UVM Libraries launched ScholarWorks @ UVM in 2013 to collect, preserve and disseminate scholarly works of faculty, students as well as make collections, reports and other materials more discoverable and available.
This institutional repository has grown to over twenty collections, comprising of student dissertations and theses, public health projects, historic botanical research, Vermont history, faculty publications and more.
Challenges include varied participation across campus, impacting work flow in library positions, and adding another library service.
Author’s works enjoy increased discoverability from all over the world, from low income countries to individuals that seek information without the benefit of library resources. IRs support libraries’ intellectual mission.
Institutional Repository, Universities, Research, Open Access
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Burns, Christopher D. and Pond, Fred C., "Challenges & Rewards with an Institutional Repository" (2018). University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications. 64.