At the University of New Orleans, several campus health and safety centers use ScholarWorks@UNO to house and share their research and reports, supporting the health and safety of the community by making the works accessible.
We were curious about how ScholarWorks@UNO had developed such a notable strength in the area of community engagement, so we asked Jeanne Pavy, who manages the IR. As it turns out, developing these partnerships has been surprisingly uncomplicated. An environmental scan and an email offering the IR’s services to all of UNO’s research centers and institutes yielded big results from these community-oriented organizations. They’ve quickly become some of the IR’s most eager and consistent contributors, because their priorities for their research align so well with the IR’s strengths. It’s about discoverability: getting the research to the audience who can use it, sharing resources, and answering questions that directly impact the community.
To learn more about these communities, visit the links below.