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Collaboratively Supporting Undergraduate Research : the Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Libraries' Digital Collections
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Taylor, Laurie N.
Ochoa, Marilyn
Wrublewski, Donna
Benson, Dina
Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes
Sullivan, Mark V.
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UF Libraries
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The University of Florida (UF) Libraries have a longstanding collaborative relationship with UF Center for Undergraduate Research to support student research. In 2011, this collaboration was extended to include support for publishing the Journal of Undergraduate Research using the IR@UF within the larger UF Digital Collections, which are hosted and operated by the Libraries as an access and preservation repository with many collections and a suite of related services. Expanding the collaborative relationship to host and support the published issues of the Journal of Undergraduate Research through the Libraries was a logical expansion of the existing relationship because it served both the goals of both partners in terms of preserving and distributing scholarship from UF. The IR@UF began in 2006, several years after the Journal of Undergraduate Research’s founding in 1999, and so was not initially available as an option for supporting the Journal. From 1999-2010, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provided the web space for the Journal. While the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provided this space, doing so did not follow the organizational structure because the Journal of Undergraduate Research is University-wide and is not specific to any single college. Over the course of several years, the Journal of Undergraduate Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences discussed the need to find an alternate arrangement wherein the Journal of Undergraduate Research would be contextualized as a top-level publication from the University. In 2010, the UF Center for Undergraduate Research and their liaison librarians (Marilyn Ochoa and Donna Wrublewski) along with the interim director of the UF Digital Collections (Laurie Taylor) and the Institutional Repository @UF (IR@UF) Coordinator (Dina Benson) discussed the IR@UF as a possible solution. In discussing this, the UF Center for Undergraduate Research evaluated and found the IR@UF to be exemplary for their display, functionality, and support needs. The UF Center for Undergraduate Research required support for the Journal as an item within a repository structure as well as support for hosting several contextual web pages alongside the Journal issues. The IR@UF automatically met these needs because it is integrated within the larger centralized repository system that powers all of the UF Digital Collections (UFDC). UFDC was developed to meet the requirements from each and every one of the varied collections it supports, resulting in an extremely robust system and array of functionalities being available for all of the collections including the IR@UF. Collaboratively supporting the Journal of Undergraduate Research using the UF Digital Collections is one of many ways that libraries can use their digital collections to support undergraduate research. In the process, these types of collaboration can create opportunities to engage with undergraduate researchers on the relevance and usefulness of digital collections, issues of scholarly communications and author rights, and the nature of scholarly work as it is intended to create and disseminate knowledge.

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The University of Florida (UF) Libraries have a longstanding collaborative relationship with UF Center for Undergraduate Research to support student research. In 2011, this collaboration was extended to include support for publishing the Journal of Undergraduate Research using the IR@UF within the larger UF Digital Collections, which are hosted and operated by the Libraries as an access and preservation repository with many collections and a suite of related services. Expanding the collaborative relationship to host and support the published issues of the Journal of Undergraduate Research through the Libraries was a logical expansion of the existing relationship because it served both the goals of both partners in terms of preserving and distributing scholarship from UF. The IR@UF began in 2006, several years after the Journal of Undergraduate Researchs founding in 1999, and so was not initially available as an option for supporting the Journal. From 1999-2010, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provided the web space for the Journal. While the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provided this space, doing so did not follow the organizational structure because the Journal of Undergraduate Research is University-wide and is not specific to any single college. Over the course of several years, the Journal of Undergraduate Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences discussed the need to find an alternate arrangement wherein the Journal of Undergraduate Research would be contextualized as a top-level publication from the University. In 2010, the UF Center for Undergraduate Research and their liaison librarians (Marilyn Ochoa and Donna Wrublewski) along with the interim director of the UF Digital Collections (Laurie Taylor) and the Institutional Repository @UF (IR@UF) Coordinator (Dina Benson) discussed the IR@UF as a possible solution. In discussing this, the UF Center for Undergraduate Research evaluated and found the IR@UF to be exemplary for their display, functionality, and support needs. The UF Center for Undergraduate Research required support for the Journal as an item within a repository structure as well as support for hosting several contextual web pages alongside the Journal issues. The IR@UF automatically met these needs because it is integrated within the larger centralized repository system that powers all of the UF Digital Collections (UFDC). UFDC was developed to meet the requirements from each and every one of the varied collections it supports, resulting in an extremely robust system and array of functionalities being available for all of the collections including the IR@UF. Collaboratively supporting the Journal of Undergraduate Research using the UF Digital Collections is one of many ways that libraries can use their digital collections to support undergraduate research. In the process, these types of collaboration can create opportunities to engage with undergraduate researchers on the relevance and usefulness of digital collections, issues of scholarly communications and author rights, and the nature of scholarly work as it is intended to create and disseminate knowledge. The Journal of Undergraduate Research strives to publish outstanding scholarship of undergraduates at the University of Florida and showcases the work of the University Scholars. The Journal of Undergraduate Research is supported by the Center for Undergraduate Research and the University Writing Program. UFDC hosts more than 300 outstanding digital collections, containing over 7 million pages of unique manuscripts and letters, antique maps, rare children's literature books, peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, historic photographs, oral histories, and more. The University of Florida Libraries established and supports the IR@UF in order to offer a central location for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of scholarly, research, and creative production alongside historical materials from the University of Florida. The IR@UF encourages university units to contribute their open access research, reports and other materials to the IR@UF for archiving and dissemination free of commercial cost. The IR@UF includes open access materials from UF authors and UF colleges, including, but not limited to: Digital Collection) UFs Institutional Repository, IR@UF http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ufirg Journal of Undergraduate Research http://ufdc.ufl.edu/jur University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) http://ufdc.ufl.edu Collaboratively Supporting Undergraduate Research: the Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Libraries Digital Collections



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Collaboratively Supporting Undergraduate Research: the Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Libraries’ Digital Collections Journal of Undergraduate Research http://ufdc.ufl.edu/jur The Journal of Undergraduate Research strives to publish outstanding scholarship of undergraduates at the University of Florida and showcases the work of the University Scholars. The Journal of Undergraduate Research is supported by the Center for Undergraduate Research and the University Writing Program. University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ UFDC hosts more than 300 outstanding digital collections, containing over 7 million pages of unique manuscripts and letters, antique maps, rare children's literature books, peer reviewed journals, newspapers, historic photographs, oral histories, and more. UF’s Institutional Repository, IR@UF http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ufirg The University of Florida Libraries established and supports the IR@UF in order to offer a central location for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of scholarly, research, and creative production alongside historical materials from the University of Florida. The IR@UF encourages university units to contribute their open access research, reports and other materials to the IR@UF for archiving and dissemination free of commercial cost. Authors Laurie Taylor, UF Digital Collections, Laurien@ufl.edu Marilyn Ochoa, UF Education Library, mnochoa@ufl.edu Donna Wrublewski, UF Marston Science Library, dtwrublewski@ufl.edu Dina Benson, UF Digital Collections, dbenson@uflib.ufl.edu Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, UF Digital Collections, lousant@uflib.ufl.edu Mark Sullivan, UF Digital Collections, marsull@uflib.ufl.edu