible dissemination, impact, and use of scholarly and intellectual output. The librarian will join an agile and innovative department and library that is responsible for the development of the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository (the 36th ranked institutional repository in the world) and internationally recognized digital collections….”