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cIRcle: open access to UBC research



Presentation to the University of British Columbia's Scholarly Communications Steering Committee, at a meeting held on November 24, 2010

Presentation to the University of British Columbia's Scholarly Communications Steering Committee, at a meeting held on November 24, 2010



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  • cIRcle: Open Access to UBC ResearchHilde Colenbrander, cIRcle CoordinatorNovember 24th 2010Scholarly Communications Steering Committee Inspiring Knowledge Creation, Exploration and Discovery FROM HERE
  • A database for the UBC community and itspartners:◦ for published and unpublished scholarly materialsAll materials in cIRcle are openly accessibleon the
  • Library pilot project in Spring 2007Full Library service in Spring 2009
  • Openly accessible on the webIncreased visibility and readershipImproved indexing and hence findabilityMultidisciplinary inquirySerendipitous discovery and collaboration
  • Recruiting toolClassroom teaching toolStable URLs / linksManagement and preservation of digitalmaterialsOpen Access mandates (e.g. CIHR) With acknowledgements to SMARTech at Georgia Tech
  • A database built on Open Source software(DSpace)Organized into Communities and CollectionsFiles are uploaded into CollectionsIndexed by Google and other search enginescIRcle tracks usage statistics
  • The vision: to create an international,publicly available showcase for UBCresearchIt’s part of Place and Promise, UBC’sstrategic plan
  • Be a world leader in knowledge exchangeand mobilization◦ Develop a campus strategy for making UBC research accessible in digital repositories, especially open access digital repositories
  • Increase the impact of UBC research bymaking it widely available in open accessdigital repositories◦ Develop cIRcle into a showcase for research, with emphasis on local, regional and national collaborations
  • ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories)currently lists nearly 2000 repositoriesaround the world Australia: 61 Brazil: 77 Canada: 61 China: 13 Germany: 124 India: 58 South Africa: 29 UK: 183 USA: 347
  • Digital materials:◦ Research papers◦ Conference and workshop papers◦ Theses and dissertations◦ Exemplary student projects (selected by academic units)◦ Unpublished reports and working papers◦ Books, chapters and sections◦ Datasets◦ Learning objects◦ Multimedia and audio-visual materials
  • Atlas of BC record screen: cover page of Atlas
  • Copyright owner retains copyrightcIRcle requires a non-exclusive license todistribute (from rights holder)Optional: copyright owner may attach aCreative Commons license to their work incIRcle
  • More than 29,000 items26,600 theses and dissertationsIncludes 113 non-thesis items fromUBCOTop item in cIRcle viewed more than4,100 times (since December 2009)
  • Professor Judith LynamSchool of Nursing:◦ “As an investigator who is taking up an ‘integrated KT’ approach to dissemination—it is helpful to have some additional ways to refer to work (e.g. reports) that are developed for a broader audience than the typical audience for peer reviewed publications”.
  • Emeritus Professor R.G. MatsonLaboratory of Archaeology:◦ “cIRcle is searchable, has good use information, and, above all is reliable, in our world of constantly changing URLs.”◦ “We are impressed [with] the number of downloads recorded in cIRcle, indicating that it has a far wider circulation than we realized.”
  • Andre MalanUBC undergraduate student◦ “Nothing makes me strive for excellence more than knowing that anyone in the world could see my work.”
  • New Graduate Student Society Award to belaunched early 2011Incentive for graduate students to depositnon-thesis work (graded A or A+) in cIRcleBiannual lottery—$$s!
  • Recognizes and rewards innovative ways ofcommunicating researchUBC students, faculty and staff are eligibleAwarded annually by UBC LibraryDecember 6th, 2010 = deadline for applications2010 winner: Cycling Route Planner, Michael Brauerand his team
  • Enabling you to use cIRcle as your databasemanagement system:◦ Store your research output in cIRcle◦ Create easy access to your research from your web site◦ We take care of long term accessibility and preservationStreamlining uploading procedures
  • Making all UBC research publicly availablethrough a single web portal◦ Showcase UBC’s unique contributions to the world!
  • Hilde Colenbrander◦