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Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources

Book by Abby Clobridge

About the Book

Whether you are just starting to create a digital repository or your institution already has a fully-developed program, Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources provides strategies for building and maintaining a high-use, cohesive, and fiscally responsible repository with collections that showcase your institution.

Author Abby Clobridge explains how to strategically select projects tied to your institution’s goals, create processes and workflows designed to support a fully-functioning program, and creatively utilize existing resources. The benefits of taking a holistic approach to creating a digital repository program rather than focusing only on individual collections are discussed. Case studies and best practices from various institutions round out the author’s practical suggestions.

In addition, the book focuses on the bigger picture of repository work (creating a unified, cohesive program), and includes suggestions for effectively implementing digital projects of all shapes and sizes. Clobridge focuses on doing more with less and suggests strategies that are perfect for smaller institutions or institutions which want to be fiscally responsible when it comes to building and sustaining digital repository program. The book includes ready-to-use templates, worksheets, workshop exercises, and assessment tools.

From the Reviews

Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources should be required reading for anyone working with a digital repository program.”

Abby Clobridge’s Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources is an excellent primer and handbook for developing and sustaining digital repository programs.”– College & Research Libraries

Additional Details

Book Chapters:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical overview
  • Staffing
  • Metadata
  • Collection building: project proposals, planning and implementation
  • Content recruitment and marketing
  • Open Access
  • Sustainability
  • Assessment
  • Web2.0 and digital repositories

Publication Details

Clobridge, Abby. Building a Digital Repository Program with Limited Resources. London, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2010.

Paperback: 272 pages

Publication Date: October 8, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1843345961