Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843346739, 9781780633213

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success

1st Edition

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Authors: Marianne Buehler
Paperback ISBN: 9781843346739
eBook ISBN: 9781780633213
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st August 2013
Page Count: 266
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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • List of figures and tables
    • Figures
    • Tables
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • About the author
  • 1: Transcending traditional scholarly communication to open access publishing: why the change?
    • Abstract
    • Scholarly communication
    • Peer-review
    • Open peer-review
    • Academic libraries experience research cost inflation
    • Technical services: staff opportunities to support open access
    • Evolution of a sustainable open access movement
    • History of open access to research
    • Academic and global open access research success
    • US Government open access and research policy
    • Research Councils UK: OA research policy
    • Global open access research support
    • Summary
  • 2: Academic shift towards open access
    • Abstract
    • An institutional repository is launched
    • Understanding open access benefits
    • Marketing discipline-specific materials to archive in an institutional repository
    • Article research permissions and addendums
    • Additional types of high-value research
    • Talking points that engage the campus: visibility and accessibility tools
    • Faculty
    • Administrators’ IR point of view and documenting academy research
    • Graduate and undergraduate student opportunities to showcase their research
    • Asocial marketing approach to garnering content and populating the IR
    • Social marketing theory
    • Successful marketing strategies and best practices for garnering IR content
    • Summary
  • 3: The successful institutional repository
    • Abstract
    • Institutional repositories’ internal and external success factors
    • Specific factors/features that constitute IR success
    • Institutional repository mandates, their rewards, and deposit methods
    • There are millions of articles
    • Content in a successful IR
    • Primary types of IR materials
    • Additional types of original research items
    • Summary
  • 4: Institutional repository collaborations and building campus relationships
    • Abstract
    • Acquiring institutional repository content
    • Staff, collaborations, who contributes, and why
    • Engagement of liaisons with campus constituencies
    • Groundwork for patchwork and institutional repository mandates
    • Academic strategic research plans
    • Engaging with campus constituencies
    • What and how subject areas play a role in the IR
    • Open access journal article processing charges – who pays?
    • Academic library scholarship and the institutional repository
    • Summary
  • 5: Building internal and external campus institutional repository relationships
    • Abstract
    • Open access article publishing models (gold, green, gratis, libre)
    • Engaging campus faculty to create gold open access journals
    • Collaborative library open access publishing strategies
    • University press and library-integrated open access publishing strategies: a survey of open access journal strategies
    • University press publishing in the twenty-first century
    • Institutional repository staff
    • Institutional repository case study
    • Technical services staff and authority control
    • Hosted and non-hosted IR services and systems department support
    • Institutional repository advisory committee/board
    • Institutional repository collection development policy
    • Students and open access opportunities
    • E-theses and dissertations (ETDs)
    • Summary
  • 6: Institutional repository impact and value proposition
    • Abstract
    • Impact factors
    • Open access journal citations: disadvantages and advantages
    • Additional bibliometrics
    • Measuring the value of an institutional repository
    • Institutional repositories: funding and staff contributions
    • The cost of an institutional repository
    • Value of institutional repositories from an internal and external perspective
    • Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement approach
    • Institutional repository value chain approach
    • The institutional repository value proposition
    • Business sector value and open access to research
    • Summary
  • 7: Looking ahead to open access data and textbook opportunities
    • Abstract
    • Data and research management legislation
    • Data curation and management
    • Data curation definitions
    • Library support for data curation
    • Library roles in data management plans
    • Data management tools
    • Web scale discovery services
    • Open education resources and open access textbooks
    • Open textbook content
    • Summary
  • References
  • Index


Institutional repositories remain key to data storage on campus, fulfilling the academic needs of various stakeholders. Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success is a practical guide to creating and sustaining an institutional repository through marketing, partnering, and understanding the academic needs of all stakeholders on campus. This title is divided into seven chapters, covering: traditional scholarly communication and open access publishing; the academic shift towards open access; what the successful institutional repository looks like; institutional repository collaborations and building campus relationships; building internal and external campus institutional repository relationships; the impact and value proposition of institutional repositories; and looking ahead to open access opportunities.

Key Features

  • Presents successful and creative marketing techniques of open access benefits and repositories useful to administrators, faculty, staff, and students
  • Strategic campus and off-campus partnerships for garnering and archiving content, including metadata specialists, off-campus librarians, local/state collaborations, including case studies
  • Specific tools for overall success of users in locating repository research (search engine optimization (SEO), analyzing Google Analytics), and more


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“Institutional repositories remain key to data storage on campus, fulfilling the academic needs of various stakeholders. This book is a practical guide to creating and sustaining an institutional repository through marketing, partnering, and understanding the academic needs of all stakeholders on campus.”, July 12, 2014

"...the seven chapters cover considerable ground. The content and scope are broader than the title suggests...Extensive references are provided, contributing to the value of this book as a rich resource for anyone working with institutional repositories."--Australian Library Journal,Vol 63, No 4

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About the Authors

Marianne Buehler Author

Marianne A. Buehler is the Digital Scholarship Administrator and Urban Sustainability Librarian, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to UNLV she was the Head of the Publishing and Scholarship Support Center at Rochester Institute of Technology. Marianne has garnered expertise in multiple aspects of scholarly communication for over 12 years, including campus outreach, sustainable processes, managing institutional repositories, open access journal publishing, traditional, open, and self-publishing, and licensing and copyright. She presents and publishes on these topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA