Persuasive Arguments for Establishing an Institutional Repository

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Donovan, James M.; Watson, Carol A.
Institutional repositories; SSRN; Digital Commons; Legal Writing and Research; Library and Information Science
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Presents the business case for creating an institutional repository (IR), including a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages with Social Science Research Network (SSRN); offers advice on obtaining faculty buy-in to the project in order to obtain content; reviews copyright right issues involved in depositing published materials into the repository; and suggests ways in which creating a repository can build relationships beyond the institution.