Institutional Repositories: Ensuring Your IR is Populated, Useful and Thriving

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Date and Time: Wednesday, Feburary 15, 11:00am – 5:00pm.


The objective of this program is to make clear what may have changed in the IR space over the course of the past five to ten years. Repositories may have become almost commonplace at high-profile research institutions, but what about the needs of other institution of higher educations? What might be emerging expectations for such institutional platforms? What collaborative approaches might make sense for various constituencies? To what extent is content housed in the institutional repository made discoverable?


This program brings together views from a variety of players actively engaged in building and maintaining institutional repositories as key information environments.

Preliminary Agenda with Confirmed Speaker Participants


11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Introduction
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO


11:10 - 11:45 Opening Keynote / Overview
Confirmed Speaker: Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, CNI


12:00 – 12:30  Open Source Repositories and the Future of Fedora
Confirmed Speaker: David Wilcox, Product Manager, Duraspace


12:30pm – 1:00pm Specific Needs and Concerns Associated with Data Repositories 
Confirmed Speaker: Sandi CaldroneData Repository Outreach Specialist, Purdue University Research Repository, Purdue University


1:00pm -1:45pm   Lunch


1:45pm – 2:15pm Repository Integrations: Connecting technologies and communities
Confirmed Speaker:  Kate Byrne, Repository Tools Product Manager, Symplectic 


2:15pm – 2:45pm: Partnering with a Vendor to Build a Repository
Confirmed Speakers: Todd DigbyChair, Library Information Technology, University of Florida and Robert Phillips, Digital Collections Applications ProgrammerUniversity of Florida


2:45pm – 3:15pm Beyond the manuscript: Using IRs for alternative content types
Confirmed Speaker: Violeta Ilik, Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University


3:15pm – 3:30pm Break


3:30pm – 4:00pm Promoting Discovery in the Institutional Repository
Confirmed Speaker: Christine StohnSenior Product Manager, Discovery & Delivery, Ex Libris/Proquest


4:00pm – 4:30pm Responding to the Challenges: Moving Forward and a Wish List
Confirmed Speaker: Sarah L. ShreevesAssociate Dean for Digital Strategies, University of Miami Libraries


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4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion 
Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO


NISO Virtual Conferences draw upon the expertise of information industry professionals working in a variety of settings and each bringing to the discussion a different perspective on the complexities of the modern information environment. Our 11am start time and two additional breaks provided during the course of the six-hour event allow registrants to listen to and benefit from a professionally-developed agenda while still being within call of daily workplace responsibilities.


About Registration: Purchase of a single registration entitles you to gather an unlimited number of staff from your organization/institution in a class- or conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the day’s content.


For details on registration costs and additional information provided by our speakers, please see the NISO event page.



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