Just like legacy cataloging can be a barrier to discoverability and access, traditional publishing structures that are carried into today’s new scholarly communication technologies and systems can persist across academic peer review and publication. As librarians, publishers, and library publishers, we can take steps to subvert existing inequalities and biases in the scholarly communication ecosystem.
Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit University with a social justice mission. This intersection of scholarly communication and social justice is the focus of Charlotte’s work, for which she received the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC)’s 2017 Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing for the chapter Agents of Diversity and Social Justice: Librarians and Scholarly Communication with her co-author, Harrison Inefuku. Charlotte has expertise in institutional repositories, library publishing, open education, fair use, copyright, and author rights, which is informed in particular by her background in academic publishing.