Location

KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

45-minute concurrent session

Start Date

28-4-2020 1:05 PM

End Date

28-4-2020 1:50 PM

Keywords

Institutional Repositories; beprexit; scholarly communication

Abstract

Is your institution planning or hoping to plan a beprexit? If so, you are not alone. Many colleges and universities are seeking alternatives to Digital Commons since the August 2017 acquisition of bepress by Elsevier. The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Institutional Repository (IR) Subcommittee formed in late 2017 to perform an environmental scan of current and emerging institutional repository platforms and the ways in which they meet the needs and match the values of SCELC member institutions, the majority of which are small to midsize private colleges and universities that do not have the staff or infrastructure to build or support a homegrown or Open Source IR. The SCELC IR Subcommittee members represent a range of institutions, some that have Digital Commons, some that have another IR platform, and some that don’t yet have, but want, an IR.

Subcommittee members evaluated IR solutions from companies such as TIND and Ubquity Press and consortia such as LYRASIS. Because the turnkey IR platform solution space is still emerging, the SCELC IR Subcommittee also investigated current consortial projects. PALNI and PALCI, consortia similar to SCELC based in Indiana and Pennsylvania, are working with a developer to improve Hyku for the consortial IR environment. This session will educate attendees about for-profit, non-profit, and consortial options in today’s IR landscape, as well as provide information regarding the IR needs and preferences of SCELC member organizations.

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Apr 28th, 1:05 PM Apr 28th, 1:50 PM

Beprexit to Nowhere: The Institutional Repository Platform Landscape from the Perspective of Small-to-Mid Sized Private Institutions

KIPJ Theatre

Is your institution planning or hoping to plan a beprexit? If so, you are not alone. Many colleges and universities are seeking alternatives to Digital Commons since the August 2017 acquisition of bepress by Elsevier. The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Institutional Repository (IR) Subcommittee formed in late 2017 to perform an environmental scan of current and emerging institutional repository platforms and the ways in which they meet the needs and match the values of SCELC member institutions, the majority of which are small to midsize private colleges and universities that do not have the staff or infrastructure to build or support a homegrown or Open Source IR. The SCELC IR Subcommittee members represent a range of institutions, some that have Digital Commons, some that have another IR platform, and some that don’t yet have, but want, an IR.

Subcommittee members evaluated IR solutions from companies such as TIND and Ubquity Press and consortia such as LYRASIS. Because the turnkey IR platform solution space is still emerging, the SCELC IR Subcommittee also investigated current consortial projects. PALNI and PALCI, consortia similar to SCELC based in Indiana and Pennsylvania, are working with a developer to improve Hyku for the consortial IR environment. This session will educate attendees about for-profit, non-profit, and consortial options in today’s IR landscape, as well as provide information regarding the IR needs and preferences of SCELC member organizations.