For immediate release |

New Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to announce the release of a new course, Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories (FIR). This 6-week online course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of institutional repositories (IR), including considering IR platforms, promoting the IR, faculty publications in the IR, additional sources of IR content, IR metadata, and accessibility of IR content. At the end of this course, attendees will be able to identify different types of repository platforms and the features and components they offer, develop strategies and methods for promoting the institutional repository to their campus community, comprehend best practices for metadata and create original metadata records for repository content, and identify best practices for making repository content fully accessible, among other learning outcomes.

Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories
Sessions repeat throughout the year. You only need to attend one.

Session 1: July 15 - August 23, 2024

Registration Fees:

$196.71 – Core Member
$224.10 – ALA Member
$249.00 – Non-member

This course is limited to 25 students per session. Sessions are expected to sell out quickly.



Core thanks Lyrasis, sponsor of the Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories course

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to online courses, please contact Mia Blixt-Shehan, Core CE Assistant, at

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.


Tom Ferren

Interim Deputy Director of Leadership and Learning

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures