Location

Thad Cochran Center 216

Presentation Type

Concurrent Session

Start Date

27-4-2018 11:00 AM

Description

The authors are health sciences librarians from three different medical schools. In November 2017 we created a 21-question survey to submit to member libraries in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). Currently, the Association includes 149 libraries in the United States and 7 in Canada. Our goal is to gather results from the membership at the end of 2017 and to analyze the results in early 2018.

The survey we designed will attempt to paint a picture of how Association members see the current IR landscape.

The survey is broken down in different parts including:

General information regarding IRs (asset count, type of IR, creation date, etc.)
Staffing and workflow
Impact of open access policies or mandates
Types of assets currently deposited
Recent IR changes and future plans

This presentation will include some of the more interesting survey findings that show trends in the medical and non-medical IR landscape and some preliminary conclusions of the survey.

Comments

Daniel G. Kipnis, MSI is Life Sciences Librarian at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is a liaison to: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biological Sciences and Health and Exercise Science. Prior to starting at Rowan in January, he was the editor of the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC), the institutional repository at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 10 years managing the repository the JDC grew from 1,500 assets to over 10,000 and 3 million downloads. When not teaching students, working on research and serving on committees, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two lovely daughters.

Lisa Palmer, MSLS is the Institutional Repository Librarian at the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She oversees eScholarship@UMMS, the medical school’s repository and publishing system for digital research and scholarship. In this role she serves as an editor for the Journal of eScience Librarianship and other publications. She also provides support for scholarly communication activities, open access, author rights, research impact, copyright, research data management, and NIH Public Access compliance. Prior to joining UMass, Lisa was a corporate librarian for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard.

Ramune K. Kubilius, MALS is Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. At Galter, she is a member of various working groups, including the Digital Initiatives Working Group (DIWG). Its activities include decisions and promotion of DigitalHub, https://digitalhub.northwestern.edu/, the institutional repository launched in October 2015, that provides open access to the scholarly outputs of Northwestern Medicine. A longtime health sciences librarian, she is a member of MLA (Medical Library Association), SLA (Special Libraries Association), and other organizations. She is actively involved with the Charleston Conferences: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition as a conference director and is a contributing editor of the related publication, “Against the Grain: Linking Publishers, Vendors and Librarians”, annually compiling conference reports, and every few years- editing a special health sciences issue (the next to be published in September 2018).

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Apr 27th, 11:00 AM

Taking the Pulse of Health Sciences IRs: An Environmental Scan of Medical Schools' Institutional Repositories

Thad Cochran Center 216

The authors are health sciences librarians from three different medical schools. In November 2017 we created a 21-question survey to submit to member libraries in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). Currently, the Association includes 149 libraries in the United States and 7 in Canada. Our goal is to gather results from the membership at the end of 2017 and to analyze the results in early 2018.

The survey we designed will attempt to paint a picture of how Association members see the current IR landscape.

The survey is broken down in different parts including:

General information regarding IRs (asset count, type of IR, creation date, etc.)
Staffing and workflow
Impact of open access policies or mandates
Types of assets currently deposited
Recent IR changes and future plans

This presentation will include some of the more interesting survey findings that show trends in the medical and non-medical IR landscape and some preliminary conclusions of the survey.