Resources for Institutional Repositories

This selection of resources may be useful as an accompaniment to ALCTS webinar series on institutional repositories. 

Charles W. Bailey.  Institutional Repository Bibliography. 
This bibliographypresents over 620 selected English-language articles, books, and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding institutional repositories. Although institutional repositories intersect with a number of open access and scholarly communication topics, this bibliography only includes works that are primarily about institutional repositories. Most sources have been published between 2000 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories.

Serials Review.  v. 35, no. 3, Sept. 2009.  “Special Focus: Asia-Pacific Repositories: Developments, Publishing, and Research.”
A collection of articles reflecting trends and practices on the use of repositories in the Asia-Pacific region.

Raym Crow.  “The Case for Institutional Repositories: a SPARC Position Paper.”  Washington, DC., 2002.

Nancy Fried Foster and Susan Gibbons. “Understanding Faculty to Improve Content Recruitment for Institutional Repositories” D-Lib Magazine, January 2005.  v. 11, no. 1.

All About Repositories Webinar Series - Increasing Use and Content Through Creative Service-Repository Bundling  - This web event  featured Joan Giesecke and Paul Royster from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln speaking on value-added services and practices for content recruitment and document preparation, policies and implementation, staffing requirements, and software customization and design; as well as the central role of the library’s IR in an overall campus strategy for scholarly communication and publication.

Jean Gabriel Bankier, Courtney Smith, Kathleen Cowan.  “Making the Case for an Institutional Repository to your Provost.”

Andrew Richard Albanese.  “Institutional Repositories: Thinking Beyond the Box.  Repositories leapt into the national spotlight in 2008.  Now what?” Library Journal, March 1, 2009.

Paul Royster.  “Feedback: IRs a Burgeoning Success. “ A response to the LJ article by Andrew Albanese.  Library Journal, April 15, 2009.

Marisa Ramirez.  “At Your Service: The Development of Digital Commons at CalPoly.”

DigitalCommons@CalPoly Annual Report to the Provost.

The Research Library’s Role in Digital Repository Services: Final Report of the ARL Digital Repository Issues Task Force.  January 2008.

Mary Westell.  “Strategies for Populating Your Institutional Repository.”

Kerrie L. Burn and Katie Wilson, “Build it and they will come?: assessing the impact of ‘academic-friendly’ practices on institutional repository growth at Southern Cross University.”

Richard W. Clement.  Leveraging Institutional Repositories to Support Your Institution's Strategic Mission

George Wrenn, Carolynne Mueller, Jeremy Shellhase.  Institutional Repository on a Shoe-string.

Marilyn Moody.    Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution Strategies

Marilyn S. Billings. "Changing Scholarly Communications and the Role of an Institutional Repository in the Digital Landscape" University of Maine. Orono, ME. Feb. 2008. Available at:

Pamela Bluh. “Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure in the Digital Age.“ (A presentation for the 2009 meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL).

Pamela Bluh.  “TCO and ROI: Assessing and Evaluating an Institutional Repository.  (A presentation made in Washington, DC at the American Association of Law Libraries meeting, July 27, 2009)

Brad Matthies.  Creating an Institutional Repository “on the Cheap.” (May 2009)

Carol Watson and James Donovan.  “Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure in the Digital Age.”  (Presentation at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (SEAALL), Athens, GA, April 16-18, 2009).

Webinar on Digital Commons: examples of successful repositories (delivered 9/1/2009)

Implementing an Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges.   Several of the presentations from the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, January 2009:

  Greg Tananbaum;  Institutional Repositories: the Promises of Yesterday
  Greg Tananbaum;  Institutional Repositories: the Promises of Tomorrow
  Georgia Harper:  Open Access and Digital Copyright  
  Marilyn Billings:  To Host or Not to Host, or, Decisions  Along the Way to a Successful Hosted Repository Solution
  Robert Gerrity:  Moving from a Hosted to a Local IR Platform: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

DigitalKoans.  Blog/archive by Charles W. Bailey.

Research on Institutional Repositories (IRs)

SPARC Repository Resources

Last revised 10/26/2009