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ALCTS webinar on Institutional Repositories: Perpetual Beta: Early Literature about Institutional Repositories and What Assessment Can Tell Us Now, presented by Allison Sivak and Leah Vanderjagt

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

As we develop new technologies for managing, accessing, and preserving information materials, libraries concurrently develop our theories and predictions for how those new technologies will affect our operations, services, and patrons; these predictions create a framework within which we designate our workflows and measures of success. But to what extent do we consider whether these early assumptions are viable or realistic? How do we understand methods of assessment for institutional repositories (IRs) when we are in a state of perpetual beta? Leah and Allison will discuss their findings from a review of the early literature and strategic documents and corresponding/related current statements on IR success, showing the changes between theory and practice, with implications for planning and assessment.

Allison Sivak is the Assessment Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL). She works with system-wide assessment initiatives at the UAL using a variety of methods. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Library and Information Studies and Elementary Education.

Leah Vanderjagt is the Digital Repository Services Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL). She administers ERA: Education and Research Archive, which is UAL’s institutional repository, oversees library operations for Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) submission, and manages and directs the delivery of UAL’s Open Journal Systems service.

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.

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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.