Repositories for Fun and Profit
Led by Dorothea Salo
Description: Why are my librarians bothering me with all this repository nonsense? What’s a repository, and how is it different from a website? What can a repository do for me? Why should I bother with them? Does anybody use them? What’s all this about metadata, anyway? Find out from a real live repository librarian!
Notes from Dorothea
I will NOT be limiting this workshop to institutional repositories. Indeed, one of the more important decisions scientists must make is which repositories to entrust their work to!
I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE attendees to bring material that they would like to deposit someplace. I hope we’ll find it a home by the end of the session!
1. Finding repositories: in your discipline, at your institution, for papers, for data.
2. Getting ready to deposit: preparing your material, thinking about copyright and other IP questions
3. Signing up to deposit
5. Being a squeaky wheel where it will do the most good
Feel free to ask questions and bring up things you’d like to cover here.
Hi, Dorothea. I am looking forward to your workshop. Could you please look at this:
and the extensive discussion of institutional repositories here:
and address in your workshop the views of Heather Morrison and Stevan Harnad and give us your theories as to why there has been so little input from the library community on these important matters on this important forum. Very few science or medical librarians are weighing in and are therefore missing, I think, a major opportunity to help shape the debate on IRs and Open Access. Here is some of what I and others wrote:
Hope Leman said on January 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm:
Although Heather Morrison possesses great expertise in the area of Open Access and should be lauded for her tireless, outstanding leadership in this area, I would like to dissent from her rosy view of how easy it would supposedly be to set up a vast network of institutional repositories and suggest that all is not running as smoothly as she so cheerily suggests.