Webcast invitation: Increasing use and content through creative service-repository bundling; the case at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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All About Repositories Webinar Series: Increasing use and content through creative service-repository bundling; the case at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Wed., April 15, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. PT; 12:00 p.m. ET
There is no fee to attend.

Please register at http://www.education-webevents.com no later than April 14, 2009.

On April 15, the All About Repositories Webinar Series will feature the first online follow up to the successful 2008 SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting. In response to feedback from participants at the meeting, several online events will be organized that explore meeting topics in more detail and anticipate the program of the 2010 SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, November 8 & 9, 2010. At the April installment in the series, Joan Giesecke and Paul Royster from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will reprise their presentation on value-added services and delve more deeply into discussion with participants during this one-hour session.

Description:

During its three years of operations, the institutional repository at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has gathered and posted over 21,000 documents, which together with its hosted ETD collection make it the country’s third largest institutional repository. Usage records also indicate it is one of the busiest, serving up more than 100,000 downloads a month. The repository has also become the cornerstone for a bundle of electronic publishing services developed and provided by the UNL Libraries, which may be seen as the enablers or preconditions of the IR’s successful track record.

To facilitate and accelerate faculty uptake and participation in the IR, services are provided to supplement the “traditional” self-archiving model. UNL call it their “Do It For Me” model, and the terms are basically: send us your publications list, and they will do the rest. The IR staff does article collection, permissions clearing, scanning, preparation of author versions (including typesetting and proofing), and ultimately mediated deposit. More than 90% of the faculty articles in the IR have been acquired through this model. Mediated deposit allows for greater consistency in metadata, file sizes and data integrity, quality control, and copyright/permissions compliance.

There are also services that provide a “running re-sale” to stimulate interest and increase satisfaction among depositors. The UNL IR provides regular monthly usage reports and usage analysis to depositors, which has proved immensely useful in increasing submissions from authors and co-authors who are impressed with the numbers of downloads their articles receive
This Webinar will: discuss UNL practices for content recruitment and document preparation, policies and implementation, staffing requirements, and software customization and design; and consider the central role of the library’s IR in an overall campus strategy for scholarly communication and publication.

The event is an installment of the All About Repositories Webinar Series, presented by the DSpace Foundation, Fedora Commons, Sun Microsystems and SPARC. Each month a new topic or issue of interest to repository communities will be presented in a one-hour online format. All About Repositories Webinar Series will be web cast for synchronous event access, and will also be made available through DSpace, Fedora, Sun and SPARC web sites as an open educational reference for repository users and developers.

All About Repositories Webinar Series: Increasing use and content through creative service-repository bundling; the case at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with Joan Giesecke & Paul Royster

Wed., April 15, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. PT; 12:00 p.m. ET
There is no fee to attend.
Please register at http://www.education-webevents.com no later than April 14, 2009.