The Open Access Policy in Action: Automating Author’s Rights

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Hoops, Jenny; McLaughlin, Margaret
This February was the third year anniversary of the Open Access Policy, authored to ensure the accessibility and availability of university scholarship to the public for future generations. When the policy was passed, the Scholarly Communication Department was tasked with encouraging several thousand faculty to annually deposit their work into a new institutional repository, IUScholarWorks Open. To facilitate the deposit process, developers in Library Technologies developed the Bloomington Research Information Tracking Engine, also known as BRITE. The BRITE application is able to check the open access and copyright status of articles, compile emails to faculty, and prepare metadata for batch deposit into IUScholarWorks Open. While some manual intervention is still necessary, BRITE has helped our team automate a normally extensive and time-consuming process. This session will walk through the process of development for the BRITE application, as well as the documentation that allows users and employees with little to no subject knowledge on copyright, metadata, or automation to successfully navigate the application. We will also discuss some of our plans for the BRITE application in the future, and look for insight into what development our users may need moving forward.
Indiana University Digital Collections Services
Wednesday Noon Digital Scholarship Series
IUScholarWorks Repository
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IU ScholarWorks Record 

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