The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape: Getting Up-and-Running

Sponsored by Taylor & Francis

Recorded on 05/15/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 42

Institutional repositories are not part of the service package libraries have traditionally offered their patrons, but the institutional repositories at Utah State University and Illinois Wesleyan University have both recently celebrated their tenth anniversary and continue to support their library’s missions. In this episode, Dylan Burns and Stephanie Davis-Kahl discuss what it took to start the repositories at USU and IWU, how student and faculty work helped to launch the repositories, and how the strategies for the repositories have changed along with the academy.

Join us for an insightful discussion on what it took to get the repositories up and running at USU and IWU.


About the guests:

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Judy Luther

Professionally active in the scholarly publishing community, she is frequently found in meetings that focus on industry initiatives and emerging topics. She co-led the NISO Working Group that created SERU (Shared Electronic Resources Understanding) and initiated the Juried Product Development Forums for the Charleston Conference.

A Past President for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and a chef in the Scholarly Kitchen. She serves on the editorial boards of UKSG Insight, Journal of Electronic Publishing, The Charleston Advisor, Against the Grain, and Learned Publishing. Judy has an Executive MBA (Emory University) and an MLS (Florida State University).

Dylan Burns

Dylan is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library, where he provides research support for the Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies department, and helps undergraduate and faculty scholars make their research available in an online, open access format. He also teaches research skills and supports research assignments in the classroom.

Stephanie Davis-Kahl

Stephanie Davis-Kahl is the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Professor at The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University. She provides leadership for scholarly communication programs, including Digital Commons @ IWU. She is the liaison to the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Educational Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Design, Entrepreneurship & Technology departments at IWU, and serves as the Managing Faculty Co-Editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review. She earned her BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and her MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2014, she was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal and was also awarded the Education & Behavioral Sciences Section Distinguished Librarian Award.


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The intro and outro music in The Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).