- Pursue broad-based campus awareness and use of the Institutional Repository.
- Update the marketing plan to reflect priorities and current staffing, incorporating campus input.
- Begin 2nd phase of the eTheses submission pilot.
- Complete systematic digitization of historical print theses in Mills.
- Begin planning for digitization of theses in Thode.
Project Linked to the Following Strategic Objectives
- #1: Integrate the Library into the University's Teaching, Learning and Research Mission
- #2: Improve Discovery of and Access to Scholarly Resources
- Wade Wyckoff (community lead)
- Olga Perkovic
- Kathy Ball (assessment)
- Project will focus on creating effective infrastructure, not on securing additional content.
Project Risks (circumstances or events outside the project team's control that will have a high adverse impact on the project if they occur)
- Institutional Repository based on proprietary software. Company ownership could change.
Obstacles / Constraints (known constraints imposed by environment, management, etc.)
- Time: finding time to work on project
- Training: Many of the issues (e.g., copyright) are complex. Will require significant training opportunities.
- Community Buy-In: Encouraging deposit in the absence of an institutional mandate. Concerns associated with the impact on Promotion & Tenure.
Critical Milestones / Achievements Proposed Dates
- eThesis Pilot Phase 2 (full review including peer revision) 2012 (pilot group of departments)
- Determine who will support the Institutional Repository (Summer 2011)
- Develop and deliver training for staff responsible for supporting the Repository
Preliminary Assessment Plan (what quantitative or qualitative tools will you use to determine if you are successful?)
- Library Scorecard Measure # 1.1 (New Content in the Institutional Repository)
- Library Scorecard Measure # 2.2 (Downloads from the Institutional Repository)