The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts
The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Worcester are both working to provide faculty with alternative solutions in the rapidly changing nature and practice of scholarship. One example that gives both a showcase for faculty research and an alternative to traditional publishing models is provided by institutional digital repositories.
The first part of the presentation will explore the changing landscape of scholarly publishing such as author’s rights, open access, copyright, preservation of digital scholarly materials, and the creation of digital journals. The repository system has proven to be an effective tool in all of these areas including preserving the scholarly record. The efficiencies of a repository will be described to faculty in the context of giving them more control, visibility and a forum to share their research with colleagues and fellow researchers.
The second half will be a demonstration of the institutional digital repository software, showcasing a number of projects from each campus.
Piorun, Mary E.; Comes, James F.; and Billings, Marilyn, "The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts" (2007). Research on Institutional Repositories: Articles and Presentations. Paper 63.