“Suddenly people are talking about open access on campus in a way they hadn’t before,” says Susan Gibbons, vice provost and dean of River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester. “And it’s going to push the need for repositories front and center again.”
Included in what will be offered to authors to lure them to contribute their papers and dissertations are “collaborating with colleagues” and customized “researcher pages.” In findability terms, the collaborating (1) gives link love to the ideas that interest colleagues and (2) puts online customized landing pages. Thus, the Rochester is not only making knowledge in their depository open, it is giving the ideas that attract collaboration some highly merited findability.
What are these two findability principles? (more…)