Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

How do you translate the value of an institutional repository to campus leaders, faculty and other key campus groups? Marisa Ramirez, Digital Repository Librarian and Michael D. Miller, Dean of Library Services (California Polytechnic State University) will discuss strategies for marketing your IR to campus and ways of demonstrating the return on investment. Offering perspectives from repository management and library administration, you will learn how Cal Poly has expanded the role of their IR as a vital component of the campus scholarly and research community.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic or need for the information.

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Marisa Ramirez is Digital Repository Librarian, California Polytechnic State University is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital repository that provides online open access to scholarship and research produced by Cal Poly faculty and students. She is collaborating with library and academic departments across campus to bring new visibility to Cal Poly scholarly work. Her current research interests include digital preservation and curation, the role of technology in social networking exchanges, and the adoption and use cycles of new information technologies.

Prior to joining Cal Poly, she was the digital repository coordinator for the Arizona Memory Project (, a digital library initiative based out of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Department. In this position, she led the initiative in developing, implementing, monitoring and promoting the library’s institutional repository. She has also been active with digital library projects at University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill and Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Michael D. Miller is Dean of Library Services at California Polytechnic State University where he is responsible for the collections, services, and technology offered by the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Prior to this position, Mike was Director of Arts and Engineering Libraries at the University of Michigan. He was one of the founding Directors of the Duderstadt Center, the University of Michigan’s showcase for information and instructional technology. He also held positions at Stanford University, George Mason University, and at the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media at New York 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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