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Building Connections, Collections, and Communities: Increasing the Visibility and Impact of Extension Through Institutional Repositories
Journal of Extension
  • Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University
  • Nancy K. Franz, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
10-1-2015
Abstract

Over the past 20 years, university libraries have developed and manage institutional repositories—digital libraries that provide free, public access to the research, scholarship, and publications of their university's faculty, staff, and students. Although underused by Extension professionals, institutional repositories are powerful tools that can be used to raise the global visibility of Extension scholarship, highlight resources from individual initiatives and projects, provide readership statistics to demonstrate impact, and create digital archives to create topical collections and to facilitate study on the history of Extension.

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This article is from Journal of Extension 53 (2015): 5TOT1. Posted with permission.

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Journal of Extension
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Harrison W. Inefuku and Nancy K. Franz. "Building Connections, Collections, and Communities: Increasing the Visibility and Impact of Extension Through Institutional Repositories" Journal of Extension Vol. 53 Iss. 5 (2015) p. 5TOT1
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_franz/37/