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International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Institutional Digital Repositories

International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Institutional Digital Repositories

The study provides extensive data on the tendency to deposit, uses of access data generated by the repositories, success of outreach by librarians, faculty attitudes towards institutional repositories and open access, and their suggestions for repository management. Data in the report is broken out by more than 10 criteria including but not limited to: country of origin of faculty member (with separate data for the USA, Canada, UK/Ireland and Australia), age and gender of faculty member, academic field, size of university, academic title or position, world university ranking, and many other useful variables.

Just a few of the 75-page report’s many findings are that:

29.57% of faculty in social sciences, law and history vs. only 9.26% in literature and languages have been approached by a librarian to deposit a publication in the institutional digital repository.

Postdocs and fellows were more likely than professors or associate professors to have had a publication fee paid for them by their university to enable their work to appear in a open access journal or institutional digital repository; 18.18% of the postdocs and fellows in the sample have enjoyed this privilege.

Use of repositories by faculty tended to be greater by younger than older faculty and, with the exception of those age 30 and under, for whom use was low, use peaked in the 31-39 age group and dropped as age of faculty increased.

Deans, heads of departments and holders of distinguished chairs were much less likely than others to say that they were not really sure if their university had a repository, only 12.5% of them gave this answer.

Faculty from the following universities participated in the study: Australian National University, Brown University, Carleton University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University. Drexel University, Emory University, Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Georgia Institute of Technology, Griffith University, Imperial College London, McGill University, Miami University, Monash University, Penn State - University Park, Penn State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Rice University,
Rutgers University, Saint Louis University, Staffordshire University, Swinburne University of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, University of Michigan, University College Dublin, University Nottingham, University of Alberta, University of Birmingham, University of California at Davis, University of California Riverside, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, University of Idaho, University of Leeds, University of Maryland, University of Maryland College Park,
University of Michigan, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nottingham University of South Florida, University of Strathclyde, University of Technology Sydney, University of Toronto, University of Utah, University of Western Australia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Western Michigan University and Yale University.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Maintenance of a Digital Repository
Percentage of Faculty that have Contributed to a Digital Repository
Percentage of Faculty that have been Approached by a Librarian to Contribute to a Digital Repository
Percentage of Faculty who have had a Publication Fee Paid for Them
Attitudes toward the Digital Repository/Open Access Movement
Use of the Digital Repository for Scholarly Research
Expectations to Make the Next Scholarly Publication Available to the Digital Repository
Views on the Usefulness of Download and other Access Data Provided by Digital Repositories to Contributors
Views on How to Improve the Digital Repository
Table 1.1 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty?
Table 1.2 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Country
Table 1.3 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 1.4 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 1.5 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Gender
Table 1.6 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.7 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 1.8 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 1.9 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 1.10 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 1.11 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 1.12 To the best of your knowledge does your university maintain a digital repository for publications by faculty? Broken out by Academic field
Table 2.1 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository?
Table 2.2 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Country
Table 2.3 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 2.4 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 2.5 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Gender
Table 2.6 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 2.7 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 2.8 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 2.9 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 2.10 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 2.11 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 2.12 Have you ever contributed any of your publications to your library’s digital repository? Broken out by Academic field
Table 3.1 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository?
Table 3.2 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Country
Table 3.3 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 3.4 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 3.5 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Gender
Table 3.6 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.7 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 3.8 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 3.9 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 3.10 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 3.11 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 3.12 Have you ever been approached by a librarian to contribute one of your academic publications to the library’s digital repository? Broken out by Academic field
Table 4.1 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal?
Table 4.2 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Country
Table 4.3 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 4.4 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 4.5 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Gender
Table 4.6 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 4.7 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 4.8 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 4.9 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 4.10 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 4.11 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 4.12 Have you ever had your university library, administration or department pay a “publication fee” charged by a journal to allow you to make the journal article available in a digital repository or open access journal? Broken out by Academic field
Table 5.1 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement?
Table 5.2 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Country
Table 5.3 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 5.4 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 5.5 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Gender
Table 5.6 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 5.7 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 5.8 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 5.9 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 5.10 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 5.11 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 5.12 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards the open access/digital repository movement? Broken out by Academic field
Table 6.1 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research?
Table 6.2 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Country
Table 6.3 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 6.4 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 6.5 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Gender
Table 6.6 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 6.7 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 6.8 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 6.9 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 6.10 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 6.11 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 6.12 Have you ever used any university's institutional digital repository in any of your scholarly research? Broken out by Academic field
Table 7.1 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository?
Table 7.2 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Country
Table 7.3 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 7.4 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 7.5 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Gender
Table 7.6 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.7 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 7.8 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 7.9 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 7.10 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 7.11 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 7.12 Do you expect to make available your next published academic paper to your university's digital repository? Broken out by Academic field
Table 8.1 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded?
Table 8.2 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Country
Table 8.3 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by US News & World Report World Ranking
Table 8.4 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Public or private status
Table 8.5 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Gender
Table 8.6 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.7 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Age range of survey participant
Table 8.8 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Political views of the survey participant
Table 8.9 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Tenure status
Table 8.10 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Teaching load in the past year
Table 8.11 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Academic title or position
Table 8.12 Which phrase best describes your behavior in using the data offered by your institutional digital repository about how often your or other academic publications are viewed or downloaded? Broken out by Academic field
What could your library do to improve your institution's institutional digital repository?

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