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WEBINAR: Institutional & research repositories: Characteristics, relationships and roles

Jan 21, 2015

Are you struggling with how to archive and share research outputs?
Many types of institutional and research repositories exist to address different institutional needs, digital collections and research outputs. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the approaches their institutions have taken, their mandates, software and systems, and staffing. They will also look at the relationships involved: between the library and research office, institutions and publishers, and repository staff and authors.
Institutional & research repositories: Characteristics, relationships and roles
Thursday, February 26
11:00 a.m. EST (16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET)




Judith Coffey Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida

As Dean of the University of Florida Libraries, Judith oversees the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. This system includes the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), which hosts more than 300 digital collections, covering over 78,000 subjects in rare books, theses and dissertations, datasets, and more for permanent access and preservation. More …

James Toon, Research Information System Manager, University of Edinburgh

James leads a team providing services to scholars and university administration associated with Pure, the university's Current Research Information System (CRIS). Scholars can add their research-related activity (e.g., publications, dataset records, conference attendance, press coverage) to Pure and edit an online profile. More …

Michael Witt, Head of the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) and Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University 

Michael is the project director for the Purdue University Research Repository, leading a collaboration of the library, research office, and campus information technology in the design and implementation of an institutional data repository and supporting data services. He serves on Research Data Alliance, Information Technology and Libraries and Databib boards, and the DMPTool Steering Committee. More …

Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access, Elsevier

Alicia is responsible for delivering Elsevier’s vision for universal access to high-quality scientific publications. She leads strategy and policy in areas such as open access, philanthropic access programs, content accessibility, and access technologies. More …


  • Collaboration among the library, research office and information systems
  • The various flavors of repositories and the underlying systems
  • Staffing the repository and future planning
  • Sharing the vision and hurdles in acquiring research outputs
  • Hosting research outputs in a Current Research Information System
  • Working with vendors to automate deposits and discovery


Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.

Cannot attend on February 26? Register for the webinar and you will be notified when it can be viewed online after the event.
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Join us for this opportunity to learn more about the various approaches institutions are taking to archive, measure and share their research outputs. Register today for the webinar.