Presentation on theme: "Why is the Library Doing This?. The Libraries role in the University evolves apace with the evolution of information formats: An IR is founded on an organizational."— Presentation transcript:
The Libraries role in the University evolves apace with the evolution of information formats: An IR is founded on an organizational commitment to the stewardship of digital materials, including preservation, organization and access. Libraries long-standing role on campus has evolved to encompass stewardship over digital materials. An IR is a means to provide this stewardship,while increasing the visibility and citation impact of UT Austins scholarship and research.
For more information and background: See: Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (2008). Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite, an excellent primer and list of resources on IRs. The language is accessible and handy for use in communicating the basics to your faculty and students.Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite