Institutional Repositories: Solving Problems for Law Schools

Is your legal scholarship achieving its full value in its current form? Is there a cheaper, better way to publish student-edited law journals? Todd Melnick, Associate Librarian for Public Services at Fordham Law School Library, shares how his library has utilized an institutional repository as a response to these and other timely questions facing law schools today.

Over the last two years, Fordham Law Library has developed its institutional repository to include the archives of its 6 law reviews and over 6,000 open access items. Todd discusses the surprising results of making this work digital and open access, and also covers the distributed management model used to enable law review editors to do the lion’s share of the archiving work.