Tuesday, May 15, 2012
New report: "Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories"
This report offers a quick environmental scan of the repository landscape and then focuses on disciplinary repositories - those subject-based, often researcher-initiated loci for research information. Written by Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories is intended to help librarians support researchers in accessing and disseminating research information. The report includes profiles of seven repositories with a focus on their varied business models. It concludes with a discussion of sustainability, including funding models, factors that contribute to a repository's success, and ways to bring in additional revenue