Presentation on theme: "INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES UPDATE Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Simon Fraser University June 26, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES UPDATE Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Simon Fraser University June 26, 2009
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Founded in 1990 by ARL and EDUCAUSE Mission: accelerate progress in digital information related to research and education 200+ member institutions Executive Director Clifford Lynch Headquarters in Washington, DC www.cni.org www.cni.org Fall and Spring Task Force (membership) meetings
Highlight Three IR Issues Revisiting the mission Strategies for increasing content submission Inclusion of new types of content
IR: Mission Possible? Is the mission to provide stewardship for all types of digital products being produced at an institution? Focus on stewardship role of library/archives Focus on gray literature produced at the university Is the mission to provide a place for published faculty output, possibly supplemented with other materials like research data? Focus on Open Access policies …or something else? (credit: Clifford Lynch, 2009)
IR: Mission Possible? Do you have a strong mandate or incentive to provide this service? Clear signal from administrators/faculty Dedication to fulfilling the library mission How motivated is the library to provide resources for the IR? “If you build it, they will come” is generally not working in this arena
Who should be involved in establishing or revisiting the mission? Librarians Academic administrators Faculty Faculty governing body Graduate students Others?
Repositories What serves your constituency best and for what content? Institutional Disciplinary National Regional (EU, etc.) How do the levels of repositories interrelate and interoperate? How can you explain this issue to researchers?
Strategies for Content Submission There is no substitute for understanding your user population Interviews Observation of workflow Speaking at faculty meetings and getting feedback Surveys or other data collection Identify target departments/institutes
Strategies for Content Submission The “Special Libraries solution” – do it for them The build a tool(s) to make it easy solution The institutional Open Access faculty resolution solution The requirement solution, e.g. for ETDs or institutional reporting The “payoff” solution – make the IR something that enhances faculty’s research dissemination and visibility
Faculty Motivation and Compliance “Although self-archiving is ‘so simple that a child could do it,’ sometimes a child is not available…” Therefore, the library does the work for faculty, even reformatting preprints for the IR. Paul Royster, U. Nebraska
Researcher Interest and Motivation Disciplinary differences University mandates Personal reputation; evidence of use Dissemination of information to developing countries Concern about digital information curation after retirement
Motivation Strategies European Economics Portal NEOO Open access to economics information Peer status
Compliance Strategies 95% researchers say they would add content to IR if required by institution or funder, and in test cases around 90% complied Alma Swan, American Scientist listserv, 8/06 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Mandate NIH Deposit Mandate in the US
IRs and Publishing Programs What are the goals of each What is the relationship between programs Clarify relationships for the library and for researchers
Inclusion of New Types of Content What are your institutional goals for moving beyond text/PDF? Data related to science, humanities, etc. research Multi-media objects Learning objects What claims can you make about stewardship?
Data in Repositories Storage needs Formats Updating Migrating Subject and tool expertise Authenticity/tampering
Moving Forward Continue to build understanding of your users Clarify the relationship between institutional/national/regional and subject repositories Do something important for your institution Share results of your initiatives with others
Resources Lynch, Clifford. “Revisiting Institutional Repositories” Will be available at http://www.cni.org/tfms/2009a.spring/abstracts/PB-revisiting-lynch.html “Increasing Use and Content through Creative Service-Repository Bundling,” U. Nebraska http://www.arl.org/sparc/publications/media-pubs/index.shtml
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