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Music Reference Services Quarterly

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Institutional repository, Project management, Scholarly communication


Managing an institutional repository is not a project in its own right: rather, it is an operational service that involves conversations with faculty, students, and other content providers. However, once those stakeholders decide that the repository is a good, stable, discoverable home for their work, there are projects involved in populating the repository. This article presents a case study of how the author, a music librarian and institutional repository manager at Illinois State University, approached adding thousands of items from the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts into the institutional repository, ISU ReD: Research and eData.


The version of record of this article appears in Music Reference Services Quarterly 23, no. 3-4 (2020): 130-41.



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