Supporting Open Access Policies, Repository Integration and VIVO Ingest

A poster presented by Kelsey Rosell and Alex Viggio at the VIVO 2014 conference.



With the increasing adoption of open access policies, universities are looking at ways to overcome challenges associated with these policies. Replacing the traditional institutional repository submission process with a process configured to your policy specifications provides better guidelines for faculty members resulting in higher quality metadata and an increased volume of submissions. Harvesting from scholarly databases and integration with institutional systems is a more effective way to realize the promise of open access polices. Although the initial impetus may be an open access policy, the data lends itself to repurposing within applications like VIVO, helping to showcase researchers, encourage networking and collaboration. This complementary use of the data further reduces the burden on researchers and librarians alike. Symplectic’s poster will highlight some of the common issues associated with adopting an institutional open access policy and will present possible solutions to consider.