Title

Little IR on the Open PRAIRIE: The First Year of the South Dakota State University Institutional Repository

Location

Rotunda / Garden of the Sea

Session Type

Poster

Start Date

2-5-2017 2:45 PM

End Date

2-5-2017 3:25 PM

Keywords

Digital Commons, IR launching, open access

Abstract

Over the last decade institutional repositories (IR) have become an integral part of the academic library environment across the United States and the globe. In 2015 the Hilton M. Briggs Library at South Dakota State University (SDSU) became the first South Dakota university or college to launch an IR. Open PRAIRIE (Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange) began operations on September 25. 2015. In it’s first year, Open PRAIRIE has developed a collection of nearly 9,000 items representing a campus cross-section of scholarly output including: faculty articles, ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), undergraduate student research, and historical materials of both the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the SDSU Cooperative Extension. These items have been downloaded over 19,000 times in the last year of operations, with a current average of approximately 3,000 downloads a month from readers in over 150 countries around the world.

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May 2nd, 2:45 PM May 2nd, 3:25 PM

Little IR on the Open PRAIRIE: The First Year of the South Dakota State University Institutional Repository

Rotunda / Garden of the Sea

Over the last decade institutional repositories (IR) have become an integral part of the academic library environment across the United States and the globe. In 2015 the Hilton M. Briggs Library at South Dakota State University (SDSU) became the first South Dakota university or college to launch an IR. Open PRAIRIE (Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange) began operations on September 25. 2015. In it’s first year, Open PRAIRIE has developed a collection of nearly 9,000 items representing a campus cross-section of scholarly output including: faculty articles, ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), undergraduate student research, and historical materials of both the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the SDSU Cooperative Extension. These items have been downloaded over 19,000 times in the last year of operations, with a current average of approximately 3,000 downloads a month from readers in over 150 countries around the world.