UNC library staff members attended the Triangle Research Libraries Network’s (TRLN) Annual Meeting in Durham, North Carolina. This meeting brought together library staff from UNC, North Carolina State University, Duke University and North Carolina Central University to share projects and initiatives with local colleagues. Several scholarly communications presentations were given at the meeting, including:
- Zeynep Tufekci gave a keynote on the effect of engagement metrics on the flow of information.
- Rob Ross provided an overview of the Open Education North Carolina initiative, which collects open access textbooks for commonly taught courses.
- Barrie Hayes, Michele Hayslett, Debbie Currie, Jason Ronallo and Paolo Mangiafico spoke about ORCID adoption outreach programs at UNC, NCSU and Duke.
- Moira Downey and Susan Ivey discussed Duke’s research data curation program and data repository.
- Hongyi Dong talked about the workflow that he created to assess the open access availability of interlibrary loan requests.
- Lee Richardson, Barbara Rochen Renner and Rebekah Kati presented a project to deposit student research posters and capstone papers in the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR).
Jennifer Solomon and Rebekah Kati reported on the progress of the Content Liberation initiative, which identifies eligible content for deposit in the CDR. The presentation abstract describes the project and the processes for this initiative, which will substantially increase the available content in the CDR in the coming months.
In January 2016, the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty adopted the UNC Open Access (OA) policy, which encourages faculty to deposit their articles into the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR). The UNC Libraries OA Implementation team was then charged with increasing the amount of content in the CDR and raising faculty awareness of the OA Policy and author rights issues. The Institutional Repository Librarian created the Content Liberation project to identify and collect legal versions of paywalled articles covered by the OA Policy. In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges of locating and harvesting content, the outreach strategies we used with faculty from diverse departments, and the assessment of the overall project’s success. We will also share findings from our analysis of the content we collected and recommendations for replicating or scaling up similar projects. In addition, we will share initial outcomes of using 1Science reports to recruit content.
Slides from Jennifer and Rebekah’s presentation are available in the CDR.