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Announcing the 35th Annual NASIG Conference Online 
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Thursday, June 11 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Access to Supplemental Journal Article Materials

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The use of supplemental journal article materials is increasing in all disciplines. These materials may be datasets, source code, tables/figures, multimedia or other materials that previously went unpublished, were attached as appendices, or were included within the body of the work. Current emphasis on critical appraisal and reproducibility demands that researchers have access to the complete shared life cycle in order to fully evaluate research. As more libraries become dependent on secondary aggregators and interlibrary loan, we questioned if access to these materials is equitable and sustainable. While NISO standards RP-15-2013 Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials were published in 2013, it is unclear if these standards fully meet the needs of users, if aggregators and publishers are following these standards, and if library processes and procedures are facilitating access to supplemental journal article materials. While studies have surveyed authors, reviewers, and readers, or examined journal supplemental materials practices, no studies have surveyed library staff and librarians about their experience with access to supplemental materials and requesting and receiving supplemental materials through interlibrary loan. This study surveyed library employees from academic, hospital, public and special library settings in the United States about their experience identifying, finding, and retrieving supplemental journal article materials, and proposes ways that libraries, publishers and aggregators can enable access to the complete published life cycle.

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Electra Enslow

Head of Library Research and Instruction, Washington State University Libraries
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Suzanne Fricke

Animal Health Sciences Librarian, Washington State University Libraries
I serve as liaison librarian to the College of Veterinary Medicine on the WSU Pullman campus.

Susan Shipman

Access Services Manager, Washington State University Library

Thursday June 11, 2020 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT