This study profiles the efforts of six renown research universities to develop and manage their institutional digital repositories. The institutions profiled are: Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University Bloomington, Northwestern University, the University of Navarra (Spain), the University of Pennsylvania and Clemson University.
The study gives a detailed look at various platforms and other applications used for repositories – Figshare, Hyrax, Bepress, DSpace, Recolector de Ciencia Abierta (Open Science Harvester), and OpenAIRE. In addition, repository directors discuss key issues such as relations with academic social media sites such as ResearchGate, copyright and licensing issues, means of assuring faculty cooperation, usage statistics, repository marketing, relations with journal publishers, repository publishing and peer review ventures, data repository issues, funding and revenue generation and much more.
Among the report’s many highlights: David Scherer, Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University discusses how the Library marketed its Kilthub repository to CM faulty. Jamie Wittenberg, Head of the Scholarly Communication Department, and Robert McDonald, Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies at Indiana University Bloomington discuss their repository’s close relationship with the University Press. Chris Diaz, Digital Publishing Librarian at Northwestern University, relates how his university cooperates with and sustains and is sustained by the Samvera network. Dr. Rocio Serrano-Vicente, Subject Librarian at the University of Navarra, Spain, details the major efforts by Spanish and EEC authorities to provide centralized national and EEC-wide repository hubs.
The report was written by Burton Callicott, Instruction Coordinator for the Research and Information Department of the College of Charleston Libraries. Mr. Callicott co-edited and contributed to Making Institutional Repositories Work (2017 Purdue UP) and has co-presented on IRs at The Charleston Conference. In addition to work on repositories, Burton has published articles on sustainability as it relates to libraries and library practices.
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Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Kilthub Repository
Use of the Figshare Platform for the Kilthub Repository
Overview of Figshare
Garnering Institutional Support for the Repository
Outreach and Marketing of the Repository
Platform Familiarity as an Aid in Repository Development
Copyright, Fair Use and Licensing Issues
Research Data Consultancy for CMU Scholars Depositing Data
No Real Current Involvement in the Use of the Repository as a Publishing Platform
Indiana University Bloomington -- IUScholarworks
Open Access Policy and Culture.
IRs and Publishing
Academic Social Networking
Subject/Discipline/Domain Specific Repositories
Data Repository Issues
Raw statistical measures have their limits
University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons
ResearchGate and academia.edu
From Self to Mediated Deposit
Impact of Elsevier’s Acquisition of Bepress
Budget and Admin Support
Open Access Policy
Northwestern University -- Arch
Is there a shared community?
Will IRs Replace Traditional Journals?
Academic Social Networking Sites
University of Navarro (Spain) – Dadun
National Commitment to Open Access
Role of National and International Federations of Institutional Digital Repositories
OpenAIRE, Europe-Wide Effort to Develop Common Repository Guidelines
Variations in Repositories Based on Subject Area
Academic Social Networking Sites
Clemson University – Tiger Prints
Culture of Open Access
Academic Social Networks vs Institutional Repositories
Peer Review and the Identity of Institutional Repositories
Burton Callicott is the Instruction Coordinator for the Research and Information Department of the College of Charleston Libraries and teaches credit bearing information literacy courses as well as numerous IL “one-shots.” He co-edited and contributed to Making Institutional Repositories Work (2017 Purdue UP) and has co-presented on IRs at The Charleston Conference. In addition to work on repositories, Burton has published articles on sustainability as it relates to libraries and library practices.
Burton has been a life-long reference librarian and began his professional career at Queens Public Library, NY and came to the College of Charleston from Long Island University, Brooklyn. In addition to his MLIS, Burton received an MA in English from the University of South Carolina.