Challenge the Status Quo: When the IR comes to Access Services

Drawing on lessons learned from hosting a digital initiative (i.e., institutional repository) in access services, this presentation will offer suggestions for how managers can do more with less and still take on new projects. The presentation will also touch on assessment of legacy practices, cross-department collaboration, and the value of offering staff opportunities for learning new skills.

Originally presented on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

Learning Outcomes

This session offers attendees techniques for implementing an institutional repository in settings with limited staff resources; techniques described apply to a variety of settings and sizes of libraries, not only in small organizations.

Who Should Attend

Library staff from all areas of library services and from all types and sizes of libraries.


Brad Matthies has ten years of public services experience at Butler University Libraries. He is presently Head of Access Services and is also the project manager for the Butler Digital Commons. He is an active member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana's Resource Sharing Committee and serves as chair of their Open Access Subcommittee.




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