Talk on “What Does The Evidence Tell Us About Institutional Repositories?”
As described in a recent post a paper by myself and Jenny Delasalle entitled “Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories?” was presented at the Open Repositories conference, OR 2012. This work was based on activity undertaken by the UKOLN ISC to explore ways in which content hosted in institutional repositories can be made easier to find. Increasingly such work is informed by evidence-based approaches which seek to interpret quantitative evidence of the value of particular approaches.
A talk entitled ”What Does The Evidence Tell Us About Institutional Repositories?” has been accepted for presentation at the Internet Librarian International, ILI 2012 conference. This talk, which will take place in session B203 on Evidence and impact, will build on the ideas described in our paper on “Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu Enhance Access to Open Repositories?” as well as the paper on “Open Metrics for Open Repositories” by Brian Kelly, Mark Dewey and Stephanie Taylor of the ISC at UKOLN together with Nick Sheppard, Jenny Delasalle, Owen Stephens and Gareth Johnson. The ILI 2012 presentation will also provide an opportunity to present additional findings from our RepUK work, together with our effort with UK Repositorynet+.