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ScholarSpace and Scholarly Communication: A Needs Assessment

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Title: ScholarSpace and Scholarly Communication: A Needs Assessment
Authors: Tillinghast, Beth
Instructor: Kucera, Geoffrey
Advisor: Fulford, Catherine
Keywords: institutional repository
scholarly communication
LC Subject Headings: Digital libraries -- United States
Needs assessment
Communication in learning and scholarship
Issue Date: 25 Apr 2009
Publisher: Department of Educational Technology, Univeristy of Hawaii
Citation: Tillinghast, B. (2009, April 16). ScholarSpace and scholarly communication: A needs assessment. PowerPoint presented at the 14th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: ScholarSpace, the institutional repository at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is still in early stages of development. But two prominent questions need to be addressed during this development. How can faculty members be encouraged to readily deposit their work to ScholarSpace? What can the repository developers do to assist and encourage this process? Since the repository is being developed in order to capture and preserve the intellectual output of the University, as ScholarSpace begins to grow, the developers want to avoid a phenomenon observed at other institutional repositories: a struggle with populating the repositories with content. This paper explores this situation and discusses a needs assessment conducted at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to understand how an institutional repository can best meet the scholarly needs of faculty and researchers at that campus. The needs assessment was created and delivered in an online format addressing faculty, researchers, and graduate students at the Manoa campus. Results indicated that, though a majority of respondents would find it helpful to distribute their work in an institutional repository, a substantial number will need further information about the repository. Results also indicated that there are a number of critical issues that will need to be addressed to the UH Manoa academic community in order to make the repository a success. The results are presented and the issues more thoroughly discussed in this paper.
Description: This project was completed as part of the graduation requirements for the ETEC masters program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The project was presented at the 14th Annual
Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference, 2009.
Pages/Duration: 32 pages
Rights: Please see the Creative Commons license for this item.
Appears in Collections:ETEC 690, Spring 2009

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