VALA2010 Session 6 Bankier

VALA20120Digital repositories at a crossroads: achieving sustainable success through campus-wide engagement

VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 6 – Repositories
Tuesday 9 February 2010, 14:40 – 15:10
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperJean-Gabriel Bankier

President and CEO, Berkeley Electronic Press, USA

Courtney Smith

Outreach and Scholarly Communications, Berkeley Electronic Press, USA

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To guarantee the long-term viability of the institutional repository (IR), the IR must be made integral to units on campus beyond the library. Strategically, this requires expanding the range of stakeholders served by the IR and increasing the scope of content the IR collects, moving beyond post-prints to consider the entire continuum of scholarly content. With this approach, the scope and value of the IR transcend a limited administrative or library function to fundamentally change the role of the library on campus.