Marisa Ramirez heads the Digital Scholarship Services group, which supports library
services that reflect the changing landscape of digital publishing, including the
management of DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital repository that provides online open
access to scholarship and research produced by Cal Poly faculty and students. She
collaborates with academic departments and administrative units across campus to bring
new visibility to Cal Poly scholarly, intellectual and creative work. 

As a team member of the Robert E. Kennedy Library Data Services Team (formed in 2011),
Marisa contributes to the data services program by leading the Library's support to
faculty developing data management plans, by providing essential referral and background
information and by clarifying how the digital repository can support archiving and
sharing of digital data produced by Cal Poly faculty, students, and staff. 

Prior to joining Cal Poly, she was the digital repository coordinator for the Arizona
Memory Project (http://azmemory.lib.az.us), a statewide digital library initiative based
out of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Department. In this
position, she led the initiative in developing, implementing, monitoring and promoting
the digital archive. She has also been active with digital library projects at University
of North Carolina –Chapel Hill and Smithsonian Institution Libraries. 

Articles

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Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Findings from a 2011 Survey of Academic Publishers (with Joan T. Dalton, Gail McMillan, Max Read, and Nancy H. Seamans), College & Research Libraries (2013)

An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and...

 

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A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University (with Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino and Karen J. McGaughey), College & Research Libraries (2012)

Academic libraries need reliable information on researcher data needs, data curation practices and attitudes in...

 

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Whose Role Is It Anyway?: A Library Practitioner’s Appraisal of the Digital Data Deluge, Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (2011)

As the volume of digital data multiplies exponentially and the use of digital repositories to...

 

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Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories (with Ann Hanlon), portal: Libraries and the Academy (2011)

An online survey of institutional repository (IR) managers identified copyright clearance trends in staffing and...

 

Contributions to Books

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Approaches to Marketing an Institutional Repository to Campus (with Michael D. Miller), The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges. Edited by Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer. (2011)

Marketing is an activity that is integral to the growth and use of a campus
institutional...

 

Reports

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Institutional Repository Project Summary Report Sept 2007 - Sept 2010, Office of the Dean (Library) (2011)

This final project report to the Provost summarizes the work of the Digital Repository Librarian...

 

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The DigitalCommons@CalPoly: A Case Study on the Development and Implementation of the Institutional Repository, Case study prepared for the COLD Digital Repository Working Group (2010)

Academe first took notice of institutional repositories (IRs) in 2002, when universities began offering in-house...

 

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Institutional Repository Annual Report to the Provost AY 2008-2009 (with Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University), Office of the Dean (Library) (2009)
 

Presentations

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Corralling Copyright: IR Workflows and Tools (with Michele Wyngard), Bepress Webinar Series (2012)

Rights checking can appear complicated and difficult at first glance, but it doesn’t have to...

 

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Making the Most of Your Descriptive Metadata: Planning, Transforming, and Re-using (with Nancy J. Fallgren), Library Scholarship (2010)

Metadata is essential for organizing, searching, and managing information resources, particularly as libraries expand their...

 

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Digital Commons Live! The Cal Poly and Pacific University Experiences (with Isaac Gilman), Faculty Scholarship (PUL) (2010)

This webinar provides a description of the factors/process behind the implementation of Digital Commons at...

 

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At Your Service: Development of the DigitalCommons@Cal Poly, Building an Institutional Repository For Your Campus Colloquium, San Luis Obispo, CA (2008)
 

Posters

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Research Dataset - Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories (with Ann Hanlon), portal: Libraries and the Academy (2011)

In October 2009, survey invitations were emailed via the OpenDOAR email service to 778 Institutional...

 

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Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories (with Ann Hanlon), Library Faculty Research and Publications (2010)

Many institutional repositories (IRs) provide open access to published work. The authors of those works...

 

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Managing the Data Deluge: Understanding Scientists' Need for Data Curation Services (with Jeanine M. Scaramozzino and Karen McGaughey), California Academic and Research Libraries Association Conference (2010)

While library research on data curation is active and ongoing in the humanities and social...

 

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Redefining Library Partnerships: Sharing Physical and Digital Space with the Campus Community (with Jeanine Scaramozzino), Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting: Washington, D.C. (2009)

Cal Poly State University librarians are engaging faculty, staff and students by transforming physical and...

 

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Beyond Access: The Added Value of Electronic Thesis Implementation, International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations 2009 (2009)