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Friday, November 6 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
A Convoluted Web: Reusing Metadata to Highlight Faculty Scholarship

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What would happen if the same metadata creates multiple structures that focuses on highlighting faculty scholarship? At Georgia Southern University, the library staff reuses the same metadata to produce virtual bibliographies and bookshelves, faculty profiles, altmetrics, and an expertise search. Peer-reviewed publications initially are entered into departmental bibliographies and bookshelves in our institutional repository, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. Only publications that faculty have published while at Georgia Southern are included. These citations are collected into university-wide bibliographies and bookshelves and SelectedWorks faculty profiles. The SelectedWorks faculty profiles also include peer-reviewed publications that faculty produced outside of Georgia Southern as well as non-published works such as presentations. Our SelectedWorks metadata is then transferred to Plum Analytics (providing altmetrics) and Georgia Southern’s Expertise Search. In this poster presentation, attendees can expect a visual representation of how metadata connects to the multiple platforms as well as further explanations of the relationships between the structures. Our initial goal of reusing metadata is to increase productivity through streamlining workflows. Our long-term goal is to garner faculty interest in the services of our institutional repository and related research platforms. As more and more research platforms become available to libraries, learning how to reuse metadata helps us to connect them strategically with the faculty’s and institution’s needs in mind.

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Ashley Lowery

Digital Collections Specialist, Georgia Southern University
Ashley D. Lowery is the Digital Collections Specialist at Georgia Southern University. In this position, she manages the institutional repository, Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. This includes overseeing SelectedWorks author profiles, peer-reviewed journal and conference sites, and the site’s integration with PlumX Metrics. She is currently earning her MLIS degree from Valdosta State University and has a B.A. and M.A. in art history.




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