ResearchGate vs. the Institutional Repository: Competition or Complement?

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CONFERENCE: NERCOMP (NorthEast Regional Computing Program) Annual Conference 2018

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

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Lovett, Julia; Rathemacher, Andrée
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Slides from a Breakout Session, "ResearchGate vs. the Institutional Repository: Competition or Complement?," presented at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2018 on March 27, 2018 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.========Date: Tuesday, March 27 | 2:00pm - 2:45pm ET | Room 553Session Type: Breakout SessionDelivery Format: Interactive PresentationAbstract: What does the popularity of academic social networks mean for open access? To librarians tasked with implementing open access policies, it can seem as if faculty prefer to share their work through ResearchGate and instead of the institutional repository. But is that really what's happening? In this session, we will present the results of a population study and survey that revealed the practices, attitudes, and motivations of faculty at the University of Rhode Island around depositing their work in ResearchGate and complying with our permissions-based open access policy. Outcomes: Define key terms * Understand the differences between sharing scholarly work through an open access policy and an academic social network * Realize that the majority of scholars aren't sharing their work through either method========Additional files include session description from online conference program, slides with speakers' notes, and conference proposal as submitted with proposal acceptance.