Creating an Institutional Repository – Elements for Success!
ER&L Conference Workshop April 5, 2017 1-5 pm
Both new and existing institutional repositories need to constantly adapt their mission, goals, and services to their university community. Constant interaction and promotion builds campus interest, enthusiasm, and participation. Both new and experienced IR managers will benefit from this program.
Drawing from diverse knowledge in the creation and continued development of institutional repositories (IR), Marsh and Wackerman will guide participants through an interactive and informative workshop that will focus upon the following topics important to IR administration:
- Promotion and Marketing Strategies
- Content, Business Plan and Scope
- Team-building and Support Services
- Communication Techniques
- Networking and Building Advocacy
- Processing and Publishing
- Continuity and Sustained Development
About the Workshop Coordinators
Corrie Marsh: After creating five previous repositories, Corrie Marsh formed the Center for Digital Scholarship at SFA in Nov 2014. Together with its head, Dillon Wackerman, they pulled together a dynamic, expert support team. The combination of campus administrative support and community enthusiasm was extremely responsive to the diverse service offerings of the CDS which included metadata services, media digitization, and editorial management. In the first 10 months, the Center’s IR incepted over 3000 documents, created research galleries and events, digitized collections of 3D learning objects, provided the foundation for launching an ETD program, and published 6 new journals. The presenters draw from this experience to explore the elements of a highly successful IR for academic libraries of all sizes.
Dillon Wackerman: Dillon joined the Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in August 2016 as the Digital Repository Librarian, a role that encompasses the dissemination and development of topics and initiatives surrounding digital scholarship and scholarly communication. Prior to joining SMU Dillon was the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas. Much of the work that he performed with Marsh at SFA has carried over into his new role at SMU. He received a BA in Classics from San Francisco State University and an MLIS from San Jose State University.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.