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    DOI Workflow Best Practices - Adding Person, Affiliation and Relationship Connections to DataCite Metadata Records (KAUST)

    (2023-10-12) Grenz, Daryl M.; Karsou, Rawan M.; University Library

    The Best Practice session will showcase some examples from DataCite Members who have implemented workflows that enable connection metadata to be included when they register DataCite DOIs.

    The connection metadata properties in the DataCite Metadata Schema are nameIdentifiers (e.g., ORCIDs), affiliationIdentifiers (e.g., RORs), relatedIdentifiers (e.g., DOIs), and fundingReferences (e.g., Crossref funder IDs).

    Connecting DataCite DOIs to other PIDs is essential for discovery and reuse of the underlying content and for making sure researchers get credit for sharing their outputs.

    Join this session to understand how DataCite Members adopt best practices for connecting metadata in their research outputs.

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    How ORCID Facilitates Open Access at KAUST​

    (2022-10-25) Grenz, Daryl M.; Baessa, Mohamed A.; University Library
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    Libraries’ Role in Improving an Institution’s Scholarly Communication Impact

    (2022-05-18) Baessa, Mohamed A.; Tomic, Nevena; Grenz, Daryl M.; University Library

    Scholarly communication services are an essential part of a university library. These services help scholars navigate shifting publishing, intellectual property, copyright, and information policy landscapes in ways that promote research dissemination, accessibility, and impact.

    In this workshop, we will begin by discussing a range of scholarly communication services offered by academic and research libraries, tools and skills required by librarians to be able to offer these services to their community, as well as the open access movement and different approaches to supporting open access.

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    Using Persistent Identifiers to Enhance Thesis and Dissertation Services

    (2021-11-16) Grenz, Daryl M.; Karsou, Rawan M.; Alsaedi, Yasmeen; Baessa, Mohamed A.; University Library

    In the 10 years since the first student completed a thesis at the then newly founded King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the university library has developed our thesis and dissertation archiving service from a temporary home in Sharepoint into the foundation of a healthy and expanding institutional repository using DSpace. This presentation will introduce the steps in this progression, with the primary focus on two initiatives to better weave our theses and dissertations into the scholarly web through the use of persistent identifiers.

    The first of these was the decision in 2014 to become an early adopter of ORCID identifiers and to require an ORCID iD be attached to the student author on all new thesis and dissertation submissions. Through ORCID membership, this integration also supported posting metadata about the ETD to the student’s ORCID record, connecting it to their publication record as they start their careers. In combination with this work, we also enabled searching faculty advisors and committee members to ETDs on the basis of their ORCID iD, allowing repository users to easily identify all the items in the repository related to a professor, not only the items where they were listed as authors.

    Secondly, while we have used Handle identifiers to provide persistent links to ETDs since 2012, in 2018 we decided to also register DataCite DOIs for each thesis or dissertation. Through registration of metadata with DataCite we can make additional connections between the ETD and the student’s ORCID iD, as well as to related items such as datasets and cited publications. In addition, we will show how the use of DOIs can make our ETDs more discoverable, while also providing more avenues to track the resulting usage.

    To conclude, we will also discuss areas where we are working to further improve our thesis and dissertation archiving service, ranging from supporting research data management by students to connecting with additional external systems such as Wikidata and Semantic Scholar.

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    Open Access global trends and CMU experiences: KAUST University Library Outreach Lecture 2021

    (2021-01-28) Vijayakumar, J.K.; Webster, Keith; University Library; Carnegie Mellon University

    The KAUST University Library Annual Outreach Lecture 2021 on "Open Access global trends and CMU experiences" was delivered by Prof. Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries Carnegie Mellon University, the USA on 28th January 2021. This lecture reviewed the growth of open access in recent years and considered the position of major publishers as they adjust their business models. Key developments explained include the impact of Plan S, the shift towards transformative read and publish agreements and the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the commercial landscape. The lecture also illustrated the opportunities and challenges for individual institutions like CMU. While introducing the speaker, Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar, the KAUST Library Director has announced the transformative open access agreements established at KAUST.

    The slides used for the lecture can be downloaded from the CMU repository https://kilthub.cmu.edu/articles/presentation/Open_Access_Global_Trends_and_CMU_Experiences/13650683