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GT14: Reaching Out
Wednesday, 06/Jun/2018:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Heather Martelle, Montana State University
Location: Ballroom D

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11:00am - 11:30am

Integrating Liaison Librarians into the Data Curation Pipeline

Lisa Zilinski, Emma Slayton, Eric Kaltman

Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America

Faculty and staff at libraries around the world are facing challenges in organizing and implementing effective workflows that structure and manage large and complex data deposits. With the deluge of data produced at research institutions, it is necessary to develop and communicate policies that guide and support researchers and librarians in preparing data for deposit. Often, the responsibility for creating and communicating these policies falls to liaison librarians and the research data management team. To address these concerns at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), we have mapped out and established a set of data submission checklists and deposit guides that liaison librarians can use as a first step in moving data from the data-producers into the data repository. These checklists and guides help to organize the data for submission in a way that can be understood by the research data management staff, who may not have specific subject knowledge. This presentation will give an overview of the CMU data landscape, describe the process of developing the data deposit guides and checklists (including a review of challenges faced and how the pieces inter-connect with stakeholders), provide an overview of our data deposit workflow, and highlight success stories from our experience.

11:30am - 12:00pm

Starting young: How the inclusion of student scholarship in repositories benefits students and helps to build advocates for openness

Andrea Schuler

Tufts University, United States of America

Open access outreach at colleges and universities tends to focus on faculty. Student work captured in repositories is generally theses and dissertations, deposited by rote as a last step before graduation. This leaves a large student population and a large body of their work under focused-on and underserved. This presentation suggests that educating students about scholarly sharing practices and capturing student work beyond ETDs from the very beginning of their careers not only preserves valuable scholarship otherwise at risk of becoming inaccessible, but begins to build openness into research practices and grow a sustainable open ecosystem. Many students will go onto graduate school and enter academia, becoming the next generation of authors who are primed to advocate for and take advantage of opportunities to openly share their work. The presentation will discuss benefits of adding student work to institutional repositories; small-scale case studies of gathering and sharing student work beyond ETDs; lessons learned; and on-going challenges. After attending this session, participants will have a stronger understanding of some of the considerations of including student work in repositories and be able to apply the discussed case studies as inspiration for outreach, education, and collection-building at their own institution.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Institutional Repositories as Public Engagement

Erik A. Moore, Lisa Johnston, Valerie Collins

University of Minnesota, United States of America

As the institutional repository of the University of Minnesota, the University Digital Conservancy (UDC) provides free, public access and long-term preservation to scholarly works, research data, and publications demonstrating the U of M's dedication to public engagement. Over the past ten years, hundreds of departments and programs have leveraged the UDC to make their information publicly available to local, national, and international communities by giving a home to their research and publications that address society's most challenging issues.

The UDC’s role in this model of the University’s public engagement has expanded over time. This presentation will discuss the relationships and different models the UDC has developed with community partners associated with the University so that local communities and larger audiences can benefit from the University’s research. The UDC’s positioning as a long-term and centralized home for University of Minnesota outputs beyond the traditional scholarly article has been successful in keeping the repository an on-going and growing component of the University’s scholarly ecosystem.

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