In Natasha Simons and Joanna Richardson’s article, “New Roles, New Responsibilities: Examining Training Needs of Repository Staff” in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, the librarians surveyed all expressed a strong desire for greater training, staff developmental skills, and resources to turn to in their increasingly digital-oriented roles. Digital repositories are evolving into an integral part of a library’s output, and librarians across the globe see an opportunity to expand their reach within their institution. But librarians’ and repository managers’ ability to disseminate their institution’s research is only as great as the knowledge and tools they possess.
In support of providing better training opportunities for Digital Commons repository administrators and facilitating the sharing of resources, bepress Digital Commons is happy to announce our second Repository Manager Certification Course. This intensive, three-day course will be held in our downtown Berkeley office from March 25-27th, 2014. Participants will learn about the many components of establishing, promoting, and sustaining a healthy digital repository. Activities will include:
Last spring’s IR Manager Course sold out and we’re expecting this spring’s course to fill up fast, so register or contact us soon if you’re interested in participating! Click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information or to register.