Scholar Commons @ USF: Sharing Knowledge Worldwide

Update: Link to recording.

Registration is now open for: Scholar Commons @ USF: Sharing Knowledge Worldwide

Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Length:  1 hour

Registration deadline:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013


NASIG members:  $35

Non-members:  $50

Group participants:  $95



Librarians and faculty members are now working together through open access publishing to make faculty-produced scholarly content available to researchers worldwide. The University of South Florida Tampa Library has been working with bepress’ Digital Commons platform to create a substantial institutional repository that includes open access journals, conference proceedings, and data sets, among other materials. Library staff members are currently involved in a variety of activities, including negotiating memorandum of understandings, loading backfiles, registering DOIs with CrossRef, designing layout, doing final publication steps, and assisting with technical issues. In 2011, accompanied by major outreach and marketing efforts by the USF Tampa Library’s administration, the institutional repository, Scholar Commons @ USF, went live. The new repository allows the library to pull fragmented collections previously hosted on other platforms into a single system with improved discoverability. As part of this effort, the library has forayed into open access journal publishing, and this session will provide an overview of current workflows. Additionally, speakers will explain how the repository was established, what is involved, lessons learned, and plans for future directions.

Speakers:  Carol Ann Borchert, University of South Florida & Julie Fielding, University of South Florida

Speaker Bios: 

Carol Ann Borchert has been the Coordinator for Serials at the University of South Florida (USF) since 2004. Previously, she was in the Reference and Government Documents departments at USF, and in several areas of the James B. Duke Library at Furman University. She holds an MLS from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in Spanish from USF.

Julie Fielding has been a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida (USF) since August 2011, working with electronic resources and open access journals. Before this, she was an Information Services Associate at Gale Cengage Learning. She holds an MLIS from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

This webinar is brought to you by the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). For further information, contact the NASIG Continuing Education Committee at

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