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Developing an Institutional Repository in a Time of Very Tight Budgets

Michael Holt, Fatih Oguz, Debra Davis and Cliff Landis

(Submission #65)


This paper presents an overview of an exploratory research initiative to examine and assess the viability of development of an institutional repository system at a medium four-year university with limited resources. A need has been identified for an institutional repository and necessary steps have been taken to implement it with minimal monetary commitment. Several departments worked together to create a prototype Institutional Repository using an open source repository software known as DSpace. This paper focuses on the steps taken to set up and the plans to maintain a quality Institutional Repository at Valdosta State University without placing a large demand on the institutions resources.

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