Institutional Repositories: Benefits and Challenges for Libraries

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106098
Title:
Institutional Repositories: Benefits and Challenges for Libraries
Author:
Starkman-Van Earwage, Abbie
Citation:
Institutional Repositories: Benefits and Challenges for Libraries 2008,
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106098
Submitted date:
2009-06-22
Abstract:
Institutional Repositories (IRâ s) offer the opportunity for academic libraries to collect and preserve and disseminate the intuitions scholarly output. Serving an important service to the community, institutional repositories offer many benefits to the academic intuitions community as well as other people and communities around the world. Institutional repositories make it possible to collect content in one location, capture and provide open access to the intellectual output of a university, as well as preserve content that may be otherwise unavailable or out of publication. It is essential to explore the benefits as well as the challenges of institutional repositories to make sure it is worthwhile to the library as well as the institution. It is also important that the benefits outweigh the costs of this ambitious endeavor. This paper will explore issues effecting libraries operating institutional repositories, as well as explore some of the challenges and benefits to libraries operating an IR. Lastly, this paper will examine the future of IRâ s as it relates to issues in sustainability and viability for institutional repositories.
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Keywords:
Academic Libraries
Local subject classification:
Repositories; Institutional; IR's

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStarkman-Van Earwage, Abbieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:39:43Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-06-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationInstitutional Repositories: Benefits and Challenges for Libraries 2008,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106098-
dc.description.abstractInstitutional Repositories (IRâ s) offer the opportunity for academic libraries to collect and preserve and disseminate the intuitions scholarly output. Serving an important service to the community, institutional repositories offer many benefits to the academic intuitions community as well as other people and communities around the world. Institutional repositories make it possible to collect content in one location, capture and provide open access to the intellectual output of a university, as well as preserve content that may be otherwise unavailable or out of publication. It is essential to explore the benefits as well as the challenges of institutional repositories to make sure it is worthwhile to the library as well as the institution. It is also important that the benefits outweigh the costs of this ambitious endeavor. This paper will explore issues effecting libraries operating institutional repositories, as well as explore some of the challenges and benefits to libraries operating an IR. Lastly, this paper will examine the future of IRâ s as it relates to issues in sustainability and viability for institutional repositories.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subject.otherRepositoriesen_US
dc.subject.otherInstitutionalen_US
dc.subject.otherIR'sen_US
dc.titleInstitutional Repositories: Benefits and Challenges for Librariesen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
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