Readings in Repositories
The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper [PDF] (August 2002)
Institutional repositories—digital collections that capture and preserve the intellectual output of university communities—respond to two strategic issues facing academic institutions: 1) they provide a central component in reforming scholarly communication by stimulating innovation in a disaggregated publishing structure; and 2) they serve as tangible indicators of an institution’s quality, thus increasing its visibility, prestige, and public value. This paper examines institutional repositories from these complementary perspectives, describing their potential role and exploring their impact on major stakeholders in the scholarly communication process.
Crow, Raym. "The Case for Institutional Repositories: A SPARC Position Paper." ARL Bimonthly Report 223 (August 2002).
Johnson, Rick. "Institutional Repositories: Partnering with Faculty to Enhance Scholarly Communication." D-Lib Magazine (November 2002).
Institutional Repositories: Revealing Our Strengths (ARL-SPARC-CARL Online Event - June 10, 2004)
The recording of a live, interactive presentation on June 10, 2004. Moderator Rick Johnson and three experts in building and populating IRs spent an hour and a half describing the necessary elements and most pertinent issues. Users from more than 100 sites tuned in.
October 28, 2005 - eIFL General Assembly 2005 (Vilnius, Lithuania)
The Institutional Repository, by Richard Jones, Dr Theo Andrew and John MacColl
The Guide to Institutional Repository Software 3.0
OAI for Beginners: the Open Archives Forum Online Tutorial
Pathfinder Research on Web-based Repositories
Making the Case for an Institutional Repository to Your Provost [PDF], from Berkeley Electronic Press
Institutional Repository Annual Report to the Provost AY 2007-08 [PDF], from the Kennedy Library
OSI EPrints Handbook
Lynch, C. A. Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age. Coalition for Networked Information, ARL Bimonthly Report 226, February 2003.
McKiernan, G. Open Access and Retrieval: Liberating the Scholarly Literature. E-Serials Collection Management: Transitions, Trends, and Technicalities. Ed. David C. Fowler. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2004, pp. 197-220.
Poynder, Richard. Institutional Repositories, and a little experiment. On the Web at http://poynder.blogspot.com/2006/03/institutional-repositories-and-little.html (Retrieved March 16, 2006).
Shearer, K.CARL Institutional Repositories Pilot Project. Canadian Association of Research Libraries, SPARC E-News, December 2002-January 2003.
Sponsler, E. and Van de Velde, E. F. Eprints.org Software: A Review. SPARC E-News, August-September 2001.