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This collection contains publications about The Ohio State University's Knowledge Bank and institutional repositories in general.


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    The Use of Institutional Repositories: The Ohio State University Experience
    (American Library Association, 2011) Connell, Tschera Harkness
    In this paper the author compares the use of digital materials that have been deposited in The Ohio State University (OSU) Knowledge Bank (KB). Comparisons are made for content considered in scope of the university archives and those considered out of scope, for materials originating from different campus sources, and for different types of content. Results show that both mediated and unmediated content is used and therefore justifies the preservation costs for unmediated content. Results also show articles and undergraduate theses are most frequently used type of materials leading to the conclusion that it is important to collect content from all levels of the educational process.
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    Repurposing MARC Metadata for an Institutional Repository: Working with Special Collections and University Press Monographs
    (American Library Association, 2011) Walsh, Maureen P.
    This paper describes the processes and workflows that transform Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records found in The Ohio State's University's library catalog into Dublin Core records for digital resources batch loaded into the Knowledge Bank, The Ohio State University's institutional repository. Two projects are described to illustrate the processes and workflows: the open access monographs of The Ohio State University Press and the oral history collections of The Ohio State University Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program.
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    Batch Loading Collections into DSpace: Using Perl Scripts for Automation and Quality Control
    (American Library Association, 2010) Walsh, Maureen P.
    This paper describes batch loading workflows developed for the Knowledge Bank, The Ohio State University’s institutional repository. In the five years since the inception of the repository approximately 80 percent of the items added to the Knowledge Bank, a DSpace repository, have been batch loaded. Most of the batch loads utilized Perl scripts to automate the process of importing metadata and content files. Custom Perl scripts were used to migrate data from spreadsheets or comma-separated values files into the DSpace archive directory format, to build collections and tables of contents, and to provide data quality control. Two projects are described to illustrate the process and workflows.
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    Impact of Institutional Repositories on Technical Services
    (2009-01-27) Connell, Tschera Harkness; Cetwinski, Thomas
    The library technical services (TS) units at Ohio State University are heavily involved in the operation of the institutional repository. A literature review revealed that the majority of articles addressing the impact of institutional repositories on library operations emphasize the role of public services. In an effort to determine if the Ohio State experience was unusual, a survey was sent to 123 ARL libraries through the ARL director’s listserv. The survey was designed to determine how the management and workload associated with institutional repositories is distributed across the library including whether IR responsibilities are fulfilled in TS and whether there has been reorganization of TS to handle the IR. Twenty-one percent (21%) of the libraries returned the survey. Most of the institutions indicated that the operation and management of the IR is distributed across multiple units of the library. Most also reported heavy technical services involvement. The fact that 86% of the technical services positions involved in the IR are not new indicates that in general technical services units have not been reorganized. Overall, there are many similarities between Ohio State and the institutions responding to our survey. The services for the IR are widely distributed across multiple units of libraries and the institutions in this study reported heavy technical services involvement. However, the involvement of technical services at Ohio State is among the strongest.
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    Institutional Repositories
    (2003) Branin, Joseph J.
    As more and more information is created in digital formats at the individual, desktop level, institutions are beginning to turn their attention to how to identify and manage these digital assets for long-term use and preservation. This requires an understanding of the knowledge management movement and the associated maturing digital asset management technology.
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    Developing an Institutional Knowledge Bank at Ohio State University: From Concept to Action Plan
    (portal:Libraries and the Academy, 2003-01-01) Rogers, Sally A.
    There is a growing interest among academic institutions in collecting, preserving, and creating value-added services from digital content. Ohio State University plans to build on existing initiatives to create an institutional repository called the Knowledge Bank.
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    Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries: Building the Knowledge Bank at the Ohio State University
    (2003-04-14) Branin, Joseph J.
    Submitted to the "Journal of Academic Librarianship" for publication, the pre-print examines the evolution of "collection development" to "collection management" to what at the beginning of the 21st century is "knowledge management".