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Institutional Repositories, Policies, and Disruption

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dc.contributor.author Lindahl, David
dc.contributor.author Bell, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author Gibbons, Susan
dc.contributor.author Foster, Nancy Fried
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-06T02:09:56Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-06T02:09:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1802/3865
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/919
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
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries en
dc.subject disruptive technology en
dc.subject participatory design en
dc.subject work-practice study en
dc.subject disruption en
dc.subject case study en
dc.subject IR en
dc.subject institutional repositories en
dc.title Institutional Repositories, Policies, and Disruption en
dc.type Article en


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