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Building Your Fan Base: Promoting Your Repository On and Off-campus
Digital Commons Events
  • Marilyn S. Billings, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Kim Myers, The College at Brockport
  • Lisa A. Palmer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside Avenue, Portland, OR
Start Date
3-25-2015 1:00 PM
End Date
3-25-2015 1:45 PM
This session featured Marilyn Billings (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Kim Myers (The College at Brockport), and Lisa Palmer (University of Massachusetts Medical School) speaking on the following topics: Marketing strategies for maximizing visibility Engaging senior staff Partnering with individuals and communities on and off campus Building support within the library Marilyn Billings: Nearing ten years with their repository initiative, Marilyn Billings and her colleagues have made outreach and the formation of partnerships core to their activities. In her presentation, Marilyn will give a retrospective look at some of the major outreach initiatives and partnerships formed over the past decade, including whom they approached and how. She’ll also provide concrete tips and ideas that you can take back to your own campuses. Kim Myers: When promoting your repository, don’t forget to talk to others in the library as well! Kim Myers, Digital Repository Specialist at the College at Brockport, has developed excellent ways for not only getting others in the library excited about the repository initiative, but also for engaging them with repository-related activities. Here she’ll provided tips and tricks for getting the rest of the library on board. Lisa Palmer: Lisa Palmer, Institutional Repository Librarian at UMass Medical School, has developed excellent outreach strategies for working with faculty on grant-funded research support, including data management. In particular, she’ll discuss how she and her colleagues have leveraged the institutional repository in a collaboration with the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science on an NIH grant, and to support a Women’s Health Research grant from the National Library of Medicine.
Additional Information
Lisa Palmer's slides are available at Marilyn Billings' and Kim Myer's slides are available below.
Open Event
Citation Information
Marilyn S. Billings, Kim Myers and Lisa A. Palmer. "Building Your Fan Base: Promoting Your Repository On and Off-campus" (2015)
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