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Increasing the Visibility of HDFS Research and Scholarship

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Presentation to the Human Development and Family Studies faculty (December 2, 2013)

Presentation to the Human Development and Family Studies faculty (December 2, 2013)

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  • 1. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University Increasing the Visibility of HDFS Research and Scholarship Harrison W. Inefuku Digital Repository Coordinator Human Development and Family Studies December 2, 2013
  • 2. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University http://lib.dr.iastate.edu •An online database containing research and scholarship by Iowa State’s faculty, staff and students; •Includes: •Journal articles and book chapters; •Conference proceedings, presentations and posters; •Technical reports and white papers; •Extension and outreach publications; •Images and multimedia; and •More! Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 3. Traditional Scholarly Publishing Many scholarly articles are hidden behind subscription pay walls, presenting barriers for: •Colleagues at smaller colleges and universities with smaller library budgets; •Independent and corporate researchers; •Researchers in developing countries; •Students; and •The Public. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 4. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University •Only upload publications in accordance with copyright and publishers’ policies •Include full citation to original publication •Recognized and supported by university and college administration, including Provost Jonathan Wickert, Dean Pamela White and Vice President Cathann Kress. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 5. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University •Provide free and open access to scholarship; •Increases visibility of faculty, student and staff research and scholarship •Increased visibility=increased reputation, increased citation counts •Optimized for Google, Google Scholar and other search engines; and •Included in university catalogs worldwide. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 6. Benefits for departments •Research and scholarship from department’s faculty, staff and students are available in one location; •Increase visibility of department’s research; •Showcase quality of research to attract new colleagues and students. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 7. Benefits for authors •Download statistics complement citation counts and other impact measures: •Monthly e-mail download reports •Author dashboard providing detailed statistics •Stable URLs for articles •Commitment to preservation Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 8. SelectedWorks author profiles •Allow users to find all your work in one location; •Provide context for your scholarship; •Highly ranked in search engine results; •Mailing lists and social media buttons make it easy for readers to follow and share your work; •Increase visibility of individual faculty, staff and student scholarship Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 9. Publish journals and conference proceedings •Supports a full peer-review workflow •Custom branding and design Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/j ctp/ Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 10. Impact •893,475 downloads since April 2012 •Visitors from 200 countries and territories •~23% of visitors are on university campuses (see list at right) •Cited in peer-reviewed journals, extension publications and other resources Top Sources of Visitors (Universities) Rank University 1 University of Illinois 2 Purdue University 3 University of Nebraska–Lincoln 4 Texas A&M University 5 Wageningen University 6 Ohio State University 7 Cornell University 8 University of Minnesota 9 Pennsylvania State University 10 University of Wisconsin–Madison Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 11. 900000 700000 600000 500000 Monthly Downloads Total Downloads 400000 300000 200000 100000 9/1/09 8/1/09 7/1/09 6/1/09 0 5/1/09 Downloads to date: 893,475 Number of items: 11,190 ~80 downloads/item 4/1/09 Impact 800000 Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 12. Most frequently downloaded theses and dissertations Author Title Advisers Year Download s Dustin L. Redmond The effect of video games on family communication and interaction Jacques Lempers, Craig Anderson 2010 2908 Gayle Luze, Mary Jane Brotherson 2010 2544 Mohamed Fazil Fazil Sabri Pathways to financial success: Christine C. Determinants of financial Cook literacy and financial wellbeing among young adults 2011 1584 Anne Branscum Stress and coping model for family caregivers of older adults Jacques Lempers 2010 1021 Samantha Leigh Young Exploring the relationship between parental self-efficacy and social support systems Kimberly A. Greder 2011 775 Gloria Jean The relationship between Clark handwriting, reading, fine motor and visual-motor skills in kindergarteners Digital Repository @ Iowa State University
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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