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12-10-2019 10:45 AM

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In its first year, our digital repository garnered the attention of faculty and students alike. One of the driving concerns in efforts to populate the repository concerned filling it with material that people would use. In the months before launch, we looked at repositories at peer institutions and local universities, looking at their structures and the possibilities afforded by the platform. But as we dug deeper, we looked for the kinds of material most often downloaded, so we could strategize our approach to soliciting uploads from faculty and students.

As we found similarities across institutions, we also found ways to fill our repository with useful—and used—materials. Though our success has been small, we are optimistic that our strategy will continue growing our repository for the years to come.

This session addresses our research and strategies, as well as the challenges we faced and the future directions for our institutional repository.

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Oct 12th, 10:45 AM

Populating a Repository with Useful Material

In its first year, our digital repository garnered the attention of faculty and students alike. One of the driving concerns in efforts to populate the repository concerned filling it with material that people would use. In the months before launch, we looked at repositories at peer institutions and local universities, looking at their structures and the possibilities afforded by the platform. But as we dug deeper, we looked for the kinds of material most often downloaded, so we could strategize our approach to soliciting uploads from faculty and students.

As we found similarities across institutions, we also found ways to fill our repository with useful—and used—materials. Though our success has been small, we are optimistic that our strategy will continue growing our repository for the years to come.

This session addresses our research and strategies, as well as the challenges we faced and the future directions for our institutional repository.