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ALCTS webinar on Institutional Repositories: Selecting an IR Platform: Options, Approaches, and Implications, presented by Bob Gerrity.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

This webinar will explore the basics of determining the "right" IR platform for your institution. It will cover issues such as the benefits and drawbacks of open-source vs. commercial platforms and hosted vs. local installations, determining what level of local technical expertise is required for a successful IR implementation, understanding functional requirements, etc. The webinar is not intended to provide detailed information about any specific IR platform, but rather to provide useful context for evaluating and selecting a platform that will work.

Bob Gerrity is Associate University Librarian for Systems and Information Technology for the Boston College Libraries.  He has overseen the introduction of several new technologies to the BC Libraries over the past ten years, including OpenURL-based reference linking, federated searching, and the Libraries' eScholarship@BC digital repository.  Gerrity received his undergraduate degree from Boston University.  He holds a Master of Library and Information Science from SUNY/Albany.

ALCTS thanks Berkeley Electronic Press for their generous support of this webinar.


All webinars begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain and 11am Pacific time and run approximately one hour.

Please note that all webinars are recorded, so if it is not possible to participate in the webinar during the broadcast, all registrants will receive instructions on accessing the recording of the session.

For additional details about each webinar, please visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/index.cfm

To register, complete the online registration form located at:
URL: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=eventsdist&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=D

Webinar Fees for Institutional Repositories Series 

INDIVIDUALS (one person watching from 1 access point)      
ALCTS members:  $39 each; $99 any 3; $159 any 5; $219 any 7
Nonmembers: $49 each; $129 any 3; $209 any 5;  $289 any 7
GROUP RATE (a group of people watching webinar together from 1 access point)      
Members and nonmembers: $99 each; $269 any 3; $439 any 5; $609 any 7

*The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording and materials.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.