December 5, 2020

Journal Article: Evaluating Zotero, SHERPA/RoMEO, and Unpaywall in an Institutional Repository Workflow (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship published by Taylor & Francis.

Title

Evaluating Zotero, SHERPA/RoMEO, and Unpaywall in an Institutional Repository Workflow 

Author

Ashley D.R. Sergiadis
East Tennessee State University

Source

via Digital Commons @ Eastern Tennessee State University

Note: Accepted for publication in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship published by Taylor & Francis.

Abstract

East Tennessee State University developed a workflow to add journal publications to their institutional repository and faculty profiles using three tools: Zotero for entering metadata, SHERPA/RoMEO for checking copyright permissions, and Unpaywall for locating full-text documents. This study evaluates availability and accuracy of the information and documents provided by Zotero, SHERPA/RoMEO, and Unpaywall for journal publications in four disciplines. The tools were less successful with works authored by arts and humanities and education faculty in comparison to works authored by medicine and health sciences and social and behavioral sciences faculty. The findings suggest that publisher practices contributed to the disciplinary differences.

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41 pages; PDF.

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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