March 24, 2019

Journal Article: “Opening Up Open Access Institutional Repositories to Demonstrate Value: Two Universities’ Pilots on Including Metadata-Only Records”

The following article was published yesterday by the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC).

Title

Opening Up Open Access Institutional Repositories to Demonstrate Value: Two Universities’ Pilots on Including Metadata-Only Records

Authors

Karen Bjork
Portland St. University

Rebel Cummings-Sauls
Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative, formerly with Kansas State University

Ryan Otto
Kansas State University

Source

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1)
DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.2220

Abstract

Introduction
Institutional repository managers are continuously looking for new ways to demonstrate the value of their repositories. One way to do this is to create a more inclusive repository that provides reliable information about the research output produced by faculty affiliated with the institution.

Description of Program
This article details two pilot projects that evaluated how their repositories could track faculty research output through the inclusion of metadata-only (no full-text) records. The purpose of each pilot project was to determine the feasibility and provide an assessment of the long-term impact on the repository’s mission statement, staffing, and collection development policies.

Next Steps
This article shares the results of the pilot project and explores the impact for faculty and end users as well as the implications for repositories.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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