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Open scholar awards at UBC : increase the impact of your research Colenbrander, Hilde; Kirchner, Joy; Stephens, Tara Oct 31, 2012

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Open Scholar Awards at UBC:  Increase the Impact of Your Research Hilde Colenbrander, cIRcle Coordinator Joy Kirchner, Scholarly Communications Coordinator Tara Stephens, cIRcle Librarian  Open UBC, October 31, 2012  Today’s agenda • Introduction: Open Access at UBC via cIRcle • Need an incentive to make your work openly accessible? – GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award – Innovative Dissemination of Research Award – Increase the impact of your research  Open Access via cIRcle • cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository – 42,300 items in cIRcle – UBC theses and dissertations since 1919 – Journal articles (pre and post prints) – Conference proceedings – Working papers, technical reports – Videos and podcasts of speeches, lectures, events  GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award • Collaboration between the Graduate Student Society and cIRcle • UBC Vancouver graduate students are eligible • Award is sponsored by – the Graduate Student Society, UBC Vancouver – cIRcle, UBC Library  GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award • Purpose of Award: – To feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of exemplary non-thesis graduate coursework – to create an incentive for graduate students to populate cIRcle with material beyond theses and dissertations  GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award • Lottery style award – Two awards twice a year, October and April – Randomly selected from submissions made to cIRcle during the previous 6 months – $500 per award  • Students’ course instructors approve all submissions  GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award • Award approved by UBC Senate; went live in July 2012 • September 30, 2012: – 29 submissions qualified for inclusion in lottery  • First two awards presented: – on October 18, 2012 – by the Graduate Student Society  Examples of student projects  Conny Lin, GSS President “This opportunity is exactly the kind of thing that I hoped for when I started out as a graduate student. It is an opportunity to be recognized by my peers outside of the normal networks. This is an important initiative both for the collegial spirit it promotes and the way it encourages us to collaborate more openly.”  Measuring impact • DSpace Reporting Suite Module – Views – Downloads  • Google Analytics  – Geographic location – Referrals – Keyword searches  The Effectiveness of Exercise Therapy in Reducing Pain and Improving Clinical Outcomes in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy  GSS Award Winner  Is the Decrease in Maximal Voluntary Contraction Following Tibalis Anterior Tendon Vibration Accompanied by a Disruption in Excitation Contraction Coupling?  Demographics of cIRcle users via Google Analytics  View the video at  Thank you for coming! • Questions, comments? – Please contact us any time – Follow us on Twitter and our News blog   October 31 – November 1, 2012  Innovative Dissemination of Research Award Joy Kirchner Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office  Innovative Dissemination of Research Award • What it is • Why we initiated it • What we are learning from it  Innovative Dissemination of Research Award Established by the Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated.  Innovative Dissemination of Research Award • How is this format different from what has happened in your discipline in the past? • Does the dissemination model for the information significantly enhance the audience experience? • Does the dissemination model suggest new ways of applying the knowledge by the manner in which it is packaged? • Does the dissemination model for the information engage/attract a different audience in the use of material? • Does the vehicle merge forms of communication in new ways to give the recipient enhanced options? – video, text, images, software manipulations etc.  What we learned • 2010-37; 2011–17; 2012-25 = 79 different innovative models • Most are open, have “open” features or are dependent on openly accessible information • Intention is to extend reach of research beyond traditional • Most have multimedia embedded • Large number have a community-driven aspect • Created to solve a particular gap • Many cross disciplinary • 1/10 used theatre  What we learned Sea Around Us wins 2012 UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award  Arash Tavakolie, Senior .NET Developer; Dirk Zeller, Senior Research Fellow; and Daniel Pauly, Principal Investigator  What we learned  Community based  Extending the reach of research  Community based  Theatrical application  Summary • • • • •  Non-traditional scholarship containers Supports & Sustainability variable Community-based, knowledge translation Open data used or created Engagement with viewer/reader strongly considered (i.e. interactive, visual) • Looking at research differently  


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