Status of students’ graduate (masters) theses in repositories of six European universities

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Danijel Gudelj; Ljiljana Poljak; Vicko Tomić; Mirta Matošić; Matko Marušić; Ana Marušić

Poster description:

Institutions are often apprehensive when moving their repository to a new repository system, as this will affect hundreds of thousands of records collected over decades and the discoverability of their institution’s
research. This poster will present statistics on item usage and discovery after repository migration, using data from an external independent repository monitoring service to show an increase in usage of up to 250% and explain how this can be achieved.

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About the authors:

Danijel Gudelj
Danijel Gudelj is M.A. of sociology and croatology, graduated at Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb. Currently, he is a member of the editorial team of ST-OPEN, new overlay+ journal which was founded by the University of Split. For the last decade, he was working at the University of Split as an events manager. His interests are scientific research in the field of scientometry, scientific ethics, editing the scientific journal, cultural and social events etc. He has published several papers.

Ljiljana Poljak

Ljiljana Poljak holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Zadar and is currently a PhD student at the same university. She works as a librarian at the University of Split Library Department of Research Services and Development, where her responsibilities include analysis of scientific productivity, web development, institutional repository management, and open science advocacy.

Vicko Tomić (Presenting author)

Vicko Tomić is an Editor-in-Chief of the overlay+ journal ST-OPEN, founded by the University of Split. He graduated sociology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split and currently is a PhD candidate at the University of Split School of Medicine. His main fields of scientific interest are qualitative methodology, research ethics and research integrity. He has published several scientific papers and had presentations at several national and international scientific conferences. He is a member of the Croatian Sociological Society.

Mirta Matošić

Mirta Matošić is a Librarian Advisor at the University of Split Library. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University Oklahoma, in Management Information Systems and in International Business, and her Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Zadar. She is pursuing her postgraduate degree at the University of Zadar in the Knowledge Society and Information Transfer programme. Her main research interests are academic librarianship, library management and evaluation.

Matko Marušić, MD, PhD

Dr Marušić is the founder and Editor emeritus of ST-OPEN journal. He is a graduate of Zagreb University School of Medicine (1970), where he also obtained PhD (1975), and professorship at the Department of Physiology (1980). His research interest has mostly been concentrated on immunology of bone marrow transplantation, but he also published in fields of oncology, philosophy of science, and medical education. Dr Marušić writes short stories, and two collections of his works became obligatory readings in the primary schools in Croatia.

Ana Marušić

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. Since 2012, she is Honorary Professor of the Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Prof. Marušić has been the Editor in Chief of the Croatian Medical Journal for 20 years, and is now the Founder and Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. Prof. Marušić is Past President of the World Association of Medical Editors and Council of Science Editors. She is currently the Vice President of the European Association of Science Editors. Professor Marušić received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her biomedical research is focused on the interactions between the immune and bone systems. Her research interests also include peer review and research integrity. She has been the principal investigator of several national and international research grants. She has given a number of invited lectures at international meetings. Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration and creator of the Croatian public registry of clinical trials. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network, an international initiative for promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research.

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