Institutional Repository Coordinator

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Created: January 28, 2013


The Institutional Repository Coordinator assists with developing, maintaining, and promoting Vanderbilt University’s institutional repository: Discover Archive. As a member of a scholarly communications team, the IR Coordinator will provide support for students, faculty, and staff members who would like to archive content in the IR. The IR Coordinator will assist the Director for Scholarly Communications with campus outreach, analyzing citations of open access publications and promoting the scholarly benefits of open access publication.

Key Functions and Expected Performances: 

Bibliography, bibliographic assistance and instruction (45%)
  • Develop and maintain a bibliography of all faculty publications
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with understanding the self-archiving process
  • Support students with the deposit of electronic theses and dissertations
  • Support students, faculty, and staff with self-archiving materials in the IR
  • Develop and promote lists of top journals with favorable self-archiving policies
Participation in library-wide IR development (15%)
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the IR software
  • Coordinate with technical services to facilitate metadata standards for objects in the IR
  • Consult with library liaisons to identify “grey literature” for potential preservation in the IR
  • Flag potential copyright violations for review by the Director for Scholarly Communications
Participation in campus-wide activities (15%)
  • Support the records management program by depositing appropriate institutional records
  • Maintain records of copyright licenses, permissions, and assignments
  • Assist the Director for Scholarly Communications with the promotion of Open Access Week
Research and Development (15%)
  • Study the effect of depositing articles in institutional repositories on scholarly citations
  • Research alternative methods of citation analysis, including altmetrics
  • Analyze the patterns of faculty deposits in disciplinary repositories such as arXiv, PubMedCentral, and SSRN


Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 02:02 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC