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Michael Boock

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Phone: (541) 737-9155
Fax: (541) 737-8267
Primary Duties:

I contribute to and lead projects related to the creation, preservation, use, and cataloging of scholarly information. I collaborate with faculty and graduate students, and units on the OSU campus to support the accessibility and curation of scholarship, research data, digital content, and collections generated by OSU.


Brief CV

Research and Professional Interests:

scholarly communication, digital library organization, digital library workflow, open access, technical services reorganization


Selected Publications:


  • Boock, M., Zhang, H. & Clark, E., (2016). Article Deposit Services in Support of Federal Agency Public Access Requirements. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 4. DOI:
  • “Variability in academic research data management practices: implications for data services development from a faculty survey.” Amanda L. Whitmire, Michael Boock and Shan C. Sutton. Program 49(4), 2015. doi:10.1108/PROG-02-2015-0017.
  • “Data Management for Graduate Students: a Case Study at Oregon State University.” Maura Valentino and Michael Boock. Practical Academic Librarianship 5(2), 2015.
  • “It Takes More Than a Mandate: Factors that Contribute to Increased Rates of Article Deposit to an Institutional Repository.” Hui Zhang, Michael Boock & Andrea Wirth. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 3(1), 2015. 
  • “Linked Data Services for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.” Thomas Johnson & Michael Boock. 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Lima, Peru, 2012. 
  • “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Managing Government Document Collections in a Digital World,” Steven L. Sowell, Michael Boock, Lawrence A. Landis & Jennifer E. Nutefall. Collection Management 37(2), 2012.
  • “Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Metadata Workflow at Oregon State University Libraries.” Michael Boock & Sue Kunda. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 47(3/4), 2009.
  • “Organizing for Digitization at Oregon State University: a Case Study and Comparison with ARL Libraries.” Michael Boock. Journal of Academic Librarianship 35(5), 2009.
  • “The Use of Value Engineering in the Evaluation and Selection of Digitization Projects.” Michael Boock & May Chau. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 2(3), 2007.
  • “Continuing the Quest for the Quick Search Holy Grail.” Michael Boock, Jane Nichols and Laurel Kristick. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 11(4), 2006.
  • “Organizing for Digitization: a Survey.” Michael Boock & Ruth Vondracek. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 6(2), 2006.


Professional Associations and Committees:
  • Coalition for Open Access Policy Institutions Steering Committee, 2015-.
  • Member, MetaArchive Steering Committee, 2013-.
  • Member, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Editorial Board, 2011-2016.