Category Archives: Digital Commons

Posts relating to the digital commons software. This can include new features, news relating to the digital commons software, and more.

Announcing our new video “Introduction to CORE Scholar”

In honor of Open Access Week we wanted to announce our first promotional video “Introduction to CORE Scholar”. This video highlights the many services offered by CORE Scholar and the Digital Services Staff, but now we’ll let the video speak for itself.


Pertinent links:

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Open Access Week

Open Access Hero – Journal of Bioresource Management

The theme for Open Access Week 2016 is “Open in Action.” In honor of this, we are shining the light on our own Open Access Heroes who are truly putting putting Open into Action.

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Description: This Open Access Journal is a collaboration between the Bioresource Research Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Wright State University. It accepts papers, reviews, and short communications pertaining to wide areas of research in the biological sciences. Eight issues with 55 articles have been published since 2014, with a new issue on the horizon.

Total Downloads: 10,538

Top 5 Countries Download JBM:

  1. Pakistan – 2199
  2. United States – 1362
  3. India – 1321
  4. Philippines – 257
  5. Indonesia – 225

Open Access Hero – Amit Sheth

The theme for Open Access Week 2016 is “Open in Action.” In honor of this, we are shining the light on our own Open Access Heroes who are truly putting putting Open into Action.

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Department: Director, Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-Enabled Computing

Stats: 542 Publications in CORE Scholar with a total of 35,866 Downloads

 

Most Popular Work: “Service Level Agreement in Could Computing” – 5174 Downloads

Top 5 Institutions Downloading Work:

  1. Wright State University
  2. London Stock Exchange
  3. Taiwan Academic Network
  4. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal’s Foundation for Science and Technology
  5. The University of Georgia

Open Access Hero – Abe Bassett

The theme for Open Access Week 2016 is “Open in Action.” In honor of this, we are shining the light on our own Open Access Heroes who are truly putting putting Open into Action.

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Department: Professor Emeritus, Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Major Work: Abe has published several works on CORE Scholar, including his books Producer’s Notes: A Personal History of the Department of Theatre Arts at Wright State University, 1970-1988 and Abe, son of Abraham: Stories, Vignettes, Remembrances, Reflections, Thoughts, & Tributes

Total Downloads: 997

Most Popular Work: Equus: A Case for Censorship?” – 376 Downloads

CORE Scholar Twitter Contest

Guess which day CORE Scholar will reach 1 million downloads and win a Starbucks gift card!

In celebration of Open Access Week 2016. we will give away $5.00 Starbucks gift cards to two contestants who guess, or get closest, to the day CORE Scholar reaches 1 million downloads.

To enter to win, contestants must retweet our contest tweet along with their guess of what day we will hit 1 million downloads.

If multiple contestants guess the same day, or, multiple contestants guess the closest day, winners will be chosen based on a random drawing of names.

Contestants must be affiliated with Wright State University, but not with the University Libraries (UL student workers are still eligible!). Winners must provide their mailing address.

GOOD LUCK!

Fall 2016 Ohio IR Day – October 5th

The Fall Ohio IR Day 2016 will take place on Oct 5th at the State Library of Ohio from 10:00am-2:00pm.  The schedule will include a featured speaker, lightning round presentations, and birds of a feather discussions.

The focus of our meeting will be tools, tips, and tricks to streamline your workflow.  Our featured speaker will be Bill McMillin, Digital Metadata Librarian from the University of Cincinnati Libraries, who will be presenting Garbage Reconciliation: Data Cleaning and Linking.   This session will demonstrate how OpenRefine can clean messy data.  Once the data has been cleaned, he will discuss reconciliation services and how you can use them to turn strings into things.

We are currently looking for Lightning Round speakers.  Have you been working a cool project that you would like to demo?  Have you figured out a way to speed up your workflow? Are you using a new tool that might be helpful to others?  Please sign up to present!  Presentations should be about 5-7 minutes long.

Registration and lightning round signups are now open. Information about the Fall 2016 IR Day, as well as schedules and presentations from past IR Days can be found at http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/irday/.

Open Access Week 2015 Workshops – Open for Collaboration

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International Open Access Week 2015 is quickly approaching, and to celebrate, the Wright State University Libraries is offering several exciting workshops for faculty and staff. This year’s theme, “Open for Collaboration,” strives to emphasize amazing results that comes from different groups working together toward the common goal of ground-breaking research.

The workshops, listed below, are focused on helping the WSU campus better take advantage of the services offered through CORE Scholar, Wright State’s own Open Access Institutional Repository. CORE Scholar connects readers from around the world with WSU research, facilitates connections between researchers through the Digital Commons Network, and advances the cause of Open Access Collaboration.

Please join us for any or all of the workshops. Attendees may register on the WSU Libraries’ Events and Workshops page: http://libraries.wright.edu/events/oaweek.

Journals in CORE Scholar
Monday, October 19, 2015
Room 315, Dunbar Library: 11:30am – 12:00pm

Have you ever consider starting your own peer review journal? Are you already an editor of a journal and are looking for a new platform? Jane Wildermuth and Elisabeth Shook will discuss the set-up and maintenance of journals in CORE Scholar. Participants will become familiar with the capabilities of the system, including customized designs and workflows, and professional grade peer-review tools.

Conferences/Events in CORE Scholar
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Room 315, Dunbar Library: 11:30am – 12:00pm

Capture the valuable output of your events and conferences, big and small, with CORE Scholar’s conference/events modules. Participants will discover how CORE Scholar provides you with an easy way to manage paper submissions, peer review, schedules, and the publication of the materials from your event.

Predatory Publishers and Author’s Rights
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Room 315, Dunbar Library: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Jane Wildermuth, Head of Digital Services, and Elisabeth Shook, Digital Initiatives Librarian, discuss issues surrounding predatory publishers and holding on to author copyrights. Attendees will 1) evaluate various publishers to learn how to identify predatory publishers, 2) discover resources available to help in avoiding predatory publishers, and 3) understand how to keep their copyright during the publishing process.

What’s New in SelectedWorks
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Room 315, Dunbar Library: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Learn how CORE Scholar can help faculty create a SelectedWorks page to distribute scholarly materials in an attractive and professional manner. Even if you already have a SelectedWorks page, plan on attending to learn from Jane Wildermuth and Elisabeth Shook about the new improvements to SelectedWorks profile pages.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Cumulative Bibliography

Since 2006, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize has awarded adult fiction and non-fiction authors who spread peace by inspiring readers to see the world from different points of view. The Peace Prize has a website that highlights each year’s winners and runners-up, however, Dr. Carol Loranger, a WSU Professor of English and DLPP Steering Committee member, wanted a site to list not only the works that won the Prize, but also to list other works by the winning authors.

CORE Scholar was the solution. We worked with Dr. Loranger to devise a way to list the titles by the Type of Award (Fiction Winner, Fiction Runner-up, Nonfiction Winner, Nonfiction Runner-Up, and Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award) and by the Year of the Award (2006-2014 and counting!), as well as a giant list of all works by DLPP Recipients and Runners-Up.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Cumulative Bibliography holds a total of 392 records (as of 2014). Each record indicates from where the work may be bought or borrowed, which award it won, if applicable, and gives a short description. Text throughout the bibliography informs the reader of each year’s decisions and links to the DLPP website for more information.

To read more about the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Cumulative Bibliography, read the Dialogue story Peace Offering.

Ohio IR Day 2014: Successful Meeting, Great Potential

On October 24th, Wright State’s Digital Services Department hosted the first Ohio IR Day at the State Library of Ohio. Librarians, archivists, and technologists from throughout the state came together to discuss IRs as a part of celebrating Open Access Week. A total of 32 people attended Ohio IR Day. Attendees came from a variety of institutions including public and private academic libraries, OhioLINK, the Ohio History Connection, and even an academic librarian from out of state.

The day began with institutional introductions in an effort to allow people to familiarize themselves with each other. I heard the same phrase repeated by many of the attendees during this session, “I talked to you on the phone or corresponded with you via email. It is great to put a face with a name.” Next, Ann Connolly, from bepress presented on the Role of IRs in Open Access. She demonstrated the many ways IRs have moved the OA movement forward with examples from several Ohio bepress subscribers. Ann then encouraged audience participation by asking for ideas and suggestions on recruiting content. Participants shared experiences on working with 2nd year faculty, using Digital Measures as a means to capture scholarship, and encouraging the faculty to publish postprints in the IR.

Lightning rounds followed Ann’s presentation. A total of 10 presentations were given on topics such as creating an IR using Hydra, workflow, openURLs, enhancing oral histories, and copyright. We hope to have this material online in the near future at CORE Scholar (corescholar.libraries.wright.edu).

Following the Lightning Rounds, the attendees were broken into smaller groups to hold Birds of a Feather discussions. These discussions focused on topics such as content recruitment, workflow/staffing, digital humanities, archival collections, etc. Groups had lively discussions, were able to hear about projects others were doing, and answered questions about how to tackle some of the issues that confront their IRs.

The meeting closed with a discussion about where to go from here. Many in attendance liked the format saying it was informal and easy to get to. Attendees were happy that there was no registration fee. Others worried that the model may not be sustainable. I will send out a survey shortly to ask for more feedback on the meeting. Please feel free to fill it out even if you did not attend. We would like to hear about how you envision the next meeting.

Overall, I thought the meeting was a great success. The day is exactly what we intended. We wanted to get to know others in the state who are doing the same kind of work and hear about their projects, workflow, roadblocks, successes, and failures. I truly look forward to the next time we meet.