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Paper 111_elpub2013:
Usage Data of an OpenAccess e-Journal in a Digital Repository

id 111_elpub2013
authors Welsh, Teresa S.; Creel, Stacy
year 2013
title Usage Data of an OpenAccess e-Journal in a Digital Repository
source ELPUB2013. Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 13-14 June 2013, Karlskrona, Sweden.
summary Of fifty-eight library and information science programs currently accredited by theAmerican Library Association (ALA) in the United States and Canada, the Universityof Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one ofonly twenty offered completely online and is the only ALA-accredited program in thestate. Part of the accreditation process includes maintaining contact and communicationwith students and alumni. This can be a difficult task to accomplish when faculty maynever meet students in person and students are located all over the state, the UnitedStates, and the world. One idea to meet this accreditation requirement was to create anonline newsletter; students and alumni would send in updates and would receiveprogram updates. Fortunately, re-accreditation coincided with the university library’sintroduction of The Aquila Digital Community (http://aquila.usm.edu/) hosted throughDigital Commons.Once Aquila was in place and it became obvious that Digital Commons made iteasy to do much more than newsletters, the focus moved to an open access journalcalled SLIS Connecting (Image 1). The new purpose became “to share news,information and research with future students, current students, alumni, faculty, and thegeneral population through selected faculty publications, invited student publications,refereed publications, and through regular columns” [1]. The first issue waselectronically published in February 2012 and the second in October 2012. The thirdissue was published in February 2013 and contains the first paper submitted from anauthor not affiliated with SLIS. SLIS Connecting, an electronic open-access journalhosted in a university depository, is currently indexed in Google Search and in GoogleScholar.of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one ofonly twenty offered completely online and is the only ALA-accredited program in thestate. Part of the accreditation process includes maintaining contact and communicationwith students and alumni. This can be a difficult task to accomplish when faculty maynever meet students in person and students are located all over the state, the UnitedStates, and the world. One idea to meet this accreditation requirement was to create anonline newsletter; students and alumni would send in updates and would receiveprogram updates. Fortunately, re-accreditation coincided with the university library’sintroduction of The Aquila Digital Community (http://aquila.usm.edu/) hosted throughDigital Commons.Once Aquila was in place and it became obvious that Digital Commons made iteasy to do much more than newsletters, the focus moved to an open access journalcalled SLIS Connecting (Image 1). The new purpose became “to share news,information and research with future students, current students, alumni, faculty, and thegeneral population through selected faculty publications, invited student publications,refereed publications, and through regular columns” [1]. The first issue waselectronically published in February 2012 and the second in October 2012. The thirdissue was published in February 2013 and contains the first paper submitted from anauthor not affiliated with SLIS. SLIS Connecting, an electronic open-access journalhosted in
keywords open access journal, digital repositories, geographic distribution
series ELPUB:2013
type normal paper
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