Ohio IR Day Community of Interest

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of Ohio IR Day is to bring together a community of practitioners who collect, preserve, organize, manage, and disseminate digitized and digitally born materials including intellectual output of their institutions and cultural heritage materials. Many OhioLINK member libraries have institutional repositories, but they have no home group/committee that is a part of an Ohio statewide library organization.

The informal group Ohio IR Day, which has been meeting since 2014 and will constitute the group’s initial membership, has provided a means for collaboration and information exchange; joining the OhioLINK Communities of Interest will provide a highly visible and more formal means for librarians and IR managers to connect to knowledgeable people and helpful resources. At this time, the Ohio IR Day group includes more than 40 people; the group’s biannual meetings typically draw approximately 30 attendees.

The goals of this community of interest are to share knowledge, create best practices and workflows, allow for networking among colleagues, and invite collaboration on current and future statewide projects, such as:

  • Ingestion of content into discovery layer Ingestion of content into Ohio Digital Public Library of America
  • Navigating copyright and publisher policies
  • Marketing and outreach to campus Metadata creation
  • Best practices to improve workflow
  • Tools and technology to enhance collections
  • Data curation
  • Creation of open educational resources (OERs).

Listserv Information

Please contact Jane Wildermuth for information on Ohio IR Day membership at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ohio-ir-list .

Meeting Notes and More Information

For information on the bi-annual Ohio IR Day event or for past meeting materials, please see the Ohio IR Day website.