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1 Open Access and Web 2.0 in the Academic Library: A South African Experience Part 1: UJ Institutional Repository & Open access initiatives Pavlinka Kovatcheva University of Johannesburg, Library & Information Centre Participant the Scientific Information in the Digital age: Access and Dissemination ICTP, Trieste, Italy: 14 October 2009

2 Presentation Outline Part 1: University of Johannesburg (UJ) & Library and Information Center (LIC) UJ Institutional Repository (IR) Open Access (OA)/ OA Week Part 2: UJ Sciences Librarian Web 2.0

3 University of Johannesburg (UJ) & Library & Information Center (LIC) University of Johannesburg (2005+) - Merger of Technikon Witwatersrand, Rand Afrikaans and Vista Universities - Over 45,000 students -9 Faculties -4 Campuses -Faculty of Science (14 Departments) -Library on each Campus -Over 130 databases

4 UJ Institutional Repository (IR): UJDigispase (http://ujdigispace.uj.ac.za:8080/dspace/)http://ujdigispace.uj.ac.za:8080/dspace/ The IR project started in 2007 ) Parties involved in the development (Library IT, Copyright officer & Rare Book Collection staff) DSpace software was used From 2008 all new Theses & Dissertations (T & D) were uploaded directly into UJDigispace UJDigispace officially launched on 24 March 2009 By mid-2009, all online T & D from the old system were uploaded/migrated into UJDigispace Department of Industrial Psychology & Human Management was used as pilot project. Vacant post for IR Manager/Administrator During October 2008 & early 2009: IR was introduced to the Library Staff Marketing not as such, because of the vacancy Future plans: Interest from Engineering Faculty & Botany Department

5 UJ Institutional Repository: UJDigispace

6 UJDigispace: Examples (1) Physics Department: Theses & Dissertations Human Resource Management

7 UJDigispace: Examples (2)

8 UJDigispace Statistics 31 Aug - 30 Aug 2009 Visitors Overview -5,544 Site usage -6,172 visits -28,667 page view Traffic -Search Engines (68.88%) -Direct Traffic (22.59%) -Referring sites (8.54%) 11 Sep - 11 Oct 2009 Visitors Overview -8,400 Site usage -9,515 visits -36,843 page view Traffic -Search Engines (69.39%) -Direct Traffic (20.88%) -Referring sites (9.73%)

9 Promoting Open Access UJ Library Oct 2008 OA week - a post on the UJ Sciences Librarian blog March 2009 IR officially launched August 2009 – Open Access web page for Sciences October 2009 – Library initiative in promoting OA - 3 UJ Intranet circular/notifications -Brochures -Exhibition on each Campus Library on OA week. -Open access T-shirts, notepads, etc. -Talk about OA & IR during open access week -A post on the Sciences blog, academics

10 Marketing UJ Institutional Repository: UJ Sciences Library News blog Marketing IR Brochures Through the Institutional Intranet (circular) Make use of Web 2.0 technologies -Blogs -Twitter -Social bookmarking & networking -UJ Sciences portal - to Faculty

11 UJ Open Access web page

12 UJ LIC Open Access Week: 19 – 23 October 2009

13 Open Access South African Journals & Sciences Journals SciELO South Africa (Scientific Electronic Library Online): Common methodology for the preparation, storage & evaluation of scientific literature 7 journals – incl. South African Journal of Science and Water SA (Impact ; ) Open Access South African Journals (Sabinet)


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