Institutional Repository (Strategic Initiative)

Project Objectives

  • Explore options for a new platform for our Institutional Repository to avoid recurring subscription costs.  Start using OJS (Open Journal Systems) for all new journal publishing requests.  Run parallel OJS (Open Journal Systems) for all new journal publishing requests.  Run parallel OJS and Digital Commons systems during the transition.

Project Linked to the Following Strategic Objectives

  • #1:   Integrate the Library into the University's Teaching, Learning and Research Mission
  • #2:   Improve Discovery of and Access to Scholarly Resources 

 

Project Lead

  • Gabriela Mircea

Project Member(s)

  • Olga Perkovic
  • Jeannie An
  • Ines Perkovic

 

Consult with

  • Kathy Ball (assessment) 

  

 

Obstacles / Constraints (known constraints imposed by environment, management, etc.)

  • Time:  finding time to work on project
  • Staffing
  • Training:  Many of the issues (e.g., copyright) are complex.  Will require significant training opportunities. 
  • Community Buy-In:  Encouraging deposit in the absence of an institutional mandate.  Concerns associated with the impact on Promotion & Tenure. 

 

Critical Milestones / Achievements                                      Proposed Dates

Preliminary Assessment Plan (what quantitative or qualitative tools will you use to determine if you are successful?)

  •  Library Scorecard Measure # 1.1   (New Content in the Institutional Repository)
  • Library Scorecard Measure # 2.2  (Downloads from the Institutional Repository)