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Friday, November 4 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Not Your Father's Faculty Bibliography: Making University Scholarly Output Shine

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Academics have long sought to promote scholarly output. Some university departments publish partial bibliographies of faculty scholarship, maintained by department staff, and hosted on department webpages. Many libraries enter scholarship into their institutional repository (IR), or encourage faculty to enter metadata and upload manuscripts as they publish. The results tend to be incomplete and the content is siloed in the IR. With access to data sources, metadata skills, and discovery services, librarians can streamline the creation of a centralized bibliography and increase the discovery of faculty scholarship.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) took an unusual approach to showcase scholarship - attempting to produce a comprehensive, retrospective, faculty bibliography and highlight faculty-authored content in their EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Now, in UCF's EDS, a mascot icon appears next to any article by a UCF author, even if the record is from a commercial index service.

The project involved new workflows and processes for collecting citations from Web of Science, and normalizing data; loading the metadata into the IR; and using MySQL and javascript to place a UCF icon in discovery results. In addition, the faculty bibliography metadata is harvested from the IR into EDS, ensuring that every item in the bibliography will be discoverable in UCF's EDS.

The presentation will detail choices and steps involved in creating the dataset; workflows to ingest and represent items in the IR and discovery systems; considerations for ongoing maintenance and future developments; and challenges of assessing the outcome of highlighting faculty works in EDS.

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Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida
Athena Hoeppner is the Discovery Services Librarian at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. Her career in academic libraries spans 25 years with roles in public services, systems, and technical services. In her current role, she jointly oversees the eResources lifecycle... Read More →
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Ryan Otto

Scholarly Communication Librarian, Kansas State University
Native Floridian living in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Ryan Otto is a Scholarly Communication Librarian and Assistant Professor at Kansas State University Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship. Ryan helps support the research lifecycle and land-grant mission... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403