Title

Creating an Institutional Repository "on the Cheap"

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-2009

Abstract

Digital Commons is a product from bepress™ for creating an open access institutional repository. Butler University Libraries have used Digital Commons to create a repository for Butler theses and faculty research, Selected Works pages to highlight the publications of Butler faculty and staff, and open electronic journal access for a discontinued journal and a continuing print-based journal, both published by Butler. This presentation demonstrate the utility of the Digital Commons product for the development of an open access repository for Butler University and shares the methods we have employed to maximize the use of the resources available to us to implement it.