Amy Brand. “Fresh Perspectives on the Future of University-Based Publishing,” Closing plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2017 Membership Meeting (April 4, 2017).
Alison J. Head. “What Today’s Students Have Taught Us,” Opening plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2017 Membership Meeting (April 3, 2017).
Librarian and Repository Manager for Deep Blue
University of Michigan
Deep Blue, the University of Michigan’s institutional repository service, launched in 2006. It now provides access to over 100,000 articles, theses, and other scholarly works written by U-M authors. We have succeeded in many ways (some replicable, some not, perhaps) and have also failed to meet our goals in others (many of them typical). In 2016 we launched an additional service, Deep Blue Data, to better handle the data needs of the University. So, as we plan to merge the original and the data services version on the Hydra/Fedora platform, we would like to share our experience and metrics, learn about how other experts are managing and enhancing what they offer, and discuss their plans for the future.
Laura C. Wood
Director of Tisch Library, Associate University Librarian for Research
Joseph (Jody) D. Combs
Visiting Program Officer for Accessibility, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Beth Sandore Namachchivaya
Associate University Librarian for Research
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Chances are that your institution has a significant and growing number of accessible, digital course materials and they are not in a searchable collection in the library. Nearly every college or university is busy meeting accommodation requests from students with disabilities. Libraries can bring needed expertise and coordination to this work and contribute to student success for students with disabilities, a growing population that exceeds 10% of the student body. This panel will provide an update and discussion on three accessibility initiatives: an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) planning grant for repository services, the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) captioning initiative, and a pilot at the University of Illinois to contribute DAISY files to the HathiTrust Digital Library. The IMLS grant has studied the needs of Disability Resources & Services (DRS) staff and documented the needs and opportunities for libraries and DRS offices to work together, manage content nationally, and share accessible content to reduce duplication of effort. We will review lessons learned and outline steps forward. The ARL captioning initiative focuses on issues regarding mixed media and accessibility. It is currently researching issues regarding the tools, integration, interoperability, scope and infrastructure for different possibilities for developing shared or individual repositories of captioned files.
Acting Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery Services
University of Waterloo
Associate University Librarian, Information Resources & Academic Excellence
University of Waterloo
In 2012, the Bibliometrics Working Group at the University of Waterloo, composed of the Library, the Office of Research, Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) and faculty representatives, began its work. In 2015, a new campus position was created, Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian, and the white paper “Measuring Research Outputs through Bibliometrics” was released. This specialist librarian also supports the Ranking Working Group and the Research Impact Working Group and is responsible for bibliometrics education across campus for our students and faculty. This Librarian has also been working to create a North American community of practice for bibliometrics work. This project briefing will highlight this campus partnership, lessons learned so far, and questions for future directions and infrastructure requirements for support. Additionally, we will explore possible connections between bibliometrics work, citation analysis and evidence-based collection development practices for a research-intensive University.