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Showcase your Research and Strengthen Its Findability with Digital Scholarship@UNLV

By BTL on November 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Permalink

The UNLV Libraries have made a commitment to showcase UNLV faculty and student research on a global scale through the implementation of Digital Scholarship@UNLV, an institutional repository (IR) that archives local scholarly materials.

The mission of Digital Scholarship@UNLV is to capture, preserve, and share the intellectual output of faculty and students, such as articles, monographs, and unpublished research that is considered an important source of information to researchers. Digital Scholarship@UNLV gives life to original works—audio-visual presentations, working papers, reports, conference papers, presentations, posters, theses/dissertations and data sets—that are challenging to find through conventional publishing channels.

Studies have shown that research articles available through IRs are more frequently cited than those solely available through subscription-based journals because subscription requirements can preclude some users from accessing content. When you submit your research to Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the Libraries offer a suite of services to check copyright, add rich keyword metadata to aid in its findability, and post your scholarly works. By collecting intellectual content in a single location, readers can easily search and browse materials. Digital Scholarship@UNLV documents and showcases scholarly work and creative activity on a personal, department, college, and university level. In addition, support is available to create and archive peer-reviewed faculty and student journals. Digital Scholarship@UNLV’s research journals are peer-reviewed, full-text, and open access.

Benefits for Digital Scholarship@UNLV contributors include monthly email download reports, Google search engine optimization for item findability, persistent URLs, email alerts, RSS feeds, and social commenting. The new lighter and brighter DigitalScholarship@UNLV interface includes a submission form for you to efficiently transfer files to the staff that process your scholarly materials. Just click the “submit research” tab from http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu.


Questions?

Please contact Marianne Buehler, Urban Sustainability Librarian/IR Administrator, marianne.buehler@unlv.edu or 895-2248