Institutional repository; COVID-19; scholarly communications
How can medical librarians utilize emerging technologies to promote readership of Covid-19 related research from their institution?
This poster shows how librarians and staff at the Himmelfarb Library at George Washington University (GW) used the Digital Commons institutional repository (IR) platform to develop a subject-specific collection designed to collocate and promote COVID-19-related faculty research. In June 2020, we established a collection entitled “COVID-19 Publications by GW Authors” and since that time we have archived citations to over 100 publications. By utilizing a Google-indexed IR, we have increased awareness of local scholarship and utilize the built-in PlumX dashboard to provide authors and institutional stakeholders with metrics that can be an asset for professional advancement. This poster concludes that emerging technologies can help to reconceptualize information organization in light of recent trends in scholarly communications.