The University Libraries is pleased to share with the winners of the second annual UNLV Open Access Awards. This year’s awards highlight open access works and collections in Digital Scholarship@UNLV and their UNLV authors. We looked at the last year’s worth of data (Oct 2018-Sep 2019) to determine each of the winners. This year’s categories are:
- Non-academic departments with the most materials
- College with the most downloads
- Faculty publication with most downloads
- Non-Library faculty member with the most OA publications added
- Library Faculty with the most OA publications added
Non-academic departments with the most materials
Brookings Mountain West
Brookings Mountain West has long been a contributor to Digital Scholarship@UNLV. Their collections include recordings of lectures and events, capstone papers contributed by students enrolled in the Brookings Public Policy Minor, and materials for The Data Hub in partnership with The Lincy Institute.
College with the most downloads
William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality wins this category with 185,294 downloads in the past year. Most of the downloads are generated by the very popular graduate student professional papers. Readers from around the world are finding the hospitality professional papers, with much of the readership coming from the United States, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.
Faculty publication with most downloads
“Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide and the Birth of the Middle East” (2012), by Michelle Tusan, History Department
While this book was contributed to Digital Scholarship@UNLV in 2013, interest is growing and this year was no different with over 4,430 downloads. The book, published by UC Berkeley GAIA Books with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-NC-SA) and made available in both the University of California escholarship repository and Digital Scholarship@UNLV, continues to be read and cited frequently. Find it in Digital Scholarship@UNLV or in the Lied Library stacks (check availability).
Non-Library faculty member with the most open access publications added
Bing Zhang, Professor & Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences
The UNLV Bibliography, a showcase and record of the scholarly and creative output of UNLV researchers, has been going strong since 2015. One of the things that makes it better and better each year is the addition of open access content to go with the bibliographic records. In the last year we have been able to add more than 20 items co-authored by Dr. Bing Zhang. Dr. Zhang publishes frequently in open access journals and in traditional journals that have generous reuse rights. You may find Dr. Zhang’s open access works on theoretical modeling and observations of high energy phenomena in the universe in the Physics and Astronomy Faculty Publications collection in Digital Scholarship@UNLV.
Library faculty member with the most open access publications added
Marina Georgieva, Visiting Digital Collections Librarian
With two OA articles and numerous presentations contributed this year, we are happy to recognize our colleague Marina Georgieva for her enthusiastic support of open access. By contributing to Digital Scholarship@UNLV, she makes her work and expertise readily available to library and archives practitioners and researchers everywhere. Check out her work on metadata remediation, digital collections project management, and digitization workflows in the Library Faculty Publications and Presentations collections.