Tuesday, September 10, 2013

eScience series: Week 5 of 5

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Week 5: Institutional repositories and open access
Thursday, September 12, 2013
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

Week 1 recap is here, Week 2 recap is here, Week 3 recap is here, Week 4 recap is here

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Lisa Palmer (@lapalmer14) and Kate Thornhill (@kate_thornhill) will be facilitating a discussion on open access and institutional repositories.  In the increasingly complex world of scholarly communication, many medical librarians are now engaged in open access initiatives and providing or exploring complementary services such as institutional repositories and research data management.

Topics for discussion will include:

 *  Steps libraries are taking to support open access
 *  Challenges of explaining open access to researchers
 *  Open access and its effect on traditional librarian roles
 *  Role of institutional repositories (IRs) in medical libraries
 *  Challenges of content recruitment for IRs
 *  Utilizing IRs for outreach and collaboration
 *  Measuring impact of repository content (for example, download counts,  altmetrics)
 *  Skills needed by librarians working with scholarly communication, open access, and institutional repositories

Here are some introductory articles and other resources to frame our discussion:

 *  SPARC introduction to open access:  http://www.sparc.arl.org/issues/open-access
 *  Open Access by Peter Suber:  http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_(the_book), especially Chapter 1:
    What is Open Access?
 *  Anatomy of Green Open Access:  http://www.openaccesspublishing.org/apc8/Personal%20VersionGreenOa.pdf
 *  The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper:  http://scholarship.utm.edu/20/
 *  The Critical Role of Institutional Services in Open Access Advocacy:
 *  Staffing and Workflow of a Maturing Institutional Repository:  http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1063
 *  New Roles, New Responsibilities: Examining Training Needs of Repository Staff:
 *  Altmetrics Manifesto:  http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/
 *  Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer:   http://www.sparc.arl.org/sites/default/files/sparc-alm-primer.pdf
 *  Riding the Crest of the Altmetrics Wave: How Librarians Can Help Prepare Faculty for the Next Generation of
    Research Impact Metrics:  http://crln.acrl.org/content/74/6/292.long
 *  Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements:

The five week schedule includes:

August 15th:  Donna Kafel                            e-Science portal
August 22nd:  Kevin Read                             e-Science thesaurus
August 29th:  Andrew Creamer          New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
Sept. 5: Sally Gore                             Role of the informationist on research teams
Sept. 12:Lisa Palmer & Kate Thornhill   Institutional repositories and open access 

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