Although the annual Open Access Week is several months behind us, the University Libraries is interested in keeping the conversation on open access going.
Just over two years ago the University Libraries conducted a survey to gauge UT’s institutional perception of and experience with the open access (OA) publishing environment. If you are a faculty member or researcher, GA or TA, we would like to invite you to participate in our NEW follow-up survey.
The IRB-approved survey (which takes about 10 minutes to complete) asks first some basic questions about your understanding, views and experiences with open access research and publishing. The second part of the survey asks your opinions on the best use of an institutional repository. The “institutional repository” (or IR) has become the preferred scholarly publishing and digital curation tool for researchers at universities worldwide. It serves both as a storehouse and a showcase of the intellectual and creative output of an institution: from faculty research articles and data sets, to student theses, dissertations and projects, to media and grey literature, conference presentation files, and more. The IR can even serve as a publishing platform. The University Libraries will soon be launching a brand new IR and so we would like to have as much feedback as possible on the best way to maximize its value and impact. If you would like, you can read more about repositories here.
So if you are a faculty member, GA or TA, please consider taking the survey! Upon completion of the survey you may opt in for a random prize drawing. Thanks.
UPDATE [3/2/14]: Survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!