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Repository Platforms: A Digital Scholarship Mini-Talk

Repository Platforms: A Digital Scholarship Mini-Talk

Presentation given as part of the UW Libraries digital scholarship mini-talk series, February 2016.


Brianna Marshall

February 24, 2016


  1. repository platforms Brianna Marshall UW-Madison Libraries | February 24, 2016

    a digital scholarship mini-talk :
  2. about Brianna Marshall Lead, Research Data Services –  Education +

    training –  Consultations –  Data management plans (DMPs) researchdata.wisc.edu @UWMadRschSvcs
  3. re·pos·i·to·ry rəˈpäzəˌtôrē/ noun a central location in which data is

    stored and managed. "the metadata will be aggregated in a repository”
  4. Image courtesy of Flickr user davelawler (CC BY NC ND)

  5. repository competition is fierce Traditional –  Institutional –  Funder – 

    Discipline/subject Hybrid –  Commercial –  Academic social networks –  Data papers
  6. institutional repositories •  Most originally started to store ETDs or

    other publications •  Variety of hosting / support options •  Transitions to handling new formats
  7. funder repositories •  Created and supported to provide access to

    federally funded research •  OSTP Memo open access requirement for publications + data
  8. disciplinary repositories Browse repositories at Re3Data: http://service.re3data.org/browse/by-subject/

  9. commercial repositories •  Discipline agnostic •  Some free; others charge

    per file size •  Journal integrations •  Collaboration functionality •  Emerging enterprise options
  10. academic social networks •  Profile sites for sharing research outputs

    •  Finding collaborators •  Similar in looks + func;onality •  Ongoing debate over their use (#deleteacademiaedu)
  11. data papers •  Similar to journals for publica;ons, just with

    a specific focus on data •  OEen peer reviewed
  12. striking similarities to emerging journals, eh? Image courtesy of Flickr

    user 97496178@N03
  13. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0118053

  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_research_networking_tools_and_research_profiling_systems#General

  15. In an nutshell, different: •  Names •  Scopes + focuses

    •  Business models •  Preservation commitments Yet increasingly similar functionality… Image used courtesy of Flickr user 56781833@N06
  16. Image courtesy of Flickr user pwnEd365 (CC BY ND)

  17. we need to pay more attention to researcher behavior +

  18. “I just need a place to put stuff.”

  19. what else do researchers want?

  20. compliance impact legacy ease collaboration Image courtesy of Flickr user

    randihausken (C
  21. compliance

  22. ease Image courtesy of Flickr user notionscapital (CC BY)

  23. collaboration Open Science Framework: osf.io

  24. impact

  25. legacy Image courtesy of Flickr user see-through-the-eye-of-g (CC BY)

  26. +1 safeguarding university research outputs.

  27. it’s about intentionality. Image courtesy of Flickr user mozzarellahead (CC

  28. so, repository services that: -  are relevant -  are supported

    -  are sustainable
  29. …requiring institutional: -  agility -  creativity -  commitment

  30. the boundaries of library involvement in research are being rewritten.

  31. Image courtesy of Flickr user nanagyei (CC BY) the path

    forward is hazy (at best)
  32. Image courtesy of Flickr user chrischabot (CC BY) let’s dig

  33. and while we build our own systems Image courtesy of

    parksdh (CC BY)
  34. Image courtesy of Flickr user firstdown (CC BY NC ND)

    we can help scholars make sense of an increasingly crowded landscape.
  35. Image courtesy of Flickr user pastwa (CC BY)

  36. Image courtesy of Flickr user vcalzone (CC BY)

  37. build a pipeline? Image courtesy of 73364851@N03 (CC BY)

  38. linking repositories

  39. things to think about •  Disciplinary differences •  Academic status

    differences (grad/ECR vs. unaffiliated researcher vs. faculty) •  Relationship between publishing + repositories •  Changing academic incentives, altmetrics •  Duplication across systems •  Digital preservation
  40. discussion points •  What is the future of the institutional

    repository? •  Here at UW, what is the role of MINDS@UW? •  How can librarians learn more about repositories and broader changes in scholarly communication? •  What are good strategies for engaging departments in discussion on these topics?
  41. thanks! Brianna Marshall brianna.marshall@wisc.edu Research Data Services researchdata.wisc.edu @UWMadRschSvcs