January 22, 2022

Latest Issue of “Collaborative Librarianship” Features Article on University of Florida Libraries / Elsevier Pilot Project

A recently published issue of Collaborative Librarianship (8.2) includes an article about the U. of Florida Libraries/Elsevier pilot project that was announced on May 19th.


Academic Library and Publisher Collaboration: Utilizing an Institutional Repository to Maximize the Visibility and Impact of Articles by University Authors


Judith C. Russell
University of Florida

Alicia Wise

Chelsea S. Dinsmore
University of Florida

Laura I. Spears
University of Florida

Robert V. Phillips
University of Florida

Laurie Taylor
University of Florida


The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) and Elsevier have embarked on a pilot project to maximize visibility, impact, and dissemination of articles by UF researchers who have published in Elsevier journals.

Article links and metadata are automatically delivered to UF’s Institutional Repository, the IR@UF, in the IR@UF-Elsevier Collection. The metadata, with links for approximately 31,000 articles by UF authors, is made possible through integration of the IR@UF with the ScienceDirect application programming interfaces (APIs) that are freely available to libraries.

Access to the full text on ScienceDirect is available for all institutional repository users affiliated with a subscribing institution. In the next phase users without subscriptions will be able to access the manuscripts of articles published from 2013 forward. This will be done by embedding metadata and links to accepted manuscripts available on ScienceDirect into the IR@UF.

We will conduct user and usability testing of this cross-platform user experience. This article provides an overview of the project’s current status, how it works, what it delivers, and next steps expanding the project to include articles by UF authors from other publishers. It concludes with strategic considerations, future developments, and reflections on the value of library/publisher collaboration.

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Other Items in This Issue of Collaborative Librarianship Include:

  • Editorial: Library-Vendor Collaboration: Sleeping with the Enemy?
  • Finding the Principles of the Commons: A Report of the Force11 Scholarly Communications Working Group
  • Towards the Collective Collection: Lessons Learned from PALCI’s DDA Pilot Projects and Next Steps
  • Supporting Open Access Processes Through Library Collaboration

Direct to Complete TOC For “Collaborative Librarianship” (8.2; 2016)

See Also: University of Florida (UF) and Elsevier Launch Pilot Project to Maximize Reach, Use of UF Research Articles (May 19, 2016)

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