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Institutional repositories, Library surveys, Digital libraries


This presentation examines the past, present, and future role of institutional repositories (IRs). IRs rapidly rose to prominence in libraries, but failed to live up to the promise of transforming scholarly communication. A decade since the debut of DSpace, IRs today look very different in their content and services. We will present the results of an in‐depth survey of repository managers. The role of IRs is now evolving to include support for data curation, e‐research, and scholarly networks. The session concluded with a discussion of how repository managers can better network and share expertise. Files ending in .csv are plain-text, comma-delimited files containing survey responses from participants.


Presented on April 25, 2013 at 2013 Oregon Library Association/Washington Library Association Conference. This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license, which defines specific rights and conditions for reuse. Please see the full license for more information.

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SurveyResults_summary_final.pdf (1373 kB)
Final Summary

surveyresults_raw.csv (183 kB)
Survey Results

surveyresults-answered-70-percent.csv (147 kB)
Completed 70% or more results