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Leveraging Short-term Opportunities to Address Long-term Obligations: A Perspective on Institutional Repositories and Digital Preservation Programs

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Title: Leveraging Short-term Opportunities to Address Long-term Obligations: A Perspective on Institutional Repositories and Digital Preservation Programs
Author(s): McGovern, Nancy Y.; McKay, Aprille C.
Subject(s): Institutional repositories Digital preservation
Abstract: Until now, institutional repository (IR) managers have been absorbed by efforts to increase the amount and quality of scholarly deposits. Other pressing concerns have been to develop the software, standards, and other tools to insure access, exchange, and discovery of the works in the IRs. But building an IR without making plans for technological, organizational, and resourcing sustainability is like building a house on sand. At this particular juncture, there are opportunities to enhance the efforts of both institutional repository implementation and digital preservation program development by bringing together the strengths of each. This paper first explores the developmental paths and intersections of digital preservation and institutional repositories, considers the current status of both, and looks ahead toward the opportunities and challenges inherent in their convergent future.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 57 (2) Fall 2008: 262-279.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/10674
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2008 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-01-01
 

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