Now or never? The library's critical role in supporting research and scholarship
Over the past several decades the library’s position in the wider scholarly landscape has exploded into realms like data preservation, e-resource management, and increasingly more direct research-related support and services to departments, faculty, and students. Amidst this expansion, a languid development in the IR space has ensured collections are rarely complete or even representative of the institutional scholarship. Current workflows involve systems that incur faculty barriers and too much staff time. What if there was an easier way to demonstrate the library’s vital voice and contributions in these conversations?
Pardon Our Progress: Renovating UGA's Institutional Repository, Athenaeum
In March of 2020, The University of Georgia Libraries began the process of migrating our institutional repository, Athenaeum (https://esploro.libs.uga.edu/esploro/), from the DSpace repository platform to ExLibris Esploro. Over the course of about 14 months, we developed a migration plan, extracted and cleaned up data for import, and centralized assets from three different systems into the new repository. While there were a few bumps in the road along the way, with the combined efforts of UGA Libraries personnel and our implementation team at ExLibris we were able to successfully launch our renovated repository. This presentation will cover how we did it, what worked, what didn’t, and what we’d do differently if we had the chance. I will also talk about what we have planned for Athenaeum in the future so that we can continue to develop our institutional repository program into a service that meets our users' needs.
Breaking Out of the Box by Harnessing RIMS Analytics to Serve Researchers
Library system analytics can be applied to a wide range of use cases and the integration of a research information management system (RIMS) expands those options. From metadata quality checking, to customized publication list creation, to monitoring read and publish article publishing charge discount opportunities, analytics from the Weizmann Institute’s RIMS is helping the library work smarter and respond proactively to researchers’ ever-changing needs. Breaking out of the integrated analytics system’s standard boxes (aka tables) provides solutions in unexpected formats, supporting closer collaboration with faculty and students in research-intensive institutions. The Weizmann Institution of Science Library transforms analytics results and narratives into faculty-facing communication integrating context and metadata, supporting our scientists in complying with their research grant open access requirements while showcasing the portal’s features and services. This session will provide an overview of the experience thus far, outline the methodology, and highlight initial results.
ACRL webinar- Research Information Management: Library Roles and Opportunities
Research Information Management (RIM) practices at US teaching and research institutions. With a growing adoption of RIM by US research universities, academic libraries face an opportunity to leverage their expertise and extend their involvement in institutional research excellence initiatives.
Improving Library Value and Increasing Institutional Impact
Hear from four Rutgers University librarians about how they faced their respective challenges by embracing, adopting and maximizing the use of unified, cloud-based solutions.
Taking the burden off APC - Discover Esploro & Oable in action
Discover the integration of the Ex Libris Esploro and Oable, the institutional open-access workflow solution from Knowledge Unlatched. Together, the solutions provide a seamless APC management workflow and a better experience for librarians and researchers.
Analytics Master Class
Analytics Master Class 2 of 8 Physical Inventory and Fulfillment in Alma Analytics.
Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic?
Our panel discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated several trends in academic libraries, including the shift from print to digital collections. Librarians shared ideas, innovations, and how resource sharing and partnerships with peer institutions can continue to help libraries adapt as the field continues to evolve.
Mission Possible: Scaling Up Scholarly Communication with Smart Harvesting AI
Learn how Ex Libris Esploro’s Smart Harvesting capabilities are empowering scholarly communication, helping libraries grow their research repository, creating comprehensive researcher profiles, and making scholarly works discoverable via search engines and research portals.
Pivot-RP and Esploro: A Comprehensive Research Information Management Solution
When integrated with Pivot-RP, Esploro leverages the data available from your scholar profiles and awarded grants to optimize your research information hub, and enables users to search for funding opportunities directly from Esploro.
Increasing the Competitiveness of the Research Enterprise in Comprehensive Institutions
What defines a highly competitive research and innovation enterprise and how do you build one? On Thursday, March 25, 2021 join research office leaders from the California State University as they share their insights on defining and sustaining a successfully competitive research enterprise.
Born from Chaos: Interlibrary Loan in Uncertain Times with RapidILL
With many libraries closed or in different phases of reopening, interlibrary loan has become more important than ever in order to continue and provide library resources to students and faculty.
[Library Journal] The Grand Reopening: How libraries are planning for Fall 2020
This Library Journal Webcast features a panel discussion regarding the measures being taken by academic libraries in preparation for the return of students to the physical campus. Topics include the physical facility, e-resource collection development, sharing through ILL, staffing, workflows and ensuring that the libraries assets match the needs of in-person and online classes.
Can smart data harvesting change the game for research institutions?
As academic libraries explore additional opportunities for supporting the research enterprise, one high priority is to showcase all institutional research on the university’s research portal. Esploro, Ex Libris cloud-based research information management solution, now includes Smart Harvesting technology that enables institutions to aggregate research assets from external sources, including the Ex Libris Central Discovery Index (CDI), disciplinary repositories, and national repositories. This webinar will discuss smart harvesting and what it means for the library and the research office, including a behind-the-scenes look at author matching and disambiguation.