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dc.contributor.authorArlitsch, Kenning
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Carl
dc.identifier.citationArlitsch, K., & Grant, C. (2018). Why So Many Repositories? Examining the Limitations and Possibilities of the Institutional Repositories Landscape. Journal of Library Administration, 58(3), 264–281. doi:10.1080/01930826.2018.1436778en_US
dc.description.abstractAcademic libraries fail to take advantage of the network effect because they manage too many digital repositories locally. While this argument applies to all manner of digital repositories, this article examines the fragmented environment of institutional repositories, in which effort and costs are duplicated, numerous software platforms and versions are managed simultaneously, metadata are applied inconsistently, users are served poorly, and libraries are unable to take advantage of collective data about content and users. In the meantime, commercial IR vendors and academic social networks have shown much greater success with cloud-based models. Collectively, the library profession has enough funding to create a national-level IR, but it lacks the willingness to abandon local control.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rights© Kenning Arlitsch and Carl Granten_US
dc.subjectInstitutional repositoriesen_US
dc.subjectdigital repositoriesen_US
dc.subjectIT managementen_US
dc.subjectlibrary administrationen_US
dc.subjectopen accessen_US
dc.subjectcollective actionen_US
dc.subjectnetwork effecten_US
dc.subjectenterprise institutional repositoriesen_US
dc.titleWhy So Many Repositories? Examining the Limitations and Possibilities of the Institutional Repositories Landscapeen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Library Administrationen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.contributor.orcidArlitsch, Kenning|0000-0002-5919-735Xen_US

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