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Jamie Wittenberg

Jamie Wittenberg

Head, Scholarly Communication, Indiana University - Bloomington
Jamie Wittenberg is Head of the Scholarly Communication Department at the IU Libraries. Her work focuses on enabling open access to scholarship, facilitating reuse, and advocating for transparent research practices. Jamie and her team run an institutional repository for the IU research community as well as an open journal publishing platform. Jamie is working in collaboration with library developers to operationalize workflows from the IU faculty reporting system to the institutional repository. Jamie’s current research includes work on preprint deposit pipelines, pedagogical models for data services, personal digital archiving methods, and NSF and Sloan-funded research on publishing digital 3D objects.

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According to Wikipedia, the preprint is a “version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly or scientific journal”. Preprint archives, such as arXiv and SSRN, rapidly achieved prominence in both the hard and social sciences as rapid access to new work became a priority. It’s wonderful to have those platforms, but what are best practices for libraries and other content providers in working with them? Should preprints be assigned DOIs? What relationship should exist between pre-prints and discovery services? What is the interoperability with link resolvers like? What are the implications for citation practices?

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