New Strategies to Embed Library Initiatives into Campus Culture

The success of library-driven repositories, faculty expert galleries, and publishing programs depend on continued support from administration and strategic campus groups. With so many issues vying for their attention, how can you make sure these services get—and stay—on the campus radar? And how can you measure the traction of your initiatives in a meaningful way?

From surveying the bepress community of over 500 institutions, we have found that libraries with thriving initiatives focus on ways to support existing institutional goals. Rather than persuade campus partners to come to them, these libraries proactively build their repository services around the campus’s most pressing needs.

Promita Chatterji, bepress Product Marketing Manager, will share:

-Examples of institutional repositories integrated into the core goals and activities of their institutions
-Findings about the types of repository content universities value most
-Information about how these findings have inspired bepress’s development direction