The resources on this page address early stage repository management, including collection policies, case studies related to particular types of content, and information about how your collections can serve a variety of stakeholders. They can be used as guidance for recruiting content and developing collections in your repository.
As you plan for the scope of content in your repository, consider ways you can meet a variety of faculty, student, staff, and community needs. Think broadly: Digital Commons has diverse structure types and built-in features that can effectively showcase a wide range of materials, thus allowing you to connect with a broad base of stakeholders across campus and beyond. In addition to previously published faculty work your repository can host electronic theses and dissertations, journals, conferences and events, books and monographs, data sets, technical reports and other gray literature, image collections, special collections, open educational resources such as textbooks, and audio-visual materials.
Metadata harvesting and scripts can make it easier to collect content to fill your repository.
Materials to help you make the case for a repository, including collection policies, content areas, and campus-wide engagement.
Case studies on IR development at a handful of institutions.