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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. ItemCompleting the Circle: Community Access to Translational Research and Scholarly Works(2015-10-12) Odell, Jere D.; Viehweg, StephanThis paper documents the development and outcomes of an intra-campus partnership that has changed the culture of scholarship and dissemination at a university that values community-engaged and translational research. Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) was established by Chancellor Charles Bantz and Dr. Sandra Petronio in 2003 to identify, celebrate and promote translational research; research that uses generated knowledge to solve problems and make lives better. In addition to sponsoring awards and convening regular translational research showcases, TRIP started a website and invited faculty members to post descriptions of their translational research projects. In the process, these TRIP scholars provided a public-facing, web-based inventory of scholarship relevant to the community. ScholarWorks, an open access, web-based repository for posting faculty and student articles, theses, proceedings, posters and other creations, was launched in 2004 by the Dean of the University Library. As an open access repository, ScholarWorks gave the campus the ability to share research with a broad community of students, educators, health care workers, policy makers, citizens, and readers without worrying about subscription paywalls or limited access to printed materials. Recently, it became clear to both TRIP and to ScholarWorks that these efforts were complimentary and could be aligned in ways that would increase participation in both programs. In addition, by freely sharing access to the scholarly publications resulting from community-based and translational research projects, the TRIP-ScholarWorks partnership helps to complete the circle of benefits to community, student and research stakeholders. Similar partnerships could be pursued on many campuses. ItemCompleting the Circle: Open Access to Translational Research and Scholarly Works(CUMU, 2023-09-18) Viehweg, Stephan; Odell, Jere D.; Polley, David E.; McLucas, NouriIUPUI’s Center for Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) and IUPUI University Library (Library) developed a partnership to enhance community access to faculty scholarship resulting from community-engaged and translational research. Library staff archive the scholarship of faculty affiliated with TRIP in IUPUI ScholarWorks, the campus’s open access institutional repository. The TRIP Scholarly Works Program was launched in 2013 and outcomes include benefits for faculty authors (increased readership) and for a world of readers (free access). After almost 10 years in existence, Library and TRIP staff sought to evaluate the success of this program. A survey was distributed to TRIP affiliated faculty to assess the impact of open access to their scholarship on their work as community-engaged and translational scholars. Faculty participants report a variety of benefits and yet, also indicate a need for increased program communication and fewer barriers to participation. 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. ItemFaculty Attitudes toward Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Disciplinary Differences on an Urban and Health Science Campus(2017-11-07) Odell, Jere D.; Palmer, Kristi L.; Dill, Emily; University LibraryThe Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication seeks to share useful innovations, both in thought and in practice, with the aim of encouraging scholarly exchange and the subsequent benefits that are borne of scrutiny, experimentation and debate. As modes of scholarly communication, the technologies and economics of publishing and the roles of libraries evolve, it is our hope that the work shared in the journal will inform practices that strengthen librarianship and that increase access to the "common Stock of Knowledge."JLSC is particularly interested in the intersection of librarianship and publishing and the resulting role of libraries in both content dissemination and content creation. Related areas of interest include new methods for the dissemination of information and information exchange; the theory and practice of the organization, use and curation of information; and issues related to the review, credentialing, reputation and impact of scholarly work. 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. 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 ItemUsing the ‘rentrez’ R Package to Identify Repository Records for NCBI LinkOut(code4lib, 2017-10-18) Lee, Yoo Young; Foster, Erin D.; Polley, David E.; Odell, Jere D.; University LibraryIn this article, we provide a brief overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) LinkOut service for institutional repositories, a service that allows links from the PubMed database to full-text versions of articles in participating institutional repositories (IRs). We discuss the criteria for participation in NCBI LinkOut for IRs, current methods for participating, and outline our solution for automating the identification of eligible articles in a repository using R and the ‘rentrez’ package. Using our solution, we quickly processed 4,400 open access items from our repository, identified the 557 eligible records, and sent them to the NLM. Direct linking from PubMed resulted in a 17% increase in web traffic. ItemWho is Citing Undergraduate Theses in Institutional Digital Repositories?: Implications for Scholarship and Information Literacy(2014) Stone, Sean M.; Lowe, M. SaraUndergraduate theses are available through open access institutional repositories. Is undergraduate work being integrated into the larger body of academic research, and, if so, how? Institutional repositories containing undergraduate theses were selected and titles were searched using the forward citation feature in Google Scholar to determine if and where undergraduate scholarship is being cited. Results show that 24% of citations to senior theses were in peer-reviewed or refereed journals, and 33% in dissertations and theses. This paper addresses citation source and the potential value of undergraduate scholarship as well as the implications for information literacy instruction to senior thesis students.