University of Louisville
Ekstrom Library/Archives & Special Collections
Digital Initiatives/Scholarly Communication2020 CONTACT:
Sarah Frankel, Open Access & Repository Coordinator
ThinkIR is an open-access digital repository that provides worldwide access to the scholarship of the University of Louisville community. Through ThinkIR, faculty and graduates can highlight their scholarship, accomplishments, and successes as researchers for a global audience, increasing their visibility and making new connections.
As a core commitment of University Libraries, ThinkIR also preserves that scholarship for future researchers. ThinkIR currently includes student dissertations, theses, faculty publications, and soon freestanding open access journals produced at or hosted by the University of Louisville.
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Peer Reviewed Journals: 75%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 1
- Paraprofessional staff: 1
- Library Materials Budget: 50%
- Non-library Campus Budget: 50%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||4||4|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Journals for External Groups|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses||4||193|
2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.
- The Hidden Help : Black Domestic Workers in the Civil Rights Movement. (ETD)
- Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Toward Nutrition and Diet During Pregnancy Among Recently Delivered Women of Syrian Refugees (journal article)
- The eQuality Toolkit: Practical Skills for LGBTQ and DSD-Affected Patient Care (Monograph)
- Predicting 30-Day Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia Using Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches (journal article)
- Student government leadership in the 21st century : its importance and why it must be supported. (undergraduate honors thesis)
- refugee and global health
- infectious diseases—respiratory infections
- student financial aid
- physician burnout and wellness
- LGBTQ and DSD-affected patient care
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
Openess to Partners: Only work with internal partners
Technologies & Services
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- contract/license preparation
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- ISSN registry
- open URL support
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We plan to hire a student worker to help keep up with the demands of adding new content to the repository. We have also changed our collection policy to allow for some non-peer reviewed scholarship (namely journals) produced by our university.
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