Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Publication Date

August 2013


Since 2009 Eastern Illinois University (EIU) has hosted the Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy (JCBA), the annual journal of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. The journal compiles the best research, op-eds, and practitioner perspectives on the subject of collective bargaining in higher education, a particularly important subject in the past half-decade of economic constriction, salary stagnation, and pension pressures. This presentation will demonstrate that institutional repository open access does dramatically improve discoverability by comparing logs from the locally hosted platform to usage statistics from Digital Commons. Differences in metadata between the two platforms will also be discussed.