Bepress regularly hosts webinars and live events on a variety of topics related to IR management, development, and success. Presented by both bepress and Digital Commons community members, these webinars share innovative ideas and best practices for building an IR that is of clear value to the academic, professional, and regional communities it serves. To find out about upcoming webinars, please visit our Events page. You can find New Feature Webinars in the Reference Materials section.
In August 2013, Duke University School of Law announced that six of its nine student-edited journals would discontinue print and move forward with online-only, open-access publishing. Eighteen months later, what has changed?
In this webinar, Melanie Dunshee, Assistant Dean for Library Services at Duke Law, discusses the factors that went into this decision and how publication operations have changed. She also offers suggestions for having the conversation on your own campus.
Presented by Melanie Dunshee, Assistant Dean for Library Services, Duke Law
New Services to Enhance a Health Care Network's Reputation: Digital Commons at LVHN - A Health Network Experience
Live for a little over two years, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s repository, LVHN Scholarly Works, has enhanced the Network’s reputation and research credibility by increasing the visibility of its scholarship. In addition to enhancing the Network’s reputation, LVHN Scholarly Works has been instrumental in saving time and easing workflows for several of its residency programs as well as for ACGME accreditation, and has even contributed to filling in missing pieces of institutional history. As the initiative moves forward, the library continues to look for ways to further increase the visibility of LVHN’s scholarship and help to solve other challenges.
Over the course of this webinar, Kris Petre, Senior Medical Librarian at LVHN, provides an overview of their repository initiative and its importance to LVHN, and then dives into some of the specific projects that they have undertaken, including the results of those projects to date.
Presented by Kristine Petre, MLS, AHIP, CM, Senior Medical Librarian, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Whether you’re just starting out or are interested in further extending your repository services, there are tried-and-true methods for building engagement, attracting submissions, and integrating the repository into normative campus culture. In this webinar, three Digital Commons subscribers share their strategies for building successful repository initiatives.
At the University of Maine, Library Specialist Kim Sawtelle has driven engagement with DigitalCommons@UMaine by tying the repository to institutional and departmental goals. Ann Ellis and Ashley Thompson and their colleagues at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas “rebooted” their repository by implementing a new program to engage librarians and faculty in the repository initiative. Both institutions now have thriving repositories. In this webinar, Kim, Ann, and Ashley share ideas, tips, and tricks for how you can build a framework for IR success on your campus.
Data management can seem daunting, especially when you’re working with a granting body or laboratory that has stringent requirements for documentation, preservation, and accessibility. At the Comparative Cognition Lab at Illinois Wesleyan University, the IR has become a critical part of the research process.
Learn how Dr. Ellen Furlong and her students use the IR as a data-management tool to facilitate research examining the similarities and differences between human and animal reasoning and decision-making.
In this webinar, Dr. Furlong joins forces with IR manager Stephanie Davis-Kahl and a student researcher to give us a view into the lab’s research, the importance of ethics and data documentation in the field, and finally how the lab uses the IR as both a research and teaching tool that trains students in best practices for data management.
One of the most common questions we encounter is, “How are others staffing their IR initiatives?” Kim Myers, Digital Repository Specialist at The College at Brockport and a 2014 bepress IR All-Star, has come up with some creative solutions that not only help address lean staffing situations but also develop invaluable feelings of investment and ownership among a broad base of stakeholders both inside and outside the library.
In this webinar, Kim shares the strategies that have led to 68% of Brockport’s library staff participating in repository projects in a variety of ways. In addition, several of Kim’s colleagues at Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library share their experiences combining Digital Commons with other duties.
Building Special Collections: Lessons from Digitizing, Organizing, and Archiving the Sam Sheppard Collection
Special collections showcase unique and rare holdings for any library; they can increase visibility and access far beyond the library’s borders. Join us to hear about the process of building one such collection at Engaged Scholarship@CSU, Cleveland State University's repository.
CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library was gifted with 50-plus boxes of materials from the 1954 Sam Sheppard trial. Learn how the library made strategic choices with image collections, timelines, and other customizations to tackle this major project.
Now well into building a showcase for the collection in EngagedScholarship@CSU, Rebecca Mattson, Collection Development Librarian, and Susan Altmeyer, Digital Content Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, discuss the library's workflow and all the challenges along the way.
Establishing yourself as a visible scholarly communications expert on your campus is a great way to get faculty and students to come to you with questions, ideas, and content for your IR. But how do you become such an expert and let your service community know how you can help?
Jonathan Bull at Valparaiso University and Lucretia McCulley at the University of Richmond have both cultivated their expertise over time and are now the go-to people on their respective campuses for a variety of questions, projects, and needs. These range from authors’ rights issues and data management to publishing student work. In addition to explaining how they became experts in scholarly communications, Jon and Lucretia will share successful outreach ideas, messages that connected with their stakeholders, and their strategies for staying on top of the rapidly changing scholarly communications landscape.
Why do some IR managers seem to find it so easy to engage their faculty? What are the services and features that make an IR compelling to faculty? As Director of Outreach and Scholarly Communications at bepress, I have spoken with hundreds of IR managers about their faculty engagement strategies. In this webinar, I'll share the most powerful strategies that IR administrators have used to engage their faculty.
Hear vignettes of successful faculty engagement from libraries at institutions of all different types and sizes. In addition, I share successful IR talking points that will grab your faculty’s attention. We invite you to come learn from the experiences from some of the most prolific IRs in the country and come away from this webinar with some of your own tactics for engaging faculty.
Changes are on the horizon for law schools as they find innovative ways to showcase their legal scholarship in times of shrinking budgets. Learn how Duke Law, Penn State, Berkeley, Fordham, Washington and Lee, and other top-tier law schools are using their institutional repositories to not only publish law reviews and faculty papers, but also showcase their historical collections, alumni content, data sets, textbooks, and lectures.
In this presentation, Benjamin Gaunt and Jami Wardlow of bepress introduce some of the exciting developments we are seeing on Digital Commons law school repositories. They also explore some of the technical capabilities built into the system, including customized cover pages, alternative metrics, and custom readership messages for authors.
Presented by Benjamin Gaunt and Jami Wardlow, Consulting Services, bepress Digital Commons
Looking to grow your IR? When identifying new projects, don’t overlook Special Collections!
Increasing the discoverability of and access to rare collections can help researchers, enhance your institution’s visibility, and drive valuable traffic to your repository.
In this webinar, Benjamin Gaunt and Michele Gibney of the bepress Digital Commons Consulting Services team explain the transformative impact of digitized special collections, sharing download statistics, LIS scholarship, and examples from the Digital Commons community. Ben and Michele also explore how Digital Commons can effectively showcase a variety of multimedia materials and share strategies for outreach and uploading workflows.
Presented by Michele Gibney, MLIS, and Benjamin Gaunt, bepress Digital Commons