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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.

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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