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Title: Innkeeper at the Roach Motel
Author(s): Salo, Dorothea
Subject(s): Institutional repositories
Abstract: Library-run institutional repositories face a crossroads: adapt or die. The “build it and they will come” proposition has been decisively proven wrong. Citation advantages and preservation have not attracted faculty participants, though current-generation software and services offer faculty little else. Academic librarianship has not supported repositories or their managers. Most libraries consistently under-resource and understaff repositories, further worsening the participation gap. Software and services have been wildly out of touch with faculty needs and the realities of repository management. These problems are not insoluble, especially in light of Harvard University arts and science faculty’s recent permissions mandate, but they demand serious reconsideration of repository missions, goals, and means if we are to be ready for Harvard imitators, and especially to be ready should those imitators not surface.
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: 98-123
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/10678
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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