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.
- Focuses on the bigger picture of repository work (creating a unified, cohesive program) but also includes suggestions for effectively implementing digital projects of all shapes and sizes
- Focuses on doing more with less - strategies that are perfect for smaller institutions or institutions which want to be fiscally responsible when it comes to building and sustaining digital repository programs
- Includes ready-to-use templates, worksheets, workshop exercises, and assessment tools written by the author
...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
Part 1: Introduction; Strategic planning; Technical overview; Staffing. Part 2: Staffing; Collection building: project proposals, planning, and implementation; Content recruitment and marketing; Open access; Sustainability; Assessment; Web 2.0 and digital repositories.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 8th October 2010
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 16.26
Weight (kg): 0.41