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The Modern IR Shadi Awwad, Senior Solutions Manager, Elsevier Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia, SE Europe
Do you have an institutional repository? What does the next generation IR look like? What do you want your IR to do for you? The IR Vision
Vision for the role of the IR The modern repository helps by serving core institutional needs. “…. demonstrate to the world the importance of what you are doing and what your contributions are. ” -Dr. Anne Marie Casey, Library Dean, Embry-Riddle University Visibility Discoverability Reputation Inter-Operability Full-Spectrum of Outputs Culture & Language Open-Access Initiatives
Question #1 Can your IR compete for your faculty member’s attention against Research. Gate, Academia. edu, and other solutions?
For University of Nebraska Lincoln, greater visibility is key and the library celebrates having the most popular campus domain 9/28/2019
University of Pennsylvania's IR bests Research. Gate and Academia. edu Where do you post the scholarly works that you create or manage? The IR 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Personal (web site)-11% Scholar. Works (Digital Commons)-11% Research. Gate-10% Institutional/department (web site)-10% Academia. edu-9% Lab/group (web site)-6% Pubmed-6% n=475 responses from faculty from University of Pennsylvania survey conducted 02/08/2018; https: //osf. io/u 3 rk 2/
Question #2 Is your IR a home for the most important research and institutional collections?
Most Popular Items Not Typically Green OA articles 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Yale University Cornell Law School Green OA Purdue University of Pennsylvania Top Downloads by Institution Open Access Journals Student Work Campus Publications Other University of Nebraska Lincoln
Question #3 Does your IR program advance university initiatives?
Texas A&M Law IR contributing to meteoric jump in rankings and prestige • Texas A&M Law School jumps 38 spots in one year. • The school found that it had to work on visibility of its faculty scholarship to compete for high-level faculty in the recruitment process. • Susan Phillips, Professor of Law and Director of the Dee J. shared that “there were many pieces of the puzzle, and Digital Commons was certainly one of them. ”
Question #4 Is your IR a marketing tool for the university?
Richmond University highlights research impact (from the IR) on department web pages
What Kind of IR Should I have? • Hosted vs In-House? • What is the Total Cost of Ownership? • Which solution best addresses the institutional vision? • What is the best way to serve my users? • References: UNESCO Report - Institutional Repository Software Comparison
Is your IR all it could be? Shadi Awwad s. awwad@elsevier. com