Librarians from the University of Georgia Law Library and University of Maryland Law Library discuss their experiences implementing Digital Commons' institutional repository product. Issues discussed include:
- Creating a business plan to persuade law school administrators to establish an institutional repository --effect of open access on citation rates, distinguishing Digital Commons from SSRN.
- Obtaining content for the repository -- promoting the repository, building buy-in from contributors, establishing content policies, determining types of materials to be included in the repository, self-archiving versus mediated archiving
- Copyright permissions -- appending supplemental language to publication agreements, SHERPA/roMEO, keeping track of copyright permissions, developing a decision flowchart for copyright permissions
- Expanding the institutional repository -- liasing with other law school departments, sharing an institutional repository
Watson, Carol A.; Donovan, James M.; and Bluh, Pamela, "Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age" (2009). Institutional Repository Supporting Materials. Paper 5.