To raise the profile of articles written by University of Florida (UF) researchers in Elsevier industry journals, UF and publisher Elsevier have devised a streamlined portal called IR@UF via application programming interfaces (APIs) for library usage.
Elsevier and University of Florida researchers are collaborating to improve circulation of work to the general public through Elsevier’s ScienceDirect application. IR@UF is short for “UF's institutional repository.”
With the majority of UF-authored articles being published in Elsevier journals and comprising many citations, the collaborative project aims to deepen the participants’ perspective on data while broadening the writing’s accessibility.
"The project addresses several university needs including showcasing UF's body of works, providing a better user experience for researchers who use its repository and facilitating compliance with U.S. policies on public access to federally funded research," Judith Russell, UF’s Dean of University Libraries, said.
Elsevier evolved from a small company begun in 1880 into its present-day multimedia status. Its name derives from the original House of Elzevir, a Dutch family publishing house founded in 1580. Elsevier's work continues today by “empowering unsung knowledge” for scholarly works from its headquarters in Amsterdam.
"The project is a great example of libraries and publishers working together to expand access, to increase compliance with funder policies, and to reduce duplication of cost and effort," Alicia Wise, access and policy director for Elsevier, said. "Our shared aim is to broaden this approach to include other libraries and other publishers."