How am I Doing? A Framework for Repository Benchmarking

A number of new rubrics purport to rank repositories against each other, from most to least successful according to specific frameworks. What are these rubrics actually measuring, though, and do they reflect how the institutional repository (IR) community measures its own success?

With nearly 400 repositories as a sample group, we looked at how the IR community typically measures progress — the results suggest that we needed a new, platform-agnostic framework that allows institutions tomeasure themselves against their own unique missions and goals.

In this webinar, Ann Connolly, Director of Outreach and Scholarly Communication at bepress, proposes a model that moves beyond one-size-fits-all ranking and instead focuses on benchmarking.