NIRDs unite: building a community of institutional repository practitioners in the Northeast
Simon MacDonald, Mikki
Palmer, Lisa A.
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Citation (published version)Castro, Eleni; Jerome, Erin; Lukens, Colin; Macdonald, Mikki Simon; and Palmer, Lisa A., "NIRDs Unite: Building a Community of Institutional Repository Practitioners in the Northeast" (2019). Against the Grain. v. 31, no. 5.
In the northeastern United States, there is a noticeable lack of any organized regional events specifically related to the topic of IRs. With other regions across the country holding similar events — along with recent national discussions and projects proposing a move away from local repositories (Coalition of Networked Information [CNI], 2017; Weinraub, Alagna, Caizzi, Quinn, & Schaefer, 2018) — starting a regional community of practice could prove beneficial in the long-term for repository managers and their institutions. Repository managers have a vested interest in the ongoing success of the repositories they manage; have genuine policy, copyright, and self-archiving concerns; and have developed robust workflows to manage their IRs’ unique content and needs. At the end of the day, how do we communicate the value of the work we do to external stakeholders, our broader institution, and library administration?
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