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ALCTS announces webinar series on institutional repositories Cindy Hepfer 17 Mar 2009 12:07 UTC

ALCTS announces webinar series on institutional repositories

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is
offering three webinars on institutional repositories beginning in April.
Based on the successful 2009 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium in Denver, the
sessions introduce participants to the IR "movement" and provide tools for
decision-making about the IR implementation and maintenance.   Future
topics slated for fall 2009 include open access, intellectual property,
copyright, consortial implementation and using the IR as a publishing

Wednesday, April 8,  2 p.m. EDT

Institutional Repositories: the Promises of Yesterday and of Tomorrow

Presented by Greg Tananbaum, ScholarNext.  ScholarNext is a consulting firm
focusing on  issues at the intersection of technology, content and
academia.  Tananbaum has served as president of The Berkeley Electronic
Press and director of product marketing for EndNote.   Based on his keynote
addresses at the symposium, Tananbaum gives a brief history of
institutional repositories, discusses the key benefits as well as the
possible obstacles to a successful IR implementation and considers the
future of the
institutional repository within the larger context of the rapidly changing
scholarly communication landscape.  As the lead in the series, he provides
the framework for the series of webinars to follow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2 p.m.EDT

Beyond the Institutional Repository: Campus Research Distribution

Presented by Marilyn Moody, dean of the university library at Boise State
Moody's interests include scholarly communication issues and the
development of research distribution policies and strategies. She is the
co-author with Jean L.
Sears of three editions of the reference work "Using Government Information
Universities and libraries becoming more involved in developing a
university's research distribution policy and developing strategies for the
distribution of research and
scholarship has sparked interest among provosts and university
administrators. IRs are an important infrastructure for developing research
distribution strategies, but other issues such as scholarly communication,
copyright, campus publishing policies and strategies
and open access need to be part of the discussion. This webinar develops a
framework for thinking about research distribution policies and strategies
using Boise State University
as a case study.  It offers strategies for selling the institutional
repository concept to administrators and others on campus.

Wednesday, June 10, 2 p.m. EDT

Generating Campus Buy-In for Your IR

Presented by Marisa Ramirez, digital repository librarian, and Michael D.
Miller, dean of library services at California Polytechnic State
University.   Ramirez is responsible for developing and implementing the
DigitalCommons@CalPoly, a digital repository that provides online open
access to scholarship and research produced by Cal Poly faculty and
students. How do you translate the value of an institutional repository to
campus leaders, faculty and other key campus groups? Ramirez and Miller
discuss strategies for marketing your IR to campus,  demonstrating the
return on investment. Offering perspectives from repository management and
library administration, you will learn how Cal Poly has expanded the role
of its IR as a vital component of the campus scholarly and research

The registration fee per session is $39 for ALCTS members and $49 for

For information on how to register, visit the ALCTS Web site
( under "Conferences and Events.";

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the
national association for information providers who work in collections and
technical services,
such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and
continuing resources in digital and print formats.  ALCTS is a division of
American Library Association.

Cindy Hepfer
Continuing Resources Cataloging Team leader
Central Technical Services
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
134 Lockwood Library
Buffalo, NY 14260-2210
Tel 716-645-2784/2786 Fax: 716-645-5955