Day 2: Share your research in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

Libraries Research Impact Challenge

What is Digital Scholarship@UNLV?

Digital Scholarship@UNLV is UNLV’s open access institutional repository provided by the University Libraries for faculty and students. Its mission is to capture, preserve, and share the intellectual output of UNLV faculty, staff, students, and their collaborations with other stakeholders. Most scholarly and intellectual items in Digital Scholarship@UNLV are freely available and discoverable by anyone with an internet connection. 

For faculty sharing their works and graduate students’ theses or dissertations, Digital Scholarship@UNLV helps increase the visibility and access to your research, provides insight into the use and reach of your scholarship, and preserves and provides access to your research for future generations. 

Complete today’s challenge!

Challenge for faculty

Submit a recent full-text version of your scholarly work. It’s quick and easy using the Digital Scholarship@UNLV submission form. (Don’t forget to check your publisher’s copyright policy on open access first!). You can submit a wide variety of types of scholarship, including journal articles, book chapters, posters, and more!

Once your scholarship is posted, you will receive confirmation and a link to your new Author Dashboard, where you can monitor downloads and other usages (using alternative metrics) of your scholarship.

Challenge for graduate/professional students

Learn more about making your thesis or dissertation open access and reaching the broadest audience for your research by attending this 30-minute workshop. This workshop will be recorded, so if you cannot attend the live session, the recording will be shared with everyone who registered.

The Impactful Thesis: Making Your Thesis or Dissertation Open Access
Instructors: Andrea Wirth and Michelle Shannon
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 am
Recording now available

In this workshop, we will cover:

  • Digital Scholarship@UNLV vs. ProQuest: what's the difference, and why does UNLV use both?
  • What options do ProQuest and Digital Scholarship@UNLV have to make work open access?
  • What does it mean to place an embargo on your thesis or dissertation, and how does it affect readership?
  • Can you make your thesis or dissertation open access if you are publishing your work in a journal?

Bonus challenge

Take it a step further and complete this short activity to learn more about data sharing!

For this activity, review the provided article. Next, consider and reflect on several questions aimed at identifying the importance of data sharing, places to share data, and why someone may or may not choose to share their research data. You are not expected to share your responses.

Download a copy of the article and make a copy of the worksheet to get started!

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