TechValidate Research on Elsevier Digital Commons

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199 Customers Surveyed

1,001 Data Points Collected

12 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts



Selected Research Highlights


Digital Commons Research

What impact, if any, has COVID-19 had on the role of your institutional repository (IR)?

Not essential Not very essential Essential Very essential
BEFORE Covid-19

11%

11%

56%

22%

DURING Covid-19

3%

11%

42%

44%

AFTER Covid-19

3%

11%

44%

42%

Digital Commons Customer Testimonial

We are not at the AFTER COVID stage at all, but campus [leadership] strongly desires our safe local restart, and online collaboration and integration of campus systems (are) crucial.

Library Leadership, Educational Institution

Digital Commons Customer Testimonial

Our IR get more “famous” based on its valuable content (about) Distance Learning Methodologies and e-Texts that (it) includes.

Library Leadership, Educational Institution (Greece)

Digital Commons Customer Research

In a post-COVID world, which future research-sharing needs will be MORE important to address? (Please select up to 3)

Need to quickly share post-publication research (green open access articles)
60%
Need to make special library collections available online (to support researchers in the humanities unable to access your physical archive)
52%
Need to collect and make accessible researcher datasets (primary research materials)
50%
Need to publish open access journals (especially for researchers in emerging or niche fields)
50%
Need to enable digital learning environments (when access controls make virtual learning software problematic)
48%
Need to quickly share pre-publication research (preprints and working papers)
47%
Need to highlight researcher achievements (based upon complete and accurate metadata records)
37%
Need to showcase undergraduate student research capabilities (thesis, capstones, ePortfolio, student journal)
35%
Need to review, accept, and share graduate students dissertations online
34%
Need to give canceled conferences a place for accepted works to be shared and contributions to be recognized
27%
Other
3%


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