Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Location

Zoom. Recording Coming Soon!

Start Date

18-4-2024 1:20 PM

End Date

18-4-2024 1:40 PM

Description

Institutional repositories (IRs) have become a mainstay of the Open landscape over the past two decades. They were initially envisioned as a solution for opening faculty scholarship to the world, but is this the most effective use case for the IR today?

This session will provide a brief overview of the book Rethinking Institutional Repositories, recently published by ACRL, which showcases numerous examples of how IR managers have come up with new and creative approaches to using the IR and to making the IR more inclusive for all. It will detail a series of use cases from IR managers about how they have approached the organization of their repository, IR assessment, and new outreach ideas, and it will cover ideas for unique IR collections, ranging from podcasts to organizational reports and everything in between. Finally, it will briefly focus on ways that IR managers have sought to make the IR more inclusive and representative of the entire community that they serve.

Author Bios

Josh Cromwell is the scholarly communications manager at The University of Southern Mississippi. He has worked with Aquila, the university’s institutional repository, since its launch in January 2012 and has been the administrator of Aquila since July 2013. He also chairs the University Libraries Copyright Taskforce and oversees the university’s Open Textbook Initiative. He is the lead organizer of the Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference, which attracts IR managers, staff, and other librarians from across the country.

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Apr 18th, 1:20 PM Apr 18th, 1:40 PM

Rethinking Institutional Repositories

Zoom. Recording Coming Soon!

Institutional repositories (IRs) have become a mainstay of the Open landscape over the past two decades. They were initially envisioned as a solution for opening faculty scholarship to the world, but is this the most effective use case for the IR today?

This session will provide a brief overview of the book Rethinking Institutional Repositories, recently published by ACRL, which showcases numerous examples of how IR managers have come up with new and creative approaches to using the IR and to making the IR more inclusive for all. It will detail a series of use cases from IR managers about how they have approached the organization of their repository, IR assessment, and new outreach ideas, and it will cover ideas for unique IR collections, ranging from podcasts to organizational reports and everything in between. Finally, it will briefly focus on ways that IR managers have sought to make the IR more inclusive and representative of the entire community that they serve.