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ItemAbortion and contraception: conscientious objection in the healing professions(IU Center for Bioethics, 2014-05-24) Odell, Jere D.; Abhyankar, Rahul; Comer, Amber (Malcolm); Rua, Avril N. ItemAffordable and equitable open access in the sciences: grassroots solutions(Taylor University, 2014-11-10) Odell, Jere D.In October 2014 Nature Publishing Group (NPG) announced that the journal Nature Communications would become a fully open access title. NPG, however, is not the first major publisher of scientific literature to adopt this approach to publishing. Recently, AAAS launched a new open access journal, Science Advances. Likewise, the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced a new, interdisciplinary, open access journal, ACS Central Science at the end of 2013. These efforts at NPG, AAAS and ACS are not risky, entrepreneurial ventures. In fact, they follow the successful launch of open access journals by Public Library of Science (PLOS) and by many large publishers of scientific journals, including: Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, SAGE, and Oxford. If the rise of open access publishing continues at the current, disruptive rate, more than 50% of the annually published articles would be published in open access journals before 2020. This change in how science is published comes with many benefits. In addition to increased readership and citation rates, open access speeds the dissemination of knowledge while reducing financial barriers for unaffiliated researchers and other curious minds. This change also introduces a new and sometimes unsettling information marketplace for authors and researchers--including, steep fees for article processing, worries about the rigor of review and fraudulent publishers. As open access publishing becomes more common, how can authors participate in the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls? What can new research labs and small universities do to support equitable access for the readers and for the authors of scholarship in the sciences? ItemAuthors' Rights to Share Scholarship: A Survey of IUPUI Faculty Attitudes(2014-04-11) Odell, Jere D.; Dill, Emily; Palmer, Kristi L.Faculty who take an active role in the dissemination of their research are more likely to make an impact on a field of scholarship. Online, full text archiving is a key component of being a self-advocate and for building a scholarly reputation. In fact, posting a version of a published article in an open access repository, such as IUPUI ScholarWorks, increases an author’s citation rate. Most journal publishers (72%) permit authors to upload a version of their article to IUPUI ScholarWorks; however, faculty may be unsure of how to exercise this right. Do IUPUI faculty self-archive their articles? Do they examine or negotiate the terms of their copyright transfer agreements? Would IUPUI faculty consider implementing a campus policy to maximize their rights as authors? To explore attitudes related to these questions, we conducted a campus-wide survey of IUPUI faculty in the Fall semester of 2013. The survey adapted an instrument used in similar campus-wide research conducted in 2006 at the University of California and in 2010 at the University of Toronto. This broad survey addressed attitudes regarding many factors relevant to publishing, peer review and scholarly communications. Here we report preliminary results pertaining to author’s rights, self-archiving practices and open access policies. Results: Complete responses (n=248); Partial responses (n=90). Author’s Rights: Most faculty (54%) consider the right to self-archive as a factor in selecting a journal for publication. A few have refused to sign a copyright transfer agreement (n=16) and a few have modified contracts (n=10). Most (68%) support a campus discussion of copyright management. Likewise, faculty would appreciate instructions and models for copyright negotiations (65%) as well as more formal institutional support for retaining rights (61%). Self-Archiving: Although nearly half had heard of IUPUI ScholarWorks (45%), only 25% of the respondents reported submitting a work to an institutional repository. Faculty were most influenced to self-archive by the motivation to support the dissemination of academic research in general (n=151), by increased exposure (n=149), and by the norms of their academic unit (n=102). Open Access Policies: The majority of faculty (72%) were unfamiliar with institutional open access policies such as those at Harvard, MIT, Duke and Kansas. When asked, however, if IUPUI should consider implementing a similar policy, 52% were unsure, 39% were supportive and only 9% disagreed. ItemAuthor’s Rights to Share Scholarship: A Survey of Faculty Attitudes and Actions(Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, 2014-11-19) Odell, Jere D.; Dill, Emily; Palmer, Kristi L.Online, full text archiving is a key component of being a self-advocate for building a scholarly reputation. Posting a version of a published article in an open access repository increases an author's citation rate. To explore attitudes and actions related to self-archiving a survey of IUPUI faculty was conducted and the results compared to similar surveys conducted at University of California and University of Toronto. The results are useful in guiding education and outreach efforts at university libraries interested in promoting change in scholarly communication, open access, and institutional repositories. ItemA Bibliometric Analysis of an International Research Ethics Trainee Program(2013-12) Fix, Jonathan; Odell, Jere D.; Sina, Barbara; Meslin, Eric M.; Goodman, Ken; Upshur, RossWe used bibliometric analysis to evaluate the citations associated with publications by trainees in the Fogarty International Center’s International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development program. Papers published between 2004 and 2008 were identified for analysis. The outcome measures were total citations, h-index, and i-10. A total of 328 manuscripts were identified, with a yearly average of 66 publications and 363 citations. The median number of citations per paper is 3 (IQR Q1–Q3:6). 12.6% (n = 53) of papers were cited over 10 times and the h-index is 22, indicating that 22 papers had been cited at least 22 times. The data indicate that trainees have been productive and contributed to the scholarly literature. Future studies to benchmark this performance with other bioethics education programs are required to make interpretation of citation analysis more meaningful. ItemBringing Indiana Libraries and their Collections to Wikidata(2018-08-21) Lemus-Rojas, Mairelys; Odell, Jere D. ItemBringing Wikipedia to IUPUI University Library: #1lib1ref Participation(2017-05-04) Lemus-Rojas, Mairelys; Odell, Jere D.A good Wikipedia article is one that contains citations to reliable sources so that readers can verify the information and find even more information related to that topic. Many Wikipedia articles, however, are missing a needed citation. For that reason, the Wikipedia Library came up with an initiative last year in an effort to bridge the citation gap. They launched the #1lib1ref campaign in January 15, 2016, which coincided with Wikipedia’s 15th birthday. The idea behind this global campaign was to encourage every librarian to provide Wikipedia with the gift of one citation to an article in need.1 The success of this initiative motivated the Wikipedia Library to host this event again in 2017 where a noticeable increase in participation was recorded. There was also an increase in the number of Wikipedia workshops and sessions held at libraries across the globe in order to provide new editors with the necessary tools to undertake the task of adding citations to the online encyclopedia. 2 Reflecting the library’s strong interest in supporting free access to quality information, IUPUI University Library was one of the institutions that participated in this effort. ItemBuilding Bridges with Structured Linked Data at IUPUI University Library(InULA, 2018-11-29) Lemus-Rojas, Mairelys; Odell, Jere D. ItemBuilding, growing and maintaining institutional repositories(Indiana University South Bend, 2014-10-20) Odell, Jere D.This presentation reviews a decade of growth in an institutional repository and proposes practical approaches to encouraging and supporting submissions by faculty authors.