SelectedWorks - CUL Professional Development Week, 2008

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Presentation given May 23, 2008, for Cornell University Library's Professional Development Week.

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SelectedWorks - CUL Professional Development Week, 2008

  1. 1. SelectedWorks Jim DelRosso Web Editor & Reference Assistant Catherwood Library May 23, 2008
  2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>Today’s agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is SelectedWorks? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are we using it to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will be doing with it in the future? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is SelectedWorks? <ul><li>Web-based document management system </li></ul><ul><li>Gives faculty an easy-to-use system for organizing and sharing their work </li></ul><ul><li>Gives institutions the means to promote scholarly production </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits for Faculty <ul><li>Single point-of-access for all works </li></ul><ul><li>Can link to full-text, library resources, library catalog, Amazon.com, or anywhere else on the web </li></ul><ul><li>URL is associated with the faculty member, not the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share with other faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable categories </li></ul><ul><li>Can be maintained by the faculty member, administrators, or library staff </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits for the Institution <ul><li>Single point of access for institution's scholarly production </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent branding and layout </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to connect with established resources, such as licensed journals and institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Allows aggregation of digital content </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits for the Library <ul><li>SelectedWorks provides libraries with the opportunity to serve as the prime facilitator for the dissemination of academic content and the conversations that such content engenders. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s take a look… <ul><li>http:// works.bepress.com / </li></ul>
  8. 8. SelectedWorks at Catherwood & ILR <ul><li>Replacing existing Faculty Research pages in DigitalCommons@ILR </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating the easy expansion of dedicated faculty research pages </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing/complementing faculty pages in the ILR School directory </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s take a look at some examples… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some examples… <ul><li>Susanne Bruyère </li></ul><ul><li>http:// works.bepress.com/susanne_bruyere / </li></ul><ul><li>Vernon M Briggs Jr </li></ul><ul><li>http:// works.bepress.com/vernon_briggs / </li></ul><ul><li>Sally Klingel </li></ul><ul><li>http:// works.bepress.com/sally_klingel / </li></ul>
  10. 10. So where do we go from here? <ul><li>Expand coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Clear up branding issues </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen ties between SelectedWorks and other digital collections </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen ties between the library and both the faculty and the school </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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