Paths to Repository Success at Any Stage

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Digital Commons Webinar

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Whether you’re just starting out or are interested in further extending your repository services, there are tried-and-true methods for building engagement, attracting submissions, and integrating the repository into normative campus culture. In this webinar, three Digital Commons subscribers share their strategies for building successful repository initiatives.

At the University of Maine, Library Specialist Kim Sawtelle has driven engagement with DigitalCommons@UMaine by tying the repository to institutional and departmental goals. Ann Ellis and Ashley Thompson and their colleagues at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas “rebooted” their repository by implementing a new program to engage librarians and faculty in the repository initiative. Both institutions now have thriving repositories. In this webinar, Kim, Ann, and Ashley share ideas, tips, and tricks for how you can build a framework for IR success on your campus.


Ann's and Ashley's slides can be downloaded above; Kim's slides can be downloaded at http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/lib_staffpub/21/