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ERIC Number: EJ866949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Planting Seeds for a Successful Institutional Repository: Role of the Archivist as Manager, Designer, and Policymaker
Watterworth, Melissa
Journal of Archival Organization, v7 n1-2 p24-32 2009
Recent surveys indicate that many colleges and universities have reached a pivotal moment in assessing the function and future development of their institutional repositories. Other surveys convey that archivists are participating in the development and implementation of institutional repositories at a variety of levels and have contributed to the broadening of content and source materials that increasingly reside in institutional repositories. Archivists report that institutional repositories have generally benefited archives by providing a delivery mechanism for and enhancing access to institutional records and digital collections. Case studies in recent publications and conference proceedings further illustrate the experiences of archivists and reveal, however, that archivists have had only limited success in realizing the promise of institutional repositories for digital preservation and for collaborating in new ways with campus stakeholders. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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