Georgia State University Library Celebrates 2011 Faculty Works

Georgia State University President Mark Becker at the faculty author event

Georgia State University President Mark Becker at the faculty author event

Did you know that over 25% of Georgia State University’s faculty published something in 2011? That’s almost 300 people writing books and articles, composing music, making art and even creating apps in iTunes!

Since this remarkable number of faculty deserves recognition for their hard work, the Georgia State University Library celebrated their accomplishments on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Both President Mark Becker and Provost Risa Palm were on hand to congratulate the faculty at this event.

The 2011 faculty publications are hosted within the Digital Archive @ Georgia State University, the university’s institutional repository. The celebration highlighted the 2011 faculty publications using a combination of iPads and projected displays to showcase the magnitude of research. Here are some interesting facts about these faculty publications:

  • 379 articles were published in 266 different journals.
  • 25 of these articles were published in open access journals.*
  • Monica Swahn, Associate Vice President of Research and professor in the Institute of Public Health, is the author with the most open access publications at Georgia State University.

Georgia State University Library intends to continue hosting publications by Georgia State’s researchers within the repository, both documenting and improving access to the material. Each monograph’s entry includes citation data, links to the library catalog, links to purchase the publications, and even samples of the text when available.

If you are a member of the Georgia State community and published in 2011, or are currently publishing in 2012, please contact our Digital Repository Services Librarian, Amy Elliott, about including your work.

Georgia State University faculty authors event - March 15, 2012

Georgia State University faculty authors event

* These numbers are based on Gold Open Access (fully accessible open online journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals) only. Submissions were voluntary and self-reported by faculty in response to a call put out at the end of 2011.

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