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UNLV Bibliography Highlights Reach of UNLV Faculty Scholarship

By BTL on April 11, 2017 10:28 AM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries is now publishing UNLV Bibliography, a showcase and record of the scholarly and creative output of UNLV researchers. The project will preserve, increase discoverability, and provide additional access to UNLV research, while enhancing the visibility of UNLV faculty and increasing the impact of their work.

The project has launched with a list of entries covering works published in 2015. The University Libraries will update UNLV Bibliography to build a comprehensive and current bibliography reflecting the full scope of research and creative activities at the university.

UNLV Bibliography is published in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the university’s institutional repository. By including scholarship in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, scholarly outputs are:

  • Preserved and accessible for future generations. The University Libraries is committed to providing stable, long-term access for research stored in Digital Scholarship@UNLV.
  • More discoverable in a Google search, for Digital Scholarship@UNLV optimizes our records to rank higher in internet searches.
  • Tracked to demonstrate the global impact of the scholarship. The institutional repository offers Altmetric badges to track the spread of a work through social media, the press, and other parts of the web. If the repository has the full-text of the work, authors will receive a monthly personalized readership report that details the number of downloads and location of visitors, indicating the global reach of the scholarship.

The 2015 entries were supplied with a publication list of faculty who opted in Digital Measures to share their publications with the institutional repository. The citations are taken directly from the “Publications/Intellectual Contributions” section in faculty members' Digital Measures account. The University Libraries will contact faculty with citations to explain the project in greater length, and invite faculty to submit full-text works of their scholarship.

A UNLV scholar who does not appear in the bibliography can submit citations and works by emailing digitalscholarship@unlv.edu. Publisher policies determine if the full-text of the work can be included, and which version can be uploaded and made available to the public. For more information about publisher policies and versions, visit this online resource guide. University Libraries staff will verify copyright status with the publisher.

To learn more about the project, visit the UNLV Bibliography Resource Guide. To discuss the project or other ways participate in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, contact University Libraries Scholarly Communications Initiatives at digitalscholarship@unlv.edu or email department head John Novak.