Hodgepodge or Showcase? An IR Assessment Strategy

dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, Gailen
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-01T11:59:50Zen
dc.date.available2022-04-01T11:59:50Zen
dc.date.issued2021-06-09en
dc.description.abstractSince the IR may serve the institution as a digital library, it should accurately reflect the institution’s scholarship and activities. But how can we determine whether this is the case? This study proposes selecting several microcosms, creating a controlled vocabulary of terms and phrases, searching the vocabulary at the institution-level and in the IR, and comparing the percentage of hits in each. Assessing IRs from the perspective of its content is not a frame of reference generally used. This study compared three microcosms in the IR with the same microcosms in the institution at large--LGBTQ, Indigenous People, and Latinx. What percentage of similarity be considered a close enough correlation? While this is a review of one IR at a doctoral-granting land grant institution, a discussion of the methodology and results could lead to cross-IR analyses. This presentation describes developing the vocabularies, search strategies using the advantages and short-comings of Google and Solr, and what the data revealed about VTechWorks, the IR at Virginia Tech. Studying these microcosms within the IR also revealed the use or non-use of terms and phrases by certain author communities, e.g., graduate students through their ETDs and faculty through their published articles.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/109520en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.ispartof16th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR 2021)en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectIndigenous Peopleen
dc.subjectLatinxen
dc.subjectLGBTQen
dc.subjectVTechWorksen
dc.titleHodgepodge or Showcase? An IR Assessment Strategyen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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