The IR as infrastructure Shifting from repository-centric services to scholar-centric services Sarah L. Shreeves Universit...
Outline <ul><li>What IDEALS is </li></ul><ul><li>How we organized ourselves around IDEALS </li></ul><ul><li>How we are re-...
Origins of IDEALS <ul><li>Provost funded </li></ul><ul><li>Joint project between CITES and the Library </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Purpose? <ul><li>Preserve research and scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate and promote research and scholarship </li...
Scope? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Creative works </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Material reflecti...
What type of materials? Also audio and video
Why DSpace? http://ideals.uiuc.edu/ http://ideals.uiuc.edu/wiki/
Customizations to DSpace <ul><li>Integration with existing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Other important customizations </li><...
Things that don’t work <ul><li>Faculty aren’t going to deposit on their own unless they have real motivation </li></ul><ul...
Things that work <ul><li>Make sure that your material is indexed by Google </li></ul><ul><li>Work with subject librarians ...
So where are we now? <ul><li>4100 items  </li></ul><ul><li>121000 downloads since stats turned on in Dec 2006 </li></ul><u...
What is the purpose of IDEALS again?
Realization <ul><li>We shouldn’t be organizing around the IR </li></ul><ul><li>We should be organizing around the services...
What does this mean? <ul><li>Help dissemination activities even if they don’t benefit the IR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deposit...
<ul><li>The institutional repository is still key </li></ul><ul><li>but is core infrastructure  rather than the focus </li...
To enable  the rapid dissemination  of the research produced  on our campuses
Contact / Acknowledgements <ul><li>Sarah L. Shreeves </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>217-244-3877 </li...
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The IR as infrastructure: Shifting from repository-centric services to scholar-centric services. Presentation to CARLI The Nuts and Bolts of Institutional Repositories Workshop 2008

  1. 1. The IR as infrastructure Shifting from repository-centric services to scholar-centric services Sarah L. Shreeves University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign April 11, 2008
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What IDEALS is </li></ul><ul><li>How we organized ourselves around IDEALS </li></ul><ul><li>How we are re-organizing ourselves </li></ul>
  3. 3. Origins of IDEALS <ul><li>Provost funded </li></ul><ul><li>Joint project between CITES and the Library </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose? <ul><li>Preserve research and scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate and promote research and scholarship </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scope? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Creative works </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Material reflecting intellectual environment of campus </li></ul>
  6. 6. What type of materials? Also audio and video
  7. 7. Why DSpace? http://ideals.uiuc.edu/ http://ideals.uiuc.edu/wiki/
  8. 8. Customizations to DSpace <ul><li>Integration with existing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Other important customizations </li></ul><ul><li>- reorganization of the submission workflow </li></ul><ul><li>- statistics </li></ul><ul><li>- embargo </li></ul>
  9. 9. Things that don’t work <ul><li>Faculty aren’t going to deposit on their own unless they have real motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty aren’t going to figure out copyright on their own </li></ul><ul><li>No system does preservation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Things that work <ul><li>Make sure that your material is indexed by Google </li></ul><ul><li>Work with subject librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Allow departments / centers some control over their own communities </li></ul><ul><li>Mediated deposit (but distributed) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright consulting services </li></ul><ul><li>Allow deposit into an uncategorized community </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your preservation librarian </li></ul>
  11. 11. So where are we now? <ul><li>4100 items </li></ul><ul><li>121000 downloads since stats turned on in Dec 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>415 people registered on the system </li></ul><ul><li>The UIUC Campus: </li></ul><ul><li>2,971 Faculty: 1,402 tenured, 570 tenure track, and 1000 other faculty </li></ul><ul><li>11,431 graduate and professional students </li></ul><ul><li>16 colleges </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is the purpose of IDEALS again?
  13. 13. Realization <ul><li>We shouldn’t be organizing around the IR </li></ul><ul><li>We should be organizing around the services the scholar needs </li></ul>
  14. 14. What does this mean? <ul><li>Help dissemination activities even if they don’t benefit the IR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deposit into pubmed central </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What about other disciplinary repositories? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understand the scholarly communication practices of your faculty and departments ( BibApp ) </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Educating faculty and, especially, grad students </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting other publishing activities on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Making it easier for faculty to publish their works in open access venues </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The institutional repository is still key </li></ul><ul><li>but is core infrastructure rather than the focus </li></ul>
  16. 16. To enable the rapid dissemination of the research produced on our campuses
  17. 17. Contact / Acknowledgements <ul><li>Sarah L. Shreeves </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>217-244-3877 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15: infrastructure http://www.flickr.com/photos/damonabnormal/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 16: highway http://www.flickr.com/photos/nrbelex/ </li></ul><ul><li>All photos used under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license </li></ul>
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