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Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Steve Brantley

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Todd A. Bruns

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, John Stephen Brantley, Kirstin Duffin 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Coaching: Liaison Librarians' Shifting Roles, Todd Bruns, John Stephen Brantley, Kirstin Duffin

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Two and a half decades into the open access (OA) movement, rapid changes in scholarly communication are creating significant demands on scholars. Today’s scholars must wrestle with meeting funder mandates for providing public access to their research, managing and preserving raw data, establishing/publishing open access journals, understanding the difference between “green OA” and “gold OA,” navigating the complicated issues around copyright and intellectual property, avoiding potentially predatory publishers, adapting their tenure plans to OA, and discovering increasing amounts of OA resources for their research and their curricular materials. These demands present an opportunity and a need for librarians ...


Beyond Assessment: Using Metrics To Make Institutional Repositories Indispensable, Harrison W. Inefuku, Todd A. Bruns 2015 Iowa State University

Beyond Assessment: Using Metrics To Make Institutional Repositories Indispensable, Harrison W. Inefuku, Todd A. Bruns

Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group

The collection, analysis, and reporting of metrics is a valuable tool for repository managers in measuring and assessing the growth and usage of their institutional repositories. These metrics are varied in nature and purpose, and can include download counts to measure readership of repository materials, numbers of uploaded items to measure repository growth, sources of inbound visitors to determine the success of search engine optimization, and names and numbers of contributing authors to measure faculty uptake.

The stakeholders in an institutional repository extend beyond the library to include university administration, academic departments, research centers, professors, staff, students, and alumni. These ...


"Make It Work": Patching Together A New Ir Workflow To Sustain Growth, Teresa Schultz 2015 Wayne State University

"Make It Work": Patching Together A New Ir Workflow To Sustain Growth, Teresa Schultz

Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group

Growing an institutional repository at a small university library with limited resources brings a number of challenges, and VU is no different. The Christopher Center Library has no dedicated employees who work solely with its IR, ValpoScholar, and instead relies on a mix of interns and other employees to create records and upload works in their spare time. VU has had some success in finding faculty works for ValpoScholar through self-submissions for an annual celebration of faculty research and by searching databases but wanted to see if there was still a better way. In Fall 2014, the library began to ...


Academic Publishing Folklore: Finding A Unified Narrative For Open Access, Dave Johnston 2015 University of Windsor

Academic Publishing Folklore: Finding A Unified Narrative For Open Access, Dave Johnston

Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group

There is often no systematic means by which information about open access and the scholarly publishing landscape is shared between faculty, students and administrators and the particular concerns can vary considerably from discipline to discipline. The patchwork of beliefs about open access and publishing on our campuses bears more similarity to a body of folklore, an academic publishing folklore. Like all folklore, it can contain elements of both misinformation and truth.

Working as a librarian in a scholarly communications role brings with it the responsibility of conveying the importance of open access to faculty members, students and administrators in order ...


Scholarly Communication Outreach: Oers, Etds, And Liaisons, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Stacey Knight-Davis 2015 Eastern Illinois University

Scholarly Communication Outreach: Oers, Etds, And Liaisons, Todd Bruns, Steve Brantley, Stacey Knight-Davis

Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group

At Eastern Illinois University (EIU) several library faculty have been involved with a coordinated outreach effort to provide scholarly communication support services to EIU's faculty. This presentation will highlight many of those efforts, including producing the results of the recent Bepress survey trial of faculty digital research needs, using the IR as a platform for hosting Open Educational Resources, marketing the IR and library services to faculty via "Success + Service" reports, training library subject liaisons to be "scholarly communication coaches," and outreach efforts to specific campus entities such as EIU's Research and Sponsored Programs Office, the Center for ...


An Integrated Digital Services Model For Institutional Repositories, M Ryan Hess 2015 DePaul University

An Integrated Digital Services Model For Institutional Repositories, M Ryan Hess

Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group

DePaul University Library created a suite of digital services to support faculty projects which addressed common hurdles to repository adoption. In a faculty survey we ran in the fall of 2014, faculty reported an unawareness of the repository, uncertainty of how they might use it. However, they also reported that they placed value on the repository services we presented to them and a desire to hear more information. Anecdotally, we also heard the common refrain that faculty are too busy and too technologically challenged to engage with the repository on their own. In response, we defined several interrelated services to ...


Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa Welsh 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Teresa Welsh

SLIS Connecting

Entire issue of SLIS Connecting, Volume 4, Issue 1


“Information Theory” Research Trend: A Bibliometric Approach, Maryam Asadi 2015 Islamic Azad University

“Information Theory” Research Trend: A Bibliometric Approach, Maryam Asadi

SLIS Connecting

One of the most controversial issues, in a multidisciplinary area, is information theory. The American Heritage Science Dictionary (2014) defines information theory as “a branch of mathematics that mathematically defines and analyzes the concept of information, statistics and probability theory, and applications include the design of systems that have to do with data transmission, encryption, compression, and information processing and deeply affected many fields.” It has a fundamental contribution to make in multiple disciplines, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, neurobiology, communication theory, information science, economics, and electrical engineering. Indeed, information theory played a crucial role to achieve many ...


Academic And Public Libraries’ Use Of Web 2.0 Applications And Services In Mississippi, Kalah Rogers MLIS 2015 Northeast Mississippi Community College

Academic And Public Libraries’ Use Of Web 2.0 Applications And Services In Mississippi, Kalah Rogers Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Libraries have guidelines and standards that hold them accountable to be effective institutions (Husid, 2010). The American Library Association’s (ALA) “Library Bill of Rights” sets six basic standards for all libraries to follow. Among other things, these standards encourage libraries to resist forms of censorship, grant access to all types of materials, and resist biases (ALA, 2007). However, as libraries have evolved, so have many of these guidelines and standards with respect to technology specifically. For example, the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner requires that the students in today’s classroom strive ...


United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt MLIS 2015 Brigham Young University

United Kingdom Libraries During World War Ii, Matthew Leavitt Mlis

SLIS Connecting

Cultural attacks, especially attacks on books, have been common place during conflict throughout history (Stubbings, 1993). Libraries in particular have been targeted since books and libraries are symbols of cultures (Valencia, 2002). Nazi Germany was not an exception to attacks on culture before and during World War II (Figure 1). A total war had begun under the Nazis which meant that no area of society was exempt from attack (Valencia, 2002).


Does Family Matter: The Parental Roles Of Young Adult Media, Antoinette Giamalva MLIS 2015 Delta State University

Does Family Matter: The Parental Roles Of Young Adult Media, Antoinette Giamalva Mlis

SLIS Connecting

In young adult media there are different roles that parents of the main characters symbolize. The role of parental figures can vary in their original conception and throughout media forms. Readers and viewers have their opinions about how parental figures representation should be characterized. Sometimes parental figures are what drive the stories along in a more interesting manner. The four types of parental presences represented are: a healthy parental presence, lack of parental presence, a broken parental presence, and a substitute parental presence. Readers and viewers of young adult media have many questions about the roles that parental figures have ...


Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa Welsh Ph.D. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Student Associations And Upcoming Events, Teresa Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Presents updates and news from the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) and the Southern Miss Student Archivists Association (Southern Miss SAA) along with upcoming and recent events of interest.


From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, And Presentations, Teresa Welsh Ph.D. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas, Congratulations, Publications, And Presentations, Teresa Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Find out about what our alum, students, and faculty have been doing.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Ph.D. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Course, Stacy Creel Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Meet Associate Professor Catharine Bomhold of The School of Library and Information Science, and SLIS alum, Ashley McLendon Mattingly, Archivist at NARA, St. Louis, MO. Learn about the Graduate Certificate in Youth Services and Literature.


Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Slis Graduate Program, Matthew Griffis Ph.D. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Slis Graduate Program, Matthew Griffis Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

This fall will mark the 50th anniversary of the graduate program in library science at the University of Southern Mississippi. SLIS will be commemorating the occasion with a number of events, bringing together past and present faculty as well as alumni. The event will be of interest to countless library and archives professionals across the southeastern United States since The University of Southern Mississippi’s library science program is the only fully ALAaccredited program in the state, and one of just a few nationally‐recognized library programs in The South.


Slis Update, Elizabeth Haynes Ph.D. 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Update, Elizabeth Haynes Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Update on the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science


Banging Our Heads To The Music And On The Walls: First Year Ir Adventures, Michele Gibney, Jaime M. Goldman, Keri Baker 2015 Nova Southeastern University

Banging Our Heads To The Music And On The Walls: First Year Ir Adventures, Michele Gibney, Jaime M. Goldman, Keri Baker

Staff Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Creating an Institutional Repository from scratch creates a multitude of both opportunities and pitfalls in establishment of workflow, content creation, outreach and marketing policies, and stakeholder support. Nova Southeastern University’s Digital Commons based repository, NSUWorks, completed its first year in February 2015. During this session, the triumphs and tribulations of the first year will be discussed, along with future plans in order to give attendees a glimpse into one particular IR experience. Archival collection digitization, outreach/marketing, journal/book publishing, reporting tools, and collection development will also be covered.

Spotify Playlist.


H-Index: Assessing An Author's Impact, Katherine Akers 2015 Wayne State University

H-Index: Assessing An Author's Impact, Katherine Akers

Scholars Cooperative Brown Bag Series

Description of the h-index and discussion of its strengths and weaknesses


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