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It Takes a Library: Growing a Robust Institutional Repository in Two Years
College and Undergraduate Libraries (2014)
  • Todd A. Bruns, Eastern Illinois University
  • Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University
  • Ellen K. Corrigan, Eastern Illinois University
  • J. Steve Brantley, Eastern Illinois University
In 2010, Booth Library began establishing an institutional repository, The Keep, an effort that involved multiple departments within the library. Potential content recruitment for the repository included large-scale digitization of archival materials and migration of previously created digital collections. Creation of the repository resulted in increased accessibility, better presentation of content that had existed on outmoded legacy web platforms, and the rescue of damaged content that had been disintegrating on other digital storage formats. By utilizing personnel across many departments and incorporating content from the Archives and Digital Collections areas, Booth Library has developed a robust institutional repository in only two years.

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  • institutional repositories,
  • inter-departmental collaboration,
  • digital preservation,
  • legacy collection migration,
  • organizational culture,
  • new initiatives
Publication Date
Fall 2014
Publisher Statement
The published version of this article is available here: DOI:10.1080/10691316.2014.904207
Citation Information
Todd A. Bruns, Stacey Knight-Davis, Ellen K. Corrigan and J. Steve Brantley. "It Takes a Library: Growing a Robust Institutional Repository in Two Years" College and Undergraduate Libraries Vol. 21 Iss. 3/4 (2014)
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