Institutional Repositories: The Promises of Yesterday and of Tomorrow

Based on his keynote addresses at the ALCTS 2009 Midwinter Symposium, this introductory webinar will include a brief history of institutional repositories and discuss the key benefits as well as the possible obstacles to a successful IR implementation. The presentation will also consider the future of the institutional repository within the larger context of the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape and provide the framework for the series of webinars to follow.


Greg Tananbaum runs ScholarNext, a consulting firm focusing on issues at the intersection of technology, content, and academia. Clients include publishers, technology companies, universities, libraries, non-profit organizations, startups, and other scholarly communication entities. ScholarNext works with clients on a broad variety of issues, including understanding and developing Web 2.0 functionality, strategic planning, business development, management consulting, and policy analysis. Greg has more than a dozen years' experience in the space. In addition to his consulting work, he has served as President of The Berkeley Electronic Press, as well as Director of Product Marketing for EndNote. Greg writes a regular column in Against the Grain covering emerging developments in the field of scholarly communication. He has been as an invited speaker at dozens of conferences, including the American Library Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Association of Professional and Learned Society Publishers, and Online Information UK. He holds a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Yale University.


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Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.




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