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Purdue University Press
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Quickly following what many expected to be a wholesale revolution in library practices, institutional repositories encountered unforeseen problems and a surprising lack of impact. Clunky or cumbersome interfaces, lack of perceived value and use by scholars, fear of copyright infringement, and the like tended to dampen excitement and adoption. This collection of essays, arranged in five thematic sections, is intended to take the pulse of institutional repositories—to see how they have matured and what can be expected from them, as well as introduce what may be the future role of the institutional repository. Making Institutional Repositories Work takes novices as well as seasoned practitioners through the practical and conceptual steps necessary to develop a functioning institutional repository, customized to the needs and culture of the home institution. The first section covers all aspects of system platforms, including hosted and open-source options, big data capabilities and integration, and issues related to discoverability. The second section addresses policy issues, from the basics to open-source and deposit mandates. The third section focuses on recruiting and even creating content. Authors in this section will address the ways that different disciplines tend to have different motivations for deposit, as well as the various ways that institutional repositories can serve as publishing platforms. The fourth section covers assessment and success measures for all involved—librarians, deans, and administrators. The theory and practice of traditional metrics, alt metrics, and peer review receive chapter-length treatment. The fifth section provides case studies that include a boots-on-the-ground perspective of issues raised in the first four sections. By noting trends and potentialities, this final section, authored by Executive Director of SPARC Heather Joseph, makes future predictions and helps managers position institutional repositories to be responsive change and even shape the evolution of scholarly communication.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword: A Few Reflections on the Evolution of Institutional Repositories
  2. Clifford Lynch
  3. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Burton Callicott, David Scherer, Andrew Wesolek
  3. pp. xv-xxvi
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  1. Part 1
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Choosing a Repository Platform: Open Source vs. Hosted Solutions
  2. Hillary Corbett, Jimmy Ghaphery, Lauren Work, Sam Byrd
  3. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2. Repository Options for Research Data
  2. Katherine McNeill
  3. pp. 15-30
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  1. 3. Ensuring Discoverability of IR Content
  2. Kenning Arlitsch, Patrick OBrien, Jeffrey K. Mixter, Jason A. Clark, Leila Sterman
  3. pp. 31-50
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  1. Part 2
  2. pp. 51-54
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  1. 4. Open Access Policies: Basics and Impact on Content Recruitment
  2. Andrew Wesolek, Paul Royster
  3. pp. 55-68
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  1. 5 Responsibilities and Rights: Balancing the Institutional Imperative for Open Access With Authors’ Self-Determination
  2. Isaac Gilman
  3. pp. 69-86
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  1. 6. Campus Open Access Policy Implementation Models and Implications for IR Services
  2. Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Sue Kriegsman
  3. pp. 87-106
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  1. 7. Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Preparing Graduate Students for Their Futures
  2. Gail McMillan
  3. pp. 107-126
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  1. 8. Systematically Populatingan IR With ETDs: Launching a Retrospective Digitization Project and Collecting Current ETDs
  2. Meghan Banach Bergin, Charlotte Roh
  3. pp. 127-138
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  1. Part 3
  2. pp. 139-142
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  1. 9. Faculty Self-Archiving
  2. Stephanie Davis-Kahl
  3. pp. 143-158
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  1. 10. Incentivizing Them to Come: Strategies, Tools,and Opportunities for Marketing an Institutional Repository
  2. David Scherer
  3. pp. 159-174
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  1. 11. Repository as Publishing Platform
  2. Simone Sacchi, Mark Newton
  3. pp. 175-190
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  1. 12. Publishing Pedagogy: The Institutional Repository as Training Ground for a New Breed of Academic Journal Editors
  2. Catherine Mitchell, Lisa Schiff
  3. pp. 191-208
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  1. Part 4
  2. pp. 209-212
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  1. 13. Purposeful Metrics:Matching Institutional Repository Metrics to Purpose and Audience
  2. Todd Bruns, Harrison W. Inefuku
  3. pp. 213-234
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  1. 14. Social Media Metricsas Indicators of Repository Impact
  2. Kim Holmberg, Stefanie Haustein, Daniel Beucke
  3. pp. 235-248
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  1. 15. Peer Review and Institutional Repositories
  2. Burton Callicott
  3. pp. 249-260
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  1. 16. Defining Success and Impact for Scholars, Department Chairs, and Administrators: Is There a Sweet Spot?
  2. Marianne A. Buehler
  3. pp. 261-278
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  1. Part 5
  2. pp. 279-280
  1. 17. Creating the IR Culture
  2. Anne Langley, Yuan Li
  3. pp. 281-290
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  1. 18. On Implementing an Open Source Institutional Repository
  2. James Tyler Mobley
  3. pp. 291-298
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  1. 19. Interlinking Institutional Repository Contentand Enhancing User Experiences
  2. David Scherer, Lisa Zilinski, Kelley Kimm
  3. pp. 299-310
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  1. 20. Populating Your Institutional Repository and Promoting Your Students: IRs and Undergraduate Research
  2. Betty Rozum, Becky Thoms
  3. pp. 311-318
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  1. Part 6
  2. pp. 319-322
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  1. 21. Next Steps for IRsand Open Access
  2. Heather Joseph
  3. pp. 323-328
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 329-342
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 343-360
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