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Agents Of Diversity And Social Justice: Librarians And Scholarly Communication, Harrison W. Inefuku, Charlotte Roh Jan 2016

Agents Of Diversity And Social Justice: Librarians And Scholarly Communication, Harrison W. Inefuku, Charlotte Roh

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Publications

Scholarly communication is central to the academic endeavor. For researchers, publishing is the vehicle through which they contribute new knowledge to the scholarly record. For faculty members, their record of scholarship is a measure of their efficacy as researchers and their scholarly impact. The ability of faculty to participate in scholarly communication and add to the scholarly canon is central to the development and continuation of their careers. The importance of publishing is reflected in the tenure and promotion process. A 2006 survey by the Modern Language Association found that “demands placed on candidates for tenure, especially demands for publication ...


Building Connections, Collections, And Communities: Increasing The Visibility And Impact Of Extension Through Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku, Nancy K. Franz Oct 2015

Building Connections, Collections, And Communities: Increasing The Visibility And Impact Of Extension Through Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku, Nancy K. Franz

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Publications

Over the past 20 years, university libraries have developed and manage institutional repositories—digital libraries that provide free, public access to the research, scholarship, and publications of their university's faculty, staff, and students. Although underused by Extension professionals, institutional repositories are powerful tools that can be used to raise the global visibility of Extension scholarship, highlight resources from individual initiatives and projects, provide readership statistics to demonstrate impact, and create digital archives to create topical collections and to facilitate study on the history of Extension.


Whatever Happened To Art And Design?: Using Archival Practice To Manage The Impact Of Academic Restructuring On Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku Dec 2013

Whatever Happened To Art And Design?: Using Archival Practice To Manage The Impact Of Academic Restructuring On Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku

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In the interest of providing access to and preserving scholarship produced by faculty, students and staff, many universities have developed and implemented institutional repositories. Repositories are often organized into communities that correspond to campus units, including departments, research centers and institutes, and administrative offices. Universities, however, frequently undergo academic restructuring, which can make repository organization out of sync with university organization. This article addresses the impact of academic restructuring on repositories and looks to practices from archival arrangement and description to create repository organizational structures and community descriptions flexible enough to reflect university organization, despite changes arising from academic restructuring.