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Conference Program: Northeast Institutional Repository Day 2020 (Nird20), Northeast Institutional Repository Day Dec 2020

Conference Program: Northeast Institutional Repository Day 2020 (Nird20), Northeast Institutional Repository Day

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Detailed schedule for Northeast Institutional Repository Day 2020 (NIRD20) on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

At-a-Glance and Abridged versions of the schedule are also available for download under Additional Files.


A Criminal Justice-Engaged Research Collaborative: Findings And Lessons Learned From Western Massachusetts, Elizabeth Evans, Ed Hayes Oct 2020

A Criminal Justice-Engaged Research Collaborative: Findings And Lessons Learned From Western Massachusetts, Elizabeth Evans, Ed Hayes

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Re-entry Initiative was one of several projects funded in 2018 by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand capacity to deliver medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD). Nationwide, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) was the only criminal justice institution to be awarded a grant. The project created a new criminal justice-engaged evaluation and research collaborative in Western Massachusetts that now involves the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), the Hampshire County House of Corrections, and several community-based providers of health and social ...


Speaker Biographies: Community Engagement And Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020, Community Engagement And Research Symposium Sep 2020

Speaker Biographies: Community Engagement And Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Biographies of all the speakers for the Community Engagement and Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020 from the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science.


Presentation Descriptions: Community Engagement And Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020, Community Engagement And Research Symposium Sep 2020

Presentation Descriptions: Community Engagement And Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Descriptions of all the presentations scheduled for the Community Engagement and Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020 from the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science.


Professional Skills For The Modern Student: How Librarians Developed And Taught A New Elective Course For Medical And Dental Students, Marissa F. Gauthier, Rich Mcintyre Jr, Teri Shiel Jul 2019

Professional Skills For The Modern Student: How Librarians Developed And Taught A New Elective Course For Medical And Dental Students, Marissa F. Gauthier, Rich Mcintyre Jr, Teri Shiel

NAHSL Conference Proceedings

In the Fall of 2017, a group of librarians at the UConn Health Sciences Library were exploring new instruction opportunities and decided to offer an elective on professional skills for first and second year medical and dental students. Our objectives were to become more involved with the Medical School’s curriculum, make more connections with students and faculty, and to represent the library and librarians in a new way. Our planning and ideas became “Marketing You,” a one-week, five-day course that taught students professional social media management strategies, how to write cover letters and resumes, how to design presentations and ...


The Librarian Comes To You: Being Resilient In Times Of Change, Jessie Casella Jul 2019

The Librarian Comes To You: Being Resilient In Times Of Change, Jessie Casella

NAHSL Conference Proceedings

Background: Due to library space downsizing and a virtual library collection, the librarian sought ways to meet staff and promote library resources. This was complicated due to the large area of the main campus and several satellite clinic locations. Objectives: The librarian developed a marketing approach that included working with a small library space and being outside of the library. The objectives were to increase staff’s awareness of library resources and services the librarian provides. Description: Online events included information sessions on library resources and training on Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Online scavenger hunts were held during National Medical ...


Organizing Centennial Resources Using Dataverse, Jessie Casella Jul 2019

Organizing Centennial Resources Using Dataverse, Jessie Casella

NAHSL Conference Proceedings

Background: The hospital is preparing to celebrate its centennial and the librarian had been asked to help gather materials. While many items were found, there was not a way to systematically organize and locate the items. Objectives: Many items were collected for the hospital’s centennial including hospital publications, scrapbooks, photos, and newspaper articles. The Librarian sought out how best to organize these items and make them findable for staff as well as members of the local historical societies. Description: After reviewing repository options, the librarian used Harvard’s Dataverse to create a catalog that can be accessed by staff ...


Collaboration And Innovation: Nnlm’S Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Lightning Presentation, Karen Coghlan Jul 2019

Collaboration And Innovation: Nnlm’S Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Lightning Presentation, Karen Coghlan

NAHSL Conference Proceedings

There is a growing trend of libraries engaging their communities with information and open data by holding Wikipedia “edit-a-thons.” During the events, participants learn about the culture and norms of this widely used online resource by doing hands-on editing of articles, improving citations and adding new facts. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) held a health-focused edit-a-thon utilizing librarians’ research skills towards making Wikipedia a better and evidence-based resource in promoting NLM resources. Participants were able to view a customized training from Dr. James Hellman of WikiProject Medicine prior to the one-day event. On April 17, 2018 during ...


Your Ir As The Centerpiece For Scholarly Communications Outreach At Your Institution, Monica Berger Jun 2019

Your Ir As The Centerpiece For Scholarly Communications Outreach At Your Institution, Monica Berger

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Getting buy-in and awareness for your institutional repository can be challenging, especially when we have limited time and staff to devote to the IR. Outreach success requires persistence, flexibility, savvy marketing, and a focus on the long view.

Before our IR, Academic Works, went live in 2016, my colleagues and I gave talks and workshops on open access and other topics. With Academic Works, our efforts now have focus and coherence. A varied outreach approach has been very helpful. In particular, print marketing has been effective. We designed a poster and other media promoting our tag line “amplify your scholarship ...


Please @ Me: Using Social Media To Promote Ir Content, Christine Anne George Jun 2019

Please @ Me: Using Social Media To Promote Ir Content, Christine Anne George

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

For many institutions, the brass ring is to upload as much into their institutional repository as possible. There are plenty of hoops to jump through to achieve this goal—copyright permissions, scanning, metadata, etc.—but the work doesn’t end once the item is posted. If scholarship is posted in an IR, but is never promoted, will it have any impact? Institutions and authors need to take a proactive approach to drive people to the IR. Social media—mainly Twitter—is an excellent tool to achieve that end but poses its own challenges. How should an institution choose what scholarship ...


Breaking Through The Word Barrier, Jessica Ryan Jun 2019

Breaking Through The Word Barrier, Jessica Ryan

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Institutional Repository nomenclature doesn’t always serve our users well and creates extra work for IR librarians who are tasked with "translating" the terms in order to upload appropriate versions of published work. I am advocating for a common-sense and conceptually consistent approach by proposing a new set of terminology for eprints. I will briefly outline academic publishing terms: preprints, postprints, eprints, and publisher’s pdfs. I will then demonstrate that the terminology is a known point of confusion by briefly looking at some of the alternate terms I've come across in the wild. Once we've reviewed the ...


Repository Refresh, Nina Peri, Hayley Battaglia Jun 2019

Repository Refresh, Nina Peri, Hayley Battaglia

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

A repository should continue to grow and improve to match the progress of the institution whose scholarship it reflects. To ensure this growth, it is important for repository managers to take a step back, assess current practices, explore the potential of the IR platform, and remain aware of new developments in the community. Over the past year, we have worked to revamp our IR, DigitalCommons@Fairfield, by designing a new aesthetic, working with our community to build new collections, including work form a wider pool of contributors, and communicating the purpose, value, and potential of the IR to our stakeholders ...


Permissions And Access For Copyright-Protected Theses, A'Llyn Ettien Jun 2019

Permissions And Access For Copyright-Protected Theses, A'Llyn Ettien

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

The BU medical library is in the process of digitizing a collection of 1200 dissertations and theses that are recent enough to be within copyright. We considered options for managing the collection in the digital repository, and settled on limiting access to users with valid BU passwords. We also reached out to authors to request permission to make their works available via open access. This has resulted in two separate collections online, one password-protected for BU-only access, and one open access. While not the simplest solution, this has at least made these works more accessible than they were as print ...


Providing Online Access To Over A Century Of Theses And Dissertations At Umass Amherst, Meghan Banach Bergin Jun 2019

Providing Online Access To Over A Century Of Theses And Dissertations At Umass Amherst, Meghan Banach Bergin

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

For the past ten years the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries have collected and disseminated electronic masters theses and doctoral dissertations through their institutional repository (IR), ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst. In addition to collecting all currently produced ETDs, the Libraries are in the midst of an ambitious project to digitize more than a hundred years worth of print dissertations and theses. Beginning with the oldest dissertations and theses, which are rarest and most at risk of physical damage, and now digitizing works on a departmental basis, the entire collection of over 20,000 print theses and dissertations at the University of ...


My Cv & Openbu: A Use Case On Oa Policy Compliance, Ellen Phillips Jun 2019

My Cv & Openbu: A Use Case On Oa Policy Compliance, Ellen Phillips

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Many colleges, universities, and research centers have adopted open access policies. Funder mandates are also increasing and OA is clearly becoming the default standard. However, compliance remains an issue at many institutions.

I would like to propose a lightning talk presenting a use case that discusses how one university began to tackle the issue of compliance. In 2018 Boston University began using the research information management system Symplectic Elements to manage annual faculty reporting. The software includes tools that identify and facilitate the deposit of publications into OpenBU, a DSpace institutional repository.

Although there have been some challenges along the ...


Wikidata And Institutional Repositories, Anne Britton Jun 2019

Wikidata And Institutional Repositories, Anne Britton

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. It is multilingual, structured, and contains more than 56 million data items. Authors, works, repositories, policies, and infrastructure can be represented via Wikidata. This presentation will give a quick overview of Wikidata and how it can extend the reach of your repository. It will also share tips on getting started, scaling up with tools like OpenRefine and QuickStatements, and creating dynamic visualizations with web services like Scholia.


Capturing Rowan University Student Scholars Symposium Posters In Rowan Digital Works: From Pilot To Reality, Daniel G. Kipnis Jun 2019

Capturing Rowan University Student Scholars Symposium Posters In Rowan Digital Works: From Pilot To Reality, Daniel G. Kipnis

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

On April 20, 2018 Rowan University hosted the 21st annual undergraduate STEM symposium, where 227 posters from various disciplines were presented to the University community. Full-text abstracts of the posters are available on a dedicated web site (http://stem.rowan.edu). The Institutional Repository committee of Rowan University Libraries wanted to archive digital copies of the posters in our IR (Rowan Digital Works) so they would be archived and globally accessible. Five posters were deposited in the pilot year of the project.

On April 25-26, 2019 Rowan University will expand the STEM undergraduate poster symposium to include all disciplines across ...


Collaborative Repository Transformation And The Work Of Building A Sustainable Islandora For All, Este Pope, Sarah Lippincott, Noah Smith Jun 2019

Collaborative Repository Transformation And The Work Of Building A Sustainable Islandora For All, Este Pope, Sarah Lippincott, Noah Smith

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Many institutions rely on proprietary repository systems to steward their content. Proprietary systems offer convenient set-up and maintenance, and have long been considered the most efficient option for institutions that lack in-house resources for system development and administration. However, consolidation in the commercial repository sector has increasingly prompted institutions to consider alternatives that give them greater ownership over their content, their data, and their infrastructure. A panel representing a group of colleges and vendor partners will discuss their work in building sustainable collaborations to support open source repository infrastructure, maintenance, and development, making open source software adoption attainable for a ...


Beyond Migration: Understanding The Effects Of Repository Migration On User Experiences And Repository Services, David Scherer, Katie Behrman, Chris Kellen Jun 2019

Beyond Migration: Understanding The Effects Of Repository Migration On User Experiences And Repository Services, David Scherer, Katie Behrman, Chris Kellen

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Change is inevitable. As repository systems evolve, institutions may evaluate whether or not their current and future repository needs will be met. If they are not met, an institution may decide to migrate repository platforms. But repository systems are not agnostic. In many cases, repositories will offer completely different user experiences, services, functionality, and capabilities. Inevitably, an institution will need to evaluate what will be gained or loss due to a repository migration. What should an institution do if key functionality, such as discovery, were broken because of a migration? What could be learned from the current migration, or what ...


Collaborative Policy Writing For The Umass Amherst Data Repository, Thea P. Atwood, Ann Kardos Jun 2019

Collaborative Policy Writing For The Umass Amherst Data Repository, Thea P. Atwood, Ann Kardos

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Policy plays an important role in articulating the scope of a repository. As UMass Amherst grows its data repository, it is evident that policies around what is acceptable to deposit, the roles librarians and libraries take, and workflows around data deposit are important stepping stones for communication and expectation management. In this talk, Thea Atwood, Data Services Librarian, and Ann Kardos, Metadata Librarian, will discuss the establishment of the data repository, the individuals and groups that support the data repository, and the group’s approach to writing policy that is responsive and flexible.


Crashing The Ir Party: Artists As Scholars In Institutional Repositories, Andrea Schuler, Ashley Peterson Jun 2019

Crashing The Ir Party: Artists As Scholars In Institutional Repositories, Andrea Schuler, Ashley Peterson

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

Andrea Schuler, Digital Collections Librarian and Ashley Peterson, fine arts Research & Instruction Librarian began working together in July 2016 on an initiative to include visual art thesis projects in the Tufts University institutional repository. This project, now in its third year, has resulted in the addition of dozens of visual arts theses into the repository, where they are available alongside senior honors theses from across disciplines in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

In this presentation, Schuler & Peterson will outline their initial research into best practices and case studies regarding artwork-as-scholarship in IRs, describe their pilot project, and summarize ...


Wcag Aa 2.0 Ada + Oa: One Library's Story Of Balancing An Institutional Repository, A Policy, Values And A Vendor, Amanda Page Jun 2019

Wcag Aa 2.0 Ada + Oa: One Library's Story Of Balancing An Institutional Repository, A Policy, Values And A Vendor, Amanda Page

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

In the January 2018, Syracuse University passed an Accessibility policy requiring WCAG 2.0 AA compliance with the American Disabilities Act. The university also received an Office of Civil Rights complaint that required a review of the the University’s most widely used sites, once of which was the institutional repository, SURFACE (surace.syr.edu).

In this presentation, I will share the story of how the Syracuse University Libraries evaluated requirements necessary for WCAG 2.0 AA compliance, and detail changes made to the institutional repository. This will include considerations and conclusions, internal collaborations within the Libraries, workflows, and project ...


Open Is Not Enough! Sustainability, Inclusiveness, And Innovation In Scholarly Communication, Kathleen Shearer Jun 2019

Open Is Not Enough! Sustainability, Inclusiveness, And Innovation In Scholarly Communication, Kathleen Shearer

Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD)

This keynote presentation for Northeast Institutional Repository Day 2019 by Kathleen Shearer looks at scholarly communication and a system of next-generation open repositories through the lens of sustainability, inclusiveness, and innovation.

Kathleen Shearer is the Executive Director of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), an international association of repository initiatives with a membership of over 140 institutions worldwide from 40 countries on all 5 continents. COAR’s aim is to enhance the visibility and application of research outputs through a global network of open access repositories based on international collaboration and interoperability. Shearer has been working in the area of ...


An Assessment Of Current Resources To Help Adolescents Quit Vaping, Karen Del'olio, Nanette Vitali, Lori Pbert Mar 2019

An Assessment Of Current Resources To Help Adolescents Quit Vaping, Karen Del'olio, Nanette Vitali, Lori Pbert

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: E-cigarette use, more commonly known as vaping to our youth, has been a growing epidemic with adolescents in the United States. The recent advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General emphasizes that we must act now to protect the health of our nation’s youth from a lifetime of nicotine addiction. According to a recent 2018 Center for Disease Control MMWR article , more than 3 million high school students (grades 9 – 12) and 570,000 middle school students (grades 6 – 8) in the United States are currently vaping; defined as ≥ 1 e-cigarette in the past 30 days. Researchers from ...


Perceptions On The Opioid Epidemic: A Qualitative Study, Rebecca Leach, Brittany Chapman, Ailish Hanly, Stephanie Carreiro Mar 2019

Perceptions On The Opioid Epidemic: A Qualitative Study, Rebecca Leach, Brittany Chapman, Ailish Hanly, Stephanie Carreiro

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Opioid use disorder (OUD) and resultant opioid overdoses have amplified over the last 20 years, despite efforts to identify best practices for treatment. Little research has focused on the disconnect between individuals with OUD and their healthcare providers.

Hypothesis: We hypothesize that discrepancies exist between individuals with OUD and their healthcare providers with respect to perceptions of and experiences with medical care, the opioid antidote naloxone, and current treatment paradigms. Highlighting these discrepancies will inform future healthcare models.

Methods: Using electronic surveys and semi-structured interviews, we will collect qualitative data from both individuals with OUD and emergency providers to ...


Healthy Bodegas: Bringing The Community Together To Eat Healthier, Laura N. Amweg, Laura Hayman Mar 2019

Healthy Bodegas: Bringing The Community Together To Eat Healthier, Laura N. Amweg, Laura Hayman

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates have remained stable in the United States (U.S.) the past 30 years, however, there has been a significant increase in CRC incidence among the millennial generation. The association between the Western diet and CRC, and racial and gender disparities in CRC is well-established. Public health and community efforts are needed to address barriers to healthy nutrition in this population. One identified barrier is food access in lower-income communities, sometimes called "food deserts." Local stores, or "bodegas," have potential to increase access to healthy affordable foods and contribute to risk reduction for the development ...


Community Engaged Research Academy At The University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Reflections, Visions, And Plans, Robin A. Robinson, Mary Hensel Mar 2019

Community Engaged Research Academy At The University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Reflections, Visions, And Plans, Robin A. Robinson, Mary Hensel

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Community Engaged Research (CER) Academy at UMass Dartmouth began in 2015 to develop and support dynamic research efforts, in partnerships with community organizations, agencies, and public services, with the goal of seeking external funding to support substantial CER projects. Its primary aim is to engage research-active faculty who are working, specifically, with community partners in the UMass Dartmouth catchment area. Further, the CER Academy actively seeks to build a community of like-minded scholars in interactive, supportive, and didactic processes. The coordinator of the CER Initiative facilitates modules, with activities designed to mentor CER Academy scholars during and after their ...


Engaging Emergency Department Patients In The Creation Of A Shared Decision-­Making Tool Regarding Ct Scanning In Kidney Stones: Challenges To Traditional Stakeholder Engagement, Elizabeth M. Schoenfeld, Connor J. Houghton, Pooja P. Patel, Leonora Merwin, Kathleen M. Mazor, Erik Hess, Charles Scales, Maggie Breslin, Peter K. Lindenauer Mar 2019

Engaging Emergency Department Patients In The Creation Of A Shared Decision-­Making Tool Regarding Ct Scanning In Kidney Stones: Challenges To Traditional Stakeholder Engagement, Elizabeth M. Schoenfeld, Connor J. Houghton, Pooja P. Patel, Leonora Merwin, Kathleen M. Mazor, Erik Hess, Charles Scales, Maggie Breslin, Peter K. Lindenauer

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Every year approximately 2 million patients are seen in US EDs for suspected renal colic, and the majority receive CT scans. The objective of our study was to develop a stakeholder-informed conversation aid to help clinicians use SDM regarding CT scanning in patients with suspected renal colic.

Methods: Using a published decision aid development framework, and under the direction of a multi-disciplinary Steering Committee, we engaged a diverse set of stakeholders via qualitative methods. EM clinicians, urologists, radiologists, researchers, and emergency department patients participated in focus groups and semi-structured interviews. All groups were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in an ...


Next Steps From A School Gardening Partnership Conference (Ages: Academic Gardening To Enrich Our Students): Expanding The Impact Of School Gardens Through Higher Education, K-12 School And Community Coalitions, Martha Assefa, Pat Barnosky, Michelle Beaulieu, Amy Borg, Casey Burns, Marguerite Cawley, Jennifer De Jordy, Daina Harvey, Kelsey Hopkins, Sue Hunt, Joanne Jaber Gauvin, Isabelle Jenkins, Eliza Lawrence, Anna Marinescu, Mackenzie May, Gina Plata-Nino, Grace Sliwoski, Adam Saltsman Mar 2019

Next Steps From A School Gardening Partnership Conference (Ages: Academic Gardening To Enrich Our Students): Expanding The Impact Of School Gardens Through Higher Education, K-12 School And Community Coalitions, Martha Assefa, Pat Barnosky, Michelle Beaulieu, Amy Borg, Casey Burns, Marguerite Cawley, Jennifer De Jordy, Daina Harvey, Kelsey Hopkins, Sue Hunt, Joanne Jaber Gauvin, Isabelle Jenkins, Eliza Lawrence, Anna Marinescu, Mackenzie May, Gina Plata-Nino, Grace Sliwoski, Adam Saltsman

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Research suggests that there are many benefits of school gardens for students, teachers and community. Not only can they help children eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active, they can help to create learning opportunities and increase teacher satisfaction. In Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with high poverty and food insecurity rates, a broad community coalition formed to brainstorm novel implementation models to improve the use and sustainability of school gardens. The group decided to foster new collaborations among higher education, K-12 schools and community organizations. The innovative idea was that higher education could meet their need for ...


Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Mar 2019

Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Optimum management after an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) requires considerable patient engagement/activation. Religious practices permeate people's lives and may influence engagement in their healthcare. Little is known about the relationship between religiosity and patient activation in hospital survivors of an ACS.

Methods: We recruited patients hospitalized for an ACS at six medical centers in Central Massachusetts and Georgia (2011-2013). Participants self-reported three measures of religiosity - strength and comfort from religion, making petition prayers, and awareness of intercessory prayers for health. Patient activation was assessed using the 6-item Patient Activation Measure (PAM-6). We categorized participants as either having ...