Chair, Library Information Technology
University of Florida
This project briefing will provide an update to our institutional repository (IR) pilot project with Elsevier to maximize visibility, impact, and dissemination of articles by University of Florida (UF) researchers who have published in Elsevier journals. The briefing will include a brief overview of our earlier phases of the pilot projects that included working with Elsevier APIs to embed and deliver published versions of UF-authored articles to IR@UF users. The pilot further implemented full-text searching of these articles with links to both open access and subscription articles for users from both within and from outside of the UF academic community. This pilot aims to aid in discoverability and to facilitating compliance with US policies on public access to federally funded research. Through this integration, access to the full text of these articles is available for all IR users that are affiliated with a ScienceDirect subscribing institution. We are currently in the final phase of this pilot, which includes embedding metadata and links to accepted manuscripts available on ScienceDirect into the IR@UF. These accepted manuscripts are then available to users without subscription access to the final published articles. This briefing will conclude by reviewing the challenges we faced in adapting our institutional repository’s user interface to incorporate publisher provided content.