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Institutional repositories

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Institutional repositories

  1. 1. Institutional RepositoriesTor Loney, Information Literacy librarian University at Albany Libraries
  2. 2. DEFINITIONSMIT Libraries:•Database with a set ofservices to capture, store,index, preserve andredistribute a university’sscholarly research in digitalformats Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  3. 3. DEFINITIONClifford Lynch:•Set of services that a university offers to the members of its community for the management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its community members Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  4. 4. EVOLUTIONRaym Crow:•Digital collections capturing and preserving the intellectual output of a single or multiple-university communitySPARC:•Institutionally defined, Scholarly, Cumulative and perpetual, Open and interoperable Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  5. 5. EARLY EXAMPLES •Founded 1991 •Online 1999Open Access andInstitutional Repositories
  6. 6. CURRENT EXAMPLESOpen Access andInstitutional Repositories
  7. 7. SOFTWARE BRICKSClosed-Source, Fee-Based: Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  8. 8. ADVANTAGESInstitution:• Exposure• Cachet• Collaboration• Support and retention• Cost reduction Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  9. 9. ADVANTAGES Open Access provides higher citation ratesOpen Access andInstitutional Repositories
  10. 10. ADVANTAGESAuthor:• Exposure• Speed• Access• Multiformat• Collaboration Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  11. 11. ADVANTAGESCommunity:• Exposure• Speed• Collaboration• Access Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  12. 12. ADVANTAGESCommunity:• Shouldn’t we have access to research our tax dollars paid for? Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  13. 13. OBSTACLESOver All:• Lack of awareness Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  14. 14. OBSTACLESInstitution:• Startup costs• Maintenance fears• Lack of models/policies• Lack of awareness Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  15. 15. OBSTACLESAuthor:•“No time”•Tenure requirements•View IRs as non-scholarly•Technophobia Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  16. 16. SUGGESTIONSInstitution:• Demonstrate value• Develop repository and policy simultaneously• Tailor to specific needs• Gain campus support Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  17. 17. SUGGESTIONSAuthor:•Demonstrate value•Address fears•Make voluntary•Provide clear definitions•Provide full service Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  18. 18. SUGGESTIONSCommunity:• Ongoing promotion• Extend to students• Host community content• Include other collections• Cross-fertilization Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  19. 19. SUGGESTIONSTell Everyone! Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  20. 20. FURTHER READING• Albanese, A. (2009). Institutional Repositories: Thinking beyond the box. Library Journal, 134(4), 26-28.• Crow, R (2002). The case for institutional repositories: A SPARC position paper. ARL, 223(August 2002), 1-4.• Davis, P. M., & Connolly, M. L. (2007). Evaluating the reasons for non-use of Cornell Universitys installation of DSpace. D-Lib Magazine, 13(3), doi:10.1045/march2007-davis• Drake, M. (2004). Institutional repositories: Hidden treasures. Searcher, 12(5), 41-45.• Lynch, C. (2003). Institutional repositories: Essential infrastructure for scholarship in the digital Age. ARL, 226(February 2003). 1-7.• Poynder, R. (2006). Clear blue water [Web log post]. Retrieved October 17, 2012, from http://ia700201.us.archive.org/13/items/The_Basement_Interviews/BlueWaterMain.pdf• SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide• Swan, A. (2010). The open access citation advantage: Studies and results to date. Technical Report, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton. Retrieved from http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18516/2/Citation_advantage_paper.pdf• Xu, L., Liu, J. & Fang, Q. (2011). Analysis on open access citation advantage: An empirical study based on Oxford open journals. Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, February 11, 2011, Seattle. Retrieved from http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/1950000/1940819/p426- xu.pdf?ip=169.226.84.8&acc=ACTIVE%20SERVICE&CFID=130923915&CFTOKEN=9886942 1&__acm__=1350923458_008c17ac398aa3046147e77d3aad516e Open Access and Institutional Repositories
  21. 21. CONTACT Tor Loney tloney@albany.edu• I am an Information Literacy librarian and instructor at the University at Albany, and am also currently engaged in a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant on the creation of an online information literacy tool. Interests• Information Literacy, Emerging Technology, Copyright, Open Access, and Collaboration Professional Association Involvement• ACRL Technology in University Libraries Section• NYLA Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology• University at Albany Libraries Emerging Technologies Committee Open Access and Institutional Repositories

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