Innkeeper at the Roach Motel

Dorothea Salo
2008 Library Trends  
Trapped by faculty apathy and library uncertainty, institutional repositories face a crossroads: adapt or die. The "build it and they will come" proposition has been decisively proven wrong. Citation advantages and preservation have not attracted faculty participants, though current-generation software and services offer faculty little else. Academic librarianship has not supported repositories or their managers. Most libraries consistently under-resource and understaff repositories, further
more » ... itories, further worsening the participation gap. Software and services are wildly out of touch with faculty needs and the realities of repository management. These problems are not insoluble, but they demand serious reconsideration of repository missions, goals, and means.
doi:10.1353/lib.0.0031 fatcat:fi43ya4wdbaevke4meruyp7bmi