Presenter Information

Jessica Ryan, Smith CollegeFollow

Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Date

2019-06-18

Description

Institutional Repository nomenclature doesn’t always serve our users well and creates extra work for IR librarians who are tasked with "translating" the terms in order to upload appropriate versions of published work. I am advocating for a common-sense and conceptually consistent approach by proposing a new set of terminology for eprints. I will briefly outline academic publishing terms: preprints, postprints, eprints, and publisher’s pdfs. I will then demonstrate that the terminology is a known point of confusion by briefly looking at some of the alternate terms I've come across in the wild. Once we've reviewed the current situation, I will propose a set of terms that don’t require explanation but rather truly embrace a spirit of autological language and cohesiveness.

Keywords

institutional repositories, archiving, academic publishing, versions, terminology

DOI

10.13028/60zh-hf93

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Jun 18th, 1:30 PM

Breaking Through the Word Barrier

Institutional Repository nomenclature doesn’t always serve our users well and creates extra work for IR librarians who are tasked with "translating" the terms in order to upload appropriate versions of published work. I am advocating for a common-sense and conceptually consistent approach by proposing a new set of terminology for eprints. I will briefly outline academic publishing terms: preprints, postprints, eprints, and publisher’s pdfs. I will then demonstrate that the terminology is a known point of confusion by briefly looking at some of the alternate terms I've come across in the wild. Once we've reviewed the current situation, I will propose a set of terms that don’t require explanation but rather truly embrace a spirit of autological language and cohesiveness.