Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Missouri
This evolving project aims to collect and collate data from multiple sources to generate a picture of the publication activity of authors affiliated with an institution. The presentation will provide an overview of the code and techniques used to gather and combine the data, and then discuss how the combined data can be processed and analyzed to generate visualizations and other views of the information in several ways that we have found useful. Some of these cases that will be discussed include analysis of articles (overall) by publisher, Open Access (OA) status by publisher, academic department by OA availability, or growth of OA articles over time authored by our institution’s faculty. A particular focus will be ways that this data is also used to identify and/or collect articles that are already available OA for archiving and inclusion in our own institutional repository and to reach out to authors to collect manuscripts and other “potential OA” materials that are not already available. Finally, we will discuss known issues with our particular approach, lessons learned, and ideas for improving and refining our process.