Increasing the Visibility and Reputation of Extension and Outreach

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Presentation to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Leadership Team (December 9, 2013)

Presentation to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Leadership Team (December 9, 2013)

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  • 1. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University Increasing the visibility and reputation of Extension and Outreach Harrison W. Inefuku Digital Repository Coordinator Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Leadership Team December 9, 2013
  • 2. An introduction to Digital Repository @ Iowa State University • • • • • • Provides access to university publications and research and scholarship of Iowa State’s faculty, staff and students Materials are freely available over the Internet, making our work accessible to anyone, worldwide, with access to the Internet Reaches a global audience, with visitors from 200 countries and territories Optimized for search engines, including Google and Google Scholar Arrangements place our work in university library catalogs worldwide http://lib.dr.iastate.edu Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 3. Supporting the extension misssion • Digital Repository @ Iowa State University complements and supports the strategic priorities of Extension and Outreach: • Engages the citizens of Iowa with access to education; • Research funded, in part, by the citizens of Iowa become freely available to the people • We will enhance opportunities for council members, faculty, and staff excellence • Increase the reputation of extension and outreach faculty and staff • Present, as a whole, faculty and staff members’ body of work • Detailed download reports provide faculty and staff insight into their readers Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 4. Extension and Outreach in the repository • • • • • Extension and Outreach publications; Peer-reviewed articles by extension faculty and staff; Animal Industry Reports; Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports; Podcasts and audio recordings Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 5. Extension and Outreach publications Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 6. Extension and Outreach scholarship • • We check the copyright status and publishers’ policies before uploading any article; Received permission to upload publications from: • • • Journal of Extension; North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA); eXtension.org Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 7. Bridging Extension and Outreach and academic units • Extension and outreach publications are presented alongside conference materials, peer-reviewed articles, technical reports and other publications produced by academic departments Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 8. SelectedWorks author profiles • • • Allows readers to discover an author’s entire publication portfolio in one location; Provides academic and research contexts for extension and outreach work; Social media buttons makes it easy for readers to share work with colleagues Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 9. 900000 800000 Impact: Downloads 700000 600000 500000 Monthly Downloads Total Downloads 400000 300000 200000 100000 9/1/09 8/1/09 7/1/09 6/1/09 5/1/09 0 4/1/09 Downloads to date: 913,963 Number of items: 11,370 ~80 downloads/item Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 10. Top Extension and Outreach publications 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. High Fructose Corn Syrup— How sweet it is (690 downloads) Questions and Answers: About calcium and vitamin D (253 downloads) Heart Disease and You—Facts about food choices (201 downloads) Eat to Compete: What you should know about dietary supplements (115 downloads) Survivor’s Guide to Healthy Web Surfing and Phone Apps (99 downloads) Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 11. Impact: Visitors from Iowa Since April 2012, the repository has received: • 17,776 visitors from Iowa (13.96% of total visitors); • 235 communities across the state; • Top 10 sources of visitors: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Ames Des Moines Iowa City West Des Moines Cedar Rapids Ankeny Johnston Cedar Falls Urbandale Sioux city Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 12. Impact: Readership reports • • Authors receive a monthly email report with download statistics; Author dashboard provides detailed readership reports in a graphic format, broken down for each publication Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 13. Online Publishing: Journals and Conferences • • • Publish electronic journals and conference proceedings; Supports a full peer-review workflow; Custom branding Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 14. Future possibilities • • • Partnering with Conference Planning and Management to provide proceedings publications Digitizing historical extension and outreach publications from University Archives New peer-reviewed journals Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 15. Want to participate? 1. 2. 3. Send me a copy of your vita or publications list; We will work on checking the copyright status and seeking permissions from your publishers to upload your work; We’ll get back to you with our results and work with you to get as much of your work up as possible. Harrison W. Inefuku Digital Repository Coordinator hinefuku@iastate.edu 294-3180 Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 16. For more information • • • • What’s In It For Me? The advantages of using Digital Repository @ Iowa State University (http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/digirep_outreach/4/) Will They Let Me Do That? A brief introduction to copyright and institutional repositories (http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/digirep_outreach/3/) Pre-print, Post-print or Offprint? A guide to publication versions, permissions and the digital repository (http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/digirep_outreach/2/) Building Your Online Research Presence: A brief introduction to Digital Repository @ Iowa State University for graduate students (http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/digirep_outreach/8/) Digital Repository @ Iowa State University