Digital Common+ Great Lakes User Group 2015

Program Title

Building an IR Toolbox for Targeted Marketing, Education, Training, and Outreach

Type of Program

Presentation

Location

Bernath Auditorium, Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Start Date

30-7-2015 1:35 PM

End Date

30-7-2015 2:05 PM

Program Description

Institutional repositories (IRs) provide a plethora of services for researchers – article deposit, data management, project archival, publishing, conference management, and more – so much so that presenting the institutional repository as a general service can be a daunting and overwhelming task. By piecing out different uses of the repository, an IR manager can create a “toolbox” of services that can be used individually or combined in different ways for more targeted marketing, consultations, outreach, training, and education. Having an IR toolbox allows repository services to be easily integrated with other researcher services on campus and facilitates more meaningful interactions with researchers, liaison librarians, and other stakeholders.

In this presentation, I discuss how we have developed a toolbox for ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s institutional repository, and some of the ways in which we are utilizing that toolbox within the Penn community. Presenting and promoting our institutional repository in this way has allowed for better education and training for liaison librarians, resulting in a greater number of projects coming into the repository through liaison relations, and has additionally enabled more constructive consultations, resulting in better metadata and quality assurance during new series setup and population. As Penn continues to develop its suite of researcher services, we are working to integrate repository services into various internal and external systems, which, in turn, increases the number of “tools” in our IR toolbox. This integration with other researcher services enables wider dissemination of ScholarlyCommons as a resource for the Penn community and promotes its use throughout the research process.

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Jul 30th, 1:35 PM Jul 30th, 2:05 PM

Building an IR Toolbox for Targeted Marketing, Education, Training, and Outreach

Bernath Auditorium, Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Institutional repositories (IRs) provide a plethora of services for researchers – article deposit, data management, project archival, publishing, conference management, and more – so much so that presenting the institutional repository as a general service can be a daunting and overwhelming task. By piecing out different uses of the repository, an IR manager can create a “toolbox” of services that can be used individually or combined in different ways for more targeted marketing, consultations, outreach, training, and education. Having an IR toolbox allows repository services to be easily integrated with other researcher services on campus and facilitates more meaningful interactions with researchers, liaison librarians, and other stakeholders.

In this presentation, I discuss how we have developed a toolbox for ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s institutional repository, and some of the ways in which we are utilizing that toolbox within the Penn community. Presenting and promoting our institutional repository in this way has allowed for better education and training for liaison librarians, resulting in a greater number of projects coming into the repository through liaison relations, and has additionally enabled more constructive consultations, resulting in better metadata and quality assurance during new series setup and population. As Penn continues to develop its suite of researcher services, we are working to integrate repository services into various internal and external systems, which, in turn, increases the number of “tools” in our IR toolbox. This integration with other researcher services enables wider dissemination of ScholarlyCommons as a resource for the Penn community and promotes its use throughout the research process.