Institutional Repositories: New Roles for Acquisitions

an ALCTS Program at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference
Monday, June 30, 2008 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orange County, Rm. Grand A
Anaheim, California


Content types and sources are expanding faster than ever before. As the advent of electronic resources drove radical change in acquisitions, so too is the ingestion of digital content changing work of acquisitions staff. Learn about the next new frontier for acquisitions. Speakers will provide brief overviews and context, then discuss the technology, workflow and policies of acquiring content for institutional repositories; and define some new staff roles, such as copyright negotiating and rights management.


  • Maureen P. Walsh, Ohio State University
  • Terry Owen, University of Maryland
  • Peter Gorman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sponsored by

ALCTS Acquisitions Section (AS) Technology Committee and LITA Digital Library Technology Interest Group

Program Chair: Katharine Treptow Farrell