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ItemCelebrating Dr. Amelia R. Keller: Pioneering Physician, Educator, Suffragist, and Public Health Advocate(2022-04-19) Pieczko, Brandon T.Exhibit developed by the Ruth Lilly Medical Library for the dedication of an Indiana State Historical Marker honoring Dr. Amelia R. Keller on April 19, 2022. ItemDetermining the Cost of Open Access: Estimating Annual Article Processing Charges for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine Articles at a Large Midwestern University(2022-10-24) Pieczko, Brandon T.; Odell, Jere D.; Pike, Caitlin; Dirzis, AshleyObjectives: Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles published in for-fee, gold open access journals are paid in a number of ways at this institution. These include a library-managed Open Access (OA) Fund, grant accounts, faculty professional development funds, departmental discretionary funds, and private faculty funds. The institution is currently considering several new approaches to providing authors with OA funding assistance, and the main objective for this research project was to determine an estimate for the total annual cost of APCs to the campus. Secondary goals included determining the financial impact of APCs on the institution’s research grants and corresponding authors. Methods: We conducted an affiliation search in Web of Science for the institution to identify articles published by authors at the university. We chose to limit results to articles published in 2019, as we wanted a sample year that would reflect the typical publishing output for the authors since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted research and publishing patterns during 2020 and into 2021. We then selected only the articles that were designated as gold open access, as those articles were published openly in their final versions and were either supported by APCs or published by no fee OA journals. The results list (n=421) was then exported to a spreadsheet and our team analyzed each article using the following criteria to determine which articles would be included: Was the corresponding author for the article affiliated with the institution? If the article provides a funding acknowledgement, does it acknowledge a grant to the institution? What is the current APC for the journal as stated on the publisher’s website (in U.S. Dollars)? Results: Of the 421 articles our team analyzed, 168 had a corresponding author affiliated with the institution [combined APC total: $430,959 US]; of these, 143 were published in journals indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) [combined APC total: $349,699.89]; 100 of the DOAJ-index articles acknowledged grant funding to the institution [combined APC total: $274,688 USD]. Conclusions: Based on the findings of our research, if our university wanted to cover all APCs by corresponding authors published in DOAJ-indexed, “Gold OA” journals, the anticipated cost would be approximately $350,000 USD annually (with projected increases of 6% per year). These results highlight major concerns about the sustainability of current funding models for open access research and publishing in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. ItemFinding the Golden Mean: An Efficient Model for Improving Discovery and Access for Legacy Theses and Dissertations in a Medical Library’s Institutional Repository(2023-11-16) Pieczko, Brandon T.Developing an efficient and cost-effective method for providing access to legacy print theses and dissertations is a challenge faced by many libraries that serve medical schools and other academic health science programs. The significant staff time and financial cost associated with systematically digitizing and providing complete online access to print theses and dissertations can be problematic given the potentially limited return on that investment as reflected in patron use statistics and other metrics. This presentation will describe how a medical school library improved the discoverability and accessibility of its legacy print theses and dissertations by implementing a cost-effective, selective digitization workflow that leveraged existing metadata and limited staff time. This workflow involved extracting and transforming existing metadata from the library catalog, selectively digitizing excerpts (title page, abstract, table of contents, and committee information) of all the theses and dissertations, and utilizing batch upload capabilities to add new descriptive records to the library’s institutional repository. In addition to improving the discoverability of these important scholarly resources, the medical library intends to implement a “scan-on-demand” service model in which patrons who are interested in obtaining the full text of a thesis or dissertation can do so by contacting the library directly. To date, the library has added descriptive records for more than 500 theses/dissertations to its institutional repository and has seen a tremendous return on its modest investment in the form of thousands of new page views and downloads within a few months. ItemForging a New DEI-Focused Track for Librarian Promotion and Tenure(2023-03-16) Stone, Sean; Little, Lee; Pieczko, Brandon T.A large, four-year institution recently approved an official promotion and tenure track for faculty focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. All schools and academic units were tasked with developing new promotion and tenure standards in accordance with campus mandates and requirements but tailored to address the needs of specific disciplines and academic units. There were two main goals for this new track: 1) to formally recognize professional diversity, equity, and inclusion activities as a path for promotion and tenure with a focus on the professional narrative and incorporating new measures of success and impact including greater emphasis on community engagement, and 2) to develop a more holistic approach to reporting professional activities and achievements by uncoupling them, as much as possible, from the standard system of “binned” categories such as research, service, and performance). This poster outlines the work of a group of faculty librarians in developing these standards for librarian promotion and tenure. An ad hoc group of faculty librarians was formed by the campus Librarian Faculty Council with representatives from all the libraries on campus. Committee members came from many different points in the promotion and tenure process; from early career, pre-tenure librarians to those that had completely been through the process and even served on promotion and tenure groups and committees. The group went through several cycles of development of DEI promotion and tenure standards based on campus level documents and feedback from representatives to other DEI-focused campus groups, and of course, other faculty librarians. While the work was done with extensive input from various stakeholders at various levels, there was no finished archetype on which to base the final document. Additionally, campus level standards and expectations continued to develop and change throughout the process meaning the group was aiming for a moving target. Another major challenge was producing standards that were less prescribed and holistic to allow for greater freedom in the construction of candidates’ professional narratives; the recognition of DEI-focused professional activities; and the inclusion of novel metrics for demonstrating impact while still providing ample guidance and examples so that candidates would have enough guidance without feeling constrained. It was also critical for the librarian standards to match standards mandated at the campus level (often grounded in more traditional metrics and categories) while at the same time being more inclusive of DEI activities without giving DEI-track candidates the feeling that they were actually doing more work than other candidates presenting more traditional cases for promotion and tenure. It was also important to the committee to create a document that would be as easy as possible for mentors, reviewers, and members of the various promotion and tenure committees to use for guiding and evaluating candidates. The new standards were approved by library faculty in spring of 2022 and the first candidates for third-year reviews and promotion and tenure will begin utilizing them to construct their dossiers and narratives. ItemGoing Beyond the IR: Using Content-Specific Platforms and Targeted Outreach to Provide Integrated Access to a Medical School’s Education Scholarship(2021-11-17) Pieczko, Brandon T.; Craven, Hannah J.To increase local contributions to medical education scholarship, a medical school began hosting an annual school-wide conference in 2020. Two librarians worked proactively with conference organizers to preserve and provide access to presentation materials and session recordings. This targeted outreach became more effective in the second year as students and faculty were invited on the conference submission form to express interest in contributing materials to the university’s institutional repository. The librarians were able to use this list of interested participants to obtain permissions, additional information, and address potential questions rather than relying on a post-hoc solicitation of conference materials. Workflow tutorials and tracking spreadsheets were developed and used by library staff to upload items and metadata to the campus institutional repository (posters, presentation slides) and a university-wide repository for digital audio and video collections (video recordings). The 2021 conference being virtual meant all presentations were recorded and increased ease of retrieval for upload. Librarians were able to integrate and streamline access to the materials across different systems using unique persistent identifiers. This new approach to documenting local scholarship provides sustainable, online access to conference materials that would otherwise not be available long-term, promotes the research of students and faculty, and increases the visibility of the institution’s digital repositories as a research service. Additionally, leveraging content-specific platforms to provide access to both traditional research products and recordings of the presentations themselves gives asynchronous viewers a more complete, integrated learning experience. Pressure points, limitations, and areas of improvement will be discussed. Presentation recording available online: https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/mirl/2021/program/9 ItemHealth Information for Your Patients(2023-03-24) Vetter, Cecelia J.; Pieczko, Brandon T.This workshop is targeted at healthcare providers to teach them how to find consumer health information (resources created to help the public understand health conditions). Participants will walk away with a resource list of health information freely available on the web and targeted at an audience with limited health literacy. Whether working with patients or fielding health questions from friends and family, healthcare professionals will leave this class with a list of free resources to share. Learning objectives include identify websites by local and national governments with consumer health information; locate consumer health resources in languages other than English on MedlinePlus; and locate information on genetic conditions for patients and families ItemMedical School Without Walls: 50 Years of Regional Campuses at Indiana University School of Medicine(Wolters Kluwer, 2022-12) Wallach, Paul M.; Birnbaum, Deborah R.; Ryan, Elizabeth R.; Pieczko, Brandon T.; Hess, Jay L.The history of Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) dates to 1871, when Indiana Medical College entered into an affiliation with Indiana University in Bloomington to offer medical education. In 1971, the Indiana General Assembly passed a bill to create and fund a distributed model for medical education for which IUSM was responsible, an innovative approach to implementing a statewide medical education program. IUSM became one of the first U.S. medical schools to implement what is today known as a regional medical campus model. This regional medical campus system has permitted IUSM to expand enrollment based on national and local concerns about physician shortages, increase access to care locally, support expansion of graduate medical education, and provide opportunities for research and scholarship by faculty and students statewide. This effort was made possible by partnerships with other universities and health care systems across the state and the support of local community and state leaders. The model is a forward-thinking and cost-effective way to educate physicians for service in the state of Indiana and is applicable to others. This article highlights milestones in IUSM’s 50-year history of regional medical education, describes the development of the regional medical campus model, recognizes significant achievements over the years, shares lessons learned, and discusses considerations for the future of medical education. ItemPutting Theory into Practice: Incorporating Digital Curation Skills into a Library and Information Science Curriculum(2022-09-28) Pieczko, Brandon T.This presentation discusses lessons learned from the development of a new course to introduce Master of Library and Information Science students to practical tools and techniques for curating born-digital archival objects. The course was developed in response to increasing demand from students seeking practical, hands-on digital curation learning experiences. Lessons learned, challenges encountered, and limitations discovered from two offerings of the course, as well as areas for improvement in future iterations of the course, are discussed.