University Libraries are pleased to announce a new service called eCommons — an electronic publishing and repository platform which showcases the scholarly and creative output of the University of Dayton community. Our goal is to collect, organize and provide perpetual access to the intellectual output of UD. eCommons provides a method of professional publishing for UD faculty, staff and students. University Libraries is here to help you. We have the tools and expertise to get you and the University of Dayton recognized worldwide.
Benefits of eCommons
- Help maximize the distribution of your research — studies show that open access articles are viewed and cited more frequently than nonopen access articles, which increases an article’s impact.
- Give you a permanent space to archive and distribute your publications, presentations, data sets or any research/scholarly output you wish to share — with permanent URLs, your entries will always be findable.
- Help authors retain control over their copyright — publishers typically retain copyright over your work when it’s published. However, authors often have the option of placing copies of their work in their institution’s repository.
- Provide you with monthly readership reports — monthly download statistics provide evidence that your scholarship is being read. eCommons is optimized to ensure high visibility in Google and Google Scholar.
Other services include journal and event hosting, data management and centralized storage, preservation and open access to the University of Dayton’s historical records.Top
Faculty Exchange Series
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
eCommons@UD: Showcasing the Scholarly and Creative Output of Our Faculty and Making Googling Yourself Much More Satisfying
12:00-1:15 pm – Location: LTC Forum
Lunch provided (please indicate any dietary needs)
The Libraries are launching a new electronic publishing and archiving service: eCommons (ecommons.udayton.edu). eCommons is a rapidly growing online repository of digital materials representing the University of Dayton’s scholarly and creative output. This service enables faculty, staff, and students to preserve their work and disseminate it to a worldwide audience. Faculty and staff can:
• Archive their scholarly and creative work
• Disseminate their work to the world and make it more findable by Google
• Demonstrate impact with monthly download statistics
• Host a journal, conference, digital book, image collection, and more
Monday, October 28, 2013
How to Retain the Rights to your Scholarship: Adjusting Author Contracts and Funding Options for Open Access Publishing
12:00-1:15 pm – Location: LTC Forum
Lunch Provided (please indicate any dietary needs)
Faculty and researchers have the right to retain the rights to use and distribute their scholarship. However, that right is not always evident in author contracts and publisher agreements. Scholarly materials in electronic form can be made widely accessible in a manner that greatly increases their use and utility for readers. If the higher education community manages intellectual property rights properly, it can facilitate wide dissemination of scholarship in ways that significantly enhance the growth and development of knowledge. This session will describe open access publishing and funding options for author fees, as well as national and international efforts to educate authors about their rights. A sample author addendum will also be distributed.Top
10:00-11:00am: Introduction to Institutional Repositories, Open Access, and Digital Commons
A brief intro to open access as a movement, the history/development of institutional repositories, author rights and copyright and the basic values/functionality of Digital Commons. Time for questions included.
11:00 - 11:30 am: Introduction to eCommons
Dean Kathy Webb will provide a brief overview of the eCommons at UD.
11:45am-1:00pm: Examples of innovative projects at other institutions
The repository as a service: developing robust, relevant collections with campus partners. Covers types of collections, examples, and through individual stories highlights the collaborative, service-oriented nature of the work. Time for questions and brainstorming included.
For more information visit ecommons.udayton.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Top