Faculty Buy-in for IR and OA Publishing

This session will demonstrate how even a small institution with limited staffing and resources can achieve more than 30 percent buy-in of their faculty to the institutional repository (IR) and increase awareness of and support for open access publishing on their campus.

Attendees will receive:

  • steps for marketing open access and IRs to faculty,
  • examples of marketing materials,
  • suggested workflows and business plans to support high adoption of faculty, and
  • strategies for faculty to employ when looking for a publisher and negotiating contracts to retain greater control over their intellectual property.

Originally presented on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, participants will have learned specific strategies for engaging faculty and obtaining their content for the IR. The strategies can be easily adapted to any size institution, public or private.

Who Should Attend

Anyone at institutions that have not yet started an institutional repository or those that are struggling to get faculty content.


Carol Hixson has been Dean of the Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) since August 2009. Prior positions include university librarian at the University of Regina and the head of metadata and digital library services at the University of Oregon. She has implemented institutional repositories at all three institutions and has written and presented extensively on IRs throughout the US, Canada, the UK, and Spain.

Tina Neville is Head of Library Research & Instruction at the USFSP Library. She attended the 2011 week-long digital preservation management workshop in Albany, New York and recently completed a four-week online data management course. She has co-authored several articles for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and Reference and User Services Quarterly and is currently working with her colleagues to investigate data management practices at her institution.

Deborah Henry is a senior librarian with more than twenty-five years of experience in the Library Research & Instruction Department of Poynter Library. She has co-authored articles for Journal of Academic Librarianship and Reference and User Services Quarterly as well as book and book chapter contributions. Her research interests include academic librarianship, tenure and promotion of librarians, digital archives, open access, collection development, and reference services. She is currently collaborating on a project focusing on data management practices.




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