Title

Reports, Infographics, Policy Briefs, and More: Marketing an IR to Creators of Grey Literature at UIC

Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Date

2021-11-17

Streaming Media

Description

Public health researchers are prolific creators and consumers of grey literature and other non-traditional information formats, including research reports and working papers, survey instruments, community-facing materials such as infographics and pamphlets, and more. These documents reflect hours of effort and have potential for widespread impact, but often are not shared beyond their immediate audiences. The COVID-19 pandemic made sharing up-to-date public health information even more urgent. UIC Library's public health liaison librarian and digital publishing librarian will describe how they designed and delivered a webinar specifically targeting public health researchers in order to promote UIC's institutional repository INDIGO. We will describe the content included in our webinar and questions raised by the audience. We will also provide examples of grey literature documents uploaded to INDIGO by public health researchers after this webinar took place, as well as how Chicago communities used the literature in their activism efforts, demonstrating the potential of IRs for sharing a wide variety of information types.

Keywords

institutional repositories, health sciences, Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries, MIRL, MIRL 2021, grey literature

Open Access

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Nov 17th, 3:55 PM

Reports, Infographics, Policy Briefs, and More: Marketing an IR to Creators of Grey Literature at UIC

Public health researchers are prolific creators and consumers of grey literature and other non-traditional information formats, including research reports and working papers, survey instruments, community-facing materials such as infographics and pamphlets, and more. These documents reflect hours of effort and have potential for widespread impact, but often are not shared beyond their immediate audiences. The COVID-19 pandemic made sharing up-to-date public health information even more urgent. UIC Library's public health liaison librarian and digital publishing librarian will describe how they designed and delivered a webinar specifically targeting public health researchers in order to promote UIC's institutional repository INDIGO. We will describe the content included in our webinar and questions raised by the audience. We will also provide examples of grey literature documents uploaded to INDIGO by public health researchers after this webinar took place, as well as how Chicago communities used the literature in their activism efforts, demonstrating the potential of IRs for sharing a wide variety of information types.