Presentation Title

Is it Something We Didn't Ask? Examining Our Faculty's Motivation to Use Our University's IR

Start Date

21-5-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

21-5-2021 12:40 PM

Abstract

How can we encourage faculty to deposit their scholarly works in our university’s institutional repository (IR)? What motivates faculty to self-archive, and participate in the IR? The who self-archives question can be easily answered, but the why questions involve more rigor to find answers and create solutions. While there has been considerable attention dedicated to the development, implementation, and the initial population of content into the IR at Montclair State, there has been no data collection used to evaluate the IR, in regards to faculty awareness, and motivation to participate, and continued participation, that can help to strategically influence outreach efforts. We will share the preliminary results of our research study which utilizes the value of collecting qualitative data to explore the wants and needs of the users, and intended users, of Montclair State University’s institutional repository.

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May 21st, 12:00 PM May 21st, 12:40 PM

Is it Something We Didn't Ask? Examining Our Faculty's Motivation to Use Our University's IR

How can we encourage faculty to deposit their scholarly works in our university’s institutional repository (IR)? What motivates faculty to self-archive, and participate in the IR? The who self-archives question can be easily answered, but the why questions involve more rigor to find answers and create solutions. While there has been considerable attention dedicated to the development, implementation, and the initial population of content into the IR at Montclair State, there has been no data collection used to evaluate the IR, in regards to faculty awareness, and motivation to participate, and continued participation, that can help to strategically influence outreach efforts. We will share the preliminary results of our research study which utilizes the value of collecting qualitative data to explore the wants and needs of the users, and intended users, of Montclair State University’s institutional repository.