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Building IRs - Identify

Q: What do I need to identify in order build an institutional repository?

Identifying all of the pieces and understanding how they fit together is crucial to successfully creating and managing an IR. One of the elements to determine is the mission of your IR, its scope and the services to be provided. These will provide the framework for much of the subsequent planning and decision making and should be clearly documented before you proceed. You need to identify the resources that you will be working with: the people (users, donors, staff, administration and other stakeholders inside and outside your institution), technology, infrastructure, and software. In addition, explore funding sources and decide on the best way to finance your IR.


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