Implementing an Institutional Repository:Benefits and Challenges
an ALCTS Symposium at ALA Midwinter 2009, Denver, Colorado
Sponsored by Berkeley Electronic Press
Institutional repositories allow libraries to acquire, maintain, and preserve scholarly and other material of lasting value to the institution. This session will review the challenges, pitfalls and promises of establishing and supporting institutional repositories so that attendees can make informed decisions.
Many libraries have joined the movement to create an institutional repository, providing a mechanism to acquire, maintain, and preserve scholarly and other material of lasting value to the institution. The presentations will focus on the challenges, pitfalls and promises of establishing and supporting institutional repositories. A discussion of the legal and access issues as well as various IR platforms and models will allow attendees to make informed decisions regarding the introduction of an institutional repository.
Speakers & Presentations
|Moving from a Hosted to a Local IR Platform: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly||Bob Gerrity|
|Open Access and Digital Copyright||Georgia Harper|
|IRs: The Promises of Yesterday and Tomorrow||Greg Tananbaum|
|Constructing Consortial Digital Repository Services||Jessica Branco Colati|
|Early Implementation Work for IR Management: Sifting Through Choices for an Emerging Area of Service||Leah Vanderjagt|
|To Host or Not to Host, or, Decisions Along the Way to a Successful Hosted Repository Solution||Marilyn Billings|
Learn about Friday's session: Breaking Down the Silos: Planning for Discovery Tools for Library 2.0.