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Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources

Whether you are just starting to create a digital repository or your institution already has a fully-developed program, this book provides strategies for building and maintaining a high-use, cohesive, and fiscally-responsible repository with collections that showcase your institution. The book explains how to strategically select projects tied to your institution’s goals, create processes and workflows designed to support a fully-functioning program, and creatively utilize existing resources. The benefits of taking a holistic approach to creating a digital repository program rather than focusing only on individual collections are discussed. Case studies and best practices from various institutions round out the author’s practical suggestions.

Library directors and administrators, digital repository project managers, librarians, library technologists, and library and information science graduate students

Paperback, 272 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-596-1


  • …an important book for librarians and repository managers… a clearly articulated and practical roadmap for the implementation of digital initiatives in HE institutions., Library Review
    For medium-to-large colleges and universities with adequate staff resources, this handbook functions as an appropriate and excellent guide., Library Resources & Technical Services


  • Strategic planning; Technical overview; Staffing. Metadata; Collection building: Project proposals, planning, and implementation; Content recruitment and marketing; Open access; Sustainability; Assessment; Web 2.0 and digital repositories.


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