A successful institutional repository manager at a smaller institution has to be something of an evangelist: someone who has a vision for the services the IR can provide and a gift for telling that story in a way that connects with faculty, administration, researchers – and also librarians. At Gettysburg College, Janelle Wertzberger has a compelling narrative for communicating the goals and contributions of The Cupola, Gettysburg’s institutional repository.
In this webinar, Janelle introduces “act one” of The Cupola’s story: where the repository initiative started, how it has developed, and where it’s going next. In addition to demonstrating the crucial role of institutional repositories in the expanding movement for open-access scholarship, Janelle’s presentation is useful for anyone who is looking for effective ways of setting goals, measuring success, and reporting that success to stakeholders and contributors, and especially relevant if your institution does not have dedicated repository staff.
Janelle’s slides are available here.