Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) This selection of resources may be useful as an accompaniment to ALCTS webinar series on institutional repositories. Charles W. Bailey. SPARC Europe - Institutional Repositories A repository may contain a wide range of material that reflects the intellectual wealth of an institution – for example, journal articles submitted for publication, articles(pre-prints) accepted for publication (post prints), conference papers, working papers, doctoral theses and dissertations, datasets resulting from research projects, etc. – or they may focus on just one class of material, e.g. peer-reviewed papers. Background Self-archiving refers to the practice of scholars depositing copies of their research papers in electronic repositories or ‘open archives’. Benefits for the Individual
Resources - Philobiblon - University of California, Berkeley Medieval studies associations and blogsLibrary catalogsOnline databases and digital librariesArchivesReference and bibliographiesResearch institutionsOnline journals Medieval studies associations and blogs AHLM. Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval AARHMS. Institutional Repositories: Partnering with Faculty to Enhance Scholarly Communication From its earliest days, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has explored strategies to unleash the power of the digital networked environment in order to enhance the process of scholarly communication and address the serious economic problems that plague it. During the past year, we have been following the promise and progress of early-stage institutional repositories—digital collections capturing and preserving the intellectual output of a single or multi-university community. We believe that institutional repositories are a practical, cost-effective, and strategic means for institutions to build partnerships with their faculty to advance scholarly communication. Institutional repositories build on a growing grassroots faculty practice of posting research online, most often on personal web sites, but also on departmental sites or in disciplinary repositories.
SHARE is a higher education initiative whose mission is to maximize research impact by making research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable SHARE is a higher education initiative whose mission is to maximize research impact by making a comprehensive inventory of research widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable. To fulfill this mission SHARE is building a free, open data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. By collecting, connecting, and enhancing metadata that describes research activities and outputs—from data management plans and grant proposals to preprints, journal articles, and data repository deposits—SHARE will simplify how various pieces can be identified as elements of a research project. By creating an open data set, SHARE will facilitate innovation in communication, visualization, and dissemination of information about research for the advancement of scholarship. Much of that innovation cannot be predicted in advance, and would be impossible without SHARE. Values
Share and preserve research data Data sharing Data sharing is often a natural part of the research process; however, your funding agency may require that you share your data or make them publicly accessible. Before sharing your data, you should consider not only the metadata you will need to provide along with the data to make it easily understood, but also the privacy, intellectual property, copyright, or licensing issues to be addressed with regard to the sharing. Questions about data sharing? Data management plans About data management plans (DMPs) A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that describes the data you expect to acquire or generate during the course of a research project, how you will manage, describe, analyze, and store those data, and what mechanisms you will use at the end of your project to share and preserve your data. You may have already considered some or all of these issues with regard to your research project, but writing them down helps you formalize the process, identify weaknesses in your plan, and provide you with a record of what you intend(ed) to do. Data management is best addressed in the early stages of a research project, but it is never too late to develop a data management plan. A DMP is a living document
Frequently Asked Questions: Institutional Repository (End of Questions) 1. What is an institutional repository An institutional repository differs from other digital collections in that the creator of the content or someone on their behalf deposits it in the repository which then manages how it is kept and accessed The university is building a repository to house the scholarly output of staff called DORA De Montfort Open Research Archive Alternatively a suitable subjectbased repository may be available 2. What are the benefits of an institutional repository?