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Implementing an Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is sponsoring a mid winter symposium, ”Implementing an Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges.” Has your institution begun to develop, or is it considering developing, an institutional repository? If so, will there be a role for the library? Whether you answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to this question, please join us to consider the challenges, pitfalls and promises of establishing and supporting an institutional repository.
An outstanding panel of presenters will discuss thelegal and access issues as well as various IR platforms and models that will provide attendees with the means to make informed decisions regarding the introduction of an institutional repository.
Greg Tananbaum,Consulting Services at the Intersection of Technology, Content & AcademiaOpening and Closing presentations
Georgia HarperScholarly Communications AdvisorUniversity of Texas at Austin Libraries
Leah VanderjagtDigital Repository Services LibrarianUniversity of Alberta Libraries
Marilyn BillingsScholarly Communication & Special Initiatives LibrarianUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jessica Branco ColatiColorado Alliance of Research LibrariesProject Director, Alliance Digital Repository
Bob GerrityDirector of Library SystemsBoston College Libraries
Robert TansleyEngineerGoogle, Inc.
 Advance registration will open on October 1, 2008 at the ALA conference website.