The Librarian as Repository Manager

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The Librarian as Repository Manager. David Kane Systems Librarian Waterford Institute of Technology. Stucture of this Presentation. My Background The Changing Role of The Library History of WIT Repository The Main Challenge Previous Promotional Efforts Current Promotional Efforts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


The Librarian as Repository Manager

The Librarian as Repository ManagerDavid KaneSystems LibrarianWaterford Institute of Technology1Stucture of this Presentation My Background The Changing Role of The Library History of WIT Repository The Main Challenge Previous Promotional Efforts Current Promotional Efforts Related ProjectsHow did I end up doing this?Undergraduate degree: ZoologyPostgrad. Diploma: Internet Systems Development D.I.T. Worked in the web development industryLater; DLIS Aberystwyth (MILS pending)WIT LibrariesMy View of The Changing LibraryIn the past:Historically, a place for storing and preserving information Today:More information outside library walls than insideGreat challenge for Librarians

How the WIT Repository Happened2007 Set upDell PowerEdge 2900Custom DesignLDAP IntegrationHow the WIT Repository Happened

Repository BenefitsOpen Access to research isabout making research freely accessible, to all humanity. Permanently.Increase in citation countAccessible to those who cant afford journal subscriptionsIt undermines a 350 year old publishing model

97% Green!The Major ChallengeAcademics are:Comfortable with tried and tested forms of scholarly communicationComfortable with their colleagues in the same specialityThey already have their social networksPromotion EffortsEmailsInformation SessionsFlyersVideoInstitutional Website Repository LinkageTwitter Data entry (and quite a bit of perspiration!)

Current Promotion FocusLooking for ways to involve the research office more closely....

Gathering of references from institute staffCreation of a repository blog ( )Institutional Open Access MandateOpen Access Mandates in IrelandThe 5 Major Research Funding Bodies:IRCSET SFIHEAHRB (position statement)IRHCSS (under discussion)

Academic Institutions:DITWIT (hopefully)Finally

ResearchScope: A novel way to improve the visibility of Irish Open Access Research13PurposeImprove the findability of Irish Open Access research on the Web.

Add an element of serendipity to repository records, in the metadata pages of repositories. Made possible with additional code that generates keyword-relationships between different records.14ResearchScope isA modified implemetation of PKPs Harvester2 harvesting of MetadataResearch-ScopeRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepository16is followed by generation of keyword relationships, and then Research-ScopeRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepository17the return of value added dataResearch-ScopeRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepository18in the form of linksResearch-ScopeRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepository19RepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositorybetween all the recordsin the federation20more inward pointing links = higher search ranking in GoogleRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepositoryRepository21The links can actually appear at the bottom of each record in any of the repositories, and connect to similar research in the same, or other repositories.

There is evidence that real, keyword-rich links are the best kind in terms of getting a favourable search engine ranking2290% of the papers in your repository will have no links pointing to them.

Therefore, with a lower page rank, they are less likely to be found by researchers.

ResearchScope breaks this cycle.23Inward pointing links = higher search ranking in GoogleLets see this in action2425Finally.To try this out yourself.




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