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Wednesday, May 16 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Session 2 B | Scholarly Communication Lightning Round

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Creating RAIDER Publishing: Texas Techs Path to Developing a Library Publishing Program
Jessica Kirschner
Spurred by high collection costs, many libraries have drawn on their digital resources and scholarly communications expertise to create library publishing programs which produce affordable publications.Texas Tech University Libraries have recently expanded their library publishing services to include producing affordable textbooks.  This presentation will preview this new library publishing program, RAIDER Publishing, which aims to produce Refereed, Affordable, Instructor-created, Digital Educational Resources.   TTU’s Digital Publishing Librarian will share the program's goals and TTU Libraries’ path to reaching those goals, highlighting considerations such as contracts, workflows, formats, platforms, and campus collaborations.

Make it Count: Using Google Analytics to Email Author Stats for a DSpace IR
Heidi Winkler, Joy Perrin, Camille Thomas
Institutional repository administrators know that reaching out to authors and proving to them the impact of submitting to and keeping their work with the university’s IR is a fantastic selling point for the service. DSpace users are often frustrated, though, by their inability to receive statistical updates about their submissions. While public statistics do exist, they’re only displayed in aggregate and are not designed for analysis by individual contributors. Our 24x7 will walk attendees through how to utilize Google Analytics to set up automatic emails to authors with statistics from DSpace.

Catalogers and Pickles; or, What To Do About Publisher Name Changes for Materials in Repositories
Lisa Furubotten, Joseph Olivarez
We are giving the 7 minute answer to a specific question asked by repository managers about corporate body name changed.  But what we really want to demonstrate is that catalogers have valuable metadata expertise to offer and decades of experience.   Note: Don't have photo, will have to find you one.

The Search for Best Practices: Manager vs. Admin Viewpoint

Susan Elkins
The results of a research study about the best practices in IR naming, home page placement and marketing. After looking at ARL website, we sent out two surveys. One to IR managers and the other to IR/Library administrators.  What did they agree on and what did they disagree on? Are there any best practices for IR naming, home page placement and marketing?

Critical Realist Case Studies and Their Application to Institutional Repositories

Joseph Pruett
Ideally, institutional repositories refine a consistent and trusted customer experience across institutions, states, and consortia. Critical realist case studies can provide rich data and scientific inference that persuasively inform this customer experience. The presentation includes a brief review of the critical realist case study, its extant application in the fields of library and information science, and its potential applications to institutional repository management. The presentation mostly explores the practical, rather than philosophical, aspects of critical realism in case studies.

TDL Hyku Pilot

Courtney Mumma, Nicholas Woodward
The Texas Digital Library will engage with several of its members in a pilot of hosting the Hyku repository application for managing cultural heritage content. While some of the TDL’s members intend to launch Hyku, Hyrax, or another variation of the Samvera community’s suite of offerings, others may prefer a hosted solution. Many TDL members are facing probable transitions from repository applications such as ContentDM, DSpace (both hosted by TDL and standalone) and BePress Digital Commons. With this potential migration in mind, TDL intends to explore the feasibility and community benefits of hosting Hyku. The project was inspired by the DuraSpace community’s work in piloting their HykuDirect service, including their contributions to the Hydra-In-A-Box Project determining the architectural needs for a hosted service, and TDL will work with the DuraSpace team and community to ensure that our service offerings align well and support each other going forward.

Open access: Necessary but Insufficient for Societal Impact and Serving Specific Communities

Bruce Herbert
The internet has brought great change to human society, but even after 20 years, the impact of the internet has been uneven. As attributed to William Gibson, “The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed”. It is reasonable to predict that the societal impact of open access will be similar. In 2015, we were approached by a rural, secondary school in the midst of a major transformation of their science education seeking help with their lack of access of library resources. The school district was in the midst of major reform initiative seeking to enhance the college readiness of their students through a transformation of student learning via problem-based learning.

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: Rebranding ScholarWorks @Towson
Morgan Davis
In combination with an initiative to optimize and expand the scope of its library services, Towson University's Cook Library will implement a new workflow for its interdisciplinary, institutional repository, ScholarWorks@Towson. The workflow was designed with the intent to remove the onus from the faculty member to submit works to the IR and simply requires them to send a list of works (CV or Resume) to our technical services team that they would like to contribute to the IR. The workflow is ADA-compliant and includes publisher policy verification. It is our goal to provide a simple, transparent, legal, and informative process for members of our academic community to share their work.

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Jeremy Moore

Digital Media Specialist, Texas State University
Jeremy Moore holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Texas and has been the Digital Media Specialist in the Digital & Web Services department at Texas State University, University Libraries since 2014. With over 20 years’ experience in photography... Read More →

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Morgan Davis

Librarian-in-Residence for Diversity and Innovation, Towson University
As a newly-minted librarian, Morgan is currently exploring the academic librarianship landscape. Her current professional interests include: scholarly communications, information literacy instruction, collection assessment, and the development of cultural competency toolkits. Morgan... Read More →
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Susan Elkins

Digital Resources Librarian, Sam Houston State University
Susan is the Digital Resources Librarian at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas for the past 2 years. She works with OJS Journals, Vireo, and the institutional repository. Prior to coming to Sam Houston State she work at Angelo State University for 6 years.
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Bruce Herbert

Director, Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University
Dr. Bruce Herbert is Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications in the Sterling C. Evans library At Texas A&M University. As Director of OSC, Dr. Herbert is responsible for strengthening the Library’s efforts in scholarly... Read More →

Jessica Kirschner

Digital Publishing Librarian, Texas Tech University
Jessica Kirschner is the Digital Publishing Librarian at Texas Tech University, where she is working to develop a digital textbook publishing program. Previously, she worked in the acquisitions department at SUNY Press and University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Scholarly Communication... Read More →
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Charity Martin

Metadata/Series Cataloger, TAMU
Charity Martin began her career over 20 years ago as a serials cataloger.  Since then, she has worked both public and technical services; in academic, public and corporate libraries; and in public education.
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Joseph Pruett

Digital Repository Librarian, Angelo State University
Joseph Pruett is the Digital Repository Librarian at Angelo State University. He graduated from the University of Kentucky’s Library Science program, and completed contract work as a Metadata Specialist for FamilySearch. Joseph has co-authored publications on library open source... Read More →
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Heidi Winkler

Digital Services Librarian, Texas Tech University
Heidi Winkler is the Digital Services Librarian at the Texas Tech University Libraries. She earned her Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the TTU Libraries in 2012, Ms. Winkler has overseen digital preservation and curation... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Lil Tex 1.122