July 15th, 2014 | Tags : IR All-Stars | Category : Education & Outreach

Congratulations to the Forthcoming 2014 IR All-Stars!

We’re excited to announce that this year’s amazing group of IR All-Stars has officially been chosen! Our annual bepress Digital Commons IR All-Stars awards spotlight four individuals from the Digital Commons community who have demonstrated a unique, high-impact, and replicable approach to IR success, and have made a meaningful contribution to the scholarly communications community as a whole. Through these awards we aim not only to honor the accomplishments of individual members of the community, but also to help support and enable all Digital Commons admins to be IR All-Stars too. You can learn more about the history of the awards in our post about last year’s winners.

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As always, selecting the winners was incredibly challenging. All of our admins and their teams do amazing work, and the Digital Commons community as a whole is incredibly hard-working, engaged, and committed to building vibrant repository services and supporting campus needs. We’ve been blown away by the rapid growth of Digital Commons collections over the past few years, and there was a large pool of excellent candidates for the 2014 awards. Nominations were made by members of the bepress Digital Commons Consulting Services team and final selections were chosen by a committee of bepress managers.

Selection Criteria:

  • At least 3 years as an IR manager.
  • A track record of vibrant repository collection growth, and an innovative and tireless approach to engaging faculty and others on campus in order to support their scholarly communications needs.
  • A demonstrated eagerness to share and teach others. This might take the form of a presentation, article, case study, or video that provides specifics and guidelines for the best practices for others to learn from and replicate the strategies that made the IR manager an IR All-Star.

Over the next month, we’ll be announcing and highlighting the accomplishments of this year’s IR All-Stars here on the DC Telegraph, and linking to some of the amazing resources they’ve created. Check back in next week for our first All-Star!