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  • Publication
    ScholarlyCommons FY18 Report
    (2018-07-01) Whitebloom, Kenny
    ScholarlyCommons (http://repository.upenn.edu/) has served as the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository since 2004. The repository, hosted on Elsevier's bepress Digital Commons software, allows for faculty, students, and Penn researchers to share scholarly materials publicly and without paywalls. This FY18 report serves as a supplement to the more complete FY17 report and provides updated general statistics on downloads and uploads, as well as brief profiles of new projects and collaborations undertaken this fiscal year. To read the FY17 repository report -- which contains a robust analysis of collection growth and composition, recent service enhancements and descriptions, collection and service gaps, and much more -- visit https://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/109/. The first part of the FY18 report contains a series of charts and graphics illustrating FY18 downloads, uploads, and general repository use. The second part of the report contains brief profiles of new projects and collaborations undertaken by repository staff in FY18.
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    How to Share Your Scholarship and Reach a Global Audience Using ScholarlyCommons
    (2017-02-09) Whitebloom, Kenny
    This workshop will provide information for scholars, researchers, and early career faculty on how to share your work using ScholarlyCommons, Penn's open access institutional repository. Topics covered include publishing basics (eg., what is a postprint?), institutional repositories and open access, services provided to the Penn community by the ScholarlyCommons team, and more. Participants will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of what ScholarlyCommons is, how they can utilize it, and the ways in which they can ensure they're reaching the widest possible audience for their research.
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    ScholarlyCommons FY19 Report
    (2019-01-01) Whitebloom, Kenny
    ScholarlyCommons (http://repository.upenn.edu/) has served as the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository since 2004. The repository, hosted on Elsevier's bepress Digital Commons software, allows for faculty, students, and Penn researchers to share scholarly materials publicly and without paywalls. Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) was a year of maintenance, as Library-wide strategic planning and other initiatives took precedence over direct repository-related outreach. That being said, the repository still experienced growth consistent with years prior, including new projects, journals, and faculty paper uploads. The first part of the FY19 report contains a series of charts and graphics illustrating FY19 downloads, uploads, and general repository use. The second part of the report contains brief profiles of new projects and collaborations undertaken by repository staff in FY19. All data for this report was collected in July 2019.
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    ScholarlyCommons FY17 Report
    (2017-09-01) Whitebloom, Kenny
    ScholarlyCommons (http://repository.upenn.edu/) has served as the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository since 2004. The repository has allowed for faculty and others to share scholarly publications publicly and without paywalls. For the first ten years, it saw slow but steady growth in the deposit of a relatively small number of publications, as well as dissertations and theses. Since 2014, ScholarlyCommons has grown dramatically to include a wide variety of collections from Penn community members. ScholarlyCommons saw an array of positive developments in FY17. The number of materials posted to the repository hewed closely to the strong upward growth trends of the past three years, new staffing and training workflows were developed, and a slate of services were introduced that make it easier for the Penn community to capitalize on our offerings. This report will provide an overview of collection statistics, staffing, and other key developments in FY17. This report will also provide a general snapshot of overall repository growth.
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    Beprexit: Rethinking Repository Services in a Changing Scholarly Communication Landscape
    (2017-12-12) Wipperman, Sarah L; Allen, Laurie; Whitebloom, Kenny
    The scholarly communication landscape has changed significantly over the past few years: open access continues to grow, more people expect to be able to read articles for free online, and researchers are creating and disseminating new types of digital scholarship. The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Libraries has seen these changes reflected in our institutional repository (IR), ScholarlyCommons: this past fiscal year saw more than 2 million documents downloaded worldwide and a 280% increase in contributions compared to 4 years ago. Within the last 2 years, management of our IR moved from Collections to a newly formed Digital Scholarship department, which also supports digital humanities, data curation, and GIS. Within this context, the unexpected acquisition of bepress by Elsevier in August opened questions of how to proceed with our suite of library repositories and platforms. In response to this acquisition, and to libraries' experiences with Elsevier in the past, Penn Libraries, a bepress Digital Commons customer, released a statement announcing that we are exploring new options for our IR platform in order to exit bepress ("Operation beprexit"). We see beprexit as an opportunity to rethink the range of repository services we offer our community, taking into consideration the functionality previously offered by bepress, the capacities in the new Samvera-based repository our IT department is developing, and the lessons learned from the rest of the digital scholarship activities, including Data Refuge. This opportunity will allow us to reshape our growing scholarly communications program as we expand to house new types of data and scholarly publications and increase our footprint of open access publications. In this briefing, we will discuss our plan to re-imagine what an IR should and could do and what beprexit means for the larger digital scholarship landscape. We will present the process through which we plan to: assess our community needs and capacities identify alternatives to bepress engage the larger community in this as a collaborative effort