The IR Today: A Necessary Campus Investment?

Since 2007, the number of institutional repositories has more than tripled world-wide. What is driving libraries to implement IRs, and how are they doing so, even in times of financial constraint? Drawing from the experience of the Digital Commons community of more than 200 libraries, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President and CEO of bepress, examines the challenges and payoffs of what has quickly become a core component of the new library’s digital services strategy.