Event Title

ETDs, Shifting Policies, and Workflows

Location

Room 205, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Start Date

31-7-2014 2:10 PM

End Date

31-7-2014 2:40 PM

Description

Since 2008 EIU has been digitizing ETDs and making them available via the library catalog, I-Share (the state of IL consortia catalog), and WorldCat. It was only after ETDs were included in the institutional repository (The Keep) that the majority of faculty became fully aware of how accessible these theses had become. This dawning realization led to important conversations with faculty and other stakeholders about concerns regarding publishing, grant approval, and patents. Following these discussions new embargo policies and workflows were developed. In this presentation, we will provide statistics showing increased access to ETDs due to the repository, and describe changes to EIU embargo policy that were achieved by partnering with EIU faculty and other stakeholders.

 
Jul 31st, 2:10 PM Jul 31st, 2:40 PM

ETDs, Shifting Policies, and Workflows

Room 205, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Since 2008 EIU has been digitizing ETDs and making them available via the library catalog, I-Share (the state of IL consortia catalog), and WorldCat. It was only after ETDs were included in the institutional repository (The Keep) that the majority of faculty became fully aware of how accessible these theses had become. This dawning realization led to important conversations with faculty and other stakeholders about concerns regarding publishing, grant approval, and patents. Following these discussions new embargo policies and workflows were developed. In this presentation, we will provide statistics showing increased access to ETDs due to the repository, and describe changes to EIU embargo policy that were achieved by partnering with EIU faculty and other stakeholders.