Services Lead to Success: Strategies for Repository Growth

Institutional repository managers often focus on content acquisition - how to recruit, build and grow collections. However, a strategy for truly sustainable growth should focus not on the content, but on the services that the repository provides to the broader institutional community (faculty, students, administrators). The primary goal of this webinar will be to provide participants with service-oriented strategies for building and growing institutional repository programs.

The main focus of the content will be communication strategies.

If time allows, some of the ethical/legal considerations related to IR management will be explored. As part of this portion of the presentation,participants will be directed to government (and academic) resources on copyright, FERPA and human subjects/animal/biological research.

An ALCTS webinar.

Originally presented on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to understand and articulate strategies for communicating with institutional stakeholders about the benefits of contributing to an IR. Participants should also be able to understand and articulate potential ethical/legal issues related to IR management.

Who Should Attend

All those with an interest in establishing or expanding an institutional repository.


Isaac Gilman is Scholarly Communications and Research Services Librarian at Pacific University (Oregon). He manages Pacific's institutional repository, Commonknowledge, and provides editorial and technical support for several open access journals published at Pacific. Isaac also lectures regularly on research methods, teaches an undergraduate course on scholarly journal publishing, and is co-editor of the new Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.




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