Title

Digital Commons User Group Meeting

Session Type

User Group Meeting

Start Date

24-4-2018 4:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 5:30 PM

Abstract

Last summer, the announcement that bepress had been acquired by Elsevier shook the library world. The University of Pennsylvania, a bepress customer for over 13 years, made the values-based decision to publicly state their intent to look for alternatives to bepress in a movement called “beprexit.” Since then, the beprexit team has openly embarked on a period of learning and exploration, trying to better understand user needs, the types of services the Penn Libraries wants to provide, and the overall repository landscape. In this user group, Sarah Wipperman will briefly present on Penn’s decision and their activities to date. The remainder of the meeting will focus on an activity designed to answer some of the same questions the beprexit team has been facing, asking participants to think critically about their own IRs and how we might better support each other as a library community in shared endeavors.

This meeting will also feature updates from other organizations working in this arena. Come learn about what SPARC, ACRL, and others have been up to.

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Apr 24th, 4:30 PM Apr 24th, 5:30 PM

Digital Commons User Group Meeting

Last summer, the announcement that bepress had been acquired by Elsevier shook the library world. The University of Pennsylvania, a bepress customer for over 13 years, made the values-based decision to publicly state their intent to look for alternatives to bepress in a movement called “beprexit.” Since then, the beprexit team has openly embarked on a period of learning and exploration, trying to better understand user needs, the types of services the Penn Libraries wants to provide, and the overall repository landscape. In this user group, Sarah Wipperman will briefly present on Penn’s decision and their activities to date. The remainder of the meeting will focus on an activity designed to answer some of the same questions the beprexit team has been facing, asking participants to think critically about their own IRs and how we might better support each other as a library community in shared endeavors.

This meeting will also feature updates from other organizations working in this arena. Come learn about what SPARC, ACRL, and others have been up to.