Session 9. Institutional Repository and Archives Partnerships and Futures
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While institutional repositories are traditionally understood as platforms for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the scholarly output of an institution, archivists and archives at these institutions can be left out of conversations regarding their development and use. Marshall University’s institutional repository, Marshall Digital Scholar, not only hosts university archives materials and other output created by the university but was expanded to include finding aids for manuscript collections, digital exhibits, digitized materials, and complex digital objects. The speakers will discuss the advantages and disadvantages this project, as well as future opportunities for developing unique forms of scholarship using institutional repositories.