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Escholarship@Umms Brochure, Lisa A. Palmer 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Escholarship@Umms Brochure, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications and Presentations

Brochure and poster created to promote eScholarship@UMMS, UMass Medical School's digital repository and publishing system for research and scholarship, which is managed by the Lamar Soutter Library. The intended audience is faculty, researchers, staff, and students at UMass Medical School.


Repository Additions, July 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, July 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For July 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For July 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Digitalcommons: Statistical Report, August 2018, DeeAnn Allison, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Digitalcommons: Statistical Report, August 2018, Deeann Allison, Paul Royster, Sue A. Gardner, Margaret Mering, Linnea Fredrickson

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

To: Deeann Allison, Director, Media & Repository Services, UNL Libraries

I am pleased to transmit the following statistics report on the UNL DigitalCommons, http://digitalcommons.unl.edu

The DigitalCommons is the “institutional repository” for UNL. It’s function is to gather the intellectual output of the university for online public access. It was established in 2005, and now holds 99,000 papers, making it the 3rd largest in the United States, trailing only the University of California system (190,000) and the University of Michigan (120,000). It recently surpassed 50 million downloads, and is the nation’s current leader in that category. Alexa.com reports that the repository is the most visited subdomain of unl.edu, representing 15% to 18% of all internet traffic.

The following schedules are attached:

I. History of growth (13 years) Growth of contents has been steady at around 6,000 annually. Contents and downloads shown here are UNL free public access only; i.e. they do not include ProQuest’s collection of 14,000 UNL dissertations (which are free to this campus & subscribing institutions only). Download numbers reflect changing interactions with search engines.

II. Distribution of contents and usage across series (50) : This schedule lists the 50 most popular series, July 2015 – June 2018, by downloads, and then by number of papers and annualized average per paper. These 50 series represent 36% of the contents and 63% of the downloads. There were approximately 950 series overall, with 19,583,432 downloads over the period.

III. Downloads by other educational institutions (115) We are able to trace about 25% of downloads to a network. The following are the most frequently downloading networks and their types.

IV. Downloads by continent: July 2016‐‐June 2018

V. Downloads by country (28) Between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2018, these 28 countries each received >0.5% of geolocated downloads. Note that 59% of downloads are international.

VI. Most popular paper by country (10)

The DigitalCommons platform is hosted and maintained by bepress in Berkeley, California; they were purchased last year by Elsevier. The repository is operated and administered locally by UNL Libraries faculty and staff: Paul Royster, Sue Gardner, Margaret Mering, and Linnea Fredrickson.


The Cupola Infographic (2018), Janelle Wertzberger 2018 Gettysburg College

The Cupola Infographic (2018), Janelle Wertzberger

Musselman Library Staff Publications

This infographic displays key facts and figures about Gettysburg College's institutional repository, The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College, as of August, 2018.


A Newbie At The Rdap Summit, Or How I Learned That The Rdap Summit Is For Everyone, Joanna Thielen 2018 Oakland University Libraries

A Newbie At The Rdap Summit, Or How I Learned That The Rdap Summit Is For Everyone, Joanna Thielen

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This commentary describes the thoughts and perceptions of a first-time attendee to the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit in March 2018. The author describes her initial hesitations to attend this conference as a data librarian from a medium-sized institution. But after attending, she is convinced that the RDAP Summit is for anyone interested in data, including librarians that work at medium- and small-sized institutions.

After describing the format of the Summit, the highlights of attending are described, including gathering ideas related to all aspects of research data management, access, and preservation; hearing data management perspectives from outside of ...


Supporting The Proliferation Of Data-Sharing Scholars In The Research Ecosystem, Ali Krzton 2018 Auburn University

Supporting The Proliferation Of Data-Sharing Scholars In The Research Ecosystem, Ali Krzton

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Librarians champion the value of openness in scholarship and have been powerful advocates for the sharing of research data. College and university administrators have recently joined in the push for data sharing due to funding mandates. However, the researchers who create and control the data usually determine whether and how data is shared, so it is worthwhile to look at what they are incentivized to do. The current scholarly publishing landscape plus the promotion and tenure process create a “prisoner’s dilemma” for researchers as they decide whether or not to share data, consistent with the observation that researchers in ...


The Specialness Of Special Libraries, 2018 Pacific University

The Specialness Of Special Libraries

OLA Quarterly

This issue covers "The Specialness of Special Libraries," with a focus on the special libraries found in the state of Oregon. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “(s)pecial librarians work in settings other than school or public libraries … Law firms, hospitals, businesses, museums, government agencies, and many other groups have their own libraries that use special librarians” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018, para. 10). According to the American Library Association, there are approximately 6,966 special libraries or information centers (“special libraries include Corporate, Medical, Law, Religious, etc.”) in the United States (American Library Association, 2015, para. 5).


Volume 24 Issue 1 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 1 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Classification And The Specialized Library: Creating A Local Expansion Of Nlm Classification For Chiropractic Materials, Katie Lockwood 2018 University of Western States

Classification And The Specialized Library: Creating A Local Expansion Of Nlm Classification For Chiropractic Materials, Katie Lockwood

OLA Quarterly

Libraries with specialized collections often face unique challenges to providing access to their materials. Cataloging tools, including subject headings and classification systems, are often better suited for less focused collections. Call number classification systems in particular are problematic for libraries with greater depth in certain subject areas. Users expect to be able to walk to the shelf and browse everything about a certain topic in the same section. This is a reasonable request in small libraries, but it is often difficult when working within existing schemas. In response to this problem, the University of Western States Library developed its own ...


The Jackson County Genealogy Library: Over A Half-Century Of Helping People Find Their Roots, Cara Davis-Jacobson, Anne Billeter 2018 Rogue Valley Genealogical Society

The Jackson County Genealogy Library: Over A Half-Century Of Helping People Find Their Roots, Cara Davis-Jacobson, Anne Billeter

OLA Quarterly

When the first few folks who gathered together in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley to share their interest in genealogy and family research wrapped up their meetings back in the late 1960s, their “president,” Ora Strom, tucked their shared reference books under her bed for storage. Little did that small group know that they would come to embody the proverb, “From humble beginnings come great things.” Indeed, from those modest actions arose two significant and related Southern Oregon entities: The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS) (www.rvgsociety.org) and the Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL) (www.rvgslibrary.org), which is ...


Supplementing Traditional Documentation With Oral History: Capturing Institutional Knowledge At Oregon State University Libraries, Rachael Davis 2018 Oregon State University

Supplementing Traditional Documentation With Oral History: Capturing Institutional Knowledge At Oregon State University Libraries, Rachael Davis

OLA Quarterly

Over the summer of 2017, I had the unique pleasure of documenting the workflow of a retiring serials technician who had been at Oregon State University’s (OSU) Valley Library in Corvallis for nearly 37 years. During her tenure, she took part in no fewer than seven online database system transitions and created a one-of-a-kind serials check-in workflow for each new system with her magic red binder. She once told me that, with that binder, she could navigate any new system because the basics of serials were always the same; it was just a matter of learning the new language ...


Volume 24 Issue 1 Introduction, Sue Ludington 2018 Lane County Law Library

Volume 24 Issue 1 Introduction, Sue Ludington

OLA Quarterly

When I entered graduate school at the University of Washington (UW) in 2000, I knew I wanted to be a public librarian. However, with an undergraduate minor in art and a pervasive interest in museums, I remained secretly fascinated by special libraries. I mean, how cool would it be to work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives (http://library.rockhall.com/home) or the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (http://www.oscars.org/library)?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “(s)pecial librarians work in settings other than school ...


Volume 24 Issue 1 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 1 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Monographs, Manuscripts, And Mountaineering: An Overview Of The Mazama Library And Historical Collections, Mathew Brock 2018 Mazama Library

Monographs, Manuscripts, And Mountaineering: An Overview Of The Mazama Library And Historical Collections, Mathew Brock

OLA Quarterly

Founded on the summit of Mount Hood in 1894, the Mazamas is a non-profit mountaineering organization with a legacy of promoting the Northwest culture of exploration and stewardship of its mountain environments. Headquartered in Portland, the Mazamas leads over 700 hikes and 350 climbs annually. It offers a variety of classes and activities for every skill and fitness level, all of which are open to both members and non-members.

Capturing the history of this mountaineering legacy and providing a variety of contemporary resources for Mazamas members and the public is the aim of the Mazama Library and Historical Collections (LHC ...


Continuously Adapting: The Bonneville Power Administration Library, Kaye Silver 2018 Bonneville Power Administration Library

Continuously Adapting: The Bonneville Power Administration Library, Kaye Silver

OLA Quarterly

During my 2009 interview for a librarian position at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the panel members laughingly admitted that the BPA Library needed “a facelift.” I could see what they meant—the space, crowded with stacks, did not contain a seating area and lacked a “modern technology” feel. Instead, the team had focused its energy on something very important: preserving BPA’s history.

A bit of background about BPA and its library: the U.S. Government built Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams in the 1930s and 1940s as part of the New Deal. Power from these massive projects strengthened ...


Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure Trove Of Family Histories, Dawn M. Carlile 2018 Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library

Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure Trove Of Family Histories, Dawn M. Carlile

OLA Quarterly

Oregon’s genealogical societies come in all shapes and sizes, and their collections and services are just as varied. Some societies operate and maintain a standalone library; others’ holdings are part of a private or public library system, or housed in alternative public or private buildings. One thing all have in common, though, is that their unique materials are made available to the general public in addition to the society’s members, enabling anyone tracing their family tree—whether writer, researcher, or casual investigator—to access their collections.

Genealogical library collections may include books, periodicals, microfilm/microfiche, maps, photographs, research ...


Open Textbooks/Oers, Amy Hofer 2018 Linn-Benton Community College

Open Textbooks/Oers, Amy Hofer

Northwest IR User Group

What are the possible functions of an IR in an OER initiative (from the expected to the creative)? What is the best role for your IR in your institution's OER program, and how far are you from achieving that? In this discussion we'll consider IRs alongside OER and disciplinary repositories in order to determine next steps that you can take to promote your IR's role in OER work on your campus


Journals Makeover! Tips And Tricks To Help Your Editors Take Their Journals To The Next Level, Promita Chatterji 2018 bepress

Journals Makeover! Tips And Tricks To Help Your Editors Take Their Journals To The Next Level, Promita Chatterji

Northwest IR User Group

Join Promita Chatterji of bepress in an interactive workshop geared towards helping you ramp up your publishing programs. Launching a publishing program is a feat in and of itself. Once journals are up and running however, many libraries find themselves wondering about next steps. Perhaps your editors are concerned with being accepted in journal indexes, perhaps they would like to attract better quality submissions or broaden readership? What kinds of resources and advice can you provide to support journal performance? Promita will share resources and lead a discussion addressing these concerns. Attendees will identify journal goals, identify challenges, and share ...


Oer In An Institutional Repository, Jane Sandberg 2018 Linn-Benton Community College

Oer In An Institutional Repository, Jane Sandberg

Northwest IR User Group

Finding and evaluating existing open educational resources (OER) offer particular challenges to faculty and librarians. The OER discovery process is distributed across several repositories and search engines. OER searches tend to include a variety of different learning objects presented in a wide range of formats, which can be difficult to evaluate and compare.

This lightning talk will discuss the steps that Linn-Benton Community College took to improve the discovery process for open courses in its institutional repository. It will discuss the steps we took to include these courses in a popular OER search tool and facilitate the evaluation process by ...


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