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1 What do scientific authors want? Attracting scientists to institutional repositories Saskia Franken, February 13, 2004

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3 oktober 2003IGITUR3 Igitur, Utrecht Publishing and Archiving Services Mission: supporting Utrecht scientists in electronic publishing more general: enhancing scientific communication

4 oktober 2003IGITUR4 Two types of e-publishing support 1. the digital institutional repository of Utrecht University Library 2. other publication platforms such as electronic journals

5 oktober 2003IGITUR5 Igitur publishing activities A few examples

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12 oktober 2003IGITUR12 Utrecht institutional repository contains approximately 2000 documents document types: articles: preprints and reprints theses student-theses research papers, speeches, etc.

13 oktober 2003IGITUR13 Utrecht institutional repository tools: partly developed in-house, i.e. uploadform Utrecht search facilities currently implementing Dspace participant in DARE project

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15 oktober 2003IGITUR15 The key question: how to attract scientists to our repository? How to gather (more) content?

16 oktober 2003IGITUR16 1. get support of the University Board 3. just start: good practices, snowball effect 4. collaborate with others (i.e. DARE) 5. make publishing as easy as possible 6. make the benefits clear 2. publicity 7. offer special, attractive services

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18 oktober 2003IGITUR18 Publicity Igitur official launch: symposium 21 november further pr: visiting faculties, research institutes etc. Adverts, articles in university paper

19 oktober 2003IGITUR19 1. get support of the University Board 3. just start: good practices, snowball effect 4. collaborate with others (i.e. DARE) 5. make publishing as easy as possible 6. make the benefits clear 2. publicity 7. offer special, attractive services

20 oktober 2003IGITUR20 1. get support of the University Board 3. just start: good practices, snowball effect 4. collaborate with others (i.e. DARE) 5. make publishing as easy as possible 6. make the benefits clear 2. publicity 7. offer special, attractive services

21 oktober 2003IGITUR21 1. get support of the University Board 3. just start: good practices, snowball effect 4. collaborate with others (i.e. DARE) 5. make publishing as easy as possible 6. make the benefits clear 2. publicity 7. offer special, attractive services

22 oktober 2003IGITUR22 Make publishing easy It is easy to upload an article (uploadform) in our repository Professional support: Igitur team functions as a helpdesk

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25 oktober 2003IGITUR25 Make publishing easy It is easy to upload an article (uploadform) in our repository Professional support: Igitur team functions as a helpdesk

26 oktober 2003IGITUR26 1. get support of the University Board 3. just start: good practices, snowball effect 4. collaborate with others (i.e. DARE) 5. make publishing as easy as possible 6. make the benefits clear 2. publicity 7. offer special, attractive services

27 oktober 2003IGITUR27 Benefits worldwide visibility freely accessible search facilities fast and easy publication no charge long term preservation

28 oktober 2003IGITUR28 1. get support of the University Board 3. just start: good practices, snowball effect 4. collaborate with others (i.e. DARE) 5. make publishing as easy as possible 6. make clear the benefits of your repository 2. make publicity 7. offer special, attractive services

29 oktober 2003IGITUR29 Special services Igitur offers various points of access Igitur offers a printing-on-demand service Igitur offers the possibility of publications on a special occasion publications of famous Utrecht scientists, the showroom of Utrecht repository

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34 oktober 2003IGITUR34 Special services Igitur offers various points of access Igitur offers a printing-on-demand service Igitur offers the possibility of publications on a special occasion publications of famous Utrecht scientists, the showroom of Utrecht repository

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37 oktober 2003IGITUR37 Special services Igitur offers various points of access Igitur offers a printing-on-demand service Igitur offers the possibility of publications on a special occasion publications of famous Utrecht scientists, the showroom of Utrecht repository

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40 oktober 2003IGITUR40 Special services Igitur offers various points of access Igitur offers a printing-on-demand service Igitur offers the possibility of publications on a special occasion publications of famous Utrecht scientists, the showroom of Utrecht repository

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42 oktober 2003IGITUR42 Other services reader statistics web marketing

43 oktober 2003IGITUR43 There are also some problems... copyright issues low status of a publication in the repository overlap with METIS, Utrecht University’s registration system of scientific publications what is the added value of publishing in a repository when publications are already registered in PubMed, Web of Science etc.

44 oktober 2003IGITUR44 More information: Thank you for your attention


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