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Digital Commons Customer Research

In a post-COVID world, which of the following library roles are most likely to become more important/less important in support of academic departments?

Less Same More
Data management

2%

21%

77%

Open educational resources

0%

10%

90%

Library special collections

7%

35%

58%

Open access scholarship

1%

16%

83%

Digitization of primary research marterials

2%

24%

74%

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%

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%




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