Digging for Buried Treasure: Strategies for Promoting Institutional Repository - Baillargeon/Turtle

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This session will highlight successful strategies at two institutions for gaining participation in institutional repositories. Librarians from Southern Illinois University Carbondale will discuss their experience in designing and implementing an effective marketing program, recruiting content and expanding collections. Librarians from Kansas State University will describe their best practices focusing on the pivotal role of library liaisons and value-added services in ensuring the success of the institutional repository.

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  • Collaborating on Papers – EllenContributing to curriculum development – ThomasVoting on departmental issues – TaraCollaborating on Grants – Jenny, Mike, Dave Allen, Tara, Regina Beard
  • Digging for Buried Treasure: Strategies for Promoting Institutional Repository - Baillargeon/Turtle

    1. 1. Digging for Buried Treasure: Strategies for Promoting Institutional Repositories TARA BAILLARGEON BETH TURTLEER&LFebruary 2, 2010
    2. 2. Digging for Buried Treasure: Strategies for Promoting Institutional Repositories“Libraries cannot afford to hide behind technology by creating passive services that emphasize access over real contact with real researchers” - Stuart Basefsky
    3. 3. Background K-State’s Repository Services Team (RST)  Led a pilot project to establish a model for a sustainable institutional repository (IR)  Kansas State Research Exchange (K-REx)  Comprised of 3 liaison librarians, K-REx Coordinator, cataloger, and systems analyst from Digital Initiatives Department.
    4. 4. Importance of Liaisons In the midst of a paradigm shift among faculty Target influential faculty Liaisons know the “hook”  College of Engineering & H Index  Success stories
    5. 5. Importance of Liaisons Becoming more integrated into faculty workflows  Collaborating on grants, co-writing papers, contributing to curriculum development, and even voting on departmental issues
    6. 6. Reorganizing Content Management/Scholarly Communication Division  Scholarly Communications and Publishing Dept.  Identify value added services Graduate/Faculty Services Department  Work closely with Scholarly Communications and Publishing Dept.  Identify needed value-added services
    7. 7. Value-Added Services Campus Research Distribution Strategies  “Universities must shift from a passive role in research distribution to an active one” (David Shulenburger, Assoc of Public & Land Grant Universities)  IRs are one part of these strategies  Value Added Services are another
    8. 8. Must reflect mission and benefits to…The Institution Faculty & Students
    9. 9. Strategies Address Institutions want to increase impact, visibility, prestige, funding Faculty want  Help with workflows  Share teaching materials  Identify campus collaborators  Promote research labs  Store & deposit research data  To be found, used and cited (Maness, Miaskiewicz, Sumner. D-Lib Magazine, 2008 and Foster, Gibbons, D-Lib Magazine, Jan 2005)
    10. 10. Reinvent your IR - focus on Services• Services expand the narrow focus of the IR; extract more value• Give our users what they want
    11. 11. Library as Publisher Many libraries creating digital imprints Partnering with university presses Publish journals, monographs, undergraduate work, conference proceedings
    12. 12. Digitization Services Consulting on standards, best practices Contract to do work in-house Work with faculty to digitize collections of slides, photographs, print materials, etc
    13. 13. Data Management/Curation “Data is the currency of science, even if publications are still the currency of tenure. To be able to exchange data, communicate it, mine it, reuse it, and review it is essential to scientific productivity, collaboration, and to discovery itself” (Gold, 2007) Growing demand to include research datasets in IRs  Life Cycle: Create, Acquire, Archive, Preserve, Share, Reuse  Librarians incorporated in research process from beginning to end
    14. 14. Other Services Copyright/intellectual property services Profile research/scholarship and identify collaborators  Researcher pages  E-Portfolios Promote undergraduate work Document mgt systems & storage of files/versions for editing
    15. 15. References Gold, Anna. Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part I. D-Lib Magazine. Sept/Oct 2007. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september07/gold/09/gold-pt1.html Foster, N. and S. Gibbons. Understanding Faculty to Improve Content Recruitment for Institutional Repositories, D-Lib Magazine. Jan 2005. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january05/foster/01foster.html Maness Jack, T. Miaskiewicz, and T. Sumner. Using Personas to Understand the Needs and Goals of Institutional Repository Users. D- Lib Magazine, 2008. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september08/maness/09maness.html Basefsky, Stuart. The End of Institutional Repositories & the Beginning of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role for Libraries, June 16, 2009. http://works.bepress.com/ir_research/29/
    16. 16. Thank you!For more information, please contactTara Baillargeon, Kansas State Universitytjb@k-state.eduBeth Turtle, Kansas State Universitybturtle@k-state.edu

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