December 12th, 2013 | Category : bepress University

Repository Manager Certification Course Coming Up in March 2014

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:

  • Hands-on workshops focused on identifying and recruiting scholarly work.
  • Direct, one-on-one instruction with Consulting Services Representatives on using the Digital Commons platform to organize and showcase collections.
  • In-depth seminars on copyright, permissions, and authors’ rights.
  • Interactive discussions on best practices for outreach and promotion of the IR’s services.
  • Planning sessions for setting goals, developing action plans, and demonstrating the value of the IR to stakeholders.

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 or for more information or to register.