The Survey of Medical School Faculty: Use of Journals, Databases, Repositories and other Information Sources
- Language: English
- 134 Pages
- Published: May 2011
- Region: Global
This 117-page study presents data from 33 institutions, mostly universities and other colleges, about their institutional digital repositories. The report presents hard data on the holdings of the repositories, and the growth in their stock of journal articles, books, dissertations, images, video and other forms of intellectual property. The study also gives detailed info on budgets and operating costs, including the cost of professional labor, as well as details on what is downloaded from the sites and by whom.
These details include data on downloads from within or outside the institution, and by nation of origin of the downloader, among other variables. In addition, the study looks at issues such as marketing the repository, assuring cooperation from faculty, sources of funding, impact on the parent institution's reputation, growth rates of content and downloading, trends in cataloging and other issues.
Just a few of the report's many findings are that:
- 54.55% of repositories sampled contain video files.
- 21.1% of the repositories sampled publish an annual report.
- 9.1% of repositories in the sample have their own Facebook site.
- 36.3% of colleges in the sample with more than 25,000 students have formed reciprocal access, development or marketing arrangements with other digital repositories.
- The median number of direct downloads of articles, image files and other forms of intellectual property from the repositories in the sample in the past year was 158,332. The maximum was close to 2,900,000.
- Close to 45% of repository downloads come from scholars and other users within the institution itself. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SAMPLE
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
CHAPTER 1: Repository Dimensions
CHAPTER 2: Marketing the Digital Repository
CHAPTER 3: Revenue from the Digital Repository
CHAPTER 4: Access Data for the Digital Repository
CHAPTER 5: Digital Repository as Publisher
CHAPTER 6: Budget and Staff Time for the Digital Repository
CHAPTER 7: Faculty Cooperation with the Digital Repository
CHAPTER 8: Content in the Digital Repository
- Ashesi University Library
- Boston University
- Brock University
- Cedarville University
- Colby College
- The College at Brockport
- College of William and Mary
- Connecticut College
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Forschungszentrum Jülich
- Griffith University
- Kaiser Permanente
- Kalamazoo College
- La Trobe University
- Mount St. Mary's College
- Oregon Institute of Technology
- Pacific University
- Rutgers University
- Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
- Texas State University-San Marcos
- Universidad de Navarra, Spain
- University of Chichester
- University of Missouri
- University of Piraeus
- University of South Florida
- University of Tasmania
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
- University of the West of England
- University of Wyoming
- Virginia Tech
- Wichita State University