Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Paul Royster

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Presented at NLA/NEMA Annual Conference, October 5-7, 2011, Lincoln, NE


Theory and practice of institutional repositories. Definition, features, objectives, mission, number rank, content types, copyright & permissions, and publishers' policies.

How content gets in: 4 models of content acquisition; self-archiving; mandates; services.

How content goes out: usage and downloads; most popular series and papers.

How you can use it: searches and traffic sources

Why we do it: good for faculty, dissemination, feedback, keys to buy-in; good for the institution, raising profile, extending reach; good for the state; good for the library.

The struggle over scholarly communication: commercial publishers and repositories.

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