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Coalition for Networked Information. (2017). Rethinking institutional repositories: Report of a CNI executive roundtable. Retrieved from


At the spring 2017 CNI meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we held an Executive Roundtable on the topic of Rethinking Institutional Repository Strategies. We knew this was a timely topic for many of our member institutions, and we anticipated that many CNI member institutions would seek to attend this roundtable. To meet the demand, we offered two sessions of the roundtable (with different institutions participating in each) on sequential days, and even then had to turn away many who expressed interest. At the main CNI meeting, CNI’s executive director Clifford Lynch offered a summary of the roundtables during one of the breakout sessions. This report expands upon the themes Lynch described and adds more details about participants’ observations and current activities.