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Wednesday, October 28 • 12:40pm - 1:10pm
What to do when your repository enters middle age

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Our Samvera-based institutional repository is nearing eight years old, and one can safely say it is middle aged-- and with middle age comes a mid-life crisis. Over the course of the past year, the current product owners have examined the role and vision of the repository and embraced the role of maintainers, advocating for critical external needs. Balancing the technical needs and costs of an aging system while providing new services to meet user needs with a limited technical staff has required being realistic about both available resources and institutional priorities. In this talk, we will discuss our experiences, our methods for refining the focus of a large project, focusing developer work to yield maximum payoffs, and centering the repository to be more useful to the campus community by meeting users where they are.

Everyone is welcome at this presentation but it may be particularly suited to those in the following group: managers (repository)


Don Brower

Digital Library Infrastructure Lead, University of Notre Dame
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Mikala Narlock

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:40pm - 1:10pm EDT