Institutional Repositories, Policies, and Disruption


Show simple item record Lindahl, David Bell, Suzanne Gibbons, Susan Foster, Nancy Fried 2008-08-06T02:09:56Z 2008-08-06T02:09:56Z 2007-04-02
dc.description.abstract For many librarians, institutional repositories (IRs) promised significant change for academic libraries. We envisioned enlarging collection development scope to include locally produced scholarship and an expansion of library services to embrace scholarly publication and distribution. However, at the University of Rochester, as at many other institutions, this transformational technology was introduced in the conservative, controlled manner associated with stereotypical librarian culture, and so these expected changes never materialized. In this case study, we focus on the creation of our institutional repository (a potentially disruptive technology) and how its success was hampered by our organizational culture, manifested as a lengthy and complicated set of policies. In the following pages, we briefly describe our repository project, talk about our original policies, look at the ways those policies impeded our project, and discuss the disruption of those policies and the benefits in user uptake that resulted. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries en_US
dc.subject Disruptive technology en_US
dc.subject Participatory design en_US
dc.subject Work-practice study en_US
dc.subject Disruption en_US
dc.subject Case study en_US
dc.subject IR en_US
dc.subject Institutional repositories en_US
dc.title Institutional Repositories, Policies, and Disruption en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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