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Open Access Publications from the University of California

The UCI Libraries provide vital leadership in UCI's distinction as a premier research university. The Libraries are committed to supporting and inspiring members of UCI's diverse community to create and contribute new models of research, scholarship, and innovations in all academic subject areas.

To that end, the UCI Libraries have created two spaces for the depositing and sharing of publications by UCI affiliates. The first is dedicated to research produced by members of the Library Association of the University of California, Irvine (LAUC-I) and library staff (see below).

The second is more general in scope and is open to faculty partnering with the UCI Libraries and whose contributions do not fall in the purview of any of the campus' established research centers, departments, and programs. This research is linked in the left sidebar under “Affiliated Units”.

Highlighting diverse content through user tags in Primo VE

(2019)

UC Irvine migrated to Alma/Primo VE in late summer 2018. Shortly thereafter a small team was charged with examining the use of tags in the discovery layer. Tags enable library employees and patrons to emphasize aspects of records that are often overlooked or simply not included in the course of cataloging. Much of the opportunity lies in highlighting aspects of diversity within the library’s collection.

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Web of Science, Scopus, & Altmetrics

(2018)

Author Profiles - Self-presentation is particularly important when it comes to conveying professionalism.The Scopus Author Identifier assigns a unique number to groups of documents written by the same author via an algorithm that matches authorship based on a certain criteria. If a document cannot be confidently matched with an author identifier, it is grouped separately. In this case, you may see more than 1 entry for the same author.

ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification.

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What DSS can Do for You

(2018)

Digital Scholarship Services (DSS)DSS fosters the use of digital content and transformative technology in scholarship and academic activities. We work with the campus community to publish, promote, and preserve the digital products of research in several areas:

Scholarly Communication - Comply with UC Open Access Policies. Extend the reach of publications. Manage your reputation. Track impact.

Data Curation - Write grant winning Data Management Plans. Deposit data into repositories for access and preservation. Increase reproducibility.

Digital Production - Build collections. Digitize/reformat materials for preservation. Computationally mine, visualize, and annotate content.

What We DoDSS collaborates with UCI faculty members, students, and administrators to transform research and scholarly communication using new media and digital technologies. DSS manages content, infrastructure, and user interfaces for all stages of the research lifecycle, including research planning, execution, dissemination, discovery, preservation, and impact.

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eScholarship - Open Access

(2018)

eScholarship provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.With eScholarship, you can publish the following original scholarly works on a dynamic research platform available to scholars worldwide:BooksJournalsWorking PapersPreviously Published WorksConferenceseScholarship also provides deposit and dissemination services for postprints, or previously published articles.Publications benefit from manuscript and peer-review management systems, as well as a full range of persistent access and preservation services.

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Measure Your Research Impact: Author Impact Indices & Other Tools

(2018)

About Author Impact

We will explore the importance of academic reputation, explaining your research to a wider audience, measuring the impact of your activities related to spreading the word about your publications, and what you can do to enhance yours.

Expand your professional networkGet endorsements and recommendationsGet noticed and contacted by recruitersJob hunting and application made efficient

Defining Impact; "… the beneficial application of research to achieve social, economic, environmental and/or cultural outcomes….… impact in the academic domain, which is seen more as an indicator of the intrinsic quality of the research on scholarly or academic measures"; Australian Research Quality Framework; 2006

Carpentries, Data Tools, and More

(2018)

Software CarpentryThe Unix ShellVersion Control with GitVersion Control with MercurialUsing Databases and SQLProgramming with PythonProgramming with RR for Reproducible Scientific AnalysisProgramming with MATLABAutomation and Make

Data CarpentryData Organization in SpreadsheetsData Cleaning with OpenRefineData Management with SQLData Analysis and Visualization in RData Analysis and Visualization in Python

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Google Scholar & LinkedIn:Supercharge Your ResearcherProfile

(2018)

Why? Google Scholar Author Profile?

Many people search Google Scholar because it’s easy. Google Scholar indexes “scholarly materials” – it includes a very large number of scholarly databases, but not commercial websites, and not law reports. Google Scholar also indexes books and book chapters. This is good for humanities and social science academics (though not perfect).

You can manually add publications that aren’t already in Google Scholar.

You can export your Google Scholar citations to a spreadsheet, and then add in citations in judgments or government reports etc. to make a more complete record of your citations and impact.

Why should Scholars use LinkedIn?Showcase your work - online portfolioMake and maintain connectionsExpand your professional networkGet endorsements and recommendationsGet noticed and contacted by recruitersJob hunting and application made efficient

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(In)cautious Stewardship of Library Collections

(2018)

Presentation of a paper presented at the Collection Thinking Conference, Concordia University, June 12-14 2018. This paper will examine the way in which libraries are stewards of collections—the ways in which they help maintain the integrity of a collection, preserve its existence, and to ensure that it is in some way made accessible to researchers. I’m going to talk about how libraries treat collections, and a little about why they do so. I will present four examples of collections that are held by libraries where I have worked, each of which fulfils a different definition of what a collection is and how it interacts with the larger library collection.

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Google Scholar: Supercharge Your Researcher Profile

(2017)

Why? Google Scholar Author Profile?

 

Many people search Google Scholar because it’s easy. Google Scholar indexes “scholarly materials” – it includes a very large number of scholarly databases, but not commercial websites, and not law reports.  Google Scholar also indexes books and book chapters. This is good for humanities and social science academics (though not perfect).You can manually add publications that aren’t already in Google Scholar.You can export your Google Scholar citations to a spreadsheet, and then add in citations in judgments or government reports etc. to make a more complete record of your citations and impact. 

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Cover page of Report of the ALCTS Collection, Evaluation, And Assessment Interest Group Meeting. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2017

Report of the ALCTS Collection, Evaluation, And Assessment Interest Group Meeting. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2017

(2017)

The ALCTS Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group (IG) has been meetingtwice each year in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter Meeting and AnnualConference for nearly a decade. Volunteer led, trying to host a mix of topics thatresonate with both academic and public librarians, who are the majority of the ALCTSmembership, topics have varied widely as the role of collection evaluation and assessmenthas expanded and those associated with this work has also grown and intensified.Libraries have increased the role of assessment to nearly all functions and non-costneutral activities to determine the role of importance and the priority or value thatsomething has to overall library services. As long as library collections and materials areamong the most expensive costs in library operations, collection evaluation and assessmentbecomes an even greater priority. The ACRL Top Trends in Academic Libraries: AReview of the Trends and Issues Affecting Academic Libraries in Higher Education, hasidentified Collection Assessment as among the top trends in the last several releasededitions. Public libraries have also identified Collection Assessment as a more importanttheme in their strategic planning.