Questions related to Institutional Repositories
Gray literature vs. scientific literature
-What are the advantages and disadvantages of gray literature compared to scientific literature.
-What are the repositories that you know about gray literature.
-What is the importance of gray literature for developing countries
Gray literature is "materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. Common gray literature publication types include reports (annual, research, technical, project, etc.), working papers, government documents, white papers and evaluations"
Scientific literature "comprises scholarly publications that report original empirical and theoretical work in the natural and social sciences. Within an academic field, scientific literature is often referred to as the literature. Academic publishing is the process of contributing the results of one's research into the literature, which often requires a peer-review process".
I am looking for links of scientific journals with dataset repositories.
Thank you for your attention and valuable support.
I'm interested in repositories like zenodo, figshare, etc., where open-access papers (previously published) can be uploaded in order to improve the visibility of papers. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
Some publishers (e.g. IEEE, etc.) allows to hold the full paper only!! on the institutions repository. Do we are able to share the link on the institution repository instead of full paper text file on the research gate?
Can anyone help me in finding what possible factors can lead to affect institutional repository usage and how???
We have some papers shared on institutional repository but we realized that Turnit-in is not detecting similarities from the papers.
Here's an open-ended question relating to copyright, ethics, power relations in academia, and corpus linguistics:
What is the situation in your country/university with respect to the intellectual property rights of corpora/data collected and constituted by a PhD student during the preparation of their thesis?
All other considerations aside (i.e. suppose that the data is original, with no prior copyright holders, and that they have been duly collected with the consent of participants):
(1) Does the PhD student retain the intellectual property rights to such data? Or do they automatically become the intellectual property of the university, by means of an employment contract or another legal document (e.g. one that PhD students may be forced to sign in order to be authorised to defend their thesis)?
(2) What happens if the PhD student wishes to share/publish their data/corpora under an Open Access license (e.g. Creative Commons) after their defence or even before it? Do they need the permission of their supervisor, of a higher-level university body, of their funding agency, of all of the above? Has it ever happened in your university? Have there been cases where the researcher wanted to share data under an Open Access license and were prevented from doing so by another level of the hierarchy?
(3) If the data does become the intellectual property of the university, is there any obligation for the university afterwards (e.g. are they obliged to make them available through an institutional repository)? If the data becomes part of an institutional repository, does the PhD student have any say on the type of license under which they will be distributed? (for example, do they get to choose "non-commercial")?
(4) After the defence, is it possible for the university (or even an individual supervisor) to formally ask their former student (now Dr) to refrain from using the data/corpus they had collected during their thesis? Note that, in theory, if the corpus automatically becomes the intellectual property of the university, this is entirely possible. Do you know any cases of universities sending formal "cease and desist" letters against their former PhD students?
I would like to collect information about current practice and law in different countries with respect to this issue. For example, some countries limit these practices (considered an abusive utilisation of copyright); some Codes of Conduct in Dutch universities explicitly state that, unlike other productions, the copyright of a PhD thesis is retained by the PhD holder; in "business-friendly" Belgium, the issue is dealt under labour law (therefore a PhD student is just another employee and everything they produce belongs to their employer).
Researchers are becoming increasingly aware that the current situation is not really conducive to early-career researchers sharing their corpora under Open Access licenses.
Legal experts will provide data and analyses, as these matters can get complicated. But I would also like to hear some experiences and the opinions of corpus linguistics practitioners. Any pointer to your country's laws, university's code of conduct, case law, cases reported in the media, stories and anecdotes or even personal experiences (if you don't mind sharing them) are welcome.
Thank you very much for participating in the discussion and thank you for your help!
I would like to publish one huge table as Supplementary resources to a forthcoming paper. The R package 'plotly' enables the creation of interactive tables which can be searched, filtered for results. See one good example from a personal website at:
I would like to publish such a table in a data repository, linked to the main paper manuscript. Usually such repositories take uploaded files . I'd like to find a science data repository which would enable the posting of the table directly, to any readers wishing to peruse the raw data.
Please, would anyone know of such an outlet or be able to recommend an elegant solution?
I am currently working on designing a retrieval system for harvesting contents from institutional repositories. However, because of the numerous issues with the IRs, I decided to simulate the IRs. Is it possible to develop the repository from the scratch simulating how Dspace works without using the software?
Generally, researchers put their scientific data in sites hosted by their institutions. When this option is not available, researchers share their data on public sites. Can you propose a good public scientific data archiving site that :
1. is free,
2. has long term availability,
3. with no pub adds,
4. has good reputation,
5. procures easy access to users (no registration, direct link, ... etc.)
6. preferably devoted to scientific data sharing.
Thanks in advance.
Institutional Repository is for preservation of intellectual output of any organization. But building a new repository for any organization is not easy. I would like to know the various steps/procedures followed for setting up any new repository. My present organization is having more than 2 lakhs reports and many publications.
If given the option, would you publish your data exclusively in an institutional repository (e.g., associated with your university) or an external repository of your choice (i.e., not government mandated)?
Which would you prefer and why?
We intend to publicly publish a data set in the machine learning (ML) area, which consists of sensory data gathered in a technical process.
The first and most common possibility is the UCI ML repository (http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/index.html). One drawback of this repository is that no persistent identifier like digital object identifier (DOI) is offered.
Do you know an alternative in the ML area offering the possibility publishing a data set publicly and persistently accessible? My research did not bring up any alternative.
Thanks a lot!
Our university's institutional repository collects, "archives," and provides access to digital or digitized materials (or citations) created by our university's students, faculty, staff, departments, and administration. The materials include text, visuals, audio, and video. Would it be considered a kind of archive? The intention is for the material to remain available into perpetuity.
One of my research scholar is doing research on this subject, so, we want to know the Indian leather industry institutional repositories status
Currently we are using Zotero Reference Manager to keep track of publications produced by our scientists. However, I feel Greenstone or DSpace would be better suited to house our repository. Most of our publications are published Open Access, though there are some from years gone by that are not OA and so only have links to the publisher's page. I would like to develop a collection that is :
a. easily accessible online
b.easily used for reference purposes
c. whose bibliographic details can be easily extracted and exported
I'd like to gather ideas to develop institutional repositories. What new services can librarians provide to researchers and what can they do to increase the visibility of these repositories?
Thanks for your help !
Most repositories provide statistics on the number of views and/or downloads of papers. Some, like those using the Digital Commons software as platform, also support altmetrics. I am interested to know which subject repositories, offering this functionality, are preferred/used .
What is your experience about quantitative and qualitative use of scientific social networks by graduated students, researchers, academics and staff in your university or institution ? Time spent ? What do they search ? What do they get ? What about respect of copyrights ? Are-they using more than one social networks ? Anything about usage, benefits or not of scientific social networking ? Any mesurable effect on the amount of publications in your institutional repository ? Do researchers deposit preferentially their published work on a social network instead of your institutional repository if you have one ?
There has been a question about recommending a software for a corporate's digital library and I am wondering about suggesting a repository or digital library.