Enhancing scholarly visibility using an institutional repository as a springboard for scholarly profiles in a multi-hospital health care system

Jennifer Deal
Brenda Fay
Deb Simpson
Dave Stout


In 2014 Aurora Health Care (AHC) Libraries licensed Digital Commons to act as our Institutional Repository (IR) including supporting am open‐source journal clinical journal. To optimize and integrate the repository’s full functionality AHC librarians explored ways use the Digital Commons to meet institution needs including increasing the visibility of the scholarly activities emerging from our medical education and research programs. In 2016 we licensed SelectedWorks ‐ a module that allows for creation of scholarly profiles and piggybacks off Digital Commons to integrate content with the strong education and research stakeholder support. These groups identified and have now implemented SelectedWorks features to: track scholarly output for education accreditation purposes (ACGME), make department scholarship more visible to internal and external stakeholders, and to track “reach” through mapping features. This presentation will describe the hurdles and benefits we encountered during our initial deployment and continued use of SelectedWorks. Attendees will gain: staffing and financial investment insights and strategies for creating participants’ research profiles. Dave Stout, from Bepress, will present two new services recently provided to our community: Expert Gallery, and Readership Dashboards. These new services present fresh, relevant approaches for our community to proactively look ahead to fill gaps in non‐traditional hospital/health care library services, while adding value to their local community.