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Slides for a brief presentation of a paper by Brian Kelly, UKOLN and Jenny Delasalle, University of Warwick on "Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories?" accepted for the......

Slides for a brief presentation of a paper by Brian Kelly, UKOLN and Jenny Delasalle, University of Warwick on "Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories?" accepted for the Open Repositories 2012 (OR12) conference.

See paper at http://opus.bath.ac.uk/30227/ and accompanying blog post at http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/paper-accepted-for-or12/

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  • 1. We Need a Repository!Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories? A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk1
  • 2. Twitter: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/conferences/or12/#or2012 Open Repositories 2012: Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories? Brian Kelly Jenny Delasalle UKOLN Academic Services Manager (Research) University of Bath University of Warwick Email: Email: J.Delasalle@warwick.ac.uk b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk Blog: Blog: http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/ http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ libresearch Twitter: @briankelly Twitter: @JennyDelasalle UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under a A centre of expertise in digital information management Creativewww.ukoln.ac.uk 2.0 Commons Attribution licence (but note caveat)
  • 3. We Need a Repository! A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk3
  • 4. We’ve Got a Repository, But … A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk4
  • 5. The Evidence The evidence: • 16 of the top 20 departmental papers • Most downloads of all authors Possible reasons: • Quality of the papers • Promotion of the papers (but why are old papers popular?) • Formats of the papers (possibility) • Incoming links from LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ... The benefits: • Citations (4 papers with 40-80 citations)5 • Impact on practitioners A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk
  • 6. We Need a Link Strategy! A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk6
  • 7. What Next? Join the debate at http://bit.ly/or12-136/ A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk7
  • 8. Further Information Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories? B. Kelly & J. Delasalle, OR 2012, 9-13 July 2012, Edinburgh See: • Repository copy at http://opus.bath.ac.uk/30227/ • Blog post about this paper on UK Web Focus blog at http://bit.ly/or12-136 A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk8