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cIRcle: open access to UBC research Colenbrander, Hilde 2010-11-24

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cIRcle: Open Access to UBC ResearchHilde Colenbrander, cIRcle CoordinatorInspiring Knowledge Creation, Exploration and DiscoveryFROM HERENovember 24th 2010Scholarly Communications Steering Committeetriangle45right A database for the UBC community and its partners:◦ for published and unpublished scholarly materialstriangle45right All materials in cIRcle are openly accessible on the webtriangle45right circle.ubc.catriangle45right Library pilot project in Spring 2007triangle45right Full Library service in Spring 2009triangle45right Openly accessible on the webtriangle45right Increased visibility and readershiptriangle45right Improved indexing and hence findabilitytriangle45right Multidisciplinary inquirytriangle45right Serendipitous discovery and collaborationtriangle45right Recruiting tooltriangle45right Classroom teaching tooltriangle45right Stable URLs / linkstriangle45right Management and preservation of digital materialstriangle45right Open Access mandates (e.g. CIHR)With acknowledgements to SMARTechat Georgia Techtriangle45right A database built on Open Source software (DSpace)triangle45right Organized into Communities and Collectionstriangle45right Files are uploaded into Collectionstriangle45right Indexed by Google and other search enginestriangle45right cIRcle tracks usage statisticstriangle45right The vision: to create an international, publicly available showcase for UBC researchtriangle45right It’s part of Place and Promise, UBC’sstrategic plantriangle45right Be a world leader in knowledge exchange and mobilization◦ Develop a campus strategy for making UBC research accessible in digital repositories, especially open access digital repositoriestriangle45right Increase the impact of UBC research by making it widely available in open access digital repositories◦ Develop cIRcle into a showcase for research, with emphasis on local, regional and national collaborationstriangle45right ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) currently lists nearly 2000 repositories around the worldsquare4 Australia: 61square4 Brazil: 77square4 Canada: 61square4 China: 13square4 Germany: 124square4 India: 58square4 South Africa: 29square4 UK: 183square4 USA: 347http://roar.eprints.org/triangle45right Digital materials:◦ Research papers◦ Conference and workshop papers ◦ Theses and dissertations◦ Exemplary student projects (selected by academic units)◦ Unpublished reports and working papers ◦ Books, chapters and sections ◦ Datasets ◦ Learning objects ◦ Multimedia and audio-visual materialstriangle45right Atlas of BC recordtriangle45right https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/21647triangle45right Next screen: cover page of Atlastriangle45right Copyright owner retains copyrighttriangle45right cIRcle requires a non-exclusive license to distribute (from rights holder)triangle45right Optional: copyright owner may attach a Creative Commons license to their work in cIRcle triangle45right More than 29,000 itemstriangle45right 26,600 theses and dissertationstriangle45right Includes 113 non-thesis items from UBCOtriangle45right Top item in cIRcle viewed more than 4,100 times (since December 2009)triangle45right Professor Judith LynamSchool of Nursing:◦ “As an investigator who is taking up an ‘integrated KT’ approach to dissemination—it is helpful to have some additional ways to refer to work (e.g. reports) that are developed for a broader audience than the typical audience for peer reviewed publications”.triangle45right Emeritus Professor R.G. MatsonLaboratory of Archaeology:◦ “cIRcle is searchable, has good use information, and, above all is reliable, in our world of constantly changing URLs.”◦ “We are impressed [with] the number of downloads recorded in cIRcle, indicating that it has a far wider circulation than we realized.”triangle45right Andre MalanUBC undergraduate student◦ “Nothing makes me strive for excellence more than knowing that anyone in the world could see my work.” triangle45right New Graduate Student Society Award to be launched early 2011triangle45right Incentive for graduate students to deposit non-thesis work (graded A or A+) in cIRcletriangle45right Biannual lottery—$$s!triangle45right Recognizes and rewards innovative ways of communicating researchtriangle45right UBC students, faculty and staff are eligibletriangle45right Awarded annually by UBC Librarytriangle45right December 6th, 2010 = deadline for applicationstriangle45right 2010 winner: Cycling Route Planner, Michael Brauerand his team www.cyclevancouver.ubc.catriangle45right Enabling you to use cIRcle as your database management system:◦ Store your research output in cIRcle◦ Create easy access to your research from your web site◦ We take care of long term accessibility and preservationtriangle45right Streamlining uploading procedurestriangle45right Making all UBC research publicly available through a single web portal◦ Showcase UBC’s unique contributions to the world!triangle45right Hilde Colenbrander◦ hilde.colenbrander@ubc.ca


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