Category: Institutional Repositories

JLSC Board Editorial 2018 | Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

From Clement et al. via the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication:

Abstract:

The current scholarly communication landscape is populated by a variety of actors and powered by an ever-increasing array of complementary and competitive systems for the production, publication, and distribution of scholarship. Recent years have also seen increasing numbers of proposals to recast these systems in ways that better align with the needs and values of the academy and its scholars. In this editorial, members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication consider the present environment and contemplate the future of academy-owned and -supported scholarly communication, as well as the role of libraries in that future.

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Source: JLSC Board Editorial 2018

Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference

From Josh Cromwell at University of Southern Mississippi Libraries:

If you were not able to attend the 2018 Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference this year, the slides and/or posters from the majority of the presentations are now available! In addition, most sessions also include community notes, which were taken by the attendees in each session.

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Source: 2018 | Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference

PALNI’s Consortial Institutional Repository Vision

PALNI recently released its vision statement for a desired consortial IR installation. It includes a description of the need for a multi-tenant environment, a visual sketch of the desired structure, and our functional requirements.  Feel free to share and send feedback to amanda@palni.edu.

Background: PALNI has been working towards a consortial institutional repository for some time. Using our method of “Deep Collaboration” across institutions, the first iteration of the cross-institutional IR Task Force identified a true need in 2013. In surveying the PALNI supported libraries, the group found that over 70% did not have an IR system in place, and over 65% were interested in participating in a collaborative IR system. Budget constraints were and remain a large factor—the greatest impediment identified in the survey. Following closely behind were staffing limitations and insufficient technological support, highlighting the impact that management of an IR at the consortial level might have. In 2017, PALNI hired a Scholarly Communications Director in part to manage the development of the IR, and the IR Task Force was rebooted. Given that capacity, and the priority established in PALNI’s 2017-2020 strategic plan, we are now ready to evaluate, select, and implement an IR system.

Download PALNI’s Consortial IR Vision Document.

The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape | Choice360 | White Papers

From Choice 360:

“Last year saw a variety of changes in the institutional repository landscape. Download Choice and Informed Strategies’ 2018 report for a snapshot of where institutional repositories stand and perspective on future directions from thought leaders such as Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist of the Online Computer Library Center, and Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information.”

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Source: The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape | Choice360 | White Papers

Leading Across Boundaries: Collaborative Leadership and the Institutional Repository in Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges – ProQuest

From David M. Seaman, Simmons College:

Libraries often engage in services that require collaboration across stakeholder boundaries to be successful. Institutional repositories (IRs) are a good example of such a service. IRs are an infrastructure to preserve intellectual assets within a university or college, and to provide an open access showcase for that institution’s research, teaching, and creative excellence. They involve multiple stakeholders (librarians, IT experts, administrators, faculty, and students) and are typically operated by academic libraries. They have existed since the early 2000s….

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Source: Leading Across Boundaries: Collaborative Leadership and the Institutional Repository in Research Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges – ProQuest